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Walk raises over €2k for the people of Ukraine

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By Michelle Crean

It may have been bleak and dreary weather but that didn't stop one community from showing solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

ON THEIR WAY: Siobhan Brosnan and Ciara Kelly (Chairperson of Kilcummin GAA) walking on Sunday to support the fundraiser for the people of Ukraine.

SHOWING SOLIDARITY: Carmel O'Riordan Bríd Fleming Mayor of Killarney Marie Moloney and Susan Healy showing their solidarity with the people in Ukraine at the Kilcummin walk on Sunday.

READY: Elena Michelle and Rachel Riordan Paula O'Connor Chloe Riordan Faye O'Connor and Mike Riordan pictured ready to go at the Kilcummin walk on Sunday which raised funds for the people of Ukraine.

Locals in Kilcummin got their walking shoes on and helped raise funds for war torn Ukraine at the weekend.

On Sunday, over one hundred people braved the cold wintery conditions to show help to the beleaguered people who are having to flee their country as a result of Russia's invasion.

The Kilcummin GAA Club fundraising walk, was held in conjunction with Irish Red Cross, and raised €2,400 towards the Ukrainian Refugee Fund. The walk gave members of the local community a chance to come together to show their support for the Ukrainian people, Chairperson Ciara Kelly explained.

“The GAA club wish to express their thanks for the generosity of locals who joined us on Sunday and we are all hopeful of a peaceful resolution as soon as possible,” she said.

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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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