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The all-new Cannonball 4X4 Convoy is coming to Killarney

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Cannonball is coming back to Kerry with the all new 4x4 event which will be based at the Great Southern Killarney.

CANNONBALL: The route map for the all-new Cannonball 4X4 event which takes place from November 19 to 21 raising funds for The HOPE Foundation.

From November 19 to 21, arriving at approximately 5.30pm on both evenings, car enthusiasts will get to see a Bentley Bentayga E-Hybrid and a Bentley Bentayga First Edition, a Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, two Range Rover SVRs, three Range Rover Sport P400, a Land Rover Defender 90, a Ford Ranger, a BMW X5 M-Sport, a Land Rover Defender 110, a Mercedes-Benz GLE and many more.

The 4x4 Cannonball road-trip is fully compliant with Government COVID-19 guidelines and is an outdoor event.

Any car enthusiasts wishing to come out to see the cars on the route are asked to adhere to the advice of the Cannonball COVID-19 marshals and maintain social distancing.

This year all Cannonball events are raising funds for The HOPE Foundation, an Irish charity doing incredible work with the street children of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). HOPE funds and operates over 60 projects including 11 child protection homes, a hospital, an ambulance, counselling, food and nutrition, education, healthcare and the restoration of childhoods to children.

Cannonball has already raised €1,250,000 for charities and has been rolling since 2009.

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The road trip begins at 10am from Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow on November 19 and takes in the last of Wicklow’s magnificent autumn majesty in Enniskerry, Sally Gap, Glendalough and Hollywood.

The newly restored Castle Durrow Country House Hotel in Laois is the first stop for lunch – a jewel of the midlands.

After lunch, the convoy will drive southbound to the luxurious Great Southern Killarney for two nights from where they will explore the Ring of Kerry, Dromquinna Manor, The Black Valley, Gap of Dunloe and finally Killarney National Park.

In true Cannonball style, this road-trip goes the extra mile with wonders at every turn including a bagpiper on a bridge, a falconer at breakfast and that rare ‘camaraderie’ that makes all Cannonball road-trips truly unforgettable experiences.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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