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Killarney plans to turn purple | By Michelle Crean Killarney is to celebrate retaining its Purple Flag by holding a weekend of colourful celebrations next week.

Shocking daylight brawl on High Street Shocked locals and tourists witnessed a five-person brawl just off a busy Killarney street in broad daylight at lunchtime yesterday (Thursday). | By Sean Moriarty Four men and one woman were involved in a violent fracas on Barry’s Lane - just off High Street - at around 1pm.

An alert passer-by immediately called the Gardai but one of the men ran off down High Street towards the town centre before they arrived. Gardai rushed to the scene and found a young woman in a distressed state rip-

ping at her clothing. Another man, who appeared drunk, was shouting “this is my town”. The other two people shut themselves into an apartment building on the street before Gardai arrived. Killarney Garda confirmed that a male and female were arrested on public order offences. They believe the fight started in a nearby pub.

The accolade, which recognises excellence in safety, vibrancy and diversity of the evening and night-time economy of the town, will be celebrated over weekend of October 18 – 20. Killarney Purple Flag Working Group have acquired Purple Flag stickers which will be circulated to businesses in the purple flag area, and are seeking the support of businesses by displaying them in their premises. On Saturday afternoon, October 19, the Purple Flag mascot will be out and about around the town, mingling on the streets and calling to shops and businesses. “We would like to seek the support of all hotels and business owners in the town over this weekend, the following being a number of ideas which could be carried out, including lighting premises in purple, decorating windows in purple, Purple Friday or Saturday where staff dress in purple, prominent buildings/cultural/heritage/businesses illuminated purple and purple themed events serving of non-alcoholic purple cocktails,” the group said.

Rugby club plans new diversity programme | By Michelle Crean Diversity and inclusion is the name of the game – a rugby game that is – as one club plans a brand new programme to make everyone feel right at home. Tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 10am, Killarney Rugby Club will roll out their ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ initiative. There, they plan to hand a brand new anti-racist poster, which has #playtogether written in 13 different languages, to a representative from the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre – and all are welcome to attend. “Killarney Rugby wants to be a club

where no matter where you come, from or what language you speak, you'll feel right at home,” Liam Murphy, PRO of the Minis, told the Killarney Advertiser this week. “In light of recent racist events in the community, the club feels that it must take an active stance and show immigrant and refugee communities that such behaviour does not reflect Irish values.” He said the new initiative will be a great opportunity to back up words with public actions. “We’re trying to appeal to all people to give it a try and get involved. It’s the next natural progression,” he said.

INCLUSION: Killarney Rugby Club are planning to launch their 'Diversity and Inclusion' programme. Pictured were: Sarah O'Donnell, Ger Sugrue (Club Secretary), Liam Murphy (PRO Minis) and Tony Dunne (Data Officer). Photo: Michelle Crean






Storm brings rare bird to Kerry The aftermath of last week’s Storm Lorenzo resulted in a very rare South American bird being swept into Kerry.

Local parishioners were hit with another bombshell over the weekend when it was announced that the number of weekly Masses in Killarney will further be reduced.

RARE FIND: Anthony O’Connor and John O’Donghue with the Little Bittern that was blown off-course by Storm Lorenzo last week.

North American land-birds showing up in Ireland over the past two weeks due to the series of hurricanes and storms in the Atlantic disrupting their southbound migration from North America to South America and diverting them to Western Europe,” said Niall Keogh of the Irish Rare Birds Committee. “So far this autumn we've had eight Redeyed Vireos, one Black-and-white Warbler [on Inishbofin, third Irish sighting], one Baltimore Oriole [on Achill Island, fourth Irish sighting] and one Common Nighthawk [in Ballymena, third Irish record] across the island of Ireland. I sus-

pect more North American land-birds will be found over the coming weeks given the weather we are having.” While Storm Lorenzo is the most-likely reason the bird arrived in Ireland, it is also possible he hitched a lift on a trans-Atlantic ship. “The bird appears to be quite emaciated so no wonder it died. Not much muscle structure left on the breast. It must have just had enough energy to make landfall,” added Keogh. The bird has been preserved by Mr O’Donoghue and he is awaiting instructions from the Irish Natural History Museum.

Bus station to reopen today | By Sean Moriarty Bus Eireann has confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser this week that the customer waiting area in Killarney bus station will reopen today (Friday). Last Saturday ‘The Coffee Bus’ café and shop, at the Bus Eireann stop adjacent to the Outlet Centre, closed after 20 years in business. The coffee shop was adjacent to a waiting area and automatic ticket dispensing machines. But now that the café is closed

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Further cuts to Killarney Masses

| By Sean Moriarty A male Least Bittern, a member of the Heron family, was found in a distressed state in local man John O’Donoghue’s yard in Farranfore on Monday. It is the first sighting of such a specimen in Ireland and only the tenth ever in the geographic area known as the Western Palearctic that covers all of Europe, North African countries and some Gulf States since records began in 1900. Despite his best efforts John was unable to keep the bird alive and he died within 30 minutes of being found. John contacted another local man, Anthony O’Connor, whose brother John is an ornithologist who used to keep finches and other birds at his Ardfert home. They were unable to identify the bird but contacted Bird Watch Ireland who confirmed it was indeed a Least Bittern and that it was the first sighting of such a bird in Ireland. The migratory population of Least Bittern breeds mostly in eastern North America, wintering in Central America, The Caribbean, northern South America. The closest previous sightings to Ireland were one each in the Azores and Iceland. An American Green Heron was present at Schull, County Cork from October 11 to 13, 2005 and was later relocated in Anglesey, Wales. “While the finding of this bird is a surprise, it has a supporting cast of rare


customers could no longer access the waiting lobby and ticket machine. Bus Eireann was advising passengers to pay the driver on the bus or pre-book online. However, the company reversed this decision on Wednesday and confirmed that the facility will re-open today (Friday), but the ticket office would not be manned. Instead, customers can use the ticket machines in the waiting area. “The retail unit within the outlet, which was operated by an independent retailer remained open until last weekend at which point it closed. It is anticipated that the closure of the retail unit will be

temporary and CIE’s property department are actively seeking a new tenant,” said a Bus Eireann spokesperson. “The customer waiting area, which is contained within the retail unit will reopen from this Friday.” The closure of the Bus Eireann ticket office was criticised by tourism and business leaders in Killarney this week. They said it is not a good image to give visitors. “There should be customer service available to tourists and customers alike for a town our size,” Paul Sherry, President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, told the Killarney Advertiser. “I

Churches in Firies, Fossa and Kilcummin and Killarney will lose one Mass each week, four less that the 19 Masses previously held each week in the areas. The new schedule will come into effect on the weekend of November 2 and 3. The news comes following Bishop Ray Browne’s recent decision to axe a fulltime priest in the Kilcummin parish, which caused widespread anger in the area. “After the clerical changes during the summer, we are now one priest less, and that has put considerable strain on the celebration of weekend Masses,” said a Killarney Pastoral Area statement. "We cannot sustain the current schedule. While we are aware of the change that has happened for the priests of the area, we realise too the great change and sadness that this will mean for parishioners affected, and in this we ask for your understanding and support. We have only been able to manage so far thanks to the generosity of the retired priests, but it would be deeply unfair to ask their sustained support to continue the current weekend Mass schedule.” am told it is a temporary arrangement while refurbishment work is carried out, and Bus Eireann is doing its best in the interim.” The ticket office has been unmanned since 2017 but Bus Eireann do employ staff to run it during the busy summer months. “It was closed as part of a previous restructuring in the organisation, although it was manned this year during the busier tourist months,” added the Bus Eireann spokesperson. TD Danny Healy-Rae said that he is pleased that Bus Eireann has confirmed that they have now made alternative arrangements and intend to reopen Killarney Bus Station, from Friday.




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Ulster Bank Killarney to host charity event One local bank is opening its heart by organising a fundraising event for a local charity this month. | By Michelle Crean

SCARY: Students from St Brendan's College are planning a Haunted Hall in their school. Pictured at the front were: Gearoid Mulvihill and Ethan Slattery. At the back were: James Smith, Jack Greaney, Shane McGlynn, Donnacha O'Donoghue, Laimis Janusauskas and Jason Lee. Photo: Michelle Crean

There’s spooky goings on in one local school Students organise Halloween Haunted Hall | By Michelle Crean With a 159 year history - it comes as no surprise that there’s some ghostly goings on in one Killarney school – and locals can experience it first-hand very soon. Students in St Brendan’s College have a creepy feeling that October 25, 26 and 27 will be a Spooktacular – and the school is allowing the public access in to witness it first-hand from 6-9pm! Transition Year students are currently building a Haunted Hall with a maze through the courtyard – and the 15 to 20 minute school tour will be suitable for those aged eight upwards. Visitors will be guaranteed a screamingly good time - as they’ll be greeted by Spencer Hawthorn at the main door – and who knows who they’ll meet along the old school corridors.

In what is the first Halloween themed event for the school, it promises to be scary and fun, explained teacher Carol Hickson. “TYs, First, Second and Fifth Years are putting the tour together,” Carol told the Killarney Advertiser. “We’re embracing the age of the school. It was built in 1860, just after the Famine. Visitors will meet the headmaster and a few creepy characters along the way. Spencer, their tour guide will bring them on a tour of the school into some places they shouldn’t go to and they’ll meet a creepy headmaster and some scary staff.” The public can purchase tickets for €5 each or a family ticket of five for €20 from the school on 064 6631021, she added. “Be careful what doors you open!”

Ulster Bank’s Killarney branch will open its doors for a special fundraiser in aid of HeartBeat Killarney, a voluntary support group which aims to help people who’ve suffered heart disease, a stroke or a cardiac event return to living as full as life as possible. On Saturday, October 26 colleagues in the branch are hosting a home expert information event, where interested homeowners and home buyers can speak to local professionals, including building contractors, engineers, architects and interior designers, in exchange for a discretionary donation to the charity. The 30-40 minute slots will take place throughout the day from 9.30-4pm and should be booked in advance by emailing In return for the consultations, people are asked to bring a donation on the day for HeartBeat Killarney. “We in Ulster Bank are delighted to support HeartBeat Killarney, while also providing an interesting and informative experience for our customers and the wider community,” Justin Healy, Ulster Bank’s Killarney Branch Manager, said:

“Whether you’re looking to build your first home, or renovate and refresh your existing property, you’ll be able to share your thoughts and plans with our professionals – all we ask in return is that you donate however much you can to an important local cause. I want to thank McMahon Culloty Construction, Reeks Consulting engineers, Agne Kremenskiene and Davide Mosca for giving up their Saturday to raise money for charity.” Billy O’Sullivan from HeartBeat Killarney, said that they work every day to provide information and events in the local area and need all the help they can get to ensure the best possible support for those who’ve suffered heart disease, a stroke or a cardiac event. “I want to thank everyone who is involved in organising and hosting this wonderful initiative, particularly Ulster Bank colleagues in Killarney and the experts who are giving up their precious time and advice.” This home expert information event forms part of Ulster Bank’s ongoing ‘Do Good, Feel Good’ initiative, which encourages colleagues to come together and raise money for a registered charity or charities of their choice.

CHARITY IN A HEARTBEAT: Brian McMahon, Agne Kremenskiene, Donagh O'Regan, Davide Mosca, Justin Healy (Ulster Bank Branch Manager Killarney), and Billy O’Sullivan (Killarney HeartBeat).

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BANKING ON IT: Colm 'Gooch' Cooper and Ronan McAuliffe, AIB with Sarah Brosnan from OCKT pictured at The Great Southern Killarney for the OCKT luncheon briefing. Photograph by Sally MacMonagle.

Government delivers uninspiring Budget Free GP care for children under eight and free dental care for under 6s was announced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe as he delivered his Budget 2020 to Dáil Éireann on Tuesday afternoon. Government changes to taxes and spending as part of its general economic and fiscal outlook for 2020 included minimum wage to rise by 30cent from €9.80 to €10.10 - but delayed until March in a no-deal Brexit scenario, zero rate on electric vehicles extended to 2020 and excise duty on a packet of 20 cigarettes increased by 50 cent (including VAT). Overall, there wasn’t a substantial amount of noteworthy changes in this year’s budget. However, below is a summary of the main points of interest put together by Brian Dineen of Orchid  Accountants & Statutory Audit Firm, Orchid House, Upper Park Road, Killarney.

KEY POINTS 1. Income tax

• In relation to income tax, in other words, personal tax, there wasn’t many changes that will help people. The minimum wage to increase to €10.10 that was discussed has deferred due to the threat of a no deal Brexit. • However, there has been a €150 in-

crease in the Earned Income Credit for self-employed people to €1,500. • The home carer credit has also seen an increase to €1,600 from €1,500. • Employment and Investment Incentive (EIIS) has been extended and improved. An increase in the annual limit on investments to €250,000, or €500,000 for investments with a maturity of 10 years or greater. Further to this, from October 2019, the full 40% income tax relief will be available in the year of investment rather than the previous arrangement whereby 30% was available at time of investment with 10% available after four years. • There is still 0% BIK on electric vehicles extended to 2022 in an attempt to promote the use of electric vehicles as a company vehicle.

2. Indirect Taxation & reliefs • In an attempt to tackle the current issues of air pollution and global warming, there has been an increase in the carbon

tax which is up €6 to €26 per tonne and applies from 12 midnight on October 8, 2019. To put this into perspective, this will mean an increase of 1-2c per litre for petrol/diesel, an extra €1.44 per 40kg coal bag and an additional 31c per briquette bail for the average person on their fuel costs. • The diesel surcharge that was introduced last year is going to be replaced with a nitrogen oxide emissions-based charge. Will apply to all cars registering from January 1, 2020. • Relief for VRT on Hybrid vehicles extended to 2020. • A diesel rebate scheme for hauliers is intended to be introduced, details at the moment however are scare. The minister has said further details will be included in the Finance Bill. • A relief, capped at €50,000 per year from the amount of betting duty payable by independent bookmakers and betting exchanges, will be introduced. • There was an announcement of €13 million for the warmer homes scheme. This is to provide free energy efficiency upgrade to those households who are deemed or considered at risk of energy poverty.

11.10.2019 • Excise duty on a pack of 20 cigarettes was increased by 50c from midnight on October 8.

3. Brexit contingency plans • €1.2 billion has been announced and put aside in the event of a no deal Brexit. The Government has broken down how these funds will be distributed. The breakdown is: €220 million deployed for immediate use in mitigating the effects of a no deal Brexit. • €650 million allocated for enterprise, agriculture and tourism, mainly to assist those whose businesses are worst affected. • €85 million allocated specifically to beef farmers, €14 million for the fishing industry, €6 million for livestock and the mushroom industry and food/drinks will receive €5 million. • €365 million is planned to be provided for social protection expenditure benefit, and €45 million to assist people to transition to new work. • It seems to be a case that all of the above breakdowns are dependent on a no deal Brexit.

4. Social Welfare • The living alone allowance has seen a €5 increase. While not substantial, it will be welcomed by some. • Qualified child payments have been increased by €3 for over 12s and €2 for under 12s. • Fuel allowance increased by €2 per week. • The Christmas bonus for all social welfare recipients in 2019 will be 100%.

5. Property • Stamp duty on commercial property increased by 1.5% to 7.5% with effect from October 9. There may be some transitional measures for transactions in progress. • Help to Buy scheme for first time buyers has been extended to the end of 2021.

6. Capital Acquisitions Tax • The threshold for gifts and inheritances within category A (Generally parents to children) has been increased from €320,000 to €335,000. This means anything received up until the threshold of €335,000 is tax free. This applies from October 9.


The object of this article is to provide useful tips in relation to Irish Tax Regulations. It cannot be regarded as a definitive guide and no liability can be accepted in respect of decisions taken in reliance on the information herein contained.



Killarney reacts to Budget Business leaders in Killarney have described Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s 2020 Budget as “uninspiring and lacking imagination” - influenced by a potential nodeal Brexit. | By Sean Moriarty Speaking at a Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce briefing at the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday afternoon, Marcus Treacy of OCKT Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors, said Budget 2020 “will have a profound effect for businesses especially those who do business with the UK”.

BUDGET DAY: Marcus Treacy, Paul O’Neill, Sarah Brosnan, Mark Scally and Michael Coughlan pictured at The Great Southern Killarney for the OCKT luncheon briefing on Wednesday. Photo: Sally MacMonagle.

He was referring to Donohoe’s €1.2 billion package to tackle the increasing likelihood of a no-deal Brexit. “Irish importers and exporters will have to pay VAT at the point of entry and this

Local tourist industry critical of Budget 2020 | By Sean Moriarty Hotels and guest houses in Kerry have criticised the Government’s decision not to reverse the tourism VAT hike, which came into effect following last year’s budget. Bernadette Randles, Chair of the IHF Kerry branch, said the increase in VAT from 9% to 13.5% has seriously undermined Irish tourism’s international competitiveness and the ability of tourism enterprises such as hotels to re-invest in their business and local economy.

“This week’s budget is received with mixed emotions. The missed opportunity to reinstate the 9% VAT rate is a shame and an example again of the short sightedness of the finance department to not take a proactive approach,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “The horizons for tourism are concerning and a proactive approach with the VAT rate would have been the smart move for employment and stability in the hospitality sector. A reactive approach to an inevitably challenging year will be too little too late. We support 270,000 jobs across the country and we are a great example of

will effect cash flow,” added Mr Treacy. He hinted that this could be a temporary budget and that a new one could be set ahead of the proposed General Election mooted for May. the collective approach tourism can have on a small country like Ireland.” Speaking at a Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce organised postbudget briefing at the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday afternoon, Marcus Treacy of OCKT Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors said that “VAT on tourism is now the highest in Europe.” Here in Kerry the Tourism Industry supports 15,700 jobs and contributes some €592m to the local economy annually. “It is therefore disappointing that the Government has failed to recognise the exceptional challenges now confronting tourism businesses. A rate of 9% VAT is the appropriate level for Ireland and would put us mid-range in a European context. This is what the Government should be looking at to ensure long-term sustainable growth of our industry,” added Ms Randles.

