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Santa declares Spa GAA Club as official letter collection point

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POST IT: Ivor, Marc and Lauren Flynn pictured at Spa GAA clubhouse.

By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA Club is one of several official collection points for Santa letters in Killarney. A special post box has been installed at the entrance to the club’s playing field in Spa where local children can drop off the letters to Santa Claus.

Club officials, this week, confirmed that the post box will be in position for the next three weeks so children have plenty of time to get their letters to Santa.

Once the three weeks are up, one of Santa’s Elves will collect the letters and have them delivered to the North Pole in time for his world-wide voyage on Christmas Eve.

“We had a very special delivery at the clubhouse over the weekend as Santa’s little helpers delivered a Christmas post box to the clubhouse. It is located near the road entrance under the sponsorship sign and we also have Santa letters available. Everyone can post their Santa letters here for express delivery straight to the North Pole,” Deirdre O'Sullivan Darcy PRO, Spa GAA Club, said.

[caption id="attachment_34962" align="alignleft" width="261"] SANTA LETTERS: Denis, Emily and Chloe O'Connor pictured at the special Santa postbox at Spa GAA clubhouse.[/caption]

Parents can also take photos of their children using the special post box and can send them to either 085 7780883 or 085 1216359 to be included in the club’s social media posts and the club's 2020 Christmas photo album.

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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