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St Patrick’s Day parade winners announced

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Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club has won the sought-after overall award in recognition of their colourful and action-packed entry to this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Killarney.

Martina McCarthy Kerry Stars Special Olympics Group Best Voluntary Group award with Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney and PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Also included are Kathleen Fitzgerald Vincent Lacke Clare Rohan Geraldine Burke Siobhan Looney and Jane Curran. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Donie Murphy and Martin Muldoon Killarney Athletic FC Killarney Athletic AFC winners of the John ‘Killer’ O'Callaghan Memorial Trophy for Best Sporting Entry with St Patrick's Festival Killarney Chairman Paul Sherry Cathal Walshe (Grand Marshal ) PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) and Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Teresa Cronin Scarlett O'Sullivan Tracy Cronin Florence Sexton and Ciara Dorgan Art House Killarney Most Imaginative award with Cathal Walshe (Grand Marshal) PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) St Patrick's Festival Killarney Chairman Paul Sherry Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney and Bridget O'Keeffe (Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce Senior Executive) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Natalia Eismont Ukrainian Community Killarney Most Stylish Entry Award with Cathal Walshe (Grand Marshal) Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney and PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Also included are Vikteriia Tuychenko Tryna Semeniutyna Olga Porokhina Bohdan Pchelnykov Maksym Lukashevych and Tryna Lychuk Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Spa GAA Club winners of Best Sports Club award with PJ McGee from Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) and Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Angie and Aileen O'Brien Christy Healy's New St. Best Window Display with Cathal Walshe (Grand Marshal) PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) and Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Matthew Bowman The Europe Hotel accepting the Best Greened Building Award from Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney and PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Teresa Irwin presents the The Peter Irwin Memorial Perpetual Award for Best Marching Group/Cultural Arts to Gillian McCarthy Millstreet Pipe Band. Also included are Bridget O'Keeffe (Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce Senior Executive) Ciara Irwin Foley Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney and PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) Emir Irwin O'Shea Cathal Walshe (Grand Marshal) and St Patrick's Festival Killarney Chairman Paul Sherry at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney and Mike Courtney present the Michael Courtney Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Best Interpretation of Theme to Claire Tangney Wander Wild Festival. Also included are Cathal Walshe (Grand Marshal) Laura Tangney Alice Thompson Carol Dempsey and PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Anne O'Keeffe presents the Sean O'Keeffe Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Best Overall Entry to John Courtney Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club. Also included are Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney St Patrick's Festival Killarney Chairman Paul Sherry and PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Anne O'Keeffe presents the Sean O'Keeffe Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Best Overall Entry to John Courtney and Ger Healy Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club. Also included are PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) and Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney Br Pat Lynch OFM Franciscan Friary Guardian (Parade Judge) PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) St Patrick's Festival Killarney Chairman Paul Sherry Bridget O'Keeffe (Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce Senior Executive) and Cathal Walshe (Grand Marshal) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Shane O'Callaghan Kilcummin Comhaltas winners of the Best Children’s Group with Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney and PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Alice Thompson Claire Tangney Carol Dempsey and Laura Tangney Wander Wild Festival winners of the Michael Courtney Memorial Perpetual award for Best Interpretation of Theme at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Fiona Crowley and members of the Fiona Crowley Stage School winners of the Best School Award with Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney and PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Johnny McGuire Sandra Dunlea Con Duggan and Edyta Hernas Killarney Tidy Towns Most Entertaining Award with Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney and PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Killarney Scorchers Cheerleading and Gymnastics Club Best Activity Group award with Cathal Walshe (Grand Marshal) Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney and PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Trevor O'Donoghue and Charlene Hickey Liebherr Container Cranes Most Original Entry Award with Cathal Walshe (Grand Marshal) Cllr Niall Kelleher Mayor of Killarney and PJ McGee Daly's SuperValu (sponsor) at the St Patrick's Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

The Best Green Themed Building went to the Europe Hotel and Resort. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Delighted club representatives were presented with the Seán O’Keeffe Perpetual Trophy – in memory of the former Mayor of Killarney and parade stalwart – at a gala presentation of prizes in the International Hotel, Killarney on Tuesday night.

The award for the Best Interpretation of the Theme, which was Killarney: Experience More, went to the Wander Wild Festival who received the Michael Courtney Perpetual Trophy which is dedicated to the memory of another former mayor of the town who spearheaded the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations for many years.

The John ‘Killer’ O’Callaghan Perpetual Trophy for the Best Sporting Entry was won by Killarney Athletic AFC and the Peter Irwin Memorial Trophy for the Best Marching Group and Cultural/Arts Entry went to Millstreet Pipe Band.

