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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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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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