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Plenty of photos from the recent Killarney Races family fun day

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HOW'S THE FORM: Spotting a winner at Killarney Races, Ailbhe Kenny with her grandad Michael Dowling.

There was plenty of fun and smiles as young and old enjoyed the family fun day at the races on Friday evening (August 23).

The Animal Road Show was on hand with plenty of animals including snakes, tortoises, guinea pigs and others to keep the children entertained, giving parents a chance to check the form at the popular race meeting.

[caption id="attachment_27903" align="aligncenter" width="1199"] Pat Fitzgerald and Michael OÕNeill studying the form at Killarney Races on Friday evening.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_27901" align="aligncenter" width="1199"] Denis Egan (Chief Executive) of the IHRB pictured with çine OÕDonoghue at the Killarney Races on Friday evening.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_27900" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Laughlin McDonald, pictured with his mum Cara at the Killarney Races for family fun day on Friday.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_27899" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Race goers Pauline and Kelly Ann McSweeney, enjoying the Killarney Races on Friday evening.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_27898" align="aligncenter" width="800"] FUN DAY: Lillith Murphy, enjoying family fun day with the Animal Road Show at the Killarney Races on Friday evening.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_27897" align="aligncenter" width="1199"] Henry and Saffron McCarthy, enjoying family fun day with the Animal Road Show at the Killarney Races on Friday evening.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_27896" align="aligncenter" width="1199"] Lehtia and Gerrard Hestor, enjoying the family fun day with the Animal Road Show at the Killarney Races on Friday evening. Pictures: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan[/caption]

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Killarney Toastmasters Celebrates 20 Years

Killarney Toastmasters Celebrates 20 Years

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Over 30 members, past and present, gathered last Tuesday in The Dromhall Hotel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Killarney Toastmasters club.

Several founder members were present including Frank O’Sullivan and Bernadette Noonan, who are still current members of the club.
Members embrace the core values of Toastmasters International which are “respect, integrity, service and excellence”.
This year Killarney Toastmasters welcomed eight new members of various nationalities, who have brought many talents with them to this international club.
Outgoing president Anthony Walsh said: “I am heartened by the progress of new members and, following the success of the current year, I am looking forward to a bright future for the club.”
Anthony passed the chain of office on to incoming President Ann Hannan, who is very excited about leading the club in the year that Toastmasters International celebrates its 100th Anniversary.

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Listowel Bypass has fully opened to traffic

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The new N69 Listowel Bypass has fully opened to traffic for the first time this afternoon.

The road development consists of the realignment of a section of the N69 and is approximately 6km in length.

The €61m scheme includes approximately 4km of a new single carriageway and approximately 2.5km of online improvements to the existing R533 (John B Keane Road) with enhanced pedestrian and cycle facilities. The project includes three roundabouts and associated realignment of local roads. There was also a considerable body of offline work and associated works carried out.

Completed by contractors, Wills Brothers, who commenced construction in February 2022, the new bypass will be officially opened in due course.

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