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The buzz is back in town as pubs and restaurants reopen

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PROUD: Tadhg Gallivan, Anna Maria Gallivan and Ruby Greene said there was a great to see the buzz around. "We're so proud of Killarney the way it bounced back so well. It's nice to see all the people around and of course we had to visit Reidy's."

Words and photos: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

Bank Holiday Monday is a day which will be marked in the history books - as pubs, bars and restaurants reopened up for outdoor dining - after months of COVID closures.

There was relief all around and the date is another step back to normality for the country and especially Killarney town.

There was a good atmosphere in various business premises as locals and visitors enjoyed the good weather and a pint or two of their favourite beverage.

Indoor dining will not be available until next month, however that didn't stop many of the pubs and restaurants in Killarney from opening with all the outside gardens, streets and accommodated facilities.

The Killarney Advertiser was out and about and caught up with business owners who said that they were very happy and relieved to be back doing what they do best.

Brian Murphy of Courtney's Bar said that they were "delighted to be back".

"I'm looking forward to the next phase of reopening," he said.

Niamh Sheahan from Reidys added that she's also "delighted" to be reopened and to welcome back her customers and teams.

"We have new food and new cocktail menus."

Sinead Sheahan from the Porterhouse couldn't contain her happiness saying that it was "great to see everyone back and to see a good buzz in town".

Kate O’Leary from The Laurels Pub & Restaurant additionally commented that it was "lovely to be open and see our customers again".

"A huge thanks to our team that stayed with us and were instrumental in developing the back yard," Kate said.

Visitors included Donal, Billy, Breda and Clodagh Shanahan who travelled from Cork on a day trip.

"We're from Cork so it was great to stop somewhere like K-Town and get something to eat. It’s fantastic to get a great meal in Killarney."

Also enjoying K-Town were Sinead Griffin, Colleen Breen, Jane Shanahan, and Megan Fitzgerald who collectively said that it was "great to be back to normality".

"We’re excited to meet up with friends for some food and drinks and to see lovely faces."

All the way from Blarney to Killarney were Derry and Geraldine O’Keefe who stopped by The Laurels.

"It's great to be back in Kerry and Killarney. The atmosphere is what we have been missing all along."

LIFE AND SOUL: Kevin Booth, Niall Kelly, Laura Kelly, Catherine Malone pictured at Reidy's who said it was nice to see the life back in town again.

BUZZ: Kamilla Fudyma and Sinead Sheahan from the Porterhouse said it was great to see everyone back and to see a good buzz in town.

FROM BLARNEY TO KILLARNEY: Derry and Geraldine O’Keefe from Blarney pictured enjoying their drinks at The Laurels.

NORMALITY: Bernie Kelliher, Niamh O’Donoghue, Kevin Kelliher, Shane Looney, Siobhan Enfield, Nichole Donovan at The Laurels said it was "unreal" to be back to normality.

RELAXED: Sinead Griffin, Colleen Breen, Jane Shanahan, and Megan Fitzgerald outside K-Town as they wait to meet up with friends for a meal.

WE'RE BACK: Courtney’s Niall Woulfe and Brian Murphy are also delighted to be back and said that they are looking forward to the next phase of reopening.

DAY TRIP: Donal Shanahan, Billy Shanahan, Breda Shanahan and Clodagh Shanahan stopped by from Cork for a meal and a visit.

VISITORS: Claudia Cosme, Andoni Atondo, Marga Wadros, Rebeca Solana, Lorena Girona, Jose Luiscaceres all enjoying a few drinks at Courtneys on their visit to Killarney from Dublin.

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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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