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Killarney woman pens book in honour of balcony collapse survivor

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Killarney native and author Kathryn Crowley.

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KILLARNEY author Kathryn Crowley has released a collection of memoirs and short stories in aid of one of the survivors of the tragic balcony collapse in California last year.

Kathryn’s book, Room For One More, will launched this evening by her cousin Angela Beary, mother of Aoife, and the proceeds will go towards Aoife’s rehabilitation fund.

Aoife’s grandmother, Maureen, originally from Listowel is a sister of Killarney pharmacist Donie Sheahan.

Room For One More, which is published by Emu Ink, is Kathryn’s second collection to be released in as many years and it is made up of memoirs from her life, each one accompanied by a short fictional story which it inspired.

It will be launched in Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA Club in Dublin at 8pm this evening.

Kathryn, a Dublin school principal, described Aoife as “one of the bravest and most determined young people I have the privilege to know”. “I hope any funds raised from the sale of my collection of stories will help defray the significant costs of her journey to recovery and help to make her future brighter in some small way,” she said.

Room for One More, a touching memoir from the collection, holds a special place in the hearts of the cousins.

Angela said: “I am so grateful to Kathryn for all she has done to support our family in the last year. She has been a true friend and, as they say, “cousins are friends from the same family tree.”

“Kathryn and I spent many summers together as children. When going on family holidays, my mother believed there was always some more room left in the car for cousins! We reminisce often on these happy times growing up, but Kathryn’s memories are much clearer than mine.

“I have loved immersing myself in these stories.”

Room for One More will be available in paperback, eBook and to rent digitally from emuink.ie. It is available to pre-order at http://www.emuink.ie/synopsis.php?b=133

The paperback will also be available from Sheahan's Pharmacy, Main Street, Killarney.

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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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