Connect with us

News

Monument planned to mark World Ploughing Championships

Published

on

MONUMENT: South Kerry Ploughing aim to commemerate the 1954 World Ploughing Championships held in Killarney. Pictured were: Thomas Wharton, Cllr Brendan Cronin, Tom Leslie and Dan O’Leary. Photo: Michelle Crean

By Sean Moriarty

An over-sight by organisers of the World Ploughing Championships in Killarney 65 years ago will be corrected next month with a monument on Mission Road.
Ireland was the second host nation, after Canada, of the World Ploughing Championships, held where Lackabane Golf Club is now situated.
Tradition has it that every year the host nation builds a peace cairn on the site of the championships – but this did not happen in 1954.
Thanks to the efforts of the South Kerry Ploughing committee this will be corrected on May 11.
A site, on Mission Road, near the entrance to Killarney Park has been identified.
The peace cairn will be built using one large stone from each of the participating nations 65 years ago – a total of 13 countries competed that year.
One rock will carry a Latin inscription, that translates in to “We live off the soil”, as a message of peace to all nations. It will also carry the World Ploughing and National Ploughing logos.
The Killarney peace cairn is being organised by the National Ploughing Association with direction from the world governing body.
South Kerry Ploughing is helping to organise the unveiling ceremony in Killarney. A souvenir programme will also be published to mark the occasion.
“I first became interested in the history of this when I found photos of the German team practicing on my grandfather’s farm, they were driving Porsche tractors,” said local organiser Tom Leslie. “I’m looking for locals who might have photographs and memorabilia from the event 65 years ago for inclusion in the programme and other displays.”
Tom can be contacted on 087 238 3809.

News

Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

Published

on

0203183_Helimed92_-_Pat_Flynn_Photography.jpg

 

Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

Continue Reading

News

Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

Published

on

0203219_Mahonys-Subheading.jpg

By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

Continue Reading

News

Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

Published

on

0203352_0202671IMG7639.jpg

 

Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Trending