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Transform your fitness with ‘Zero to 5k’

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By Michelle Crean

With all the Christmas goodies scoffed you may be feeling like a fitness routine is in order and Killarney Valley AC have just the thing!

The group are back with their very successful 'Zero to 5k' for adults who want to get moving, but need a structure and mentoring, in a safe environment.

January 11 at the Killarney Valley AC arena is the date and location so there's simply no excuse to get motivated. From there Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm are the times and evenings to meet others and get back your fitness.

Coming off the back of a very successful October and November group Killarney Valley AC are back early and in great time for you to operate your own transformation in 2022.

Booking is online through the link below and all proceeds are for the maintenance and upkeep of the Killarney Valley AC Arena located right in the heart of the Killarney school area on New Road.

The facilitators are all voluntary and well trained athletics coaches from Killarney Valley Athletics Club. Brid Stack, Jerry Griffin, Con Lynch and Karen Smith are the facilitators, backed by club officials.

"The atmosphere is a very encouraging and you will feel part of a team with a common goal," Jerry Griffin said.

"Your mental and physical health will benefit as the coaches get you moving in a safe way."

The target after the eight weeks is the participation as a group in the Killarney parkrun at Killarney House, so book early as the places will fill up fairly quickly.

Killarney Valley AC volunteers built the track and at the end of 2021 has come off a very successful season on the track, on the roads and over cross country.

So, sign up via www.killarneyvalleyac.ie/events/couch-to-5k-2/ and expect a warm welcome when you arrive on your first night.

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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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