Fuel and carbon tax increases

| By Sean Moriarty

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced a €6 increase in the price of carbon as a first step towards the Government's commitment of increasing the price of carbon from €20 to €80 a tonne by 2030. Mr Donohoe said it is the Government's intention - and his ambition - to increase this steadily to meet the 2030 target. The increase came into effect from midnight on Tuesday for motor fuel, but the increase to other fuels will be delayed until May 2020 - after the winter heating season. The increase is expected to raise €90m

in 2020. All of this will be ring-fenced to fund new climate action measures. “In the context of both an already depressed new car market and the likely impact of Brexit, there is a real fear that car sales will further deteriorate that will only slow down the renewal of Ireland’s car fleet, which is vital in our attempt to drive down emissions,” Society of the Irish Motor Industry, Director General, Brian Cooke, said. “In this regard, SIMI is relieved that the Minister has not increased VRT for new cars in Budget 2020.” While this announcement will help Ireland reduce its carbon footprint, it punishes people in rural areas who rely on cars to get around, and offered no real incentives to buy zero emission cars or

to put in place infrastructure to charge them. “Given the proposed evolution to electric vehicles we would like to see increased revenue from the carbon tax ring-fenced to subsidise the purchase of EVs and fund quick chargers for retail sites to assist this change,” said David Blevings, media spokesperson the Irish Petrol Retailers Association. The same applies to the road haulage sector, and business leaders have criticised the approach. "This Budget focused on delivering increased taxation with no support for industry to counteract the penal charges it faces,” said Aidan Flynn, General Manager of Freight Transport Association Ireland.







Columnist ANNE LUCEY gives her take on happenings in Killarney, Kerry and beyond

The great education divide debate “

I say this in the light of statements by prominent people this week and the results of the Junior Cert too. Down in Kenmare, Bernard Looney, the fifth child of a small ambitious farmer and his elegant wife has been named head of global company British Petroleum (BP). His school principal was on local radio lamenting the decline in today’s education which he said is all about "results". A change from the days when 48-year-old Bernard went to secondary school. Gareth Power said that back then results were important but education was also about development of personality and getting on with people. Bernard’s brother Tony, a courteous philosophical man who has two engineering construction companies in Cork echoed Power. There was too much to do at home so Bernard was never going to be too academic. And his style was to find solutions – and he would eschew angry confrontation. Millionaire businessman Jerry Kennelly has been giving out too about the

system and how parents are investing all their wealth in often unsuitable education courses. Jerry, as usual, comes from how much money you can earn – but he has a point. There is however a third elephant in the room which no-one is talking about, and which once again is underlined by this year’s Junior Cert results out this week. Yet again girls have outshone boys in the Junior Cert., as the current results driven system suits ambitious girls. The pendulum in education has swung and add to that we have a complete lack of gender balance in teaching which must make you wonder has it swung too far and just who is setting the curriculum and for whom? It must be, 90 percent of teachers now are female in some schools. Boys are being lost, and for both genders there seems less and less time for any kind of independent-mindedness or debate. Instead it is all rote learning and assertiveness. The higher levels banning speakers and locking out other opinions are

Macroom Bypass I know it is only a bypass in Macroom - but I am getting a real sense of déjà vu. This week Cork County Council confirmed to me what some leading people locally have been speculating

about - Government approval has not been granted for the tender. Tenders for the N22 Macroom Road Development were returned on June 28 and the tender assessment process is nearing completion, the council said. The award of the contract by Cork

I think it’s time we had a real hard look at what is happening with education.

The pendulum in education has swung and add to that we have a complete lack of gender balance in teaching

scarcely recognisable as universities any more. Debate in the classroom and on the street is shut down and shouted down by assertive young people who will broker no viewpoint other than their own - and they are getting younger and younger. Levels of anxiety among the shouting children caught up in these climate change protests are off the Richter Scale, teachers up the country tell me. The lack of perspective is worrying whole swathes of feelings and valid opinions are being driven underground and into extreme positions, much better than the Roman Catholic Church ever managed to do. The structure has strayed too far from the ideal of Plato’s academy and of that old word “colloquy” - debate and thrashing things out, passionately if you like, but from reasoned positions to arrive at the truth and land on solid ground. County Council is subject to Government approval - which is not yet in place. The timeline for construction, following the appointment of a contractor, is approximately three years. The total scheme budget is estimated at €280 million. I threw the question at the Department of Public Expenditure on Monday - the ones to approve it - and was redirected to the Department of Transport. Everyone was waiting for Budget Day, it appears. Danny Healy-Rae TD, who has been "extremely concerned" about what he sees as a pull back on public projects in this region, also raised it on Tuesday in his budget speech and says he got no reply. He worries the bypass, along with the Kilcummin sewerage plans, may have all been mothballed and the Government are not admitting it.

Stormin Norma Norma Moriarty, a FF candidate on the General Election ticket, stole a march on all our alert Killarney spokespeople and created a storm over the lack of facilities at the bus station in Killarney - the station at the back of the Outlet Centre is now just a glorified stop such as you would find in any Luas in Dublin. This is a real bread and butter issue. And it took someone to come up from Waterville to talk about bewildered tourists as well people from Cahersiveen to Killarney having nowhere to go for information or tickets. But “Storming Norma” is unlikely to be the only Norma on the ticket if Fianna Fail people in Tralee have their way. The withdrawal of Toireasa Ferris and the selection of Tralee town native, solicitor Pa Daly, as the Sinn Fein candidate in the next General Election to retain the party seat, has thrown up conundrums for the other main parties in Kerry. Speculation is rife about additions and changes because Daly will have Tralee all to himself unless they add poll topper - last year’s Mayor of Kerry, Norma Foley, is the thinking. Republicanism in Tralee crosses all party lines, and local boy Daly could theoretically harvest votes across FF and FG in the county town. Waterville’s Cllr Norma Moriarty, is based at the extreme southern and least populated end of Kerry. Killarney too is without a town candidate or representative. Director of Elections for Fianna Fail, the current Mayor of Kerry, Killarney Councillor Cllr Niall Kelleher, said that he believes a three-candidate strategy is best for the party in Kerry. However, he believes that “geographically” the strategy should be to add himself because he, Ms Foley and Mr Brassil, are both based in the north of the county.






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LAUNCH: Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Michael Gleeson was on hand to launch the Kerry International Film Festival in Killarney House and Gardens on Friday night last. Photo: Michael G Kenny

Killarney to host Kerry International Film Festival There’ll be a unique film festival atmosphere in Killarney next week as the Kerry International Film Festival is ready to take to local screens. | By Michelle Crean Taking place from October 17 to 20 there’ll be screenings in Killarney Cinema and St Mary’s Church, with industry events in Killarney House and the Plaza Hotel. And for its 20th anniversary, KIFF is debuting a brand-new look - having

undergone an exciting rebrand by the festival’s creative partner Richard Dee Branding and Design. Feature films, documentaries, animation, short film programmes and industry events, will all be part of the threeday event with the festival showcasing new work from Ireland and around the globe.

Quest to welcome over 2000 participants Over 2000 participants are expected to take part in Quest Killarney tomorrow (Saturday). Starting and finishing at the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney, this epic adventure race involves competitors running, cycling and kayaking across Killarney’s National Park taking in spectacular locations such as the Gap of Dunloe, Molls Gap, Black Valley, Ring of Kerry, Torc Waterfall, Devil’s Punchbowl, Mangerton Mountain and Muckross House. “We are delighted to finish the Quest Series for the year in Killarney, it’s our biggest and best event and we’re very excited to be able to welcome more than 2000 adventure racers to town,” Oliver Kirwan, Director, said. “Now in its ninth year, it’s a great event for businesses in Killarney as many of the participants bring friends and family that

support local businesses throughout the weekend. We couldn’t carry off the event without the support of our local stakeholders, residents, the Gardaí and the National Parks. I’d like to thank them all for their ongoing support. The whole team at Quest is looking forward to welcoming all those taking part and we want to wish them the best of luck, enjoy the day and the craic at the after-party!” Road users are being asked to be aware of large groups of cyclists travelling between the Gleneagle Hotel and the Gap of Dunloe from 7.30am to 11am. Please note the Muckross and Dinis Trail will be closed from 9am to 11.30am and Lord Brandon’s Cottage to N71 on the Kerry Way track will be closed from 8am to 2.30pm. Dates for all the Quest events in 2020 have been confirmed with all going on sale tomorrow (Saturday) for those who want to start planning their year ahead.

Some of the highlights include the Irish Premiere of ‘Rare Beasts’, the directing debut of actress Billie Piper. KIFF will also feature the Irish premiere of ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’, a touching film with a modern-day spin on Mark Twain’s ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’. This heart-warming future-classic opens the festival on Thursday next at 6.30pm. Closer to home KIFF will also present the world premiere of Terry McMahon's news film, ‘The Prize Fighter’, which promises to be a sell-out event as Gary Dates for 2020 are: Quest Kenmare – March 7, Quest Glendalough – April 4, Quest Wales – June 20 (already open for registration), Quest Lough Derg – September 12 and Quest Killarney – October 10. “2019 has been a fantastic year for us, we introduced a new event in September, Quest Lough Derg, which saw over 1500 participants take to the banks of Lough Derg and surrounding area. It also involved the construction of Ireland’s largest pontoon which we erected across the Shannon between Ballina Co. Tipperary and Killaloe Co. Clare! The event was a huge success and we have had wonderful feedback; we are delighted to confirm it will return again as part of our 2020 series. We’re really looking forward to 2020, we are continuously working on new events and we are planning to expand the series to include exciting new locations which will be announced later in the year.” For more information contact or 087 2026679, for further details of new events and updates on 2020.

‘Spike’ O'Sullivan (the Irish professional boxer who has formerly held the WBO International and Irish middleweight titles), Paschal Collins (renowned coach and manager) and director Terry McMahon, will attend the screening and an extended Q&A afterwards on Friday night next, at 8.30pm. The festival will also share the work from the many talented local filmmakers in ‘Kerry Focus’, including The Kerry Connections shorts programme on Friday, from 6.30pm. On Saturday,’Kilimanjaro Mama’, the story of Kerry woman Louise Quill and her amazing work in her Tanzanian Orphanage will be screened, while Seanie Sugrue’s us screening of his laugh a minute feature film ‘Misty Buttons’ takes place on Sunday. Festival Programmer, Eibh Collins, said that she’s delighted to present her first programme for the Kerry International Film Festival. “It’s been an incredible effort from the dedicated team to get this selection of films ready for our wonderful audiences, and I can’t wait for them to see what we have put together for them. We have put together a programme that covers the diverse landscape of contemporary world cinema and are delighted to showcase it here in Killarney.” To celebrate the festivals 20th birthday there will be a host of free films screening in St Marys church daily of fan-favourites from 1999, the year of the first Kerry Film Festival and including 20th anniversary screenings of classics like ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ and ‘The Matrix’. For details on these screenings and more, check out







TV judge looking forward to live show With the capacity of a 2,000 strong audience this November’s ‘Dancing with the Stars Live’ in the INEC promises to be livelier than the TV version! | By Michelle Crean This week, top TV dance judge, Brian Redmond, spoke exclusively to the Killarney Advertiser ahead of the three shows, which take place on Friday evening November 1, and Saturday, November 2, Not only will he himself judge the shows, but also the very vivacious Julian Benson, and Lilia Kopylova, wife of Darren Bennett, who brought the Dancing with the Stars format to Ireland. Five celebrities and pro-dancers from the past three series will take to the stage to ensure they get 10 points for their routines during the live tour. Reigning champion Mairead Farrell and her pro-dance partner John Nolan, Johnny Ward and Emily Barker, Jake Carter and Karen Byrne, Cliona Hagan and Robert Rowinski, and Thalia Heffernan will partner with pro-dancer and her partner in real life Ryan McShane will compete in the local dance off.

Audiences at these live events will have the opportunity to vote for who they would like to see lift the Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show, and experience all the glitz, glamour, music, dance, fun and entertainment, of one of Ireland’s most popular TV shows live and in person. “It’ll look and feel like a live show,” Brian told the Killarney Advertiser. “For us as judges there’ll be a great buzz with such a large audience as we’re used to 300 in the TV studio.” He added that they’re currently busy with production rehearsals getting ready for the Kerry show. “The format will be exactly the same as the live TV show,” he said. And the INEC is having a Dancing with the Stars themed weekend as well and they’ll also a chance for everyone to meet the stars, he added. “It’ll be brilliant, and a good experience for people to see it live, especially for kids as they’re such a big part of the show. Come along and enjoy the show!”

INNOVATIVE: Pictured at the launch of Lee Strand’s 100 percent Renewable Biobased Carton are Lee Strand farmers: Maurice and Eva Costello and their family, Maurice Jnr (10), Mia (9 ), Brendan (6), Eva (12) and Holly (7). Photo: Domnick Walsh

Lee Strand invest €2 million in revolutionary new carton A revolutionary carton - recognised as a major step forward in the development of truly sustainable packaging – has been launched by Lee Strand following a €2 million manufacturing investment. | By Michelle Crean

JUDGE: Brian Redmond from Dancing with the Stars.

Lee Strand launched the Tetra Rex® Bio-based carton, the world’s first fully renewable pack on Monday. Lee Strand’s €2 million manufacturing investment will offer customers a pack that is 100 percent renewable and 100 percent recyclable. The revolutionary carton is recognised as a major step forward in the development of truly sustainable packaging and has won many prestigious international awards. “There is a strong demand in the market for environmentally friendly packages,” John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand, said. “Lee Strand’s 100 percent renewable pack will offer customers a fully renewable carton and cap that is made from materials that can be traced back to their plant-based source. The pack is good for the environment and it offers customers a product they can hold in their hands and know that is it fully sourced from plant based materials. We are saving the planet one pack at a time, it is essentially the pack that grows back.” To celebrate the launch of Lee Strand’s new 100 percent renewable carton, customers will be given the chance to win €1,000! Lee Strand and Radio Kerry will be calling at random to homes in Kerry from

Monday next, October 14 until Friday, November 1. If Lee Strand’s new 100 percent renewable carton is in their fridge they will win a hamper. Plus, all finalists will be in with a chance to win €1,000 at the Lee Strand and Radio Kerry live outside broadcast in Tralee on November 2. Customers will also have a chance to win merchandise on Lee Strand’s social media by posting images of the new pack with the hashtag #ReMOOable. Lee Strand has a strong commitment to environmental excellence and has achieved many awards and accreditations. Nominated by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) Lee Strand has represented Ireland at the European EMAS Awards (Eco-Management & Audit Scheme) in Germany in 2014. Lee Strand is also the only company in Ireland registered with the prestigious EMAS III accreditation. Lee Strand has a proven track record in managing energy and sustainability. Lee Strand's commitment to sustainability and resource efficiency has been acknowledged by the achievement of Energy Manager of the Year Award 2008, a prestigious award made by Sustainable Energy Ireland. Lee Strand has also received many other accreditations including: Origin Green; ISO 22000:2005 – Food Safety; ISO 14001:2015 – Environment; Excellence Through People and the Health Mark.



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NEW RESTAURANT: Faiza Siddique and Imran Muhammad pictured at The Secret Restaurant and Bar in New Market Lane, Killarney. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

New Killarney restaurant is no longer a secret! It is no longer Killarney’s best kept secret as the town’s newest restaurant and bar has everyone talking about the great value it offers customers.

The Secret Restaurant and Bar, which has just opened in 5 New Market Lane, has food which will delight any palate with five courses for just €19.95. Customers can choose from beef, lamb, chicken or fish at the ‘All You Can Eat’ restaurant with a menu of 10 main courses which changes every day. There’s also plenty of options when it comes to starters, desserts and cocktails, explained owner Faiza Siddique. “It’s the first ‘All You Can Eat’ restaurant in Killarney,” Faiza told the Killarney Ad-

vertiser. “Many tourists and locals look for budget food, especially if they’re a family. €19.95 is great value for five courses. Since we opened on October 1, we have received fantastic feedback.” Faiza, originally from Pakistan, has been living in Killarney for the past four years and Ireland for 16 years. She runs the restaurant next door to her husband Imran Muhammad’s Uptown Restaurant. Secret Restaurant can seat 36 at any

one time, however in the busy season there’s a limit of 90 minutes per table. “If it’s not busy customers can stay longer,” Faiza, who has chef experience and worked for the Nestle company and Ramada Renises in Pakistan, added. “There’s no set menu. Every day we have 10 main courses, a selection of starters and a salad bar, which adds variety for customers. We also have soup of the day, Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian options available.” They are also the first in Kerry to bring ‘Shisha’ or Hookah, with a variety of flavours for customers to smoke through a waterpipe.

