Connect with us

News

St Patrick’s Day parade is back

Published

on

0219126_patricksdayparadedylanclifford2019_109_of_182.jpg

By Sean Moriarty

Organisers of the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Killarney say they are confident that this year’s event will go ahead.

It is three years since Killarney hosted a St Patrick’s Day Parade.

The first COVID-19 lockdown was announced on Thursday March 12, 2020 just five days before the planned parade and the event became one of the first victims of crowd gathering rules.

Killarney’s St Patrick’s Day parade is organised by a sub-committee within the Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, the same people that organise the Christmas in Killarney parades.

The success of the festive events have given them the courage to press on with a parade on the national holiday which falls on a Thursday this year.

“We are quietly working behind the scenes and plans are at an advanced stage. We are hoping to pick up where we left off back in March 2020 so we are staying with the pre-pandemic theme of Earth/An Chré as so many people had already put a lot of work and effort into preparing for that theme two years ago, said. said festival committee voluntary chairperson Paul Sherry.

“Following on from the extremely successful and safe Christmas In Killarney parades last December we are super confident that come March 17 we will be in a position to present a safe and spectacular event for everyone to enjoy.”

Organisers are hoping to pick up where they left off in 2020.

“We are staying with the pre-pandemic theme of ‘Earth' (An Chré)’ as so many had already put a lot of work and effort into preparing for that theme back in 2020,” added the release.

“We are quietly working behind the scenes and plans are at an advanced stage.”

Application forms can be downloaded from:  www.stpatricksfestivalkillarney.ie.

 

http://www.stpatricksfestivalkillarney.ie

Advertisement

News

Massive increase in numbers using local bus services

Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin. This is the highest […]

Published

on

0274303_travel-around-kerry-013-1200x777.jpg

Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin.

This is the highest increase nationally and is due to the investment by the Department of Transport during this government term.

“This service was lacking in former times, especially in rural areas and is a welcome addition to the countryside and villages of Kerry.’ says Green Party Candidate for Killarney,” said Griffin.

“While in the past, a taxi was the only option for those not cycling or driving. Now a service to Killarney is available every Friday morning from my townland of Barleymount. This is just one example of the network of bus routes criss-crossing the county thanks to local link.”

“This project is a notable success as the figures show. Investment in public transport helps alleviate congestion, increases community cohesion and reduces rural isolation. This is all welcome news for the locality,”

Continue Reading

News

Two weeks to go to Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’There is less than two weeks to show time for the cast of Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’

Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena. The launch was […]

Published

on

0274227_KMS_Michael_Collins_9.jpg

Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena.

The launch was followed by a full rehearsal and director Oliver Hurley was also there to lend a hand.

“We were delighted to introduce our lead characters to you. We had Abbey Theatre players Brigid Delia and Michael, who are the narrators throughout the musical drama. Eamonn De Valera , Harry Boland, Joe Emmett, Arthur Griffith, Cathal Brugha, volunteers and of course the beautiful Kitty Kieran were in full costume,” said KMS PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

“Mother Ireland and her five graceful dancers were fabulous. Our director and choreographer Oliver, our musical director Michael Young and the full cast of 64 were there. The singing was powerful. The music in ‘Michael Collins – A Musical Drama’ is distinctly Irish. People will definitely enjoy it.”

TICKETS
Get your tickets in the INEC box office, online at universe.com or at the pop-up ticket office in the Laurel’s Pub, Market Cross from 12 pm to 4 pm between February 29 and March 2.

Continue Reading

Last News

Sport