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Moll’s Gap on agenda for 43rd classic car run

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Organisers of Kerry’s longest established classic car run have announced a few changes to this year’s event.

The 43rd Ring of Kerry Veteran Vintage and Classic Car Run (KVVCCC) will take place on May 21 and 22.

While scaled back events did run during the pandemic, this year’s run will mark the return to the previous two-day format.

This year’s Ring of Kerry Run will depart from the Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa in Tralee at around 11am on May 21. The last time it ran in 2019, the run started from the Gleneagle Hotel.

The cars will pass through Killarney around 12 noon as they make their way to an overnight halt in Waterville via Moll’s Gap.

On Saturday the 120 or so drivers will stop off at the Red Fox near Caragh Lake before making their own way home from there.

“This idea came about from talking to members and non-members alike over the last two years. Some prefer a day run, some an overnight stay, we feel this will cater for both groups,” Kingdom Veteran Vintage and Classic Car Run club secretary, Garret Foley, said.

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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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