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“It is truly life changing for us” Killarney winner collects €500,000 EuroMillions prize | By Michelle Crean One lucky Killarney winner was celebrating their own new-found fortune this week after collecting their €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize on Tuesday. The lucky Kerry man collected his half-million euro EuroMillions prize at National Lottery headquarters in style

having made the trip from Kerry to Dublin with family members. The Kerry native, who wishes to keep his win private, purchased his winning Quick Pick ticket at Centra ‘The Rock’ store on Rock Road in Killarney town. “This win means the absolute world to me and my family,” he said. “Word went around the town last week

that the winning ticket was sold on the Rock Road, and knowing that I had bought my ticket there, I was afraid to check it for hours, knowing that there was a possibility that I could be the big winner. It was one of those feelings where I just knew it was me - when I finally did pluck up the courage to scan it on my phone App, it came as no surprise to

see the winner’s message popping up on my phone. It was just pure class,” he said. The winner plans to use his €500,000 fortune to pay off his family’s mortgage and other bills and he also plans to treat his family once the money is in his bank account. “We are a very hardworking family and like everybody else, we have bills and mortgage payments every month. While it’s not at the €190 million level, this prize allows us to pay off our mortgage and it gives us so many options for the future of our family, it is truly life- changing for us.” 




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ALL STYLE: Emma Harte, Fiona Kennedy, Irene O'Riordan, Linda Brosnan and Siobhan Barry enjoying the Garda Black Tie Ball in the Killarney Oaks Hotel on Friday night. Photo: Michelle Crean

GLITZY: Siobhan Brosnan, Grace Callinan, Aoife O'Sullivan and Laura Fleming all style at the Garda Black Tie Ball in the Killarney Oaks Hotel on Friday night. Photo: Michelle Crean

Glitz and glamour at Garda Black Tie Ball Gardai from across the Kerry Division, including Chief Superintendent Eileen Foster, Superintendent of the Killarney District, Flor Murphy, and Superintendent of the Tralee Division, Dan Keane, and Assistant Commissioner Anne Marie McMahon, were joined by members

of the business communities in Kerry, in the Killarney Oaks Hotel for a night of socialising, food and fun. The occasion, which was in aid of the Kerry Rape Crisis Centre, began with a champagne and canapé reception in the foyer followed by a five course meal. Guests were then entertained with music by The Bentley Boys fol-

lowed by a DJ. It was the second annual event in the Killarney Oaks, organised by Gillian McEoin, Linda Brosnan, Elaine O’Donoghue and Eilis Cronin, all Gardai from across the Kerry Division. “It was a fabulous night, the glamour was amazing,” Killarney Garda Gillian McEoin told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are delighted with the success of the event again this year. It had taken a 26 year break until it was revived last year. It’s a nice opportunity to get

together with local Gardai from across the division, local businesses and local stakeholders.” And although donations are still being received, she said they’re very happy with the amount raised so far. “We’re very happy with the amount and although we’re still receiving donations we hope to have a final figure released soon.” She thanked the hotel for a beautiful meal, as well as the businesses who donated towards the spot prizes. “We had loads of spot prizes donated from businesses across Kerry, for which we are very grateful,” she said. “We also took donations for the Kerry Rape Crisis Centre on the night.” And there’s plans to organise another ball again next year – though there might be a change in location. “We are thinking of holding in Tralee next year for a change,” she said.

Killarney Garda Gillian McEoin, Chief Superintendent Eileen Foster and Linda Brosnan. Photo: Marie Carroll O'Sullivan

Colin and Annie O'Donovan with Kate and Dan Keane (Superintendent Tralee Garda District) enjoying the Garda Black Tie Ball in the Killarney Oaks Hotel on Friday night. Photo: Michelle Crean

Mike O'Leary pictured with Vera O'Leary (Director of the Kerry Rape Crisis Centre). Photo: Marie Carroll O'Sullivan

There was plenty of glitz and glamour at Friday night’s Garda Black Tie Ball held in Killarney. | By Michelle Crean

James and Cliona O'Donnell with Catriona and Denis Doolan enjoying the Garda Black Tie Ball in the Killarney Oaks Hotel on Friday night. Photo: Michelle Crean

Linda Gordon Kelleher, Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Niall Kelleher, Flor Murphy (Superintendent Killarney District), Dan Keane (Superintendent Tralee Garda District) and Paul Sherry (Killarney Chamber President) enjoying the Garda Black Tie Ball in the Killarney Oaks Hotel on Friday night. Photo: Michelle Crean





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Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh to share his best stories Veteran GAA commentator Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh will tell his best football stories and direct a workshop at the ‘Storied Kerry’ annual conference which will be held in Killarney next month. The conference will open on Saturday, November 2 in St Oliver's National School with a rousing recital by St Oliver's Mass Choir and a few words of encouragement from 12-year-old Micheal O'Brien – who appeared on RTE’s ‘When Michael Met Davy’. The day will be peppered with five minute stories. There will be a storyteller from each of the eight districts Kerry divides into. There will also be stories from each of the aspects of our story – legend, landscape, flora, fauna, archaeology, history, folklore and our contemporary story. Each member of the Storied Kerry/Ciarrai Scealach board will give a five minute report on story activity in their area during the year. This includes all parts of Kerry. As well a panel drawn from the public and private sector will give their response to the ‘Storied Kerry’ initiative. Conference information as well as book-

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Architectural practice international award A local architectural practice is celebrating being Highly Commended in the CABE Built Environment Awards in Manchester this week.

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AWARD: healycornelius design Director, Michael O'Keeffe MCIAT MCIOB MCABE, at the CABE Built Environment Awards in Manchester, where their project was Highly Commended in the New Build Award 2019.

The project, of three two-bedroom mews houses in Hawley Mews, Camden, London by healycornelius design ltd., was delivered on a challenging and confined site. This context presented a challenging design and construction opportunity. Each house is carefully detailed and designed to maximise light, space and storage and exceeded the rigorous sustainable and environmental requirements set by the Local Authority. While the project was constructed in London, the design, construction and delivery were co-ordinated remotely from the Killarney studio in the KTI Centre, Deerpark, by Regional Director and Chartered Architectural Technologist, Michael O’Keeffe MCIAT MCIOB MCABE, and his team of architectural technologists; Tony Lynch, Robert O’Donovan and Patrick O’Sullivan. Management and supervision of the construction phase, together with London-based Managing Director, Niall Healy MCIAT MCABE, required regular trips for the Killarney team to London for site inspections and meetings.






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Partners of Terence F. Casey & Company Solicitors, 99 College Street, Killarney, present information on legal issues


Usually at this time of year we deal with amendments made by the budget for the upcoming tax year. The budget delivered on Tuesday the 8th of October made limited changes which we can deal with.

lating to the repayment of stamp duty where the land involved is subsequently used for residential development so as to ensure that the rate of stamp duty chargeable after a full refund remains at 2%.

Firstly, there was an extension of Section 604B of Capital Gains Tax Relief for Farm Restructuring. The current scheme provides for Capital Gains Tax relief when an individual disposes of and purchases land and/or exchanges land with another farmer in order to consolidate and existing farm. The scheme was due to expire on the 21st of December 2019 and is being extended to the 31st of December 2022 subject to State Aid approval.

In respect of Capital Acquisitions Tax the current group A Tax Rate Threshold which applies primarily to gifts and inheritance from parents to their children is being increased from €320,000.00 to €335,000.00. This increase applies in respect of gifts or inheritances received on or after the 9th of October 2019.

The Help to Buy Scheme which was brought in to assist first time buyers in purchasing new build residential properties has been extended in its present format until the 31st of December 2021. There was an increase in stamp duty on non-residential property from 6% from 7.5% from the 8th of October 2019. However, this will be subject to transitional arrangements whereby the existing 6% rate will apply to instruments executed before the 1st of January 2020 where a binding Contract existed prior to Budget (8th October 2019).

The above is a discussion piece only and does not purport to be legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. In respect of any specific circumstances, you should consult your solicitor to obtain specific legal advice and Terence F. Casey & Company do not accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions herein.

The above is a discussion pieceonly and does not purport to be legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. In respect of any specific circumstances, you should consult your solicitor to obtain specific legal advice and Terence F. Casey & Company do not accept any responConsequential amendments will sibility for any errors or omissions also be made to the legislation re- herein.

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Fr Antony blessing Ruby with her owners Nellie and Molly Cullinane (Killarney) at the Friary, Killarney. Pic: Dylan Clifford.

Animals blessed in Killarney The Franciscan Friars in Killarney celebrated the Fest of St Francis, considered the patron saint of animals, in style this week. Last Friday, October 4, was the official date for the Feast of St Francis, however on Sunday the local friars, led by Fr Antony Jukes and Fr Lars Frendel, blessed local dogs, cats, budgies, hamsters and gerbils after Mass. “We had close to 40 pets on Sunday,” Fr Antony told the Killarney Advertiser. “There was even a cow in a trailer parked outside the church.”

The celebrations continued in to this week when the friars staged their annual blessing of the horses at the jarvey stand at the Ha Ha. “Like the Friars, the horses and jarveys are great symbols of Killarney,” added Fr Antony. “The blessing is to encourage everyone to treat all animals with respect, love and care as they are all part of God’s creation.”

Little Teddy the hamster being blessed by Fr Antony with owner Gaja Gotowska (Killarney) at The Friary, Killarney. Pic: Dylan Clifford.


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Learn how to restart a heart | By Michelle Crean ‘Let’s make Killarney heart safe!’ – that’s the message from Killarney Cardiac Response Unit (KCRU) - who are planning a free training event next week. The voluntary group who respond to 999/112 emergency cardiac phone calls will are inviting the public to come and learn life-saving techniques at their ‘Restart a Heart Day’ next Wednesday, October 16. “Thanks to our event sponsor OC Safety Training we will be delivering a day of free CPR training, AED awareness and information on the critical steps of what to do in an emergency from 2pm to 8pm at the rear of The Laurels Pub & Restaurant Old Market Lane, Killarney,” Carol Moran, a First Responder with KCRU, told the Killarney Advertiser. The group is made up of approximately 40 volunteers, from all sectors of society, who respond to 999/112 emergency car-

diac phone calls. “We are activated once a cardiac call is made to ambulance control and cover an area of 7km from the centre of Killarney town. The Responders have a pager/radio on them which is linked in with a control phone through the National Ambulance Service. We work alongside and under the control of the National Ambulance Service.” She added that they are not there to replace the Ambulance Service but to complement them by providing care and utilising those vital few minutes as every second counts, until The National Ambulance Service arrive on scene. “An out of hospital cardiac arrest has the worst possible outcome for survival, mainly because resuscitation is often delayed or not given. It is vital that resuscitation is started as soon as possible following a cardiac arrest. Killarney Cardiac Response Unit are delighted to be participating in Restart a Heart Day, she added.

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RESTART A HEART: Killarney Cardiac Response Unit members preparing for their free CPR Training/AED Awareness event. Front from left are: Breda O'Sullivan, John O'Neill, Mabel Counihan and Carole Moran. Back from left are: Ann Carroll, Teresa Smart, John Harrington, Edwina Duggan and Ann Elizabeth Rohan. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

It’s chicken-licken good at SuperValu Something is smelling and tasting scrumptious at one leading supermarket in Killarney with the addition of a brand new chicken rotisserie counter. Daly’s SuperValu on Park Road have opted to give customers an alternative for lunch and dinner with hot rotisserie chicken options available. Using one hundred percent real Irish chicken, customers can enjoy a range of rotisserie chicken bowls for €7, or rotisserie chicken sandwiches for €5.50. With the bowl you can get half a hot chicken, a whole chicken breast, or pulled chicken with a choice of two sides. Hot side options include spicy wedges, baked potato or sweet potato fries. Cold options include a choice of baby spinach leaf, gourmet coleslaw, Asian slaw, or Mexican sweet potato salad. “You can have either two hot options,

two cold options or one hot and one cold,” Denis Tucker, Duty Manager with SuperValu Killarney, said. There are three choices for the sandwich option, he explained. “The most popular is the rotisserie chicken breast in a bun. There’s an option of stuffed chicken ciabatta or the rotisserie classic made with batch loaf with torn rotisserie chicken, dijon mustard, mayonnaise and baby leaf spinach. You can also make up your own sandwich as well,” he said. “The chicken is one hundred percent Irish, marinated for 48 hours which gives it a quality succulent taste compared to the standard roast chicken.” For the launch of their new chicken rotisserie counter, Daly’s SuperValu Killarney are offering readers €1 off either the chicken bowl or the chicken sandwich. The offer will run until next Saturday, October 19.

NOW THAT'S VALUE: Daly's SuperValu on Park Road are offering readers €1 off either the Rotisserie chicken sandwich as part of the launch of their new Chicken Rotisserie counter in store. Pictured were: Áine Griffin and Joanne Breen. Photo: Michelle Crean





Spiritual ceremony seals love




It was love at first sight over the hotel reception counter in Killarney for one couple who recently tied the knot.

Eimear Carey (32) from Farranfore and Damien Casey (36) from Castlecove made their marriage vows on September 7, during a spiritualist ceremony in Ballyseede Castle, Tralee. Eimear, daughter of Betty and George Carey, and Damien, son of Michael and Catherine Casey, were joined by family and very close friends who travelled from all over the world to celebrate their big day. The bridal party was made up of Eimear’s friends; Roisin Butler as Maid of Honour, Amy Reidy, Marleen Algoed and Evelyn Dore as Bridesmaids. Best Man was Damien’s brother Ian Casey, with friends Adrian Breen and Cian Boland as Groomsmen. Pageboy was the couple’s own son, one-year-old Luke Casey, while Flowergirl duties were assigned to

Damien’s niece, Charlotte Casey, who also celebrated her second birthday on the same day. “We had a brilliant day,” Eimear, who works in the Bank of Ireland in Tralee, told the Killarney Advertiser. The couple met in the Fáilte Hotel in Killarney where Eimear had been working at the time. Both Cian and Adrian, who were living with Damien in Killarney at the time, often popped in and it was through them that Eimear and Damien met. “Cian asked me to meet Damien one day,’ Eimear said. “We went to Cardiac Hill for our first date, and we’re together since.” The couple spent a few days in Galway for their honeymoon and are planning a cruise this coming January.

Photos: Emily Doran


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ALL TOGETHER NOW: Kathy Haffner, who celebrated her 70th birthday with family and friends in the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Saturday night, pictured with her daughter Kimberly and son Eddie, sisters Bridgie, Mary and Nora Mary and brothers Michael, Sean, Eddie, Denis, Liam, Derry and Peter Cremin. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

From around the globe to Killarney for a double family celebration The Cremin family came from near and far for a massive double celebration in Killarney last weekend. Over 70 family members from both sides of the Atlantic, England, Scotland and Wales came to celebrate a brother’s 50th wedding anniversary and a sister’s 70th birthday. They packed the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Saturday night to recall old times and

make new memories. The Cullen family of 13 - comprising of seven brothers and five surviving sisters – rarely get a chance to spend time together these days as they are scattered through out the globe. One sister could not make the occasion from Australia proving the large footprint this one fam-

ily has made on the world. First up, on Saturday night, was Michael and his Leitrim born wife Mary, who returned from New Jersey to celebrate their Golden Wedding. Michael’s sister Kathy Haffner came from Maine in the United States to mark her 70th birthday. She was joined by her daughter Kimberly and son Eddie. Cousins, grandchildren and extended family made for a long night of catching

up and reminiscing. “It was great,” their brother Sean said. “It is very difficult to get a family of this size together. That does not happen very often. Unfortunately, my sister and her family could not make if from Australia and New Zealand. It is just too far for a weekend. But we had a great time, they are all gone back now, they left for the USA on Wednesday after a lovely weekend.”

Oh baby - that was some surprise! When Aga Manda met one of her friends on Saturday night she had no idea it was going to turn in to a surprise baby shower.

SURPRISE: Aga Manda (centre), celebrating a surprise baby shower with her friends in The Killarney Royal Hotel on Friday night. From left are: Sile Neylon, Sorcha Matthews, Aga Manda, Erica Ni Scanlain and Eimear Matthews. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Aga was duped in to sampling the dessert menu at the Royal Hotel. “I did not know it was a surprise for me,” she said. “As I arrived I saw a lot more people than I expected. It was lovely, it was good craic, obviously there was no

alcohol with the baby, but it was a really good atmosphere.” Aga is originally from southern Poland, about 60kms south of Krakow and close to the Czech and Slovak borders. She has been living in Ireland for the last six years, mainly on the Dingle Peninsula, but is well-known around Killarney, as she works as a food and beverage manager in the Café du Parc.




SPECIALOCCASIONS Girls just want to have fun – in Killarney …….and Kinsale! Norma O’Sullivan from Ballyhar prepared for her big day by gathering family and friends for her hen night last Saturday. Norma will marry Cieran Murphy from Fenit on October 29 at the Sacred Heart Church in Ballyhar. Organised by her sister, Carmel, the crew of family, old school friends and college mates gathered in Reidy’s in Killarney before heading off to Kinsale for the night. There, they received the VIP treatment by Seamus O’Connor who owns the Kitty O’Shea’s chain of restaurants with branches in Killarney and Kinsale. Prior to Reidy’s, Norma and her sister enjoyed breakfast at Brown Sugar in

Killarney with her mom Claire and aunt Eithne Reen. Norma and Cieran both work as carers for the Listowel branch of Kerry Parents and Friends and that is where they met. Carmel will take on the role of Chief Bridesmaid while Cieran’s niece, nineyear-old Blathnaid Murphy, at her own insistence will act as Junior Bridesmaid as she is “too big to be a Flowergirl". Last weekend’s party was only the start of the month-long celebrations. On October 19 she will organise a second hen for her new in-laws and extended family.

THE BIG 3-O: Kevin Moriarty, Killarney who celebrated his 30th birthday with family and friends in the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Friday night, pictured with his girlfriend Lily Atkinson. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Quiet family meal turns into 30th birthday party WE ARE FAMILY: Norma O’Sullivan from Ballyhar with her mom Claire and aunt Eithne Reen.

