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Memorial walk for popular jarvey

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One of Killarney’s most-popular rowers and jarveys will be remembered at a special walk organised by the Kerry branch of the Irish Kidney Association on Sunday.

Hugh Murhill passed away in 2020.

He is best remembered as a master oarsman with Muckross Rowing Club but was also very popular in horse circles in the town.
The Kerry branch of the Irish Kidney Association is organising the ‘Hugh Murhill Memorial Walk’ which will start at at 1.00pm at Tigh Mary Donals –­ formerly the Whitegates Hotel – on Muckross Road.

The Memorial Walk will take place in Killarney on Sunday, January 21 at 2.00pm and participants can choose between a 5k circuit or a 10k route – each taking in Muckross Abbey and Muckross House.

Entry fees are set at €20.

“Refreshment’s and Music afterwards in Tigh Mary Donald’s with a raffle to follow lots of spot prizes to win. Everyone is welcome, bring along your pets,” said PRO Irene Hurley.

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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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