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Talented bakers set to stir things up at South Kerry Ploughing Championships

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Above: Angela O'Connor, Simon Leahy, Siofra Foley, Imogen O'Connor, Tracey Coyne, (second row) Eilis Cronin, Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Laura Wickham, (back) Barry Murphy, Grace O'Neill, Con Keane, Paul Sherry, John O'Sullivan. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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HAVE you got the ingredients for success? Well, this Sunday you will get the chance to shine at the charity baking competition being held as part of the South Kerry Ploughing Championship and Harvest Show.

Children and adults alike will get to have a tilt at the title. There are two categories for younger bakers – under-11 boys and girls will be asked to bake six cupcakes or six cookies while under-14 boys and girls will be required to create a Swiss roll with a filling of their choice. Meanwhile, there will be a Christmas-themed baking contest for the adults.

The competition is being held in association with Killarney Rotary Club and will be judged by previous Great Irish Bake-Off winner Tracy Coyne of Tracy’s Kitchen and Kenmare foodie Karen Coakley.

The entry fee is payable on the day, and entries must be in the designated marquee before 3pm with judging to start at 4pm.

Prizes have been sponsored by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop, Kennedy's Pet Farm, Killarney Cinema, Four Star Pizza, Penneys, The Aquila Club at The Gleneagle Hotel and many more.

“So put on your aprons and brush up on your baking skills ahead of The Killarney Rotary Club Charity Junior Baking Competition at the South Kerry Ploughing Championship & Harvest Show,” said Killarney Rotary Club president Angela O’Connor.
 


 
Above: Angela O'Connor, Simon Leahy, Siofra Foley, Imogen O'Connor, Tracey Coyne, (second row) Eilis Cronin, Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Laura Wickham, (back) Barry Murphy, Grace O'Neill, Con Keane, Paul Sherry, John O'Sullivan. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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The Michael Commins Country Shows are Killarney bound

The legendary Michael Commins Concert Shows are heading for the Gleneagle INEC on Monday and Tuesday night, August 29 and 30. For over a decade these shows have captivated audiences […]

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The legendary Michael Commins Concert Shows are heading for the Gleneagle INEC on Monday and Tuesday night, August 29 and 30.

For over a decade these shows have captivated audiences in Galway and Mayo and this marks the first time they have travelled outside the western province.

Well known promoter, Tom Kelly from Ballina, who was manager of Brendan Grace for 27 years, and who also promotes the concerts of Johnny McEvoy, Mike Denver, Isla Grant, Dan McCabe and others, noticed the market for these country shows in recent years.

“The response of audiences to the Michael Commins Shows in the Salthill and Clayton Hotels in Galway and also in Claremorris and Westport has been phenomenal and I realised right away that these shows would have huge appeal outside the province,” Tom Kelly said.

“Where better a place to start outside of Connacht than in the famous Gleneagle INEC, the heart of Irish tourism and a huge venue for Country Music down through the years. We are being inundated with requests for tickets for both shows with people travelling to Kerry from all 32 counties on the island of Ireland, with some making the journey from England and Scotland and America as well.”

Michael is a journalist, radio and TV presenter from Mayo who for four decades has been promoting traditional Country Music across the western province and around the country through his newspaper columns.

His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including his great and cherished friend, the late Big Tom, along with a host of Irish singers as well as Leona Williams (ex-wife of Merle Haggard) and John Rex Reeves, nephew of the legendary Jim Reeves.

His concert shows have been described by Waterford singer, Paddy O’Brien, as the “most unique, authentic, down-to-earth and homely” country shows on the island of Ireland. The Killarney nights look set to deliver in style on Paddy’s summation of these amazing shows.

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The show on Monday August 29, features Brendan Shine, Gerry Guthrie, Art Supple, Tony Kerr, Louise Morrissey, Lisa Stanley, PJ Murrihy, Matt Keane, Olivia Douglas, Aisling Rafferty, Ross Molloy, Paudie McAuliffe, Gavin Gribben, Noreen Ashe, and the Ryan Turner Band.

The Tuesday night sees another brilliant line-up featuring John Glenn, Declan Nerney, Sandy Kelly, Paddy O’Brien, Eddie Lee, Annmarie O’Riordan, Thomas McBride, Pat McKenna, Muriel O’Connor and Fran Curry, Mick Mulhern, Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Aoife Leonard, Matthew O’Donnell, Kevin Prendergast, Richard Mulligan, the Ryan Turner Band and Billy Condon.

Tickets are selling fast and are now available from the Gleneagle INEC box office (064 6671555), ticketmaster.ie, and from Patsy on 086 1551841.

And the Killarney Advertiser has two pairs of tickets for the Michael Commins Country Shows up for grabs.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets just answer the following question in the comments section by heading over to our Facebook page:

Name one of the female artists on the Michael Commins Concert Shows?

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Beaufort GAA launch car raffle fundraiser

By Sean Moriarty Beaufort GAA is raffling a brand new Ford Focus to raise funds for a new winter training pitch. The club took delivery of the new car this […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Beaufort GAA is raffling a brand new Ford Focus to raise funds for a new winter training pitch.

The club took delivery of the new car this week and the first tickets for the raffle were sold at Puck Fair.

Tickets are available from any member of Beaufort GAA at a cost of €25 each or three for €60.

The growing club needs new winter training facilities for its men’s, ladies and juvenile teams.

“We found that our current pitch was getting badly cut up in the winter and autumn and felt this new all-weather was the way to go,” club chairman, Neil Doherty, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“We started selling this week at Puck and so far the response has been very good.”

Ticket will remain on sale until next year with a draw date set for around Easter time.

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