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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

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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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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