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Veteran car club first to appoint Youth Officer

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Kingdom Veteran Vintage and Classic Car Club (KVVCCC) has become the first organisation in Ireland of its kind to appoint a Youth Officer.

At the club’s recent Annual General Meeting Alan Fitzell from Lisselton was appointed to this new role to protect the future of the club.

KVVCCC is the biggest car club in Kerry and the only one affiliated to the national federation for such clubs.
It was founded in 1979 and continues to grow and expand to this day. The oldest car in the club is a 1922 Peugeot but there's a growing number of owners of modern classics from the 1980s and 1990s on the club’s books too.

Like nearly every club in the county, KVVCCC is managed by a group that have been in their positions for many years.

Members felt that by appointing a Youth Officer the club would be able to protect its future by encouraging the next generation of classic car enthusiasts to get more involved in activities.

Alan Fitzell accepted that role at the club’s AGM in February and last week attended his first club meeting as a committee member.

A life-long Ford fan, he owns a 1956 Ford Anglia.

“We have a lot of younger members that join and we don’t see them too much afterwards,” he said. “Part of my role is to get these members to attend more shows and runs and support some of the charity events. We also welcome new members.”

The full committee elected at last month’s AGM are: President Francie Cantillon; Chair Tony Hehir; Vice-Chair Joe O’Sullivan; Secretary Garrett Foley; Treasurers George Glover and Aine Doyle; Youth Officer Alan Fitzell; Club Merchandise Lukas and Sylwia Warcaba; Webmaster Chris Foley and Richard Bono who is entering his 20th year on the committee.

The club is preparing for its annual Ring of Kerry Run which will take place in May – further details including date to be announced in due course.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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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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