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4th of July Celebrations are in full swing in Killarney at the moment, proceedings kicked off at 3pm today at the town hall when newly appointed Mayor of Killarney, John Sheahan, raised the american flag while Paud O'Donoghue and the Glenflesk Male Choir belted out the Star Spangled Banner to a huge crowd who had gathered for the beginning of the celebrations.

At 3.45 a group of drummers delighted the crowds with an awesome drumming demonstration before things got wild at 4pm, and we mean wild! The Wild Wild West Bank Raid took place at 4pm with the bank robbers mixing with the fascinated public.

The always amazing Killarney Scorchers were up next at 4pm on main street to wow the crowds and really live up to their reputation, elsewhere the always Brilliant 3 O's (The O'Leary Brothers, Karl, Derek & Conor) were crooning their hearts out on Plunkett Street ay 5pm  before 3 top class Brass bands began on College street at 5.30pm

Don't forget there's so much more going on for the rest of the even in Killarney. The Big Parade is kicking off at 7pm and our own Kieran Healy will be doing some Facebook Live streams from his very fancy car that he's gotten for the day so be sure to tune into that.

Happy 4th Of July y'all!

[caption id="attachment_22417" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Airborne…Members of Killarney Scrochers cheerleading group, Gonna be a showdown on the Streets of Killarney for the Annual Killarney 4th July celebrations which continue with an evening parade, outdoor screening of ‘Dirty Dancing’ in the Killarney National Park and finshing with a Fireworks display.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS**[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22418" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Jessie James gets tied up in a straight jacket helped by Candice Maroney, the Cincinnati Kid, and the good Sheriff, members of the Wild West Troupe, having a mighty showdown on the Streets of Killarney for the Annual Killarney 4th July celebrations which continue with an evening parade, outdoor screening of ‘Dirty Dancing’ in the Killarney National Park and finshing with a Fireworks display.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22419" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Saffra and Henry McCarthy with their Dad Adrian McCarthy, enjoying the atmosphere, on the Streets of Killarney for the Annual Killarney 4th July celebrations which continue with an evening parade, outdoor screening of ‘Dirty Dancing’ in the Killarney National Park and finshing with a Fireworks display.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22420" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Cathaoirleach Killarney Municipal District Cllr John Sheahan, raises the American Flag watched by President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce Paul O’Neill at the opening ceremony on the Streets of Killarney for the Annual Killarney 4th July celebrations which continue with an evening parade, outdoor screening of ‘Dirty Dancing’ in the Killarney National Park and finshing with a Fireworks display.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22421" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Diarmuid Leen, Chairperson, 4th July Celebrations with Eileen O’Donoghue, centre and EIleen O’Connor, Killarney Municipal District Office, on the Streets of Killarney for the Annual Killarney 4th July celebrations which continue with an evening parade, outdoor screening of ‘Dirty Dancing’ in the Killarney National Park and finshing with a Fireworks display.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22422" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Urs Wenk of Drum Dance Ireland playing ‘rock paper scissors’ with Lisa Kelly and Ellen O’Connor, on the Streets of Killarney for the Annual Killarney 4th July celebrations which continue with an evening parade, outdoor screening of ‘Dirty Dancing’ in the Killarney National Park and finshing with a Fireworks display.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22423" align="aligncenter" width="900"] The three Amigos…Sean O’Donoghue, left, Jack Healy and Mike Keane, on the Streets of Killarney for the Annual Killarney 4th July celebrations which continue with an evening parade, outdoor screening of ‘Dirty Dancing’ in the Killarney National Park and finshing with a Fireworks display.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22424" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Gonna be a showdown… the Cincinnati Kid, Jessie James and the good Sheriff, members of the Wild West Troupe, having a mighty showdown on the Streets of Killarney for the Annual Killarney 4th July celebrations which continue with an evening parade, outdoor screening of ‘Dirty Dancing’ in the Killarney National Park and finshing with a Fireworks display.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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