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Scott is the pride of Park Road

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By Sean Moriarty

It was a proud moment for a Park Road family to see one of their dancers reach fourth at the World Dance championships.

Scott Hegarty O’Meara finished fourth in the CLRG World Championships in Belfast just before Easter.

A member of the Hegarty Irish Dance Academy on Park Road, he has already qualified for An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG) World Championships in Montreal, Canada, next year.

He was the top Irish competitor in his age group in Belfast and brought home a coveted World Globe to Park Road.

The result means he will now go to Canada next year with the aim of finishing higher up in the rankings. First he hopes to get to the Irish Nationals being held in Dublin in June.

The Hegarty Irish Dance Academy is run by his mother Lisa Hegarty and aunt Maureen Hegarty-Vogels.

“This is a personal best for Scott,” his aunt and teacher Maureen told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He had a goal in mind, but you never know on the day what can happen. We are all thrilled that he has brought a World Globe home to Kerry and to the dancing class, but nobody is prouder than his nana, Nancy Hegarty. She has been his constant support since day one, attending all his competitions as he was growing up. In recent times, she gets too nervous, so just waits at home to hear the results and rundown of the day. This year was great, we had a new addition to the championships, Feis TV, so family and friends were able to tune in online and watch the championships live. The excitement in Park Road when the results were called out on Feis TV was unreal.”

Scott will spend the summer as part of the cast of Celtic Steps The Show.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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