What was supposed to be a quiet family meal out together – was anything but for Kevin Moriarty – as his girlfriend sprung a surprise 30th party for him on Friday night. When Kevin Moriarty went along to the Killarney Avenue Hotel – a party was the last thing on his mind. The Ballyspillane man had no idea that waiting inside were over 60 friends,

family, neighbours and work colleagues. Kevin can lay the blame squarely with his girlfriend Lily Atkinson and his mother Kathleen. “He had no idea,” his brother Michael explained to the Killarney Advertiser. “He spent the whole night half in shock. He thought he was going for a small family meal and never expected so many in the room. It was great craic and there were a few sore heads around on Saturday.”

PARTY TIME: Norma O’Sullivan from Ballyhar pictured with her family and friends in Reidy's before heading to Kinsale for her hen party.

PARTY TIME: Kevin Moriarty, Killarney who celebrated his 30th birthday with family and friends in the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Friday night. Included are his parents John and Kathleen Moriarty, girlfriend Lily Atkinson and brothers Michael, Robert and John Moriarty. Picture: Eamonn Keogh





Gardening - By Debby Looney

Debby is available for advice and garden consultations, just call 086 6088156 or email

Berried plants for specific areas of the garden EU RECOGNITION: Moya Doherty, Gerry Kiely (Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland), John O’Connor (Béaloideas Chairraí), Julie Burgess (Springboard Opportunities), Prof. John Nolan (Waterford IT) and Senan Cooke (Dunhill Ecopark).

Following the article about berried plants last week, I received many queries about specific plants for specific places, with berries. There are many groundcover options, for example Rubus tricolor. This is an ideal plant for a bank or other piece of land, where you need a lot of groundcover fast! It is semi-evergreen, has white flowers throughout the year and in the autumn produces raspberry like berries which birds adore. A smaller variety, one more suited to a garden with less space, but which maybe needs groundcover, little maintenance or has poor soil, is Rubus calycinoides, with its pretty heart shaped rough leaf, a fairly tidy growth habit, white flowers and red berries. It is excellent for any rough ground. There is a cotoneaster for every situation too, from the large upright tree, Cotoneaster cornuba, to the tiny, ground hugging C. mirophyllus ‘Cooperii’. This is a lovely little plant for a rockery, and is easily divided as it set down roots at intervals. Cotoneaster Queen of Carpets is also an easily contained variety and has masses of cherry red berries. Cotoneaster horizontalis has a stiff growth habit and is excellent for use as a climber against a low wall. It also comes in a variegated form, and again, the berries are an explosion of colour.

Kerry Way App gets European Recognition

The Kerry Way Folklore and Heritage App has been recognised at a European level through its inclusion in a new publication highlighting projects in Ireland that have benefited from EU funding over the last 46 years.

At this time of year, a very pretty little plant makes an appearance in most garden centres, with cerise, cherry or white berries, and a slightly prickly foliage. It is generally sold as a small plant suitable for pots. It is called Pernettya mucronata, now also known as Gaultheria mucronata, and is very suitable for pots in winter. However, when it is planted out in the garden it grows to a height of one metre, and is an excellent plant for boggy soil. It does sucker, so beware of giving it enough space! It is covered in small white bell shaped flowers in the summer, followed by its very colourful berries from September onwards. Birds do not like these berries, so they are great value. Gaultheria procumbens is also sold as a winter pot plant, a low growing, spreading little plant, it too has small white bells throughout summer followed by large red berries. There are now also white and pink varieties, the pink being especially pretty. Another plant which puts out a lot of berries, and is unfortunately not used enough in my opinion, is Myrtus Ugni. It is a small, evergreen shrub, staying only about one metre high. Again it bears a white flower, but it absolutely comes into its own in autumn. It is very suitable for a border, I grow it as a taller feature among heathers, but it will look well anywhere.

The Kerry Way App is one of 25 stories to feature in the ‘What’s the Story – 25 stories about Ireland and Europe’ publication, launched by Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, at an event in the Dáil last week. The App, which was developed by Bealoideas Chiarraí – Kerry Folklore, provides walkers along the route with the folklore and heritage of the region that they can listen too via the App. It is free to download and was funded through the RDP LEADER programme, operated through South Kerry Development Partnership CLG with financial support from Kerry Group. The initiative was also supported by Kerry County Council and the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection, with previous support through INTERREG. Speaking at the launch the Ceann Comhairle said that the publication “contains rich personal stories of the real ways that European cooperation opens the door to economic opportunity and cultural enrichment, both for Irish people and for our fellow Europeans wishing to strengthen ties with Ireland”. Gerry Kiely, Head of the European Com-

mission Representation in Ireland, said that one of the greatest stories to be told today is that of Ireland’s relationship with Europe. “It’s a tale that has lasted over four decades, and one that will continue to unfold for many future generations. The real story of the European Union and Ireland however can be found in the stories that unfold quietly and without fuss in the communities, businesses, farms, schools and universities around the country.” Bealoideas Chiarraí – Kerry Folklore Chairperson, Johnny O’Connor, who attended the event, said that he hopes the recognition of the App through publications such as this will help ensure many more visitors become aware of it and enjoy it as they walk the route. “We have collected so much material around points of interest along the route as well as undertaking interviews with people who live in these areas that can give visitors a unique insight into what life was and is like in this remote part of Kerry,” Johnny said. “The excellent thing is that it is available in six different languages so it is totally European in nature.”








LISTEN | By Megan Fitzgerald

watch El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

The Giver of Stars



This is an American neo-western crime film, it is a spin-off of the television series ‘Breaking Bad’. A film has been rumoured ever since the series finale in 2013. The film follows Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, after escaping Jack and his gang, as he goes on the run from police. Netflix announced the film will be two hours and two minutes long. After a string of failed movies,

Paul said he is looking forward to revisiting Jesse’s character. Not a lot of information has been released about the new movie, but Paul has said he was sufficiently shocked by the ending, saying he had to spend some time just silently taking it in after he read it for the first time. This could mean there is a promising or foreboding ending to the film.


By Jojo Moyes

From the No. 1 bestselling author of ‘Me Before You’, Moyes new novel, based on a true story, is set in America during The Great Depression. Alice Wright impulsively marries an American man, Bennett Van Cleve, in hopes of escaping her stifling life in England. Now, in stuffy and disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky, where her husband favours his work over her, Alice is dominated by her overbearing father-in-law. When a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books to the poor and lost, as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new travelling library, Alice decides to join. Alice befriends the group’s leader Margery, the outcast of the town. They’re joined by three other women, and become known as the ‘Horseback Librarians of Kentucky’. Though they face all kinds of

dangers including their town turning against them, they’re committed to sharing the gift of reading and learning to those who need it.

on the box

'Never Boring’ Freddie Mercury RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 11 This is a collection to jog the memories of fans, old and new, as to why the much-missed Queen frontman remains such a beloved figure, nearly 30 years after his death. ‘Never Boring’ contains three CDs with 32 tracks from Mercury’s solo career. The three CDs include a new 12-track compilation of some of Freddie Mercury’s greatest perfor-


mances, a newly mixed special edition of ‘Mr Bad Guy’ and the 2012 special edition of Barcelona featuring a full orchestra. The album has been released by Queen’s long-time sound team, who also co-produced the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack. The album has remained high in the charts since the release in November 2018.


Die Hard 4.0 (S)

Trolls (S)

E4; Friday, 9pm Tough New York cop John McClane is sent to escort a computer hacker to Washington for questioning. During this routine operation he stumbles on a criminal mastermind's plan to launch a technological terrorist attack on the US, and is forced to enlist the hacker's aid in foiling the evil scheme. Action thriller sequel, with Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Long and Maggie Q.

RTÉ One; Saturday, 6.35pm A pair of fuzzy-headed trolls embark on a daring rescue mission when members of their tribe are kidnapped. Animation, with the voices of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake.



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325-millionyear-old amphibian fossil found in Clare The fossilised bones of a 325-million-year-old amphibian have been discovered in County Clare.

IT Tralee receives €1.5m for driverless cars research Driverless vehicles on Irish roads have taken further steps towards reality following €1.5m awarded to the IT Tralee this week. Earlier this week Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, visited University of Limerick to launch a Science Foundation Ireland backed €4.2m research collaboration on driverless vehicles led by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. As part of the programme, researchers from Irish academia, including IT Tralee,


global automotive and Irish firms will collaborate on key international challenges facing the development of driverless vehicles, especially those working in the same environments as pedestrians, animals and human-operated vehicles. “This exciting industry-led partnership research programme will use a range of inexpensive smart sensors and vision systems together with artificial intelligence and machine learning to address situations where decisions are required in real time. The research knowledge gained will help to build world-leading

capability in autonomous and adaptive systems, helping to establish Ireland as an important player in the vehicle autonomous eco-system and delivering solutions that can play a significant part in Ireland’s economy,” said Professor Joseph Walsh, Head of School of Stem and Lero at IT Tralee. Meanwhile in the UK, Hyundai has confirmed that research into driverless cars by the Korean firm has now reached level four. The highest level – five – is where the car is full autonomous in every situation.

The remains of tiny amphibian creature that used to scurry across our beaches has been uncovered by a geologist Dr Eammon Doyle, a geologist for the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark and Clare County Council. Recent storm activity on local beaches uncovered the bones. The creature dates back to the Carboniferous Period – which predates dinosaurs by over 100 million years - when sea creatures had begun to come to the surface and took their first tentative steps on land. The creature, known as a tetrapod, is presumed to be an ancestor to the first-ever lizards and would ultimately become dinosaurs in the next 100 million years.

The land of the rising misdone US President Donald Trump wished his Japanese counterpart happy birthday on Monday - unfortunately, he was off by over two weeks. As Trump began a press conference at the White House to mark the signing of a US-Japan trade deal, he started by honouring Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "I want to start by wishing my very good friend Prime Minister Abe of Japan a very happy birthday - he's 39-years-old today," Trump said, prompting laughter from the crowd. "So please extend my wishes to the Prime Minister - he's a great gentle-

man and we have had tremendous success." Abe turned 65 on September 21, over two weeks before the press conference. So while Trump's comments about Shinzo Abe's age were clearly a joke, it wasn't clear why he chose Monday to offer his birthday well wishes. Instead, Monday was Russian President Vladimir Putin's 67th birthday. Trump made the comments, which have been widely covered in Japanese media, as he marked the signing of a new US-Japan trade agree-

ment and the US-Japan digital trade agreement. When it comes to Abe, who is widely said to have the closest personal ties with Trump among all foreign leaders, the American president has had a fair number of instances where he appeared to embarrass the prime minister or leave him dumbfounded. These have included Trump’s revelation that he had, in private, pushed Abe to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize, and also referred to the prime minister as “president” of Japan.




‘Heyday: The Mic Christopher Story’ Heartfelt story to be screened in Killarney

ON THE COURT: Launching the Triple Threat Basketball Camp were Aaron Jackson (Scotts Lakers) and camp director James Weldon with Jamie, Josh and Sophie O'Sullivan. The camp will take place at Killarney Sports Centre from Wednesday, October 30 to Friday November 1. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

'Triple Threat' Basketball Camp A collection of top level basketball coaches will be sharing their knowledge and skills at a Halloween Basketball Camp that will take place at Killarney Sports Centre from October 30 to Friday November 1. The annual 'Triple Threat' Basketball Camp, running for the sixth year in succession, is the brainchild of well-known Killarney man and Irish international senior ladies team head coach James Weldon. The camp presents a great opportunity for budding young basketballers to work with and learn from some top coaches. The three day Halloween camp is open to boys and girls from age five to 16 and will be divided into two sections. The junior camp is for 5-10 year-olds and takes place from 10am to 1pm on each of the three days. The senior camp is for 11-16 year-olds and will run from 2pm to 5pm each day. The camp will be led by a selection of outstanding Irish and American coaches. James Weldon will be joined over the three days by Irish International Claire Rockall, Scotts Lakers star player Aaron Jackson, and Rathmore's Jim Hughes. There will also be guest appearances at various stages during the camp by American coaches Dr Tim Rice, Erik Johnson, Chris Corbett, Drew Dorsey and Eric Larkins. James Weldon recently led the Irish team

to victories over Estonia and Norway and is looking forward to the European Championship next summer. He is a FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate (FECC) approved basketball coach and one of Europe's most qualified youth coaches. He is a former SuperLeague player with St Pauls Killarney and coached the St Pauls ladies team through an impressive stint in the top flight before going on to enjoy incredible success with the all conquering UL Huskies SuperLeague and national cup winning team. He coached UL to 10 national titles in four seasons and was honoured with the ‘Irish Basketball Coach of the Year’ award on three different occasions. Scotts Lakers new signing Aaron Jackson is one of the most exciting Americans playing in Ireland this season. He played top flight NCAA division one basketball for University of Akron and has made an instant impression in the National League since his arrival in Killarney. He has played with and against some top players who have progressed to the NBA while he has also enjoyed the unique distinction of playing several scrimmage games in Akron with fellow Cleveland native and global superstar LeBron James. Places at the camp are limited and have already been filling up very quickly in recent weeks. Further information about registration is available from or call or text 087 2907 455.

The highly anticipated feature-length documentary film about singer-songwriter Mic Christopher is to be screened at the Kerry International Film Festival on Sunday, October 20. Mic Christopher and his music touched and inspired a generation of Irish talent, galvanizing his friends into following their dreams and sending them onto great success. This is the story of a man whose life and love for it changed Irish music forever. A co-production between Single Cell Films and Speed of Life Films, directed by Alan Leonard, written by Alan Leonard and Níall Carver, produced by Níall Carver, Alan Leonard and Fiona Graham, the heartfelt story charts singer-songwriter Mic Christopher's humble beginnings busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street in the mid-80s, his rise to indie-

rock-star in the ‘90s with his band The Mary Janes, the near fatal accident that left him millimetres from death, through to his final year where he lead an entire generation of Irish musicians onto fame, success and new artistic highs. Told through the eyes of those whose lives he touched, Oscar-winner Glen Hansard, writer/actor Sharon Horgan, Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Bronagh Gallagher, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Rónán Ó'Snodaigh, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Paddy Casey, Mundy and many more, this epic story of extraordinary music and friendship will inspire. Trailer: https://vimeo. com/343529092/950c4fcd07 See Facebook: heydayfilm, Twitter: heydayfilm or Instagram: heyday_the_ film

Photo by Damien James O’Farrell

Kerry Tourism businesses target Canadian market Several Killarney and Kerry-based tourist service providers attended a special Fáilte Ireland-hosted workshop targeting Canadian tour operators and visitors. The workshop took place at The Johnstown Estate, Enfield, Co. Meath last week. Up to 810 one-to-one meetings between 55 Irish traders including representatives from Atlantic Irish Seaweed, Killarney Jaunting Cars, Tangney Tours, the Lake Hotel, Manor West Hotel Spa, Parknasilla Hotel, Rose Travel, Sneem Hotel, The Gleneagle Group and the Tourism Irish Tourism Group and 18 Canadian tour operators took place over the course of the day with the goal of

securing business for 2020 and beyond. “This sales drive seeks to capitalise on increased air access into Ireland from Canada and to develop opportunities for long haul destinations to include Ireland as a holiday experience. In 2018, over 220,000 Canadian tourists visited Ireland spending an estimated €206m so the Canadian market is important for Ireland,” Paul Mockler, Head of Commercial Development with Fáilte Ireland, said. “We are also focussing on using Canadian’s tendency to travel south between December to March on account of their harsh winters to extend Ireland’s traditional tourism season by showcasing the breath of experiences available in Ireland outside of the summer months.”





Beauty - By Jill O'Donoghue

Jill is available for advice and beauty consultations, at Killarney Toning & Beauty Studio. Call 064 6632966

Skincare for the winter months

Have you bottles of lotions and potions on your dresser or in your bathroom for a few years? Have you products that have only a little bit at the bottom of bottle you were meaning to use but every time you go shopping you bring home a new product and the old ones keep getting pushed to the back of dresser? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to declutter. As you know, products have


a best before date once opened. This means the active ingredients have expired/evaporated. In other words they won’t be doing what it says on the bottle. It will feel lovely on the skin, but will only work on the surface with no real benefits to the sustained youth of your skin, or the long term benefits you bought it for. So if you need help picking the correct products for you skin type or any skin concerns, now is the time to book a skin consultation. It’s usually the best time between seasons, going from spring to summer into the autumn and winter. Heading into the darker months it’s time to think about resurfacing, re-energising and renewing your skin. Having a Sothys glycolic 20 percent peel between seasons often gives a refreshed resurface to your skin. More often than not, having this done to the skin and using your homecare afterwards, people often comment that their products feel much better, different and improved. It’s not the case the products were always good - it’s just that you have now brushed away all the dead skin and sebaceous build up, meaning the products can go deeper in to the skin. To book a Sothys skin consultation with Jill call 064 6632966.



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FOOTBALL COMPETITION: Pictured are: Raheen NS East Kerry Champions of the two teacher Cumann na mBunscoil competition.


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Welcome to our Wedding Feature This week we’re focusing on weddings to delight all the brides and grooms-to-be. It’s packed full of fantastic venue options, gifts, props, hair and beauty, wedding attire and much more that Killarney and Kerry have to offer. What a way to get you thinking about planning your big day! It will be an invaluable resource of information for all that’s available locally.

