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It’s take-off for charity at Kerry Airport as fundraisers to hit the runway

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FOLLOWING successful events held at Shannon and Knock Airports, Kerry will enjoy a unique opportunity to participate in the inaugural Kerry Airport 5k Fun Run, taking place at Kerry Airport this Friday, October 7, at 8.30pm.

To be held under the lights of the runway, the 5km run has been organised as a joint fundraiser between the rugby clubs of West Munster and Build4life, a cystic fibrosis (CF) charity based in Kerry. The objective is to raise significant funds for this local charity which has been to the forefront in raising funds to develop life-saving isolation inpatient and outpatient facilities for adults and children with CF attending Cork University Hospital, allowing them to enter the hospital environment free from the risk of cross infection.

The emphasis is on enjoyment on the night and all fitness levels will be catered for. Whether it is to run, jog or walk, the event is all about getting out, taking part and taking steps to improve fitness and stay healthy. Participants will receive complimentary car parking, a commemorative medal and goody bag. Over 350 people are already registered to take part; it cost €20 for adults and €10 for under-16s. For more information and to sign up to take part, visit www.eventmaster.ie

Basil Sheerin, financial controller, Kerry Airport, said: “We are delighted to announce the first ever runway run/walk at Kerry Airport. Kerry Airport is here to serve the local community and we are delighted to be working with Build4life and the Rugby Clubs of West Munster to host this fantastic initiative. We are looking forward to making this an enjoyable and memorable experience for all involved.”

Speaking on behalf of the Castle Island Rugby Club, Bill Horgan, who has been senior air traffic controller at Kerry Airport for over 25 years, said: “We are extremely grateful to Kerry Airport for facilitating our event and to the Garvey Group as our main sponsor. We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of Lee Strand and all our local contributors.”

For further information on the event or on Kerry Airport, visit www.kerryairport.ie or contact Basil on 066-976 4644 or basil.sheerin@kerryairport.ie

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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