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Time travel on the itinerary in Kerry

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At the launch of the Kerry Way app were Sheila Casey, chair, SKDP, John O'Connor, SKDP, BŽaloideas Ciarra’, Se‡n de BuitlŽir, SKDP, John Treacy, Chief Executive, Sport Ireland, George Kelly, SKDP, Una O'Neill, SKDP, William Moriarty, ITT, Keith Phelan, ITT, Dr Danny Riordan, ITT, Declan Murphy, F‡ilte Ireland, Quentin Marechal, ITT, and Senator Marie Moloney. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

At the launch of the Kerry Way app were Sheila Casey, chair, SKDP, John O’Connor, SKDP, Béaloideas Ciarraí, Seán de Buitléir, SKDP, John Treacy, Chief Executive, Sport Ireland, George Kelly, SKDP, Una O’Neill, SKDP, William Moriarty, ITT, Keith Phelan, ITT, Dr Danny Riordan, ITT, Declan Murphy, Fáilte Ireland, Quentin Marechal, ITT, and Senator Marie Moloney. PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN
 


 
KERRY’S heritage experts have opened a new route to the past as a fascinating app gives a fresh insight to the county’s history, featuring information on more than 20 points of interest along the Kerry Way. The Kerry Way Folklore & Heritage app also includes audio clips of interviews with residents of the Black Valley and Glencar.
It was launched at Lord Brandon’s Cottage in the Black Valley by the CEO of Sport Ireland John Treacy on Friday.
Covering the section of the Kerry Way between Killarney and Glencar, the app has been developed by the Kerry Folklore Committee – Béaloideas Chiarraí – a group made up of representatives of South Kerry
Development Partnership, Kerry County Council’s Heritage Section, Trustees of Muckross and the Department of Social Protection.
The project partnership also involves Fáilte Ireland, Kerry Group, ActiveME and the Institute of Technology Tralee.
Funding support for its development came through LEADER and the INTERREG Rural Alliances project from SKDP, The Heritage Council and Kerry Group.
Béaloideas Chiarraí-Kerry Folklore chairman Johnny Porridge O’Connor said the app would enhance the attractiveness of the Kerry Way to a broader audience. “This app will provide people with a unique insight into the cultural and heritage sites along the Kerry Way walking route while also giving them an insight into what life was like in the region in past years,” he said. John Treacy welcomed the development of the app and said that he also hoped it would encourage many more people to go out and walk the route. “Ireland clearly has an issue with obesity and an initiative such as this that has the potential to get more people out walking and exercising should be greatly welcomed,” he said.
The app is currently available on android and will shortly be available for apple. It can be downloaded through scanning the QR code available on promotional material or going to the supporting website www.kerrywayfolkloreandheritage.com.

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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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