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Killarney Lions Club annual Golf Day will raise funds for Kerry Mountain Rescue and Kerry Cancer Support Group.

The event, which is one of the longest running charity golf days in Killarney, will take place at O’Mahony's Point golf course on May 12.

“The work that Kerry Cancer Support Group and Kerry Mountain Rescue do is hugely important to our local community, which is why we want to support these two great organisations. I’m certain it will be a great day of golf with many fantastic prizes to be won, so I would encourage anyone who enjoys the game to get in touch with us and enter a team,” Denis Doolan, President of Killarney Lions Club, said.

The entry fee for a team of four is €320, which includes food and beverages, and tee box sponsorship is €50. Anyone who is interested in taking part or sponsoring a tee box can contact killarneylionsclub@gmail.com for further information.

“We are always amazed by people’s support for our organisation. We are delighted to be associated with Killarney Lions Club and look forward to a great day’s golf in May. The funds will go towards the operation of our new wheelchair accessible Cork bus which we hope to have on the road soon,” Breda Dyland, manager of Kerry Cancer Support Group, added.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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