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Killarney’s connection with World War 2 to be celebrated on July 13

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Killarney’s connection with World War 2 humanitarian Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty will be celebrated at a very special evening in The Gleneagle INEC Club on July 13.

Acclaimed novelist, Joseph O’Connor will visit Killarney to talk about his latest best-selling book, ‘My Father’s House’.
‘My Father’s House’ is inspired by the extraordinary story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty and how he and a band of activists saved thousands of lives in Nazi-occupied Rome.

Join Joseph for readings from the book, and conversation with Philip King broadcaster - musician, producer and founder of Other Voices series, as well as live performances from soprano Sharon Lyons and countertenor Nils Wanderer.

Dublin-born Joseph O’Connor is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and broadcaster. He is the author of ten novels including Star of the Sea, Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book novel 2011), Shadowplay (Easons An Post Irish Novel of the Year 2019) and the international bestseller My Father’s House (January 2023).

Among his awards are the Prix Zepter for European Novel of the Year, France’s Prix Millepages, Italy’s Premio Acerbi, an American Library Association Award, the Irish Pen Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature and the American Ireland Funds Literary Award 2022.
His work has been translated into forty languages. In 2014 he was appointed Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

Twice-Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey has written, ‘There are few living writers who can take us back in time so assuredly, through such gorgeous sentences. Joseph O’Connor is a wonder.’

Joseph will be signing copies of My Father’s House and copies of the novel will be on sale at the event. Tickets from €13 plus booking fee are on sale now from the INEC Box Office and ticketmaster.ie

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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