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Quiz whizzes to help Anthony Morris campaign

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THE entire community has welcomed the news that Killarney man Anthony Morris is doing so well following treatment for Lyme disease in the United States.

The former Kerry footballer returned to Ireland on Sunday and the campaign started by his family to help him in his fight continues this evening, thanks to his brother Jim who is organising the quiz event the Brains of Kerry.

“Do you long for the days when quizzes were won by those who knew the answers rather than who is the fastest on the Internet? Well, now is your chance to prove that you and your team are the ‘Brains of Kerry’ and can do it without your phones!” said Jim.

The regional semi-finals of the Brains of Kerry quiz takes place this evening, Thursday, February 23, from 8.30pm with a start time of 9pm in seven venues across Kerry with the grand final next week, Thursday, March 2. “There will be four people per team and all phones will be securely guarded during the quiz,” added Jim.

The same questions will be asked by the guest quiz masters in each venue: The Killarney Avenue, Killarney; The Manor Inn, Killorglin; The Ring of Kerry Hotel, Caherciveen; The Brook Lane Hotel, Kenmare; The Brandon Hotel, Tralee; Benners Hotel, Dingle; and The Listowel Arms Hotel, Listowel.
The cost of entry is only €40 for a team of 4 with 3 teams from each venue qualifying for the grand final on March 2 in the Killarney Avenue Hotel. “Come along and test yourself against others and not the Internet!” said Jim.
 


 
Above: At the Killarney Avenue Hotel for the launch of the table quiz to help Anthony Morris fight Lyme Disease were Jim Morris, Sheila Morris and MC Cathal Flaherty. The quiz will take place at seven venues around Kerry but in Killarney at the Killarney Avenue on February 23 at 9pm.

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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