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Restored Toyota unveiled ahead of charity raffle

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The classic Toyota Starlet that Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club (KVCVC) spent the last six months restoring was unveiled to the public on Thursday night.

The club has rebuilt a 1982 Toyota Starlet that was originally bought in Bowler’s Garage and it will be raffled to raise funds for local charities.

Proceeds from the €10 ticket sales will be going to charities Cuan Mhuire, the Killarney branch of the Irish Kidney Association, Killarney Valley AC and cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry.

The car was only finished this week with Fifth Year students at Killarney Community College completing an exhaust system refurbishment as part of their engineering studies.

The final bodywork was done by Humphrey Kerins Crash Repairs just in time for last night’s launch at Kelliher’s Toyota Garage in Tralee.

Radio Kerry DJ Brendan Fuller and Paralympian Jordan Lee unveiled the 40-year-old car at last night’s launch.

“Thursday night was all about the people who volunteered their time and the people who put their hand in their pockets to make this happen, it was a celebration for them," KVCVC PRO, Tom Leslie, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“From Friday morning, it is all about the charities and selling tickets.”

The project’s main sponsors are Kelliher’s Garage Toyota Kerry and Lee Strand as well as local firms including Tricel, Paul Fitzgerald Builder Providers, O’Callaghan Coach Holidays, Humphrey Kerins Crash Repairs, Castleisland Tyre Centre, O’Sullivan Darcy Engineering, Torc Engineering, Fred Cronin Tralee and Smart Loans.

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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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