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Tributes to Dermot Ivo O’ Sullivan

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Killarney Race Company has led tributes to Dermot Ivo O’ Sullivan who passed away this week.

Ivo was an integral part of Killarney Race Company for over 50 years both as a dedicated board member and chairman.

Ivo was first proposed to the board of the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee in the early ‘80s and held the position of Senior National Hunt Steward within the Turf Club.

As a long-standing member, he was visionary and instrumental in forming many valuable Committees within the National Hunt and Turf Club. Ivo’s wife Kay owned Roman Bar that ran in the Aintree Grand National in 1976 and 1977 trained by the couple’s lifelong friend Pat Taaffe.

Ivo also played an instrumental role in the formation of the Killarney Racegoers Club and invited like-minded individuals to join the board at Killarney Race Company, which has ultimately played a major role in the development of the company and how it operates today.

Ivo was very proud of his association with Killarney Race Company and was the driver of major advancements within the Company. He was held in the highest regard within the racing industry which paved the way in building long-standing relationships that supported the growth and development of Killarney Race Company DAC.

In later years Ivo would have visited daily with his dog Remi walking his beloved Racecourse and Ross golf, while keeping a keen eye on the track and hurdles built by his friend Dan O’ Donoghue and team.

Chairman Billy O’Sullivan on behalf of fellow Directors, Management and Staff would sincerely like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and thank them for providing a wonderful inspiring leader, colleague and great friend who has left a long-lasting legacy within Killarney Race Company.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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