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One year of the “Pop-Up Gaeltacht”

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Fed up of being told that “There’s no Irish in Killarney”, just over a year ago a group of young people came together to prove the sceptics wrong.

The organised the town’s first “Pop-Up Gaeltacht” and now they are preparing for its first birthday celebration.

A year ago, a modest crowd came together with the organisers in a quiet corner of Teddy O’ Connors pub Killarney.

“While the attendance was not overly impressive for that first evening last year, it was clear that a spark had been lit beneath Gaeilge in Killarney town,” said PRO Mark Cooper.

“As the months went on and the events continued to be publicised in the local media as well as through the powerful media of social media, the crowds began to arrive. Having to first move the crowd upstairs in O’Connor’s, it was only a matter of time before a new home was needed to cater for the increased demand for the Pop-Ups.

“Thankfully, a very strong relationship with Courtney’s of Plunkett Street began in October and has gone from strength to strength. The new venue has allowed us to add live music, games and to allow space for more groups to join in on the craic. With attendance on the nights exceeding 100 people on multiple occasions, attendees have remarked that the Pop-Up is one of the most enjoyable and energetic that they have seen.”

The first birthday celebration of the Pop-Up will take place in Courtney’s of Plunkett Street on Easter Saturday March 30 and the organisers hope to see the biggest crowd yet from 7:30 pm onwards,

“On the night there will be live music, special guests and the all the usual craic and conversation,” added Mark.
The night will be a true celebration of the community of Irish speakers who have been brought together over the past year by the Pop-Ups and no matter your level of Irish, all are very much welcome.”

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A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago.

Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on s footpath in the Lackabane Estate in Fossa on December 29 last.

Since then she has exhausted all channels in an effort to find the owner including regular contact with the Gardai and local word of mouth.

“Since that time I worked to find the owner through word of mouth and by filing a report with Gardai. Since I’ve been unsuccessful,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The owner could ring the Killarney Gardai station and provide details to be connected with me. To be reunited a description will be needed, such as the brand and designer and type of ring It’s quite an expensive ring so I’m really hoping to get it back to the right place.”

Kristy can be contacted on 087 3443500

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Celtic Whiskey Bar now offering wine Wednesdays and Sundays

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The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to become a wine lovers paradise.

The bar is launching a Wine Wednesday and Sunday experience.Every Wednesday and Sunday, with a full wine menu available, offering a delightful selection ranging from fizz to rich reds and delicate rosés. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or just beginning to explore the world of wine, there’s something for everyone to savour.“Step into the cosy establishment nestled in the heart of Killarney and prepare to embark on a journey through vineyards and varietals, all at heavily discounted prices that won’t break the bank,” said the bar in a statement.“And the best part? Bottles start from just €20, making indulgence accessible to all.”Each week, the bar will be showcasing special wines available by the glass to  complement a delectable menu offerings.“The perfect pairing with their new and updated menu. The perfect spot for some casual drinks and dinner. Treat yourself to cheeseboards, chowder or any of the tasting offerings the new menu has to offer. Whatever your preference, their knowledgeable staff are on hand to guide you through our extensive wine selection, offering expert recommendations and ensuring that each sip is nothing short of perfection,” added the statement.

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