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Replica Ghostbuster car star attraction in Cannonball run

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By Sean Moriarty

A replica of the 1960 Cadillac that starred in the 1984 Hollywood hit ‘Ghostbusters’ will be one of the star attractions when Cannonball rolls into Killarney next Friday evening.

GHOSTBUSTERS: The ‘Ghostbusters’ Cadillac Ecto-1 compete with iconic roof rack Proton Packs for all of the crew Ecto Goggles P.K.E. Meters and a slew of ghost traps is coming to Killarney.

GHOSTBUSTERS: The ‘Ghostbusters’ Cadillac Ecto-1 compete with iconic roof rack Proton Packs for all of the crew Ecto Goggles P.K.E. Meters and a slew of ghost traps is coming to Killarney.

Cannonball is the largest organised road trip in Europe and this year the event will have the highest ever number of car entries including Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin Porsche, Rolls Royce Bentley and Maserati.

Spectators will get up close and personal with 200 of the finest cars on the planet and enjoy the unique festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for with both drivers and spectators in fancy dress.

The event, which raises money for the HOPE Foundation, will overnight in Killarney on Friday, September 9.

Among the varied cars will be the first Irish built ‘Ghostbusters’ Cadillac Ecto-1 including the iconic roof rack, Proton Packs for all of the crew, Ecto Goggles, P.K.E. Meters, and a slew of ghost traps.

“The first finish line and overnight stay will be at the Brehon Hotel. On Saturday September 10 the convoy will leave Killarney at around 10am,” said an event spokesperson.

After Killarney the road run will visit Limerick and Galway before another overnight halt in Sligo ahead of the finish line at Trim Castle in County Meath on Sunday, September 11.

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Camera Club ready to celebrate its 21st anniversary

Killarney Camera Club is ready for the new season and as well as celebrating their 21st birthday – they’re also looking for new members. Next Thursday night they will be […]

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Killarney Camera Club is ready for the new season and as well as celebrating their 21st birthday – they’re also looking for new members.

Next Thursday night they will be holding an Open Night at 7.30pm in the Plaza Suite at The Brehon Hotel.

The club meets every other Thursday at 7.30pm and is open to everyone with an interest in photography, including a junior membership category for 16 to 17-year-olds.

“Whether you’re a complete beginner, or you already know your way around a camera, everyone is welcome,” Deirdre Donohue from the club said.

The club activities include speaker nights, outings, project nights and competitions. At part of the club’s 21st celebrations they will be mounting an exhibition at Killarney House in late October.

“As well as a warm welcome, including tea and biscuits, the Open Night will feature a presentation, by professional photographer Micheál O’Sullivan, of his wonderful landscapes, so come along for a lovely evening of chat and photography!”

If you have any queries, you can contact the club secretary via email at secretary@killarneycameraclub.ie.

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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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