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The Heights Hotel

Picture: Black Diamond Photography

Book a bespoke wedding at the Heights Hotel It was a proud moment yet again for The Heights Hotel when their Wedding Coordinator Natalie Bader was awarded Wedding Coordinator of the Year 2019, by the Munster Wedding Awards. This is the second year running that she has won the coveted title and proves that Natalie’s talent and attention to detail is consistently recognised and something that all couples can expect when planning a wedding at The Heights Hotel. Always creating new ways to make the planning of your big day easier, Natalie recently launched the ‘Every Step of the Way’ package where, together with her team, she will take care of the planning of your wedding day. From creating bespoke invites to the careful selection of the band who will keep you, your family and friends entertained, and your dancefloor full until the early hours, Natalie will ensure your wedding day is everything you’ve envisioned and more. “The reason why I created this package is because people’s lives are getting busier, engagements are getting shorter and sometimes there’s 10,000 miles

Picture: Black Diamond Photography

The Heights Hotel Wedding Coordinator Natalie Bader. Picture: Black Diamond Photography

between your home and the wedding venue destination,” Natalie said. “So, for couples looking to plan their special day, at times the process can seem quite daunting. Our ‘Every Step of the Way’ package has been carefully created with you in mind. From your

invitations to your hair and make-up on the day; we’ve teamed up with some of your favourite suppliers so that you can be confident that all the key elements of your wedding are well taken care of by some of the best in the industry.” Your award-winning Wedding & Events Manager Natalie will be there as your first point of contact so you’ll always have a familiar face at hand that you know and trust to look after you and your guests on such an important occasion. She’ll ensure your day is completely bespoke to the two of you; bringing your vision to light, and with the helping hand of a team that prides itself on quality service, your wedding day will run flawlessly. Food is one of

the highlights of the day and this has been put in the safe hands of our Head Chef Jamie Cronin; he has specially curated a bespoke menu for you and your guests, which showcases the best ingredients sourced right here in the Kingdom. Creating bespoke weddings is incredibly important to us. After all, our motto is ‘Your Wedding, Your Vision, Your Way’. We believe that every wedding is unique and yours will be extraordinary. Contact Natalie for your wedding consultation and let us look after you every step of the way. Email: Phone: 064 6631158.



Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort

‘All You Need is Love’ for the perfect wedding day! The Kenmare Bay Hotel, in partnership with All You Need is Love Stationery Design & Calligraphy, are delighted to offer complimentary wedding stationery to couples who book their wedding with them for select dates in July, August, September and October 2020. As well as an extensive pre-designed collection, All You Need is Love offer a bespoke stationery design and calligraphy service, working closely with you through consultations and mood boards to make your invitation dreams become a reality. Their creative offerings include venue and floral illustration, watercolour art, modern calligraphy along with a variety of print finishes including hot foil, letterpress and custom wax seals. All your on the day items can also be catered for from ceremony booklets to table plans, signage, menus and place cards. Together with All You Need is Love, we want to make it that bit easier for our couples and what better way than giving them the invitations of their dreams. The Kenmare Bay Hotel offers a service and a setting that is second to none.

Our beautiful banqueting suite is light filled and airy and offers an undisrupted view of the Kerry Mountains for miles. We can cater for up to 350 guests, but for smaller more intimate weddings, the room can be partitioned to suit. This offers total flexibility to our couples. We have a dedicated and long standing wedding team that are passionate and experienced in their roles. Our team provide wedding packages to suit each couple individually so no matter the budget, numbers or specific requirements, the Kenmare Bay Hotel will be on hand to create the most perfect wedding day! See, contact Sile on 064 66 41300 or email:

45 Michael's Turkish Barbers

Experience genuine Turkish style grooming They say it’s all about the bride but at Michael’s Turkish Barbers we say it’s all about the groom and the groomsmen. Michael and his team understand that a wedding should be a day the groom and groomsmen look and feel their absolute best from head to toe. Why not get your day started with an authentic Turkish hot towel shave. Sit back, relax and enjoy the most luxurious shave resulting in the smoothest and silkiest of skins. From the moment you step through the door of Michael’s Turkish Barbers you will be welcomed by Michael and his team. They will ensure you leave having experienced genuine Turkish style grooming. Whether it’s a clean shave or groomed beard, haircut or shape up, we

promise you that you will feel and look amazing. Michael can also tailor a package to suit your wedding party and gift vouchers are available. Find them on Facebook: Michael's Turkish Barbers Killarney. Contact Details: Michael’s Turkish Barbers, 20 High Street, Killarney Mobile: 087 3357115 and email

46 Castlerosse Park Resort

Say 'I Do' at the Castlerosse Park Resort Amaze your guests with our jaw dropping views at the Castlerosse Park Resort. On Sunday, 27th October from 1pm - 4pm, we will be hosting a Wedding Open Day. Allow us the opportunity to walk you through your dream day. We are passionate about giving you and your guests a day to remember, from the red carpet and sparkling wine on arrival to the welcome drinks reception overlooking the majestic MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and Killarney's lakes. You will be able to view our intimate Victoria Suite, which can host up to 210

guests, with its floor to ceiling windows to capture the picture perfect dream wedding you have always wanted for your special day. To give you the attention you deserve, it is important to make an appointment for our Wedding Open Day, please email

47 The Rose Hotel

Cosy fireside welcome drinks, spiced cocktails and candlelight Madeleine Doyle, award winning wedding co-ordinator at The Rose Hotel explains why winter weddings are the best. There’s more chance of your guests being in the country. Summer holidays can be tricky to plan around where as people can be more flexible in winter and may already have time taken off.

Warm drinks by the fire beat cold drinks in the rain. You can’t guarantee the sun in summer, but you can guarantee warm drinks and cosy, comforting food beside the fire or in your candlelit

reception room. Winter style is such fun. Winter weddings call for faux fur, elegant sleeves and dramatic embellishment so you can get glam without worrying about overheating! The photographs will look amazing. At The Rose Hotel, we embrace the

Christmas season with gorgeously decorated trees and garlands meaning that there are plenty of places to capture the perfect images. Also, if it snows you can create fairy-tale images in our courtyard. Bag a better date. Winter wedding dates are slower to fill up then summer dates, so you have more chance to get the perfect date for you and your loved ones. For more information on winter weddings at The Rose Hotel contact or visit for more information.

CHARMING & STYLISH To arrange an appointment to view our wedding suite and discuss our packages, call Madeleine Doyle, 066 7199100

The Rose Hotel, Dan Spring Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry. V92 HKA4. Tel: +353 (0)66 719 9100 | Email:

48 The Sneem Hotel

Experience Golden’s Cove Lodge With an iconic backdrop of the Goldens Cove, competing as one of the best locations along the Ring of Kerry, The Sneem Hotel, which is about one hour from Killarney, offers guests across-theboard an unforgettable and timeless experience. Whether it’s a weekend break away, an adventure experience or the most important day of your life, The Sneem Hotel offers a unique experience for everyone. The Sneem Hotel is proud to unveil a new destination located on the prime estate with dramatic backdrops of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks whilst located on the water’s edge overlooking the Goldens Cove. This three bedroom, three-bathroom cove facing lodge is nestled amongst the natural matured fauna in the private estate offering a more secluded experience, yet still a stone’s throw away from the main hotel facilities. With a vernacular architecture exterior design, warm and luxury interior style, no expense was spared to ensure great Irish hospitality is offered to all guests. The three-bedroom lodge is the ideal lo-

cation for the bride-to-be, prior to your unveiling on the day of your wedding, or the perfect venue for a luxury pre-wedding slumber party with the girls. For bookings contact the hotel direct on 064 6675100 or email





HEALTH & FITNESS Advice - By Brian Foley Brian is available for advice and fitness consultations, Call 087 403 0894 or email •

Improve your quality of life with Activate Masters Strength training is for all ages and abilities, despite what you may think about your body. Too many people step through the doors of Activate and Treharne Physiotherapy with the idea that they are fragile or broken and that strength training is not suitable for them. This is not only wrong but actually detrimental to your own physical and mental well-being. Regular exercise such as walking and cycling have great benefits, but with the nights becoming longer and weather becoming colder and wetter, it’s hard to get that all important exercise in. Activate Masters was created out of the desire to help people with all manner of health conditions improve their quality of life and keep doing the things they love and enjoy. Current members started the class with issues such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, previous joint replacements, back and hip pain. All of their physical markers and pain have improved over their time attending. Our progressive programme is based on the highest quality evidence that loading

your spine and muscles in a slow and progressive way is beneficial to your overall physical strength. It has also proven effective at, reducing resting heart rate, improving blood pressure; reducing the need for medication and improving functional ability to cycle, walk and keep active e.g. gardening without pain. Clinical research trials looking at grip strength and leg strength in older adults show that the stronger people are significantly less likely to be admitted to hospital, suffer a fall or be limited at normal daily activities such as housework, gardening and shopping. Some feedback from members in the class includes; renewed confidence and motivation, less worried about lifting, shoulder pain and problems have improved, and a group atmosphere makes it enjoyable. A free assessment to see whether you would be suitable to attend the class is part of the service. So, if you have been previously told to stop bending and lifting, want to be fitter as you get older, or just not feel so tired after gardening - get in touch.

Muscle mass & strength

1. Significant improvements in muscle mass and muscle quality 2. Increases in general and maximal strength

Endurance & efficiency

3. Improvements in overall endurance. muscle endurance. aerobic conditioning, walkjng speed, and V02 Max 4. Enhanced cycling economy and gross efficiency (energy produced in comparison to energy used)

Cellular level

5. Higher levels of blood lactate concentrations, hemoglobin, and capillary-to-fibre ratios 6. Allows for greater delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the muscles to allow them to perform optimally

Lifting & life

7. Long term lifting is the best way to prevent age-related muscle loss 8. Strength trained masters have an overall higher muscle force-generating capacity and overall functional performance 9. For training newbies, doing as little 1 to 3 sets 3x a week was shown to be enough to increase strength, skeletal muscle mass, and reduce body fat in osteosarcopenia obesity 10. For those with age-related muscle loss/sarcopenra. weight lifting improves overall functional independence and quality of life

The verdict

Weight lifting is the most effective treatment to prevent, slow down, or partially reverse age-related muscle loss and the detrimental health issues that come with it

DOUBLE SUCCESS: Staff at Ballygarry House celebrating after winning two Munster National Hospitality Awards (NHA).

Ballygarry House scoops two Munster titles

After beating off some stellar competition Ballygarry House Hotel are this week toasting double success after winning - not one, but two - National Hospitality Awards. The hotel, which is known for its friendliness and distinctive customer service, won ‘Munster Wedding Venue of The Year’ and ‘Best Customer Service in Munster’ at the 2019 National Hospitality Awards (NHA) held in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. The NHA awards are judged by industry professionals to a rigorous standard, highlighting the distinctive and prestigious recognition of the very best in the business.

It is the second Munster Wedding Venue of The Year NHA award for the hotel, as Ballygarry House Hotel holds the title for another consecutive year. Proprietor, Padraig McGillicuddy was thrilled with the results. “This award is a testament to the dedication of each and every member of our team at Ballygarry House,” he said. “We look forward to continuing to offer a seamless experience to all our guests and customers.”




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St. Marys Parish Hall, Jarvey Parade 1980’s (Eileen Switzer and Sean O’Sullivan)

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AWARD: The Spa at Muckross has picked up two awards at the recent Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2019. Pictured were: Marion Carrot, Noreen Middleton, Frits Potgieter, Karen Coffey, and Louise O’ Dowd.

Muckross spa celebrates two awards

The Spa at Muckross has a double reason to celebrate after picking up two awards at the recent Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2019. The Spa at Muckross won the coveted ‘Best in Service’ award as well as picking up the award for ‘Best Facialist’ for Karen Coffey. The Irish Tatler Spa Awards are designed to highlight Ireland’s premier spas and set the standard for quality, innovation and service. A team

of expert judges travel around Ireland and evaluate spas based on a specific set of criteria to determine the best spas around the country. “It’s a great achievement for all the team to have their hard work and dedication recognised with these two awards,” Spa

Manager, Noreen Middleton, said. Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is the only spa in Ireland to offer treatments from The Organic Pharmacy, a skincare brand that leads with innovation in the luxury health and beauty arena. To book an award winning treatment contact the spa on 064 6623400, email spa@ or see

During the election, residents in Flesk Grove and Ballycasheen highlighted to Cllr Brendan Cronin their safety concerns trying to exit from their driveways on to Ballycasheen Road due to the speed of traffic, particularly approaching from the N22. Following assessment and discussion with the roads engineers, Cllr Brendan Cronin is glad to report that a new solar powered speed limit indicator has been erected to improve driver awareness on the approach to the entrances to Flesk Grove estate, tourist glamping and private residences. ................................................................

Scartaglen Rambling House Rambling House at Scartaglen Heritage Centre takes place this coming Monday, October 14, at 9pm. Admission free, raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.




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Busy times at Ahern’s Garage Castleisland Ahern’s Garage in Castleisland has been a hive of activity in recent weeks with the arrival of several new cars that are making their first appearances on Kerry roads. The first car to hit their Tralee Road showroom was the all-new BMW 1 Series. It’s a massive seller for the German manufacturer and now, in its third generation, the aim is to continue the 1 Series’ success. Both of its previous iterations used a traditional BMW rear-wheel drive layout, but this has been abandoned in favour of a more space-efficient frontwheel drive set-up. The third-generation model offers significantly more space than its predecessor. Passengers in the rear are the main beneficiaries. “A five-year process of development has seen BMW channel all the experience amassed by the BMW Group over recent years with front-wheel-drive technology

in other models into the new 1 Series. The result is a dynamic sharpness unprecedented in front-wheel-drive cars, with which it sets new standards in the premium compact class,” stated a BMW press release. The new Mazda CX-30, the Japanese marque’s newest addition to the SUV segment is another new arrival in County Kerry. “We designed the CX-30 to be an essential partner in the customer’s daily life,” said Akira Marumoto, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO. “It will be made at key global plants so we can deliver Mazda’s renowned driving pleasure and matured Kodo design to customers all over the world. Moving forward, our new products and technologies will ensure customers continue to see the value in owning a Mazda car. We aim to be recognised as a brand that forms the strongest of bonds with each customer.”



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Top tips for winter driving The end of October signals the start of one of the most difficult times of year to be driving. Data from the Road Safety Authority of Ireland shows each year when the clocks go back, there’s a spike in the number of vulnerable road users killed or seriously injured.


It’s illegal to drive at night without properly functioning front and rear lights, so make regular checks to ensure they’re all in full working order. If you find that a bulb needs changing, get it done as soon as possible. To prevent yourself from being dazzled, never look directly at the headlights of other cars. The glare can temporarily impair your vision, making you more likely to panic and lose your bearings.


A build-up of condensation on the inside of your windows and dirt on the outside can also impair visibility, so it’s important to take time to clean them before setting off. Keep an eye out Vulnerable road users such as children, the elderly and cyclists are at increased risk at this time of year.

Take extra care when driving near schools and in residential areas so you have time to react if someone does happen to step out in front of you.


Even though you’ve had an extra hour in bed with the clocks going back, seasonal changes can affect your sleep patterns. With an hour less of light in the evenings, your melatonin levels may be higher, leaving you feeling a little more blearyeyed than normal.


Every driver should be prepared in case of emergency. A torch is very useful if you suffer a breakdown at night and need to inspect your car’s engine or change a tyre. Even better – a head torch can free up your hands completely. If you do break down, find a safe and well-lit place to stop and leave your hazard warning lights on while you wait for help.



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RESULTS: Sean Coffey (Principal) with students Cathal Brosnan, James O'Shaughnessy, Andrew Lowin and Colm Looney, who received their Junior Certificate results at St Brendan's College, Killarney on Friday.

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RELIEF: Sean Coffey (Principal) with students Caolan Ireland, Dylan Shortt, Karen Lloyd and Gearoid McGorrian, who received their Junior Certificate results at St Brendan's College, Killarney on Friday.

JOY: St Brigid’s Presentation students Rebecca Kenny, Emma Myers, Katie O'Connor, Sarah McGrath and Caitlin Cronin, happy to finally have received their Jr Cert results on Friday last.

EXAMS: Kate McCarthy, Amy Leahy, Tara Donnellan, Melissa Carroll, Claudia Counihan, Sarah Lyne and Ailbhe Gallagher from St Brigid’s Presentation who received their Jr Cert results on Friday last.

It was relief all round for hundreds of Killarney students – who, after an extended wait this year - received the results of their first ever state exams last Friday. There was mixed emotions from students from Killarney Community College, St Brendan’s and St Brigid’s Presentation, many of whom collected their results from their schools, while others opted to view them at home online. Killarney Community College was a hive of excitement and tension in equal measures as the Junior Certificate results were handed out. Over 80 delighted students, now in Transition Year, Leaving Cert Year 1 and Leaving Cer-

tificate Applied, collected their results highlighting their academic achievements over the past three years. “The college’s excellent results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the teaching staff, the students and their parents,” Principal, Stella Loughnane, said. “I was particularly impressed with the high standards of the results in History which were above the national norms.” The number of students who achieved ‘Distinction’ and ‘Higher Merits’, along with the traditional A and B grades, were of particular satisfaction to the college. We hope the students enjoy the celebrations while keeping in mind that these results set the academic standard for the Senior Cycle programmes they are currently studying.”

HAPPY: Students from Killarney Community College, Boris Bencic, Kirill Healy, and Jami Mai O'Sullivan, pictured with Stella Loughnane (Principal), as they received their Jr. Cert results on Friday last.









