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Two IFTA awards for Jessie Buckley

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By Michelle Crean

Kerry actors proved they’ve got talent as they took home some prestigious Irish awards on Sunday night.

It was yet again another triumph for Killarney’s best loved actress Jessie Buckley who secured two Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) on RTÉ hosted by comedian Deirdre O’Kane. The event, which was presented virtually this year due to the ongoing pandemic, showed an emotional Jessie accept her awards; ‘Winner of Best Actress’ for her role in ‘Wild Rose’, and ‘Best Supporting Actress Drama’ for Chernobyl.

Tralee native and Love/Hate star, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, won the ‘Best Actor’ award for his role in the movie ‘Rialto’.

On screen Jessie appeared emotional saying “This is a complete honour, I feel completely shellshocked“.

The Muckross native, who is currently living in the UK, is daughter of Tim and Marina Buckley and cut her teeth in music and drama with Killarney Musical Society. She began her career in 2008 as a contestant on the BBC TV talent show ‘I’d Do Anything’ and has gone on to star in many more top films and stage performances since.

Her latest roles include ‘The Lost Daughter’ which she has just finished filming in Greece with Paul Mescal, star of hit Irish drama ‘Normal People’. She was due to appear on stage at the English National Theatre in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ but that has been halted due to COVID.

Fans can also catch her in Season 4 of ‘Fargo’ which will be coming out on Netflix shortly, and she is also currently on Netflix in ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. And unfortunately her film ‘Misbehaviour’ where Jessie stars alongside Kiera Knightley had just been released in cinemas as the country went into lockdown.

“All her roles are so diverse,” her proud father Tim told the Killarney Advertiser this week.
“She even has the ability to suspend the belief that she is my daughter when I’m watching her on screen. She has the properties to get inside your head.”

He said that he is delighted she is getting the recognition she deserves.

“It’s nice to see. She’s been very lucky, but she has made deliberate choices – she’s quite picky with her roles.”

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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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