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NEW SCULPTURE: Noel O’Leary (Town Foreman) with Cllr Michael Gleeson (Killarney Looking Good) and Mayor of Killarney Cllr Brendan Cronin pictured beside the new wooden sculpture on East Avenue Road. Photo: Sean Moriarty

By Michelle Crean

A brand new wooden sculpture is getting admiring glances this week after being unveiled in town. The installation located on East Avenue Road, carved by Tommy Craggs, includes a monk, crozier, quill and a book representing the story of Innisfallen.

“It's long been an aim of the committee to have the story of Innisfallen represented in our town," Yvonne Quill, Chairperson of the Looking Good Committee, said.

[caption id="attachment_34713" align="alignleft" width="293"] HARD AT WORK: Tommy Craggs working on the wooden sculpture.[/caption]

"The group set about the project in 2019, but it was delayed as result of COVID-19. The piece was carved by Tommy Craggs from a piece of fallen oak from the National Park. The piece includes a monk, crozier, quill and a book representing the annals. The paving surrounding the installation, which really sets it off, was carried out by Municipal District staff."

She added that the project was funded by South Kerry Development Partnership through LEADER and Kerry County Council’s Community Support Fund and would not have been possible without the support of the Men's Shed, Kerry Mental Health, National Parks and Wildlife Services, Billy Tangney Tree Surgeon and Paul Purcell, a volunteer with Killarney Looking Good.

Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District Councillor Brendan Cronin welcomed the installation.

"The annals play an important part in chronicling early Irish history and Innisfallen is such an important part of Killarney’s history and heritage it is important that this is recognised in the town. This is another excellent project undertaken by the Looking Good Committee and an addition to our town."

 

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It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap. This wrap is suitable for males and […]

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Puck Goat removed from platform in searing heat

Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat. Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in […]

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Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat.

Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in Killorglin town. As part of the fair’s tradition a wild mountain goat presides over the town from his tall platform over the course of the three days.

Organisers employ a dedicated vet to look after the goat and a team of experienced goat handlers are also on duty for the duration of the festival.

There is also a temperature monitoring device on the platform.

As temperatures hit 29 degrees today (Thursday), the vet and handlers decided it was safer for the goat to be removed from the platform for the rest of the day.

“He is currently resting in the shade,” spokesperson Marcella O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser. “The handlers were monitoring him in case it got too hot, the decision was made to take him down, and the vet says he is happy.”

A decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) on the goat’s return to the platform for the final day of the fair.

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