ART: Pictured at the Coolgraine Rehabilitation and Recovery Training Centre and Lime Grove Inhale/Exhale Art Exhibition in the library which is based on the theme of mental health recovery. The work will be on display until Saturday, October 12. Photo: Tara Donoghue Photography

DRAMA: Clients from Kerry Mental Health Association took part in a puppet show at their centre in the former Ross Products factory on Lewis Road on Tuesday as part of Kerry's 'Mental Health and Well-being Week'. Tom Ashe from Killarney Men's Shed built the puppet theatre for the show and clients from the service put on an almost hour long performance for the public under the direction of Director and Educator Rayla Tadijimatova. Photo: Michelle Crean

PERFORMANCE: Holy Cross Mercy School Choir collaborated with Country Music singer Cliona Hagan at her latest show last Friday in the INEC. Cliona, along with Amy Barr of 'Just Stage It', worked with teachers Rhonda Healy and Olwyn Trant who prepared the girls for the show. The choir performed 'This is Me' from the movie 'The Greatest Showman' and a duet with Cliona 'God Bless the Child'.

GOOD LUCK: Clients from Kerry Parents & Friends pictured saying good luck to Mary Sheehan (centre, back) on her last day at Killarney Bus Station coffee shop.




COMMUNITY NOTES Crusaders Bridge Club RESULTS: September 25. 1st Evelyn O'Leary & Eithne Tarrant, 2nd Ann O'Shea & Phyllis O'Regan, 3rd Gary Leahy & Joan Culloty. October 2. 1st Mary Shanahan & Mela Burke, 2nd Maura Moynihan & Anne Looney, 3rd Gary Leahy & Joan Culloty, 4th Ann O'Shea & Phyllis O 'Regan. MEMBERS: Bridge continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Brehon Hotel. New members, novices and beginners always welcome. Contact Therese 087 2466451.

St Padre Pio MASS: Mass and devotions in honour of St Pio will take place in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin, on Thursday, Oct 17 at 7.30pm. A priest will be available to hear confessions. There will be a life size statue of St Pio and the First Class Relic of St Pio will be available for blessings. All welcome.

CCÉ Cill Áirne CENTRE: A new centre for Kerry Comhaltas, The Dúchas Centre, was officially opened in Tralee on Wednesday last with a celebration of music and dancing. Our over 35s All-Ireland champion set dancers featured in the celebrations together with numerous other dancers and musicians. Director General of Comhaltas Labhrás O’Murchú officially opened the centre and spoke of the importance of our traditional music dancing and singing and our native language. The centre is located in the Kerry Sport Academy building at IT Tralee North Campus and comprises a 150 seated theatre, a large stage, and sound room and storerooms. Adult set dancing classes will recommence in the Torc Hotel, next Monday, October 7, further details from Ann Mangan 087 9403508. Junior set dancing classes for beginners recom-

mence soon in Spa clubhouse with Triona and Mairead, contact 0876808962 or 087 6554545 Our music classes will resume on Saturday 12th October in St Brendan’s College, further details contact Eoin 087 876155253.

SKDP ROADSHOWS: South Kerry Development Partnership CLGs Community Roadshows are taking place across South Kerry over the next fortnight. Join us in the Killarney Heights Hotel on Monday 21st Oct from 4-8pm for a drop in community event. We will be joined by a number of agencies and community groups who will be promoting their services and activities. It is also a chance to find out what’s going on in your community. Agencies, community groups and individuals welcome. Please contact Éadaoin Moynihan, SKDP, 087 1906450 or for more information.

Kilcummin Comhaltas AGM: Kilcummin Comhaltas held their Annual General Meeting recently and managed a packed agenda on the evening with the substantial number in attendance. The meeting reflected on a very positive year for the branch and all in attendance were looking forward to what the following year might bring. The following were the officers that were put in place on the night: Chairperson Geraldine Pigott, Vice Chairperson Tony O'Connor, Secretary Louise Finnegan, Ass Secretary Irene O'Donoghue, Treasure Andrew McCarthy, P.R.O Derek O'Leary, Auditor Dan Greany, Treoraí Donal O'Sullivan, Youth Officer Shauna O'Leary, County Board Delegates John Moriarty/ Geraldine Pigott, President Joan McCarthy, D.L.P Áine Ní Changhaile, Garda Vetting Officer Louise Finnegan.

NEW HEADQUARTERS: Louise Finnegan, Geraldine Pigott, John Moriarty, Tony O’Connor & Eileen O’Connor with Labhràs Ò Murchù Ard Stiùrthòir CCÈ. Attending the historic opening of the new headquarters of CCÉ Charraí "Dochas" at the IT in Tralee. It was a proud night for our Kilcummin branch as Tony was one of the main orchestrates in the building of this Magnificent building. Congratulations to all the officers of CCÉ Charraí on this momentous occasion.

Kilcummin MAKE WAY: We would like to ask car owners to make way for people with disabilities especially wheelchair users and to refrain from parking on footpaths and gateways within the village especially within close proximity to the church, presbytery, school etc. We should also keep in mind parents with buggies and pedestrians in general who use the footpaths. Your consideration would be greatly appreciated. FAREWELL EVENING: For parishioners who wish to celebrate and honour the time Fr. Eamonn spent with us a celebratory evening will take place on Wed 16th Oct at 8pm in the Parish Recreational Hall. Envelopes are available in the church porch for anyone who would like to make a contribution and this can be put into the box in the porch, handed in to the Post office or dropped into the offertory collection basket. Please state on your envelope the number from your household who will attend. CRAFT FAIR: Do you have a craft or business that you want to sell or showcase? Great opportunity available to do so at Kilcummin Craft Fair the weekend of the 7th and 8th of December. Each table cost €20 with table proceeds going to Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. Contact Marie on 087 9181973. KILLARNEY LIBRARY: A number of

events are taking place at Killarney Library for Mental Health and Well Being Festival. For further information please see COMHALTAS: Kilcummin Comhaltas will be collecting at Tesco Deerpark on the 18th October. Any support you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Contact Helen 087 1191353.

Killarney Musical Society JOSEPH: Killarney Musical Society held a very successful launch night on Wednesday night last, and we are both delighted and excited with the turnout and the level of enthusiasm which was so evident on the night. Thank you to everyone that showed up to launch night. If however you didn't get the chance to join us, don't worry, next up are auditions, so please keep an eye on our notes here, or check us out on our social media outlets and make contact with us. As I have already mentioned, Joseph comes from a big family of brothers so gentlemen we need your presence. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a fabulous show and you really should try your best to be a part of it, the fun, the music, the laughs. What better way to spend a winter season than in our company, making friends and memories for life.

Gneeveguilla Basketball Club SHARE THE BUCKET: In association with Gneeveguilla Community Development Council. Well done to Dave McAuliffe who won the jackpot of €193. Please support this valuable fundraiser at local businesses or online at member.clubforce. com/tickets.

Kilcoolaght Kilcoolaght would like to acknowledge receipt of €500 from Kerry County Councils Community Support Fund.

SUPPORT GROUPS Kerry Positive Option Crisis Pregnancy Counselling Service Free - confidential - non-judgemental services. All options explored. Killarney Southwest Counselling Centre Emmett’s Road, Killarney Tel: 064 6636416. Open: Monday to Friday 9am -5pm.Saturday 10am-1pm. Funded by the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme.

Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Provides a free professional counselling and support service for female and male survivors of sexual violence and their families in a safe and confidential environment with highly qualified and professional counsellors. It can be contacted by freephone 1800-633333 or by email

Killarney Al Anon The Killarney Al Anon meetings are held Tuesday nights at 8.30pm in St Claire’s, Vincent De Paul Building, Tesco Car Park, Beech Road, Killarney. Contact 086-8616001.

MS Support Group A support group for people with MS meets every Wednesday 9.30am to 1pm, at MS Meeting Rooms, Beech Road Carpark (Previously SVDP donation drop off)

Suicide Prevention Helplines Samaritans 1850609090 or freephone 116123 or text 0872609090, email jo@, or visit a volunteer at 43 - 44 Moyderwell, Cloon Beg, Tralee.Pieta House, free counselling, freephone 1800247247or call 066-7163660; South West Counselling Centre, Killarney, free suicide prevention and bereavement counselling, 0646636416/6636100; Living Links, Kerry, 087-9006300; HSE South: Suicide Prevention Helpline 1800 742 745, Farm & Rural Stress Helpline 1800742645.

Aware Support & Self Care Group Peer to peer support and understanding for individuals experiencing depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions. Facilitated by Aware trained volunteers. Free of charge, all adults welcome and no referral necessary. Location: K.D.Y.S, Fairhill, Killarney, Co Kerry. Time: The Aware Support & Self Care group meeting will take place on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7.30 pm in the KDYS, Fair Hill, Killarney. www.

Rainbows Maine Valley Family Centre Castlemaine will run their next free Rainbows Programme starting on 5th November 2019. This is a Bereavement programme suitable for children aged 7 & 8 years who are affected by the death of a parent, grandparent, aunt , uncle or sibling. For further information or to book a place phone Helen/Maine Valley Centre on 066 9767833 or 086 0580019. Visit

Recovery Haven Killarney Outreach for Recovery Haven Kerry is holding a Coffee and Pink Nails morning on Tuesday 15th October from 10 am-12.30 pm, and is situated at the Reeks opposite the Lidl roundabout. All are welcome.




NEWS BRIEFS... Motor Neurone information evening Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone are hosting an information night in the Plaza Hotel, Killarney on Thursday, October 17 at 8pm. Many speakers will be in attendance on the night including a specialist nurse, IMNDA regional development officer and local family members of those who have experienced Motor Neurone Disease. Everyone is welcome. ................................................................




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Both Deputy Danny Healy-Rae and Cllr Maura Healy-Rae have welcomed funding of €112,500 to resurface the Mangerton Road from Molly D’Arcy’s up to join works which were completed last year. €38,000 has also been brought forward to start work on the Rossanean Road from Castleisland Cross to Rossaneen. This money has been made available following the delay in progressing work at the Rock Road which is being deferred until next year. ................................................................

Talk on energy healing, reflexology, and Kinesiology Killarney Women's Organisation for Training and Empowerment (KWOTE) monthly meetings will be held next Wednesday, October 16 at 8pm in Scotts Hotel. Guest speaker will be Maggie Bartley, who has 30 years General Nursing experience. Maggie also has vast experience in complementary therapies, from energy healing, reflexology, and Kinesiology, and will discuss the health benefits of these.

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CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE FOR SALE: With winter fast approaching buy a big value load of dry, seasoned, and neatly split firewood delivered to your door for €160 euro per load in the killarney area. Also selling "tonne" bags of sawdust at €30 per bag Contact Pj at 0876606664 FOR SALE: Good quality black leather couch. €100 o.n.o 089-4310062. FOR SALE: Sofa in very good condition. 3 seater. Burgundy. Good as new. Very comfortable. Phone 064 6635470 or 087 7043874 FOR SALE: Hardwood Firewood trailer for €100 or 2 trailers for €180 also sold by the bag. Tel 0872070009. FOR SALE: Child’s bed 4’8”x2’4”, as new, €10. 087-2250525 FOR SALE: Small square bales of top quality hay. 085-1922676 FOR SALE: Good black machine turf, €4 per bag. Can deliver. 064-6632308 FOR SALE: Fire timber for sale, chopped and bagged. Delivery or collection. For prices and details call 087-7404417 FOR SALE: Large house in Poland for sale, in very popular tourist area. 8 bedrooms ensuite. Ideal for B&B or large family, lovely garden. For more information please contact 087-2878082 FOR SALE: Ferroli Clyde Boiler, 82,000 BTU approx, complete with circulating pump, thermostat and almost new ‘REILO’ burner. €220. 086-3495274

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11.10.2019 7TH ANNIVERSARY







In loving memory of Lorna Brosnan (Looney) Late of 82 Gallowsfield Tralee Who died on the 7th of October 2012. No words we write can ever say, How much we miss you everyday, No one knows the grief we bear, When the family gather And you’re not there, We laugh, we talk, we play the part, But beyond the sorrow is a broken heart. The sorrow we feel, We can never explain, And the ache in our hearts Will always remain. Always remembered by Joanne and Tony.


Treasured memories of a loving mother, mother-in-law and grandmother, Kathleen Burke, late of Ferndale Ave., Killarney who died on October 15th 2006. R.I.P. In tears we saw you sinking And watched you pass away Our hearts were almost broken We wanted you to stay But when we saw you sleeping So peaceful free from pain How could we wish you back with us To suffer once again It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone For part of us went with you The day God took you home. Always loved and remembered by husband John, daughter Eileen, sonin-law John, granddaughters Emiear, Liadh, Sorcha and Roisin, son John Paul, daughter-in-law Joanne, and grandchildren Eva, Danny and Kara.

12TH ANNIVERSARY CARROLL In loving memory of our granddaughter Lorna Brosnan (Looney) Late of 82 Gallowsfield Tralee Who died on the 7th of October 2012. Life goes on we know that’s true But it’s not the same since we lost you We keep your memories one by one The things you said the things you did They bring a smile and many a tear And always a wish that you were here In God’s care you rest above And in our hearts you rest with love. Sadly missed and always remembered by Nana Nuala and Granda Tim Looney.

In loving memory of Seán Carroll, Riverview, Mill Rd. Killarney, Who died on October 10th 2007. We wrote your name in the sky But the wind blew it away We wrote your name in the sand But the waves washed it away We wrote your name in out hearts And forever it will stay. From your loving wife Fiona And children Ciara and Daniel.


Mass on Friday 11th October at 10am in St. Mary’s of The Angels, Beaufort.


We know you can feel our tears And don’t want us to cry Yet our hearts are broken, Because you had to die. We pray to God to give us strength And somehow get us through As we struggle with this heartache That came when we lost you. We miss you more than you could know, We miss your smile The way you used to make us laugh Made everything worthwhile. Never forgotten Your Uncle Timmy and Sharon. Love you always Your cousins Chloe, Keelan and Alex.


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I wish you were here today, Even for just a little while, So I could say Happy Birthday, And see your beautiful smile. The only gift today will be, The gifts you left behind, The laughter, joy and happiness, Precious memories, the best kind. Missed and loved every day by wife Mary, sons Eamonn and Richard, son-inlaw Mark and grandchildren, daughterin-laws Yvonne & Laura.


Remembering with love our dear mother and grandmother Kate Falvey, Knocklebede, Kilcummin, Killarney, Who died on the 14th October 1960. Rest in peace. Deep are the memories Precious they stay No passing of time Can take them away They leave a smile Sometimes a tear But always a wish That you were here The saddest part of all We never said goodbye. Loved and remembered always by your loving daughter Sheila and family U.S.A. and loving granddaughter Anne, Dan Joe and family xxx Anniversary Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Monday 14th of October at 6:15pm.

In loving memory of James Horan who passed away on 31st October 2018, and whose birthday occurs on 13th October. As we lovingly remember James on his first anniversary, we, his family, wife Nell, daughters Mary, June, Helen and Trish, sons-in-law and grandchildren, would like to sincerely thank all our families, neighbours and friend who supported us in our sad loss, and for their continued support. Those who attended the Removal and Funeral Mass, those who sent cards, we thank you all. A special word of thanks to Dr Coffey and the staff of Ross Medical Centre, the Ambulance Service, staff of UHK, and a heartfelt thanks to Dr Mags Clifford and her team in the Palliative Care unit. Thanks to the staff of O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy, to Fr Jim Linehan, Fr Paddy O’Donoghue and the choir of St Mary’s Cathedral.

In loving memory of our darling son Noel Michael (Mike) Gammell, Who died tragically on October 10th 1988, aged 9 years, R.I.P. “We did not see you Close your eyes, We did not see you die, All we knew was that you were gone, Without a last goodbye. I’ll lend you for a little while A child of mine God said . For you to love him while he lives And mourn for when he is dead. It may be six or seven years Or forty-two or three. But will you till I call him back, Take care of him for me.” Always loved and sadly missed by Mom,Dad,Chrissann, Elaine, Philip and Patrick and now the extended family Colin, Brian, Annmarie, Elaine, Eoin, Aisling, Alan, Stephen, Cian, Ailbhe, Niall, Conor, Robert, Finán, Daragh and Ciaran.


In loving memory of Lorna Brosnan (Looney) Late of 82 Gallowsfield Tralee Who died on the 7th of October 2012. We wish we could see you One more time Come walking through our door But we know that is impossible We will hear your voice no more.

Birthday remembrance of a wonderful Husband and Dad,Eugene Ferris, Late of 34 O’Kellys Villas, Killarney.

Thanks to the members of Killarney Pitch & Putt Club, Dr Crokes and Fianna Fáil for their Guards of Honour. Thank you to Mike and Mary O’Shea, funeral directors, for their care and professionalism. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our gratitude. Mass will be offered for your intentions. “Words cannot say How much we love and miss you.” 1st Anniversary Mass for James will be held on Thursday 31st October 2019 at 6:15pm in St Mary’s Cathedral.


In loving memory of Jeremiah (Jerry) O’Connor Faughcula, Muckross, Killarney who died on the 9th of October 2006 and his mother Elizabeth, father Timothy, brother Pa and sisters Bridie and Maura. R.I.P. The moment that you died My heart was torn in two, One side filled with heartache, The other died with you,

Birthday remembrance for Derry Horgan late of 13 Coolgrean Park, Killarney, Whose birthday would have occurred on 16th October.

I often lie awake at night When the world is fast asleep, And take a walk down memory lane With tears upon my cheek.

“We never need a special day, To bring you to our mind, For days without a thought of you, Are very hard to find. We cannot send a birthday card, Your hand we cannot touch, But God will take our greetings, To the one we love so much.”

Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday But missing you is the heartache That never goes away. I hold you tightly within my heart And there you shall remain. For those who still have their brothers Treat them with tender care You will never know the emptiness As you turn and he’s not there.

Sadly missed by your loving wife Kay, Children Gerardine, Richard, Derry, Stephanie, Sons-in-Law Paddy and Joey, Grandchildren Lauren, Matthew, Lily, Luke, sisters and families.

