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“There’s a lot more challenges to be faced as a community as we go forward” – Mayor

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By Michelle Crean

Mayor of Killarney Niall Kelleher, said that the reversal in the decision to move the Ukrainians is "a relief" for all involved.

"It's very much a relief for the people that are here that are going to be staying in Killarney and very very welcome, so I am thankful to the Minister for reversing the decision and I'm also thankful to all of the people who have got on board with the challenges that we have over the last couple of days in highlighting the issue, all of the political representatives our own Minister Norma Foley and Deputy Brendan Griffin. I've been in contact with both and other TDs and Senators around the country who helped me in highlighting it at the highest level up in the Taoiseach's office."

In relation to accommodation around the town for the re-homing the Ukrainians, he said it's going to be challenging.

"There will be people moved to other accommodation so there's going to be challenges, let's not be kidding ourselves," he added.

"There's a lot of challenges with the amount of refugees that we have in Killarney. We welcome them but we need to provide services and [I've put] a request to go back to Government. It has been made several times, we have accommodation but we don't have all of the services, so that is something we have to work on and now obviously 500 extra international protection applicants arriving in town, that will present its own challenges of which we need to address and it'll be important that the asylum process is resourced for the amount of applicants that are arriving in the country. That will be exceptionally important and I'll be highlighting that to the Minister. There's a lot more challenges to be faced as a community as we go forward."

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Wine, art and lots of catching up at popular fundraiser

By Michelle Crean Spirits were high and the atmosphere electric at this year’s Wine & Art Night which had a huge attendance on Wednesday night. Over 50 exhibitors gathered in […]

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By Michelle Crean

Spirits were high and the atmosphere electric at this year’s Wine & Art Night which had a huge attendance on Wednesday night.

Over 50 exhibitors gathered in the Great Southern Killarney as the Killarney Rotary Club’s fundraising event – which is one of the biggest in the town each year – was back after a COVID break.

During the afternoon the artists and crafters, many who travelled from all over Kerry, Clare, Cork and even Waterford this year, organised their display for the event. Later that evening there were a lot of familiar faces but also some new people who absolutely loved the evening.

There were many wines available to taste as well as cheese and breads at the event which is run in conjunction with Daly’s SuperValu, Killarney and Killarney Brewing Company.

“There was a huge attendance and everybody was in good spirits to be back to normal,” President of Rotary, Rayla Tadjimatova, said.

“Many of the patrons were buying some art as Christmas presents and the members of Rotary were delighted to be kept busy packing these. A portion of all art sales goes to the fundraiser. One local young man, who is only 16, exhibited his beautiful photographs of local scenic areas. There was an auction of donated works of art and a Kerry Jersey. All one hundred percent of the proceeds from this auction goes to the fundraiser.”

Mike Neeson entertained the crowd on arrival and right until the end of the night.

“Mike is a great supporter of our events and we would like to thank him for keeping everybody entertained.”

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust ran the raffle and they had some wonderful hampers and gifts to be won.

Beneficiaries from this year’s event are: Coolick NS, Gaelscoil Faithleann NS, Knockanes NS, Holy Cross Mercy NS, St Francis Special School, Kerry Stars, Killarney Athletic AFC, and Killarney Cougars Basketball Club.

She thanked everybody for attending and everyone for their help organising the event.

Some, she added, had never been before and said they did not know what exactly the night involved but will definitely be back again next time as it was “so enjoyable”.

“We hope the money raised will help the beneficiaries to proceed with projects,” she said.

“We are delighted for Rotary to be able to help these charities, community groups and schools through our fundraising event.”

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Comedy drama ready for the stage

By Michelle Crean Get out your diary and book in these December dates as Dochas Drama Group is ready to take to the stage. What does a hypochondriac, a grumpy […]

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By Michelle Crean

Get out your diary and book in these December dates as Dochas Drama Group is ready to take to the stage.

What does a hypochondriac, a grumpy father and a confused visitor to the dentist, all have in common? You’ll have to come along to the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Monday, December 12, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 at 8pm to find out.

The popular drama group will present their three new comedies featuring the work of playwrights Brian Bowler, Ger Madden and Mary Quirke.Come along for a night filled with fun and laughter. Just the right beginning to the festive season. Doors open at 7.15pm and tickets are available at the door. All tickets; adults, seniors, students and children are €10. Don’t miss a great night out.

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