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Official launch of Storied Kerry website today (Tuesday)

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By Michelle Crean

A website which has a feast of stories from all over Kerry is to be officially launched today (Tuesday). Storied Kerry, www.storiedkerry.com, was set up to entertain and stimulate in these difficult times. And since last March the site has published stories every Tuesday and Thursday from the eight districts, and include a mixture of legend, landscape, plants, animals, archaeology, history, folklore, with some contemporary work.

“Setting up the Storied Kerry website was our big step forward this year," Storied Kerry Chairman Frank Lewis explained. “This was to make all of us know more of our Kerry story and in this way enrich and enhance all of our lives, bonding us more closely to our own place, encouraging us to look at the potentials of our place and play our part in developing it, sharpening our awareness of the problems and committing to solving them.”

The ambition was to encourage all of us to research a Kerry story that interested us, he explained.

"Storied Kerry directors from each of the county's eight districts encouraged all of us to research and present our Kerry story and publish all of these on www.storiedkerry.com. Now, after 10 months, it is time to officially launch the website. This is taking the place of the day long conference we ran around Hallowe'en in 2018 and 2019 in St Oliver's National School."

The 45 minute official launch will take place at the Institute of Technology in Tralee (ITT) and will be live on the website and on the Storied Kerry Facebook page at 4pm today (Tuesday). On Saturday December 12 it will be repeated with comments from viewers.

The technical preparation and presentation of the launch is being done by Phillip Doyle and his students from the Creative Writing and Technical Department of the ITT, which on January 1 becomes part of the Munster Technological University (MTU).

"My students and I are delighted to assist in the official launch of the website. This live-streamed broadcast will help bring the Kerry story to a global audience,” Phillip said. “We hope to continue our collaborations with Storied Kerry as we transition into our university status, with increased benefits for all involved."

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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