Sadly missed, forever loved by your loving brother Michael and sister in law Bella, nieces Liz and Jen and Mike.

Mass will be held on Wednesday 16th October at 6:15pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Anniversary Mass at 9:30am on Sunday 13th Oct in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Muckross.


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In loving memory of a wonderful wife and mother, Hannah Kelly, late of Upper Park Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry who died on the 11th of October, 1991.

In loving memory of Noreen Maye, Who died on 9th October 2014, Late of 13 Torc Terrace, Killarney.

Treasured memories of Mary McCullagh (nee Russell), Late of New Street Killarney and formerly of Blarney, whose anniversary occurred on October 9th 2019.

In loving memory of Patrick Sparling, late of Ballyspillane, Killarney, who passed away on 11th October 2015.

Deep are the memories, Precious they stay No passing of time Can take them away. They bring a smile Sometimes a tear But always a wish That you were still here. Always remembered by your husband Donie, daughters Brenda and Joan, sons David, Justin and Alan, sons in law John and Sean, daughter in law Margaret and grandchildren Colm, James, Hannah, Dawn, Nicole, Ben and Robert.

Treasured memories live on forever, Precious mom, grandmother And great-grandmother, Live on forever. Missing you today mom, Now you are free from pain And happy in your new home, Though we know you are here with us, every second, minute, hour of our lives, till we meet again. xxx

Anniversary Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Friday 11th October at 6.15pm.

Loved always and forever, your daughter Maria and son-in-law Dermot, grandchildren Dermot, Jennifer, Rosemarie, Denise, John-Paul, Daniel & Alan. Great-grandchildren Jennelle, Scott, Alyson, Laura, Bella, Alesha, Elyssa and Conor.





You never wished for sadness, You never cared for fuss, Just to be remembered, And loved by all of us, Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. Loved and missed by her loving husband John, sons Billy, John Jnr and Brian and daughter Aoife. Anniversary Mass on Sunday the 13th of October at 10.30am in St.Mary’s Cathedral Killarney.


Our hearts are full of memories, With pride we speak your name, Though life must go on without you, It will never be the same, Those special days will not return, When we were all together, But the love and memories in our hearts, Will stay with us forever. From your son Gary, daughter-in-law Shannon and grandaughter Darcy and grandson Patrick. Today we bring you roses, Sprinkled with our tears, For you are still a part of us, In spite of passing years, You are more than a treasured memory, From whom we had to part, You’re a light that burns within us, In a corner of our hearts. From your daughter Natasha, Son-in-law Mikey and grandaughter Dakota.


In loving memory of John Lyons, late of Ballinalane, Ballyhar, Killarney who died on the 11th October 1990. As I sit here safe in heaven, And watch you every day, I try and let you know with signs, I never went away. I hear you when you’re laughing, And watch you as you sleep, I even place my arms around you, To calm you as you weep. I see you wish the days away, Begging to have me home, So I try and send you signs, That you are not alone. Don’t feel guilty you have a life, That was denied to me, Heaven is truly beautiful, Just you wait and see So live your life, Laugh again, be free! Then I’ll know with Every breath you take You’ll be taking one for me. Always loved and remembered by your wife Breda, daughters Bernadette and Geraldine xxx


Fond memories of Eileen McCarthy, late of Woodlawn, Killarney, who died on 11th October 1994. When the emptiness of missing you, Seems more than we can bear, We whisper, Mom we miss you, And always find you there. For in our world of memories, You fill our heart with pride, We will never walk alone Mom, You are always by our side. Put your arms around her Lord, Kiss her smiling face, For she was very special, And can never be replaced. Though her smile is gone forever, and her hands, we cannot touch, We shall never lose sweet memories, Of our Mom, we loved so much.

Memories are special, They don’t fade away, We think of you always, Not just today. Always remembered by Jimmy, Mary, Bridie, Noel and extended family.

ST. THERESA St. Theresa the Little Flower, please pick me a rose from thy heavenly gardens and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to please grant me the favour I thee implore and tell him I will love him each day more and more. Amen. INT: A.K

Broken is the family circle, Our dear one is passed away, Passed from earth and earthy darkness Into bright and perfect day, But we all must cease to languish over The grave of him we love, Strive to be prepared to meet him, In the better world above. Fondly remembered by your loving wife Eileen, daughters Noreen and Mary, sons Billy and John, daughter-in-law Mary, son-in-law Richard and Tim, Grandson Ashton and Granddaughter Mikaela. Anniversary mass on Sat 12th Oct at 6.15pm in St.Mary’s Cathedral.


Sadly missed by your loving husband Tadhg, daughters Mary & Suzanne, Sons Roger & Tadhg, In-laws Tony, Jimmie and Jacqui, Your grandchildren Christopher, Sophie, Sonia, James, Nathan and Matt.


In loving memory of Con Moynihan Late of Islandmore, Clonkeen, Killarney Who died on 7th October 1994

In loving memory of Patrick (Paudie) Moynihan, Late of Tiernaboul, Killarney Who died on the 9th October, 2010.

In loving memory of Mary (Maunie) Scannell, Lissivigeen, Killarney who died on 8th October 2012. Memories are special, They don’t fade away, We think of you always, Not just today.

In loving memory of Patrick Sparling, late of Ballyspillane, Killarney, who passed away on 11th October 2015. When you lose someone special, The hurt is hard to hide, When it is your husband, The hurt goes deep inside, The day that we were married, They told us we were one, But they never told us what to do, when half of one is gone, What do you do with half a heart,Now the other half is not there, You were the other half of me, A life linked to my own, What do i do with half a life, Now that I am on my own. From your loving wife Noreen and family If only we could relive yesterday, Just even for a while, Just for us to sit and talk, And see you smile, You’re not just a memory, Or part of the past, Your ours to remember, AS long as life lasts. From your son Patrick.


Always remembered by Beth, John & Pádraig. In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather Donie McCarthy, late of 80 St. Brendan’s Place, Killarney, Co. Kerry who died on 13th October 1996. A heart of gold, A life so true, Loved and respected by all he knew, Always willing, helpful and kind, What beautiful memories he left behind. Sadly missed by his loving wife Cathy, son Florence, daughters Sheila and Catherine, son-in-law John, and granddaughter Vanessa. Anniversary Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral Saturday 12th October at 6.15pm.

NOVENA ST. CLAIRE Ask St. Claire for 3 favours, one business, two impossible and say nine Hail Mary’s for nine days with lighted candle. Pray whether you believe or not. Publish on ninth day. Powerful Novena. May the sacred heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorified and loved today and every day throughout the whole world forever Amen. Say six times daily for nine days. Your request will be granted no matter how difficult it may seem. Favour publication must be promised. Thank you St. Claire for favours to come.

Cherished Memories of Siobhan O’Donoghue, Roughty House/Carraig Lodge, Park Road, Killarney who died on the 13th October 2016. May Heaven hold a Place for you, Where you can dig And plant – Flowers of the Humblest kind, And those of rarest scent. Súaimhneas síoraí dá hanam cneasta Remembered with love every day, but most especially today, by your daughter Miriam, son-in-law Tim, grandsons Marcus, Fergal and Fionnán

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With love we remember our Wonderful son and brother Niall, Late of Cloonteens, Kilcummin Killarney Who died on the 12th of October 2018.

In loving memory of our wonderful nephew Niall McGillicuddy, a talented, kind and thoughtful young boy. Who died on 12th October 2018.

In loving memory of Niall McGillicuddy, Late of Clounteens, Kilcummin, Who died on the 12th Oct 2018.

We did not know that morning; God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death, we do the same.

Niall, we were so blessed To have had you in our lives. We miss you so much. You are in our prayers And thoughts every day.

It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone. For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

‘You are looking down From Heaven up above, Sending out smiles with days of sunshine and showers of love’


In loving memory of Niall McGillicuddy, Late of Cloonteens, Kilcummin Killarney Who died on the 12th of October 2018. Rest in Peace. On Niall’s first anniversary we, his Mom Sheila, Dad Daithi and sisters Ellen and Jane wish to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us following the sad loss of our wonderful son and brother. We offer our heartfelt thanks to our family, extended family, friends, neighbours and well wishers who visited our home, attended the rosary, removal, mass and burial and who provided emotional and practical support for us at this difficult time. For those who telephoned, travelled long distances, sent floral tributes, Mass cards, letters of sympathy and memorial gifts, also those who made charitable donations, we are truly grateful. A sincere thank you to Dr. Donal Coffey, Dr. Iarla Curran, nurse Anne O’Brien and all the Staff at Ross Medical Centre. To the medical staff and ambulance service at UHK for their empathy and compassion, to Professor Mary Cahill, her team and to all those who work on Ward 2D who went beyond the call of duty in their care for Niall, also to Juliana Crowley and the chaplaincy in CUH for their endless support, to Professor Larry Bacon and the medical staff of St. James hospital Dublin and Sr. Joyce in the chaplaincy. A special word of thanks to Bru Columbanus, Friends of Leukaemia, and Arc House for their invaluable support during Niall’s illness. We would like to thank our wonderful neighbours for the guard of honour they provided to Niall on his final journey from his home. To Holy Cross Mercy School, Presentation Monastery School, St. Brendan’s College, Legion GAA club and Killarney Celtic for their guards of honour which were a personal and dignified tribute to Niall. We thank you so much. To Fr. Jim and all the priests who concelebrated Niall’s Requiem Mass. Thank you to the Sem choir for their beautiful singing in the church, Tadghie Fleming for all his assistance and to all those who participated in celebrating Niall’s short life and making Niall’s Mass so special.

You left us beautiful memories; Your love is still our guide. And although we cannot see you, You are always by our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.

To all the businesses for the huge respect shown during Niall’s funeral cortege. A warm thank you to Maura Reen for her beautiful hymn at Niall’s graveside. The family would like to thank O’Shea’s undertakers, Tim, Mike and Mary O Shea and their team for their support and professionalism in organising Niall’s funeral. As it is impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgment as an expression of our deepest gratitude. The holy sacrifice of the Mass has been offered up for your intentions. Niall’s anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday the 13th of October at 12 noon in St. Marys Cathedral, Killarney.


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Niall, missing and remembering you every minute of every day,

Cousins could not be closer, You have left us in body only, Because we know you will always Be with us in spirit. For the bond we share Will forever be unbroken. May you rest in peace our beloved Niall. Always loved and remembered by Denise, Leah & Rachael xxx


Love Mom and Dad, Ellen and Jane x.


In loving memory of Niall McGillicuddy, Late of Clounteens, Kilcummin, Who died on the 12th Oct 2018. Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure, You are loved beyond words, And missed beyond measure, Your memory is our keepsake, With which we’ll never part, God has you in his keeping, We have you in our hearts. Loved and sadly missed, Your uncle and godfather Sean, Mary and your adoring cousins Denise, Leah, Rachael, Darren & Joanna xxx


A very special thank you to the Gardai, Garda traffic core and stewards for their sensitivity and professionalism during the funeral route. A sincere thank you to all Niall’s friends, St. Brendan’s College, Legion GAA club and Killarney Celtic, all of whom offered their support throughout Niall’s illness, your friendship and continued kindness is greatly appreciated.

Rest in peace Niall Auntie Mary and Paul

Our beloved Niall, My cousin, my brother, my friend, We will not mourn for you, We will not cry for you, We will always remember you with love And the laughter we always shared.

In loving memory of Niall McGillicuddy, Late of Cloonteens, Kilcummin, Killarney Who died on the 12th of October 2018. Time goes by in the yellow and green, Stick around and you see what I mean, There’s a mountaintop that I’m dreaming of, If you see me you know where I’ll be, I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun feeling like a someone. Treasured Memories, Never forgotten. Killarney Legion GAA


“Time flies by in the yellow and green, Stick around and you’ll see what I mean, There’s a mountaintop, That I’m dreaming of, If you need me you know where I’ll be, I’ll be riding shotgun, Underneath the hot sun, Feeling like a someone.” There are some who bring a light so great, To the world that even After they have gone, The light remains. A million feelings, a thousand thoughts, A hundred memories - One person. Niall, we will never forget you as you gave us so much to remember. From all the boys.

Just a prayer from the family who loved you, Just a memory fond and true, In our hearts you will live forever, Because we thought the world of you. From their loving daughters Maria, Tom and family, Joan, Mike and family, Sheila, John and family, Sons Denis and Pat. Anniversary mass is on Fri 11th Oct at 7.30pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin.

In loving memory of Our dear Nephew Niall McGillicuddy Clounteens, Kilcummin, Killarney. A silent thought, A gentle prayer, For my special Nephew, In God’s care. Remembered every day, Uncle Sean

Treasured memories of Niall McGillicuddy, Late of Clounteens, Kilcummin, Who died on the 12th Oct 2018.

In loving memory of Con Sheahan, Rathanane, Kilcummin, Killarney, who passed away on 20th October 1997 and his wife Mary Sheahan (nee Gallivan), who died on the 1st October 2016.

I thought of you today, But that is nothing new, I thought of you yesterday, And days before that too, God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart. Always remembered by your Loving Aunty Noreen x.


O Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal. You gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things you have given me as you confirm once again that I never wanted to be separated from you in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you in Eternal Glory. Thank you for mercy towards me and mine. This prayer must be said for three days, after three days the favour will be granted. INT: BOC

PRAYER TO THE VIRGIN MARY O Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea help me and show me herein you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for three days and after that the request will be granted and the prayer must be published. Thank you for favours received. INT: YL

THANKSGIVING TO SAINT JUDE St. Jude come to my assistance in my need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities particularly (mention request) and that I may praise God with you and the elect throughout eternity. I promise you O Blessed Jude to be ever mindful of this great favour and I will never cease to honour you as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my powers to encourage devotion to you. Amen. Say for 3 days and publish immediately. Favour granted after 3 days. X






| By Adam Moynihan

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Lakers unscathed in tame Viking raid An understrength Waterford Vikings team failed to live up to their name on Sunday afternoon as their trip to Killarney to face the Scotts Lakers was less about taking and more about giving. The men from the sunny southeast gave up 94 points and managed to score just 49 in return in what was a very one-sided encounter at the Auracle. Of course, much of the credit must go to the hosts who dominated proceedings from start to finish, led by club captain Mark Greene and pro-

fessionals Toby Christensen and Aaron Jackson. Shane McCarthy’s side were hoping to bounce back from the previous day’s defeat to league favourites Ballincollig and, in truth, the result was never really in doubt. The Lakers wasted no time in building a commanding early

LEADER: Lakers captain Mark Greene attacks the basket. The Killarney man had 17 points. Pics: Eamonn Keogh.

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KILLARNEY SPORTS CENTRE advantage and they led by 18 (45-27) at the half. It was more of the same in the third quarter and when Brian O’Neill forced a turnover at half-court and dropped in an uncontested lay-up at the buzzer, the Lakers opened up an eye-watering 33-point lead.

With the game now over as a contest there was little to get excited about in the fourth, although the home support burst into life when two young homegrown players, Jamie O’Sullivan and Jack Corridan, took to the floor in St Paul’s famous all-black uniform. The former registered his first points as a




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| By Eamonn Keogh Despite what the scoreline suggests, the Lakers were in contention for parts of this game and trailed by just four points with three minutes left in the third quarter.

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Aaron Jackson prepares to leap above Waterford Vikings defender Scott Dunphy.

Laker - much to the delight of all of his clubmates - while the latter looked bright and was unlucky not to score himself. It’s certainly great to see some upand-coming local players getting game time in the National League amidst the pros and veterans from further afield. Lakers fans will be hoping to see more of O’Sullivan and Corridan in the coming weeks and months. After last weekend’s tricky double-header, the Lakers have maintained their record of 2-2 which is naturally something they will need to improve upon if they want to challenge for the top spots and, ultimately, promotion to the Super League. Up next is another home game, this

time on Saturday night against the 0-3 Tolka Rovers. The Dubliners have endured a tough start to the campaign and the Lakers will be keen to heap even more misery on their rivals, and improve to a winning record in the process. Tip-off at the Killarney Sports Centre is at 7.30pm.

SCOTTS LAKERS: Toby Christensen (29 points), Aaron Jackson (21), Mark Greene (17), Carlton Cuff (9), Séamus Brosnan (7), Brian O’Neill (5), Victor Martínez (4), Jamie O’Sullivan (2) and Jack Corridan. WATERFORD VIKINGS: (top scorers) Dale Kavanagh (11), Jay Kavanagh (10), Jack Murphy (10) and Craig O’Neill (10).



Scotts Lakers v Tolka Rovers Saturday at 7.30pm Killarney Sports Centre

However, the Killarney side were unable to gain an advantage at any stage and Ballincollig enjoyed a convincing victory in the end. The hosts always had the upper-hand and were 22-16 in front at the end of the first quarter. They stretched that advantage to 14 (40-26) by half-time. The Scotts Lakers clawed it back to 4642 following some big baskets from Toby Christensen, Aaron Jackson and Carlton Cuff but a series of malfunctions with the game clock resulted in several stoppages and delays. Three offensive possessions by the Lakers were actually stopped due to technical issues with the clock during this frustrating period. When play eventually resumed it was Ballincollig who took control with Andre Nation, Ciarán O’Sullivan and Ian McLoughlin helping them to a 55-42 lead entering the final quarter. The home side completely dominated the closing period, outscoring the Lakers

28-12 with Andre Nation and Iñigo Zabalo leading the way. Stoppages and technical issues aside, Ballincollig were better overall against a Lakers team that struggled for long periods before slumping to their heaviest defeat of the past three seasons. A poor return of just two converted three-pointers from 20 attempts certainly didn't help their cause either. Toby Christensen with 23 points and 12 rebounds was the Lakers’ best performer. Ballincollig have a 100% record against the Killarney club over the past two years, winning all five meetings between the sides. These rivals will clash again in one of the biggest games of the season in Killarney Sports Centre on October 26 when they meet in the first round of the National Cup. Ballincollig are going for their third National Cup title on the trot and on last weekend's performance, they will be hot favourites once again.

