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Online concert to be live streamed from St Mary’s Cathedral

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By Michelle Crean

A special COVID compliant concert will be live streamed online from St Mary's Cathedral next week. In a bid to lift people's spirits, a group of musicians and singers will come together - at a social distance and in compliance with COVID regulations - for ‘A night of songs and music to lift the spirit’.

It'll take place online only, live-streamed from Facebook on the 'Lillie & Jean Foley Music' page on Wednesday, February 24 at 8pm, and also live-streamed from the website for the Killarney Cathedral, www.killarneyparish.com. Singers Lillie and Jean Foley, pianist Noel O’Sullivan, and violinist Olwyn Trant will be featured. Words of welcome, comfort and reflection will be provided by Father Niall Howard.

Lillie and Jean are sisters that love music and sing

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all genres from classical to musical theatre, R&B, Pop, Jazz and everything in between and are members of Killarney Musical Society. They have made a few TV performances down through the years including ‘BEO show’ for RTE 1, 'Realta agus Gaolta' and 'Junior Eurovision Live' on TG4. Both are Cantors with the choir in the Church of the Resurrection and are delighted to be joining Noel, a teacher in St Oliver's NS and plays the piano in local hotels and restaurants, and violist Olwyn, a local teacher in Holy Cross Mercy School. Olwyn has been a performer with the Killarney Musical Society and she also worked with Noel during the Teen Spirit shows a number of years ago.

Noel accompanied Lillie and Jean for the Dr Croke’s Mass which was live streamed from the St Mary’s Cathedral earlier this month.

Out of that event there was some enquires whether a concert could be put on to showcase the talent of the Foleys, as well as provide people with a much-needed lift during this challenging lockdown.

"We are delighted to bring some entertainment to people even if it is only virtually, and hopefully lift people's spirits," Lillie told the Killarney Advertiser. "I hope everyone will tune in, join us online and even sing along from the comfort of their own homes."

Jean added that "it will be an enjoyable evening, we hope to bring some happiness to people".

Fr. Niall has been very helpful in making this unique event happen, they added.

There is a unique connection between all the performers in this concert. Noel O’Sullivan’s father, also Noel O’Sullivan, Olwyn Trant’s grandfather, Jim Trant, and Lillie and Jean Foley’s grandfather Bryan O’Connor would have all worked together teaching in St Brendan’s College.

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Life-long supporter to be honoured

By Michelle Crean There’ll be a very special launch tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) as one club dedicate a new boat to a loyal supporter. Muckross Rowing Club are inviting all members, past and present, friends and supporters to the boathouse for the boat launch at 2.30pm. “We are delighted to honour and name our new Janousek Coxed […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’ll be a very special launch tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) as one club dedicate a new boat to a loyal supporter.

Muckross Rowing Club are inviting all members, past and present, friends and supporters to the boathouse for the boat launch at 2.30pm.

“We are delighted to honour and name our new Janousek Coxed Quad, sponsored by the Cahernane House Hotel, after Kathleen Murphy, a dedicated supporter of our club,” Shona O’Sullivan from the club, who is also Kathleen’s granddaughter, said.

“Kathleen is always supportive of our club fundraisers and has been selling the Muckross Lotto tickets since day one. Every year Kathleen’s enthusiasm and love for the club is especially shown from the shore at Killarney Regatta, as she is all decked out in the yellow of Muckross.”

She added that Kathleen’s family are also very active members of the club and she enjoys listening to their stories from the boathouse and regattas.

“We hope to see you all there to honour and thank Kathleen, a life-long supporter of our club.”

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Killarney man wins most-coveted trophy in sheepdog trials

By Sean Moriarty Kilcummin farmer Tom O’Sullivan – one of the main organisers of last month’s Sheep Dog Trials in Fossa – has become the first Kerry man to win the biggest award in the sport. Tom is the chairman of the Killarney sub-committee and was a member of the 15-strong Irish team that participated […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Kilcummin farmer Tom O’Sullivan – one of the main organisers of last month’s Sheep Dog Trials in Fossa – has become the first Kerry man to win the biggest award in the sport.

Tom is the chairman of the Killarney sub-committee and was a member of the 15-strong Irish team that participated in the international sheepdog competition in Aberystwyth in Wales last weekend.

A total of 60 competitors, 15 each from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, contested the biggest event in sheepdog trials on Friday to Sunday last.

After getting through the qualifiers on Friday and Saturday, Tom and his dog Northhill Tess, fended off the challenges of the other top-15 qualifiers to win the International Supreme Champion award.

Not alone is he the first Kerry man to win the competition, which has been running since 1947, he is just the fifth Irishman to do so and the first from Munster.

“The qualifying course was similar to Killarney,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

However, Sunday’s final was much more difficult. His dog had to round up a flock of sheep at the left hand side of the course. Then Northhill Tess, under the guidance of Tom, had to round up a smaller flock and bring them to the same holding pen. When finished, five of the sheep were wearing red collars and Tom had to instruct his dog to separate them and bring them to a separate holding area.

“It is the biggest trophy in sheep dog trailing,” he added. “Everyone who trains a dog does so for this day. It is mind blowing. My family are very proud, they know the time and the work involved preparing for this.”

The standard at the Killarney event last month was evident in Wales last weekend. The Killarney winner, Peter Morgan and his dog Moss, ran Tom to a very close second.

His son Peter Og won the Young Handlers award and Team Ireland were declared the overall winners based on aggregate scores in the final 15.

Tom arrived home to Kilcummin on Monday night to a traditional homecoming bonfire.

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