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DRAW: Rory D'Arcy and Liam Warren of Barraduff Community Field Organisation pictured at the INEC Arena, the venue for Sunday night's 'Win A Dream Kerry Home' prize draw.

By Michelle Crean

The final countdown is on ….. as this weekend someone is going to win a dream three-bedroomed detached home located just outside Killarney - and live mortgage free!

Worth €270,000, No. 4 Fuschia Lane, located in the heart of Barraduff village, consists of an A-rated two-storey three-bedroom detached house with a south-facing private garden at the back.

The draw will take place at the INEC, Killarney on Sunday night at 8pm and will be livestreamed on the 'Win A Dream Kerry Home' Facebook page.

Organised by voluntary community group Barraduff Community Field Organisation, the fundraiser was set up to help develop the facilities in the community further with plans in place for a new multi-purpose community hall which will include a full-size basketball court, gym, theatre stage and fold-away seating adjacent to their all-weather playing field in Barraduff village. A work hub to facilitate online connectivity to the workplace will also offer new opportunities to both live and work locally.

Kevin Collins from Cork who won the Easter promotional prize of a €1,000 weekend away in The Hotel Europe. 

“Living mortgage free will be life-changing for one lucky entrant," committee member Liam Warren said. "Our vision is that a lucky family will be able to transform their lives forever, either by coming to live and work in Barraduff or coming here to holiday and enjoy all that Kerry has to offer."

Certainly, the vision of this voluntary group combined with a once-in-a-generation opportunity through this spectacular raffle, offers the prospect of exciting times ahead for the village of Barraduff.

As well as the new home, the second prize is a Mitsubishi Spacestar 1.2L 5-seater car valued at €17,000. A €100 ticket also puts you in the draw for a host of other prizes including Killarney hotel accommodation vouchers, a contemporary suite of furniture valued at €1,000, cash prizes and 1000L home heating oil.

“We are grateful to all the local businesses that have sponsored a range of prizes worth thousands of Euro. I think this is the most amazing raffle I have ever seen!” Liam added.

Tickets for the draw this weekend are still available online at www.winadreamkerryhome.com for only €100.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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