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Snooker legends in New Year exhibition match

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Snooker legends, Ken Doherty and Jimmy White, are gearing up for a very special New Year’s reunion in Killarney as they take part in a charity exhibition match.

The renowned snooker legends will appear at Killarney’s Eviston House Hotel on Monday, January 2 for this very special event in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House, organised by local man Connie O’Sullivan and hotel owner Patrick Eviston.

Patrick wanted to host the event in memory of his late wife Linda, who received valuable support from Recovery Haven prior to her death.

Tickets for the event are already selling quickly, with two ticket options available: a standard entry ticket priced at €20 or a VIP ticket for €50, which entitles the buyer to a meet-and-greet with the players prior to the match, as well as priority seating.

The event also marks the 25th anniversary of Ken Doherty’s World Championship win, with the Dubliner set to bring along his coveted trophy on the night.

As well as the match itself, there will also be a raffle on the night in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry, featuring a host of keenly sought-after items, including a signed cue from each player, as well as a cue signed by the late, great, Alex Higgins.

Thanking organisers Connie and Patrick for choosing Recovery Haven Kerry as the beneficiaries of this exciting event, Rcovery Haven PRO, Marisa Reidy, said that there is huge excitement around the meeting of two great legends.

“When Connie came to us and explained what he had been planning we were absolutely delighted to be part of it. We only announced the event a few days ago and already people are really excited about it and cannot wait to see two such legends of the game in Killarney town,” she said.

The action gets underway at 8pm sharp, with the VIP reception kicking off at 7pm. Tickets are now available online at www.ticketstop.ie (search Ken Doherty and Jimmy White) or from Recovery Haven Kerry, The Eviston House Hotel, the Cue Club Killarney and Tralee Snooker Club.

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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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