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Some of the country's best musicians are planning a unique night of music, support and hope and it is expected to be a sell-out event.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9am to see The Coronas, Gavin James, The Academic, Hermitage Green and Susan O’Neill, along with MC Fergal D’Arcy, take to the stage for the 'Concert for Ukraine' at the Gleneagle INEC Arena in aid of the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.

All proceeds from the concert - which takes place on Friday May 6 - will be donated to the Irish Red Cross who are providing crucial emergency aid for Ukrainians within the country as well as those who have been forced to flee Ukraine.

“From all of us at the Irish Red Cross – we are grateful for the incredible support of The Gleneagle Group in putting together this historic concert in aid of the Ukraine Crisis Appeal," Charlie Lamson, Head of Fundraising, Irish Red Cross, said.

"To have the Coronas, Gavin James, The Academic, Hermitage Green and Susan O’Neill all rowing in behind this effort means so much to us. The Irish Red Cross is steadfast in its commitment to providing emergency support to those impacted by the unfolding crisis in Ukraine and this concert will go such a long way in keeping this commitment in people’s hearts and minds. Thank you!”

Seated and standing tickets for the 'Concert for Ukraine' at the Gleneagle INEC Arena cost from €39.50 and go on sale through Ticketmaster. Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and are only permitted in the seated area. For further information or to purchase tickets visit www.inec.ie.

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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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