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Olympic Rower Aileen Crowley makes Muckross Rowing Club history

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Aileen Crowley’s selection for next month’s Olympics is a historic first for Muckross Rowing Club.

Although currently a member of Old Collegians Boat Club in Dublin where she is currently based she has become the first former female member of Muckross Rowing Club to get selected to represent Ireland in the Olympic Games.

She joins Muckross members Paul Griffin (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008), Sean Casey (Beijing 2008) and Cathal Moynihan (Beijing 2008] as an Olympian.

Crowley and her teammate Monika Dukarska (Killorglin RC) who will race in the Womens Pair.

Team Ireland has officially selected thirteen rowers to compete across six boats at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The strength and depth in Irish rowing has been to the fore over the past number of years, with the Irish squad travelling to Tokyo as some of the most successful rowers on the circuit, containing multiple World and European Champions and medallists. The Olympic Rowing Regatta takes place in the Sea Forest Waterway near Tokyo and runs from July 23 until July 30.
“This is great news today with the formal selection of the Irish rowers who will race at the Tokyo Olympics, across a record six boats which have been qualified for the Games postponed from last year,” Tim O’Shea, Muckross Rowing Club’s PRO.
“We are especially delighted for Aileen Crowley former junior rower and Irish Championship winner with Muckross RC and her partner and fellow Killorglin native Monika Dukarska (Killorglin RC) who will race in the Womens Pair.
Aileen becomes the fourth rower and first female rower to have rowed with Muckross and be selected for an Olympic Games.”

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Massive increase in numbers using local bus services

Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin. This is the highest […]

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Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin.

This is the highest increase nationally and is due to the investment by the Department of Transport during this government term.

“This service was lacking in former times, especially in rural areas and is a welcome addition to the countryside and villages of Kerry.’ says Green Party Candidate for Killarney,” said Griffin.

“While in the past, a taxi was the only option for those not cycling or driving. Now a service to Killarney is available every Friday morning from my townland of Barleymount. This is just one example of the network of bus routes criss-crossing the county thanks to local link.”

“This project is a notable success as the figures show. Investment in public transport helps alleviate congestion, increases community cohesion and reduces rural isolation. This is all welcome news for the locality,”

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Two weeks to go to Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’There is less than two weeks to show time for the cast of Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’

Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena. The launch was […]

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Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena.

The launch was followed by a full rehearsal and director Oliver Hurley was also there to lend a hand.

“We were delighted to introduce our lead characters to you. We had Abbey Theatre players Brigid Delia and Michael, who are the narrators throughout the musical drama. Eamonn De Valera , Harry Boland, Joe Emmett, Arthur Griffith, Cathal Brugha, volunteers and of course the beautiful Kitty Kieran were in full costume,” said KMS PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

“Mother Ireland and her five graceful dancers were fabulous. Our director and choreographer Oliver, our musical director Michael Young and the full cast of 64 were there. The singing was powerful. The music in ‘Michael Collins – A Musical Drama’ is distinctly Irish. People will definitely enjoy it.”

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Get your tickets in the INEC box office, online at universe.com or at the pop-up ticket office in the Laurel’s Pub, Market Cross from 12 pm to 4 pm between February 29 and March 2.

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