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Wheels set in motion for Massey Ferguson tractor project

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Members of Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club with members of the Killarney Men's Shed as they prepare to restore the Massey Ferguson tractor. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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IT WILL be a busy winter for the Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club with the purchase of a very tired Massey Ferguson 135 tractor which the club plans on restoring to its former glory.

It is envisaged to have the project completed by summer 2017. The newly restored tractor will then be raffled off in the summer and the chosen charities from the South Kerry Ploughing Championships & Harvest Show which takes place on Sunday, September 3, 2017, will benefit from the proceeds.

The club urges anyone who would like to get involved to get in touch and would appreciate in particular sponsorship and any help with electrical, sandblasting and painting. “We are calling on anyone who would like to get involved and help out with this project to get in touch and all help will be greatly appreciated,” said club chairman Tom Leslie.
“It will also be an enjoyable social event with a cup of tea and chat afterwards.”

Anyone interested in getting involved can contact Tom Leslie, Chairman of Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club directly on 087-2383809.

The club would also like to say a huge thank you to Mike Moriarty of Moriarty’s Centra and Central Car Sales, Farranfore, who very generously purchased the tractor in its current condition for the club and for his continued support and also special thanks to Donal Kissane of DKB Machinery Ltd of Kilgobnet, Beaufort, Killarney, who is also supporting the project.

Those involved in the project will meet every Wednesday evening from 8pm-10pm at Killarney Men’s Shed and the club would like to say a special thank you to Kerry Mental Health and to Killarney Men’s Shed for the generous use of their facilities.

Club membership for Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club is now open and you can contact Club Secretary on 087-3381842 or visit www.killarneyvintage.com for further information. Keep an eye on the Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club’s Facebook page for updates.
 


 
Above: Members of Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club with members of the Killarney Men's Shed as they prepare to restore the Massey Ferguson tractor. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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Local soprano releases new single

Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single. Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday. ‘Before […]

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Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single.

Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday.

‘Before You Leave Me’ has a Jazz influence. Mary has been writing her own songs since March this year covering several different genres.

“Tony O’Flaherty of Sonas Studios has brought my songs to life and I am delighted with the production on the songs,” Mary told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Fun Urban Orienteering event coming to Killarney town

The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30. Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in […]

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The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30.

Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has funded multiple flagship as well as local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships, including this ‘Family Street Orienteering Kerry’ event.

“This free event looks to offer everyone an opportunity the get out and be active and maybe try something new,” Gearóid O Doherty, the Coordinator of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership said. 

“Urban Orienteering is an activity that you can do on your own or with your family and friends. You get to challenge yourself a little and still go at a pace that suits you – and what a beautiful location to do it all in, Killarney town!

“With many people possibly new to the Kerry region, be that through work, college or otherwise, this is an ideal way to get involved in the community and explore the streets and lanes of Killarney in a fun and active way.”

The Kerry Orienteers Club have designed the courses for this event and are looking forward to the excitement of it all and helping those new to the sport to continue taking part in the months and years that follow.

“We know that, for a lot of people, this will be their first time trying orienteering, but they can rest assured, as we will be there to talk them through it and help them out if needed,” Brendan O’Brien from Kerry Orienteers said.

“If it is something they want to try again, we can signpost them to other events, both locally here in Kerry and indeed nationally. Orienteering is a fantastic sport that allows you to build your skills and confidence, with all events having a variety of routes to cater for all levels.”

To cater for physical distancing and government guidelines, there are several staggered start times for participants to choose from, beginning at 6pm and the last group heading off at 7.30pm. With free t-shirts for all who sign up and additional workshops onsite, from the likes of Leave No Trace Ireland, it is sure to be a fun and vibrant evening, all stemming from the start point at ANAM – Killarney’s Arts and Culture Centre.

Places are limited for this event. Free online registration is available and those looking to attend are encouraged to book their place early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, you can visit any of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership social media accounts or go to www.sportireland.ie.

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