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Snooker legends exhibition pockets €8,500 for charity

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A post-Christmas snooker exhibition featuring two legends of the game has pocketed over €8,500 for a local cancer support charity.

Representatives from Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House returned to Killarney’s Eviston House Hotel in Killarney this week to receive the extraordinary proceeds from event organiser, Connie O’Sullivan and sponsor Pat Eviston.

The sell-out event, featuring snooker legends Ken Doherty and Jimmy White, took place at the Killarney hotel back in early January in memory Patrick’s late wife Linda, who received valuable support form Recovery Haven Kerry prior to her death.

The event also marked the 25th anniversary of Ken Doherty’s World Championship win, with the Dubliner showcasing his coveted trophy on the night.

As well as the match itself – which provided huge entertainment for the snooker-mad audience – the night also
featured a hugely exciting auction, with over €4,000 alone being raised for items including a signed David Clifford match jersey; a cue signed by each player, as well as a cue signed by the late, great, Alex Higgins.

Speaking after the presentation, Marisa Reidy of Recovery Haven said they were absolutely blown away by the amount of money raised on the night.

“There are so many people to thank, but none more so than organiser and chief Connie O'Sullivan and MC David Joyce who did so much work in the background, as well as Pat Eviston for choosing Recovery Haven as the beneficiary and being such a generous sponsor,” she said.

“A huge debt of gratitude too to our very own Kerry All Star David Clifford who donated one of his match jerseys to the auction and of course the extraordinary generosity of the people in the room - it truly blew us away and we are indebted to everyone for making the night such a resounding success.”

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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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