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Road closures for Sunday’s Munster Final

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Gardai will be operating a robust traffic management plan in Killarney town centre before and after Sunday’s Munster Final.

While the match will not get underway until 4pm, Lewis Road will be closed from 12 noon until one hour after the match. The GAA is operating 'a winner on the day' policy so extra time in the match cannot be ruled out for traffic management purposes.

Entry to O'Kelly's Villas, Marian's Terrace and St Brendan's Place from Rock Road will be restricted to local residents only, and access will be granted provided they have a Garda-issued pass in their possession.

Additionally, all other approach roads to the stadium will be subject to closures to facilitate pre-match security checks.

“There will be a ticket and bottle check on all approaches to the stadium,” a Fitzgerald Stadium spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. "Patrons will not gain entry to the stadium without a face covering."

Tickets for the match will be coloured-coded and fans will only be allowed enter the approach roads via the correct coloured-coded route.

“Entry points will be clearly marked.”

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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