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Mobile library is back on the road

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By Sean Moriarty

After a two-year hiatus as a result of the pandemic, Kerry County Council’s mobile library will return to the roads of Killarney.

The literary service will be made available to people living just outside the Killarney Library catchment area.

It will visit Kilcummin on Monday mornings from 11.15am to 12.10pm, followed by Deerpark from 1.25pm to 1.55pm and Woodlawn on Monday afternoons from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

A second mobile unit on the same day will visit Farranfore from 10.30am to 11.30am, Knockanes from 12.05pm to 12.55pm, Glenflesk 1.20pm to 1.50pm and Barraduff from 2.50pm to 3.30pm.

On Thursdays it will stop off at three different locations in Rathmore Post Office from 12.30pm to 1pm, Rathmore East from 2pm to 2.50pm and Rathmore Social Centre from 2.55pm to 3.25pm. Earlier on a Thursday the mobile library will visit Gneeveguilla from 11.10am to 12pm.

The second unit will also stop at Firies on Thursdays from 9.45am to 10.10am, Nano Nagle Community Milltown between 10.45am and 11.15am, Listry Community Centre from 12.30pm to 1.15pm, Fossa Church from 2.20pm to 2.45pm and Beaufort from 3pm to 3.30pm.

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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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