The Best Sports Club was Spa GAA, the Best Children’s Group prize was won by Kilcummin Comhaltas and the Best New Entry was Killarney Rugby Football Club.

There was an international flavour to the Best Musical Entry which was scooped by the Glenridge High School Marching Band from New Jersey.

The prize for the Best Voluntary Group went to the Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club, the Best School Award went to the Fiona Crowley Stage School and the Best Activity Group was deemed to be Scorchers Cheerleading Club.

The Most Entertaining Entry went to the Killarney Tidy Towns group, the prize for the Most Original Entry was won by Liebherr Container Cranes and the Most Imaginative Entry in the parade was the Art House, Killarney.

The Most Stylish Entry prize was awarded to the Ukrainian community whose representative said they were delighted to play a part in Ireland’s national holiday and thanked the people of Killarney for the warm welcome they have received.

Other prizes presented on the night included the Best Window Display which went to Christy Healy’s on New Street who were celebrating 100 years in business on St Patrick’s Day, while the Europe Hotel and Resort won the Best Green-Themed Building prize.

The judges for the parade were Br Pat Lynch, Guardian, Franciscan Friary, Pam Brosnan, Killarney Musical Society and Denis McMahon.

The awards were presented by Killarney St Patrick’s Festival Chairman Paul Sherry, Mayor of Killarney Cllr Niall Kelleher, Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce Senior Executive Bridget O’Keeffe, and parade grand marshal Cathal P Walshe.

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The actor to play Michael Collins revealed

Killarney Musical Society has revealed that the renowned Keith Dwyer Greene will take the lead role in ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’. The society is in the final stages of […]

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Killarney Musical Society has revealed that the renowned Keith Dwyer Greene will take the lead role in ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’.

The society is in the final stages of preparation  for  its March 5 to 7 performances at the INEC.

Final rehearsals are in full flight at the Heights Hotel and earlier this week Keith Dwyer Greene arrived in full costume.

He had spent the day with the army’s The Band 1 Brigade of The Irish Defence Forces, where he is a full-time flautist.

He is also co-owner and founder of The Bellevue Academy of Performing Arts.

Keith trained in music and musical theatre in University College Cork and The Cork School Of Music.

“He has performed with many musical societies and had many great leading roles. He worked with the late Bryan Flynn who wrote the book, music and lyrics of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’. He has great admiration for him and says what he did with this show is genius. Keith says he adores the role of Michael Collins,” explained PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

Flynn’s book, music and lyrics can only be secured by two musical society’s each year.
Michael Collins A Musical Drama is a moving, dynamic, resonant piece of musical theatre.

It is the dramatization of a changing period of Irelands history. It brings to life The 1916 Rising, The War Of Independence and The Civil War.

“At the same time it is telling an intimate, human love story and how love and politics inflamed the period. This musical drama has war, heroism, love, villainy, tragedy and triumph all wrapped up. It has a distinctly Irish voice. Such numbers as ‘Fly the flag of Freedom ‘ will have the hairs standing on the back of your neck and ‘Every Heart Awaken ‘ will bring tears to your eyes,” added Linda.

Tickets available at The INEC box office and from a pop-up box office at The Laurels Bar, Market Cross from 12 noon to 4pm on Friday and Saturday this week.

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Gleeson Dental now offering facial aesthetics

Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics. It is the latest offering from the town centre practice. Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental […]

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Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics.

It is the latest offering from the town centre practice.

Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental surgeon 27 years ago.

She previously worked in England and Cork before returning home to Killarney in 2009 to take over her father’s dental practice with her sister Katie.

“More recently, I decided to pursue my keen interest in facial aesthetics. Hence, I embarked on an intensive training course,” she told the Killareny Advertiser.
“This mentorship is under the guidance of Dr Sheila Li, a Harley Street based dentist with over 10 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. Every year following an interview process, Sheila takes on six trainees and I was lucky enough to get this amazing training opportunity.”
The course is a year-long process involving in-depth learning and hands-on clinical training days in Dr Sheila’s Harley Street clinic.
The course, also, extends to treatment planning cases with Dr Sheila, thus allowing access to her vast knowledge when planning treatments for Dr Gleeson’s patients.
“Therefore, I am now able to offer a vast array of facial aesthetic treatments at Gleeson Dental. These treatments include the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to this, Botox has a wide range of additional applications, including the treatment of tooth grinding, headaches, gummy smiles, neck bands and excessive underarm sweating,” she added.
Dermal filler treatments are, also, available to treat issues related to volume loss while skin booster treatments such as Sunekos and Profhilo can be used to regenerate and rehydrate tired looking skin.
Facial aesthetics may conjure up images of over-filled expressionless people but Susan hopes to change people’s view of it.

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