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Men’s Shed deliver Christmas cheer to care homes

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FLOWER POWER: Siobhan Griffin (Kerry County Council), Mick Myers, Con Mulchinock, George Kelly (Killarney Men's Shed), Maire Flynn (St Columbanus Home) and Dermot Keane (Killarney Men's Shed).

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Men's Shed in association with the Kerry Age Friendly Project and Kerry County Council have delivered planters and flowers to many residential centres in Kerry including several in the Killarney area.
Killarney Men’s Shed have been working on the project for the last month.

They took it in turns to prepare the boxes, with some doing the planting and others painting them, to allow for social distancing.

The flowers, which are planted in fish boxes donated by Spillane’s Seafood in Fossa, were delivered to Killarney Nursing Home, the Community Hospital and St Columbanus Home in Killarney. Another selection of flower boxes were delivered to St Joseph’s Nursing Home in Killorglin.

“We did some similar for Killarney Municipal Council a few years ago and those flowers were placed on High St and other places in the town centre,” George Kelly of Killarney Men’s Shed told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are thankful to Siobhan Griffin and Tony Taggart of the Council for the funding.”

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World Rally Champion Phil Mills’ Killarney visit

Former World co-driving champion Phil Mills will be one of the guests of honour at a special Killarney and District Motor Club event next month. The club is celebrating Prodrive’s […]

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Former World co-driving champion Phil Mills will be one of the guests of honour at a special Killarney and District Motor Club event next month.

The club is celebrating Prodrive’s association with the Rally of the Lakes on October 14.

The legendary British motorsport preparation firm was responsible for building some of the most iconic associated with the local rally.

The celebration, which will raise funds for the Jack and Jill Foundation, will be hosted by the voice of Irish motorsport Alan ‘Plum’ Tyndall.

Welshman Mills, who won the 2003 World Rally Championship, alongside Petter Solberg has confirmed his attendance at the Killarney Racecourse-based event.

He is just one of many superstars attending the showcase.
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“Accompanying the stars will be a collection of iconic Prodrive machinery, ranging from the BMW E30 M3, all the way through to the Subaru Group A and World Rally Cars the 1990s and early 2000s,” said Killarney and District Motor Club vice chairman and organiser Mike Shea.

“All proceeds of this event will go directly to the Jack & Jill foundation helping provide support and special care to children across the country and is a once in a lifetime event.”

This event is in association with: Lyons of Limerick; C.Wharton Tool Hire Ltd; BG Motors Ltd; Castleisland Tyre Centre; Aherns Motor Group; Reen’s Rathmore Peugeot; KC Print and Moriarty’s Central Car Sales

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National Park Autumn talks series 2023

The National Parks and Wildlife Service will run a series of talks on Thursday nights in October and November. Beginning on October 5 until November 16 the six-meeting programme will […]

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The National Parks and Wildlife Service will run a series of talks on Thursday nights in October and November.

Beginning on October 5 until November 16 the six-meeting programme will cover everything for the nature within the national park to the history of Killarney and its surrounding areas.

The opening lecture, by the NPWS’s Eamon Meskell will tell the story of the White-Tailed eagle in Killarney.

The following week, local historian, Owen O’Shea will deliver a speech on the Civil War in Kerry.

The final October talk is scheduled for October and its topic is the fungi growing in the park.

The lectures resume in November, on November 2, John Breen will talk about the various ant species in the park, the following week will feature a talk on the McShain family’s contribution to the town.

The final meeting, on November 16 covers the Blasket Islands, past present and future.

All events take place at Killarney House at 8pm – free admission but limited seating.

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