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Rare chalice from Killarney residence up for auction

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RARE: Pat O'Donovan from O'Donovan and Associates Auctioneers and Valuers with the rare chalice from a Killarney estate.

By Michelle Crean

A very rare and "exceptional" silver chalice from a prominent Killarney estate is garnering huge international interest as it is up for auction this month.

Buyers from America, Germany and even Russia are hoping to get their hands on the German Augsburg silver chalice which dates back to the mid-1600s. It's due to go up for auction as part of a two-day sale of contents on May 15 and 16 next.

The piece is so rare that Pat O'Donovan from O'Donovan and Associates Auctioneers and Valuers in Newcastle West, who have it and other interesting items from the estate, said that it's something that rarely comes to market.

"Augsburg silver is highly sought after, it's exceptionally rare," he told the Killarney Advertiser.

At 16 inches high, the chalice features religious symbols including scenes of Adam and Eve, snakes, deer and other wildlife.

In his 15 years in the business and his father's 40 years he said they have never seen anything like it before and most likely won't again.

He explained that they received a call a few months ago and were instructed to sell the contents of the Killarney residence, which also included a huge collection of art works, but added he can't reveal the name of estate.

"They knew they had something special but didn't know anything about it," Pat said.

"It's so rare that you would not see the likes of it again. These are museum pieces."

It's expected to fetch between €4,000 and €5,000, he added.

"It probably wouldn't be the highest selling item but it is the rarest, something that you'd see in Christy's. As a piece of craftsmanship it's exceptional."

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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