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Killarney Lions Club were delighted to welcome the club's International Vice President to town this week.

VISIT: Lions Club International Vice President Brian Sheehan and his wife Lori pictured on their visit to Killarney at the weekend.

On St Patrick's weekend Killarney Lions Club welcomed International Vice President Brian Sheehan and his wife Lori in Killarney.

Brian and his wife are in Killarney in advance of his presidency which will commence in July. Brian, whose family originally hail from Cork and Kerry, has organised for the full board of Lions Club International to have their meeting in Killarney in March 2023.

Brian who resides in Minnesota, USA visited the Monastery Boys National School Killarney to view their sensory room and garden which Killarney Lions Club contributed towards.

This was followed by a tree planting in the Maurice O’Donoghue Memorial Park where this week Transition Year students from the local secondary schools joined Killarney Lions Club with the cooperation of Kerry County Council to plant trees as part of Killarney Lions Club annual tree planting initiative.

"On Saturday Brian planted a tree to commemorate his visit and also in attendance was Mayor of Killarney Marie Moloney, Ann Ellis District Governor of Lions Clubs Ireland and representatives from Kerry County Council. Brain was assisted by students from the Killarney Community College, St Brendan’s College and St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School," Club President, John Fuller, said.

There was also a meeting in Killarney with the Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club who have received sponsorship for their basketball team and competitions from The Lions Club in Killarney.

Lions Club International are the largest Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) in the world with 1.4 million members worldwide. Its motto is “We Serve”. It was voted by the Financial Times as the best Non Governmental Organisation in the world for its efficiency in operation.

All members are volunteers at local level and the membership fees they pay cover for all costs to run the organisation internationally, nationally and locally meaning that all funds raised go directly to those in need.

Killarney Lions Club have 30 members and actively seek to have others join. It recently celebrated 50 years in Killarney but due to COVID, celebrations were curtailed.

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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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