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Locals impress as they take on Jerusalema dance challenge

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By Michelle Crean

It’s been all the rage in the past week so it was no surprise that locals would take on the new dance craze sweeping the Internet – the Jerusalema Challenge.

On Friday last staff from the Aghadoe Heights Hotel released their video, then it was the turn of the staff at Kerry Airport, The Brehon and The Gleneagle hotels – followed by Jimmy Brien’s Bar who posted up a lively and fun filled video which features locals who also mastered the steps – and has reached almost 28,000 views since.

The craze started off as a hit South African house track by DJ Master KG and Nomcebo, and then blew up as the Jerusalema went global.

Filmed by Richie Kelly and Lucas Machowski from L&M Videography, various popular spots in Killarney are featured in all their glory with a total of 18 taking part including Alan Breen, Clare O’Meara, Declane Riordan, Pat Culloty, Philip O’Connor, Kevin Griffin, Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, Marian O’Callaghan, Dotie O’Callaghan, Christina Tangney, Hazel Doyle Deegan, Pat O’Neill, Marie Carroll O’Sullivan, Barry Slattery, Gavin O’Leary, Lisa Sheahan, Mags Brosnan and Max McCarthy.

Popular barman at Jimmy Brien’s Bar Declan O’Riordan came up with the idea and it was filmed on Saturday and Monday – although the weather didn’t play ball, Alan Breen explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We only decided last Wednesday and we said we’d try and get a few people together,” he said. “It’s a way of getting people out and putting a smile on people’s faces. We even had Pat Culloty who is 75, and a legend, take part.”

They practised in a safe and socially distanced manner at Fitzgerald Stadium before filming began.

“It went off very well. It’s just great to get people out of the house and have a bit of fun.”

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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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By Michelle Crean

Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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