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Six Killarney women vying for Kerry Rose title

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ROSE SELECTION: The Kerry Rose selection will take place in Tralee tomorrow night (Saturday) and of the 18 hopeful contestants, six are from the Killarney district.

By Sean Moriarty

There is a one in three chance that the next Kerry Rose will be from Killarney.

Tomorrow night (Saturday), 18 hopefuls will go before the judges in the Ballyroe Hotel to decide who is going to represent the county at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival, which runs from August 23 to 27.

Of the 18, six are from Killarney or its environs.

Judges include 2004 Rose of Tralee Orla O’Shea, while RTÉpresenter Daithi O’Se will act as MC on the night.

The Killarney locals this year include Aoife O’Connor (26) from Beaufort. She works as an SNA at St Francis Special School, having graduated with a BA in Early Childhood Care and Education in 2015.

Karen Dineen (21), fromRathmore has just completed four years of study in Mary Immaculate College Limerick where she studied Early Childhood Care and Education. For the past three years, Karen has been working in the INEC Killarney, as a Box Office Assistant and usher.

Elaine Kelliher (21)from Firies is a Primary Teacher currently working in St Francis Special School, Beaufort having obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Early Child Care and Education from the Institute of Technology, Tralee.

Olwyn Trant (24) from Killarney is a primary school teacher with a first class honours degree from Mary Immaculate College; and now works in Holy Cross Mercy School Killarney.

Robyn O’Callaghan (18) is a student from Tralee, working in Muckross Park Hotel as a Spa Therapist. She graduated this year from the Kerry College of Further Education with a certificate in Beauty Therapy. This accomplishment came after three years battling health problems, which lead to Robyn leaving school in Fifth Year. She hopes to continue her studies in KCFE, in Nursing and Midwifery.

 

 

 

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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