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Lough Lein anglers enjoy annual charity day 

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It's always a popular event, and Sunday was no different for the members of the Lough Lein Anglers Association.

Eddie Blanche (left) and Eugene McCarthy pictured taking part in Lough Lein Anglers Association's ‘The Charity’ on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Pat Cotter (left) and Declan Lynch members of Lough Lein Anglers Association pictured on Sunday at ‘The Charity’ Killarney. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Padraic Coughlan (left) and Pat Curran members of The Lough Lein Anglers Association and organisers of 'The Charity' event on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Members of Lough Lein Anglers Association pictured taking part in ‘The Charity’ on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Ann Williams (left) and Denis Cronin members of Lough Lein Anglers Association taking part in ‘The Charity' held on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Antoni Buczek preparing his line at the Lough Lein Anglers Association's ‘The Charity’ event on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

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Billy O'Dea and Pat Enright members of Lough Lein Anglers Association Killarney taking part in ‘The Charity’ on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Eddie Blanche (left) and Eugene McCarthy members of the Lough Lein Anglers Association event ‘The Charity' held on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

The Killarney club, one of the longest established fishing clubs in Ireland, held their 34th annual charity open fly fishing competition known simply as ‘The Charity'.

It's part of the angling tradition in the club and is always the most popular event on the fly fishing calendar in Ireland.

Spearheaded by Timo O’Sullivan, to date the anglers have raised in excess of €229,000 for deserving charities in Kerry and Cork. The main sponsor of the event is Lee Strand Co-op, Tralee.

This year's deserving beneficiaries are the Kerry Hospice Foundation and The Saoirse Foundation - BUMBLEance.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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