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Winter wonderland attraction skates centre stage in Killarney

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Students from St Brigid's Presentation Secondary School who helped ensure young people with special needs enjoyed a fun day out at Killarney on Ice recently.

YOUNGSTERS and the young at heart have been getting their skates on over the past few weeks at Killarney on Ice, which will be in town until January 8. And the big-hearted team at the winter wonderland attraction hosted pupils from St Francis Special School and Cullina and Fossa national schools as VIP guests during the week. A troupe of generous-spirited teenagers from St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School and St Brendan’s College were also on hand to ensure the children enjoyed their outing to the full.

Located in the Beech Road car park, the 600 square metre ice rink under marquee is a key part of the Christmas in Killarney Festival. Schools, youth clubs and sports teams across the county are using the facility of the group booking discount rate to plan a session on the ice. The normal opening times can be extended during the day to accommodate school groups. “Value for money is key,” says Tim O’Donoghue, the promoter of the rink. “That’s why we have special family and group rates.”

Helmets and skate aids are available for novice skaters with double bladed skates to help young children. “Ice skating is lots of fun, easily picked up, and is great exercise,” said Tim.

Sessions last for one hour and tickets can be booked online at www.killarneyonice.com. For further information and group or company bookings, contact Killarney On Ice at 085-7400366. Christmas gift vouchers will be available from the ice rink box office and these are always immensely popular.
 


 
Above: Students from St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School who helped ensure young people with special needs enjoyed a fun day out at Killarney on Ice recently.

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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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