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Stolen bike – but this is no ordinary bike!

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STOLEN: Johnny McGuire with the bike.

 

One of Killarney’s best-known bikes has been stolen from outside its owners house on the Park Road this week.

The distinctive woman’s High-Nelly bicycle has been used by the Tidy Towns Killarney group as a promotional vehicle and has appeared in many major events in the town like the St Patrick’s Day Parade.

The bike is owned by Betty O’Farrell. Her son-in-law Johnny Maguire is one of the driving forces behind Tidy Towns Killarney.

The bike features a back-box specially designed for litter picking. It was stolen from the rear of his home on Park Road.

“It is a mystery,” Johnny told the Killarney Advertiser. “All I know is that it is missing and I want it back, or more to the point my mother-in-law wants it back. It is of sentimental value to her. It is 70-years-old and would have a monetary value to a collector, but it’s not something that would be easily sold around Killarney as everyone knows this bike.

Anyone with information can contact Johnny at his Bricín Restaurant on 064 6634902.

Meanwhile, the Killarney Tidy Town Meitheal group are taking a break for a couple of weeks. The hard-working volunteer group meet every Monday evening to litter-pick the streets of Killarney. This Monday evening they will attend annual Mass in Aghadoe, and the following Monday is the Bank Holiday. Normal service will resume on August 12.

 

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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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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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