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One Killarney entry in Déjà Vu Ireland West

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Killarney garage owner Johnny O’Sullivan is the only Kerry driver to enter Déjà Vu Ireland West in Mayo next month.

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Johnny was part of the organising team on the Déjà Vu Tralee event in May. He and his son John drove a Mazda RX-8 as a sweeper car in the event that visited old rally stages in West Kerry earlier this summer.

Déjà Vu Ireland West was originally supposed to run in 2021 but was postponed several times as a result of the pandemic.

After many false starts the Westport-based event will finally get underway next month. This great motoring re-union of 130 historic rallying and supercars, will leave The Mall in Westport at 10am on October 1 and will follow a non-competitive 180km run through Connemara.

Spectators are in for a treat as the fabulous array of World Rally, Group 4, and Group A cars travel over some of the special stages that were used on the Circuit of Ireland and Galway International Rallies in the past.

“I really enjoyed the Tralee event, it was great to be part of it but this time we are going as participants,” said Johnny, who will be co-driven by his son John.

They will use the same Mazda that they drove in Tralee earlier this year.

Déjà Vu Motorsport is an organisation set up by former motorsport TV personality Alan ‘Plum’ Tyndall and former international rally co-driver Beatty Crawford. Their events raise funds for local charities and after the Tralee meeting they donated €40,000 to Recovery Haven cancer charity in Tralee.

Entries for the Mayo event close today (Friday) and at the time of publication there was only one Kerry entry.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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