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Local show to celebrate epic female performers

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By Michelle Crean

A local singer-songwriter is excited for an upcoming show where she'll feature the music of epic female performers down through the years.

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The songs and stories as well as the impact they have made as artists - including Peggy Lee, Billie Eilish, Whitney Heuston, Lady Gaga, and Killarney's very own Jessie Buckley - will be part of 'Women of Note' in the Gleneagle INEC Club on Sunday, May 31.

The show will include interesting facts about these women, as well as direct quotes of things they have said. Their images will appear on a projector screen on stage, thus making this show a true feast for the senses.

Grace Foley is organising the event alongside local musicians Noel O'Sullivan and Padraig Creedon with narrator Laura Reidy.

"This show is something I would like to tour and this first performance at the INEC will allow me to bring this concept to life in front of a live audience at an amazing local venue," Grace explained.

"In today's world, the role of women is constantly changing and, I would hope, is being more understood and appreciated. The women whose music we will feature in this performance are not/were not only musicians. They are/were people with hopes and dreams and hardships."

She said that she'd like the audience to leave the show feeling like they really know and understand these incredible women.

"I am very proud to be a woman and I am personally blown away by the incredible females who have had a huge impact on the music industry. I want to give our audience a show where they can enjoy great live music and also learn about these female trail blazers."

The show is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Local Live Performance Programming Scheme with support from Kerry County Council.

Tickets are available at www.inec.ie/gigs/women-of-note/ or you can simply buy them on the night. To avail of a group discount for five people or more, simply ring the INEC Box Office on 064 6671555 and quote 'GRACE20'.

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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Rising cycling star selected for Belgium Project

By Sean Moriarty Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders with ambitions to turn professional.

Northern Ireland-based Belgian Danny Blondell is the man behind the project.

For the last 15 years Blondell selects between four and six Irish riders and sends them to Belgium where they stay with local families and contest pro and semi-pro races.

As a race commentator Blondell is well placed to decide who is deserving of inclusion in the project.

Over the first six months of the year he makes decisions while attending early season races.

Those lucky enough to get selected go to live and race in Belgium for the second six months of the year.

Bolger, from Lewis Road, was selected after winning the junior race in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Mayo in March and the Orwell Stage Race in County Wicklow in June.

“He is delighted, it is a very big deal,” his father Paul told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He has had a very good year and the wins in Mayo and Wicklow secured the Belgium Project.”

Bolger will head to Belgium in late July and after to the Junior Tour of Ireland which takes place in County Clare between July 12 and 17.

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