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Motor club members join 50th celebration

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Kerry Motor Club (KMC) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Monday night last as club members, past and present, met to celebrate this significant milestone.

Locally, Killarney and District Motor Club (KDMC) stemmed from the Tralee-based Kerry Motor Club.

As the original club grew there became an apparent need for an additional club to serve the south and east of the county.

KDMC was founded in 1978 but several founders of the local club were also members of the original club in the very early 1970s.

Several of them made the trip to Tralee on Monday night to celebrate with their neighbouring club.

These included Mike Marshall who has the distinct honour of being the first Clerk of the Course for both the Circuit of Kerry (1975) and the Rally of the Lakes (1979) and his wife Noreen who has held official roles with both clubs.

Mike Buckley from Rockfield was another early member of KMC in the early 1970s and remains an active member of KDMC these days. He attended Monday’s function to catch up with old friends from both clubs.

The O’Neill brothers, Dessie and Ken from Miltown, were founding members of KDMC but were active with the Tralee club too before the second club was founded.
Both attended Monday’s gathering in Tralee to recall some of the mischief they got up to over the last 50 years.

One of the founding members of the Tralee club was the late Jimmy Moloney from Listowel. His son, also Jimmy, is the current Mayor of Kerry.

“It is great for me to be here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kerry Motor Club and also for my [late] father, Jimmy who was a founding member some 50 years ago, so there is a great continuation here down the years,” he said. “I know he would have enjoyed coming here and meeting up with old friends and catching up with some of the stories. They were great days and he had long memories [of the club].”

Other KDMC members at the celebration included current chairman Dan Keane, former chairman Diarmuid Cronin, PRO Ivan Hurley, treasurer Orla Galvin-Griffin and officials Dermot Healy and Diarmuid Lynch.

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Two Mile School “Says Yes to Japanese”

The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday. The Ambassador was at the school […]

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The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday.

The Ambassador was at the school to promote the teaching of the Japanese language and culture through the ‘Say Yes to Languages’ programme.

“The pupils in Two Mile were very interested to listen to stories about Japan and to learn about the links between our two countries,” said school principal Catherine Barry.
“As a multi-denominational school, we are very open to different languages and cultures and we look forward to working with the Japanese embassy from next September.”
Two Mile Community National School is the only multi-denominational school in the Killarney school district.

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 Photographer Anastasiia goes Out and About for Killarney Advertiser.

The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team. Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years […]

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The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team.

Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years and is trying to establish a freelance photography business.
“I love my job. I’ve been shooting for 11 years. I adore photography and connect my life with it. The best thing for me is to show girls and families, brides how beautiful they are. I think it’s my main mission.No need to be a model. We are all beautiful and special. You just need to build more self-confidence. And be sure, I will help you with it.”
Keep an eye out for Anastasiia as she goes Out and About for The Killarney Advertiser.
If you are organising an event and need a photographer email info@killarneyadvertiser.ie for more details.

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