BALLINCOLLIG: (top scorers) Andre Nation (18), Ciarán O’Sullivan (15), Iñigo Zabalo (13). SCOTTS LAKERS SCORERS: Toby Christensen (23), Aaron Jackson (15), Carlton Cuff (10), Victor Martínez (3), Brian O’Neill (2) and Séamus Brosnan (1).

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| By Adam Moynihan

A FRIEND OF KERRY? Despite the controversy surrounding his reign, former FAI chief executive John Delaney still has the backing of KDL secretary John O'Regan. Pic: Seb Daly/Sportsfile.

John Delaney has finally been forced to resign from the FAI but KDL secretary John O’Regan says he “can’t see what was done wrong”. His continued support for the disgraced ex-chief executive is damaging the reputation of Kerry soccer, writes Adam Moynihan

Sticking by John Delaney at this stage of proceedings is dumbfounding and when the head of the Kerry District League continues to do so, it undoubtedly causes reputational damage to Kerry soccer.

Whenever the flames surrounding John Delaney’s ill-fated tenure began to rise, John O’Regan was always first on the scene to tackle the blaze, armed with nothing more than two lungs full of air. We saw it numerous times over the past seven months. The secretary of the Kerry District League frequently appeared on radio and television to defend his stricken comrade, on one occasion going so far as to say that the embattled celebrity administrator should be “running the country”. Now, following his resignation 10 days ago, the Delaney years are done. The fire fighting failed and all that remains is a charred pile of guff and empty promises. Yet, in spite of everything, in spite of the litany of misconduct allegations, both pecuniary and moral, O’Regan still stands by his man. Speaking to the Irish Independent last weekend, the FAI Senior Council member once again reiterated his unwavering support for his long-time friend and associate. “He's done a fantastic job here in Kerry,” O’Regan said. “John Delaney was in the job for 14 or 15 years. He did mighty work for many, many years. “I'm listening to people in the grassroots in Kerry and Limerick and all over. In youth soccer and junior soccer and schoolboy soccer. They have no problem with John Delaney. He's done an awful lot for that side of the game. The people I have seen whingeing and moaning are the crowd in the League of Ireland. “I can't see what was done wrong to be honest.” Frankly, that last line is staggering. Or at least it would be were it not so painfully predictable. Let’s get this straight. As far as John O’Regan is concerned, John Delaney providing the FAI with a secret bridging loan of €100,000 so they could con-


11.10.2019 tinue to pay their employees was not wrong. Devising the Vantage Club premium ticketing scheme, a disastrous venture which left the association struggling to pay its share of the Aviva Stadium construction costs, was not wrong. Accepting, on behalf of the FAI, a secret €5 million pay-off from FIFA over the Thierry Henry handball affair was not wrong. Taking a salary of €450,000 (later €360,000) at a time when FAI staff were being made redundant was not wrong. Accepting €36,000 a year to help pay for his rent (in addition to his salary) was not wrong. Spending €40,000 on his company credit card over a six-month period, including €400 at Tommy Hilfiger and €226 on shirts from Thomas Pink, was not wrong. The fact that this year the FAI, who Delaney said would be debt-free by 2020, needed financial assistance from UEFA just to avoid collapse was not wrong. And now, even though the ex-CEO has been forced to quit on the back of all of these astonishing revelations, many of which came to light after some excellent journalism by Mark Tighe and The Sunday Times, O’Regan still "can’t see what was done wrong to be honest”. Sticking by John Delaney at this stage of proceedings is dumbfounding and when the head of the Kerry District League continues to do so, it undoubtedly causes reputational damage to Kerry soccer. Does O’Regan genuinely not see what Delaney has done wrong (which would be very concerning) or is he misusing his position and status to defend the indefensible (also very concerning)? What makes this all the more confusing is the fact that for the first time in 15 years, backing John Delaney cannot in any way benefit the game in this part of the world - if it ever did at all. Delaney is gone. He has returned his badges, both FAI and UEFA. He has turned in his green tie (though not the one he triumphantly tossed into the crowd in Moscow). He has handed over his shoes (though not the pair he had taken from his feet in Sopot, nor the ones he generously gifted to a needy “itinerant” child). And, tearfully no doubt, he has even checked in his pride and joy: the novelty, over-sized, company chequebook. O’Regan’s words are problematic but what’s more worrying from my point of view is that his remarks are invariably met with silence. When various league chairmen and boards around the country unilaterally backed Delaney in March, many clubs spoke out to say that they hadn’t been consulted. That hasn’t been the case in Kerry despite the fact that virtually everyone I’ve spoken to disagrees with O’Regan’s sentiments


entirely. And in terms of media coverage, I haven’t seen too many column inches dedicated to the secretary of the KDL or the things he has said. Why is that?


O’Regan wields a lot of power in Mounthawk Park. In addition to acting as league secretary, he is also fixtures secretary and joint treasurer. And if you were listening to Radio Kerry last Saturday evening, you would have heard the man who runs Kerry soccer assuming PRO duties too as he previewed the weekend’s junior soccer fixtures. He even predicted who was going to win. Allies will point to this omnipresence as evidence of O’Regan’s dedication, as well as proof of how hard it is to find volunteers to fill these roles. Others, including former league officers and club officials, have claimed privately that in the KDL, it’s O’Regan’s way or the highway. If that is, indeed, the case, it seems as though many people have simply chosen the highway. O’Regan’s disciples speak of all the hard work he has done for the KDL down through the decades and there’s no denying that over the course of his 44year reign he has given up thousands of hours of his time. As the son of a long-serving club official myself, and as someone who has served as PRO for my own GAA club, I know how thankless a job it is to volunteer for an amateur sport. Anyone who takes up a voluntary role within a club or sporting organisation is deserving of great credit, especially if they do it for a long period of time. That should go without saying. But all the service in the world shouldn’t shield you from criticism if you get something wrong. When you represent a club or a league, be it for four weeks or forty-four years, you have to be held accountable. O’Regan is answerable to the clubs, not the other way around. Look at it this way: if GAA president John Horan did what John Delaney did, and Tim Murphy, the chairman of the Kerry County Board, came out and repeatedly backed him without asking the clubs for their opinions, would he get a free pass? No chance. The clubs and the media would be up in arms, and rightly so.


A profile piece by Mike Rice of The Kerryman dated January 2012 revealed that O’Regan “has been nicknamed ‘God’ by many of his friends in the world of soccer as he has made so many things happen at Mounthawk Park”. And it’s not just friends. Foes also seem to cast O’Regan in this divine light. For many people within the Kerry soccer family, this raises a difficult question. How do you stand up to God?

SET: Killarney prepare to defence a Castleisland scrum. Pics: Mary McCarthy.

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CASTLEISLAND Killarney were delighted to re-enter the U18 grade last weekend, flying solo again after a few years’ hiatus. The buzz was palpable as a full compliment of 23 set out to take on nearest rivals Castleisland on Saturday. Killarney triumphed in a tightly fought and combative encounter. 13 first half points were enough to seal the deal with a well-taken Gary Randles try and seven points from the cultured boot of Ciarán O’Brien. Killarney started confidently and accurately and controlled much of the first half territory and possession. As always, Island competed fiercely and their defensive tackling was rock solid. The second half was reflective of a season opener with a lot of individual endeavour carried out between the two 10-yard lines. Neither team really threatened the try line but the action was unrelenting, skilful, sporting and highly entertaining. The team on the day were front row ironmen Rob Nealon, Craig McKenzie Vass and Ciarán O’Brien. The tough-tackling RISING HIGH: The Kerry rivals compete for a line-out.

locks were Evan Mannix and Sam Casey. The back row specialists were captain Matt McAuliffe, Brendy O’Donoghue and John McCarthy. Pádraig Talbot and Adam McSweeney slotted in seamlessly for the second half. The back line worked impressively through a variety of combinations, starting with elder statesmen Dion O’Neill and Cian Murphy as the half-back pairing, Michael Óg Casey and Adam Walsh as centres, and Mark Sheahan and Krystian Komosa on the wings. Gary Randles started at 15. Ronan Buckley was an early injury replacement and the cavalry arrived for the last 15 minutes with Peter Walsh, Donnchadh Grealy, Tomás Clifford, James Kennelly and Aidan Keane all entering the fray. Management were delighted with the performance and the cohesive team spirit. Next up is a mouth-watering contest at home this Saturday at 12.30pm (on the club’s new pitch for the first time) against the combined forces of Tralee and Listowel. All support is welcome. Training for the Killarney RFC U18s is Thursday at 7.30pm.

| By Eamonn Fitzgerald



David Clifford kicks 0-8 as East Kerry pip Rahilly’s East Kerry won their way into the quarterfinals of the Kerry SFC when they defeated Kerins O’Rahilly’s after extra time in a thrilling game at Austin Stack Park on Saturday last. KERRY SFC (ROUND 3) ___________________________________________________________________

East Kerry 0-20 | Kerins O’Rahilly’s 3-9 (AET) AUSTIN STACK PARK Rahilly’s got off to an explosive start when Tommy Walsh picked up a great ball and transferred it to team captain Barry John Keane. He sent a screamer past James Devane for an opening goal with a mere 50 seconds on the clock. Worse was to follow for East Kerry as they conceded three goals in total in the first 12 minutes. Karl Mullins came from deep in the 10th minute to rattle the net and Jack Savage added a third just two minutes later. The Tralee side were completely on top in that first quarter.


David Clifford was prominent in the East Kerry revival. He shot eight valuable points, reducing the deficit to two (3-2 to 0-9) by half-time. Niall Donohue also caught the eye at corner back. The Firies man made some timely interventions. Early in the second half, East Kerry were awarded a penalty but Paudie Clifford’s effort was well saved by Gary Kissane. That was a severe blow for the East. Rahilly’s captain Barry John Keane was issued a straight red when he retaliated after shipping a hefty tackle from his East Kerry marker. This naturally gave a great chance to East Kerry but Strand Road refused to yield, inspired by a Man of the Match performance from midfielder David Moran. Jack Savage scored 1-4 for Rahilly’s, 1-1 from play. David Clifford kept sending over those points and Darragh Roche was also active on the scoresheet. He scored three points (two frees). Meanwhile, Spa forward Michael Foley hit four points, all from play. A long range free from David Clifford left just a single point between the sides but points by Jack Savage and Tommy Walsh put the Tralee team ahead 3-4 to 0-10

with 12 minutes left in normal time. Points by Clifford, Foley and Liam Kearney put East Kerry a point ahead with three minutes left in the game. Ryan Carroll and Tommy Walsh pointed to give Rahilly’s the lead but up popped Shane Cronin to force extra time.


In the first period of extra time, both sides added three more points. David Moran and David Clifford chipped in with majestic points to tie the scores 3-9 to 0-18. Clifford added two match winning points while Rahilly’s finished with three wides in an exciting period of extra time. East Kerry advance to the quarter-finals while Kerins O’Rahilly’s bow out of the competition. Kenmare Shamrocks 2-11 West Kerry 2-8 Kenmare got off to a terrible start, failing to score in the first 24 minutes. During that period West Kerry scored 2-4, including a spectacular solo effort by Brian Ó Beaglaoich in the 9th minute when he went on a solo run from deep within his own half before rattling the net. West Kerry were ahead until the 52nd minute when Paul O’Connor scored his second goal to gave Kenmare the lead. St Brendan's 4-22 Shannon Rangers 1-12 Brendan's proved far too good for a poor Shannon Rangers team. Former Kerry minor James Duggan was the star player for St Brendan's. He scored 2-4. St Kieran’s v Kilcummin was postponed due to a bereavement and that match has been refixed for Sunday at 2.30pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The draw for the quarter-finals will be held after this game.


JOB DONE: East Kerry forward David Clifford played a starring role in his side's thrilling victory over Kerins O'Rahilly's. Pic: Paudie Healy.





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Cyclocross season up and running Now that the road season is over for the winter months, competitive cyclists will turn their hand to cyclocross. The first round of the Munster Cyclocross took place in Bandon last Sunday, hosted by St Finbar’s Cycling Club. Killarney riders fared well on the event with Patrick Clifford taking first place in the M40 category and Richard Maes taking third in the elites – both riding for Strata3/Velo Revolution. John Crowley took fourth in M50 riding for Killarney Cycling Club. Youth riders representing the local club included Donagh O’Connor who finished second in the U12 category, Eoghan

Crowley who took fourth in the U16 race and Mark O’Connor who came sixth in the same event. In the junior section, Ruairí Coughlan finished third and Mark McGlynn took fifth. “Cyclocross is fast becoming a family event throughout Ireland,” Patrick Clifford told the Killarney Advertiser. “Each year more people participate. It’s a great spectator sport - it can be watched from many points of the course as the riders do laps for up to an hour of racing. “It involves racing a drop bar bike on knobby tires. There are barriers and mud to overcome, so the riders may have to run at points with the bike on their shoulder.”

TEAM EFFORT: Patrick Clifford, Trevor Woods and Richard Maes, riding for Strata3/Velo Revolution at the opening round of the Munster Cyclocross championships in Cork last weekend.


Fassbender’s Le Mans dream Michael Fassbender has set a target of competing in the Le Mans 24-Hour endurance race next June and will document his effort on a YouTube video series. Road to Le Mans will begin streaming today (Friday 11) and will run weekly until he actually races at the famous French event or up to the point where it is no longer possible to qualify for the race. The series will follow the local Hollywood A-lister while he competes on entry-level Porsche Carrera Cup Races in Germany, and bigger (and longer) endurance races throughout Europe. "I've just always felt drawn to going fast into a corner and fast out and just naturally felt connected to it - and now I want to go to the ultimate place," he said. "I think it's the history of the place, I think it's the drivers that crashed there, competed there, won there…” Organisers allow 60 cars to enter the mid-June race and the majority of places are taken up by manufacturer teams or drivers contesting the full World Endurance Racing Championship. However, amateur drivers are allowed enter and they would be obliged to share driving duties with a least two professional drivers. Such teams usu-

Michael Fassbender, event ambassador and participant in the International Rally of the Lakes 40th Anniversary event, with Dermot Healy, Clerk of the Course, and Cormac Casey (Event coordinator and KC Print). Picture: Eamonn Keogh

ally enter the GT/PRO-AM category, a class for sportscars like the Porsche 911 GT3 that Fassbender already races in Germany. Porsche would have “grandfather rights” when it comes to securing an

entry and there is no reason why Fassbender would not be allowed share a car entered by the factory, provided he met the qualifying (speed and time) criteria set by the organising club. Prior to his season racing for Porsche,

Fassbender took part in a Ferrari backed race Ferrari Challenge series in America where he took five podiums and one win in the 11 races he entered. He also contested the RallyFest element of the Rally of the Lakes earlier this year. The owner of this publication, Cormac Casey introduced Fassbender to the prospect of competing in his local motorsport event and with the commitment of the 2019 Clerk of the Course Dermot Healy, it became a reality. “Michael’s motorsport activities were known to us which made it easy to convince him to get involved. We are delighted to be part of Michael’s motorsport journey to Le Mans and creating a lasting motorsport connect with Killarney and the rallying community,” said Cormac. “Michael has been an incredible ambassador for the event, since competing Michael has gone on to promote the Killarney based event the world over. Footage recorded during Fassbender’s participation in the Rally of the Lakes in May will feature in the documentary. “Michael’s involvement on our event as both ambassador and participant attracted a new audience to rallying. The success of this collaboration was major boost to Irish motorsport and will have positive lasting effect on the event,” said Dermot. “This documentary will showcase the beauty of Killarney and its surrounding all over the world.”



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FLASHBACK: The Fossa U12 team celebrating their East Kerry Division 3 title in 2010. This photo and many others will be published in the club's 50th anniversary book which will be launched on October 25.

KERRY CAMOGIE: All-Ireland Junior camogie winners Michelle Costello (left) and Niamh Leen (right) visited St Brigid's Secondary School this week to meet the students and discuss their historic win. Also pictured is panel member and 5th year student Kate Lynch.

GOLF: At the presentation of prizes at the President's Prize in the Ross GC are (front) Captain John Cushkelly, Ivo O'Sullivan Snr, Ivo O'Sullivan (President), Tim Sheehan (winner) and Lady Captain Therese O'Keeffe. Back: Alius Brazietas, Donnagh Moynihan, Seรกn Walsh, Johnny Brosnan, Aidan McGaley, Tadhg McCarthy and Maurice Coffey.

GALAXY: The MEK Galaxy team who were narrowly defeated by Park in the U16 National Cup.

CHAMPS: The Killarney Legions U16 team celebrate their victory over Glenflesk in the East Kerry Division 1 final.

BLUES: The Killarney Athletic team who defeated Castleisland in the Munster Junior Cup.




Killarney Athletic RESULTS: Munster Junior Cup – Castleisland 0-1 Athletic. U14 Div 1 - Athletic 6 Killarney Celtic 2 (Ronan Saha x3, Keelan Verrsoo, Nathan Cronin, Glen Bowler). U10 Non-Competitive League - Two great games with Killarney Celtic. U14 National Cup Rd 2 - Broadford United 2-6 Athletic. U17 FAI Cup – Ennis Town beat Athletic. U12 National Cup – Athletic 1-0 Park.

Killarney Celtic RESULTS: Munster Champions Trophy - Celtic 4 Everton 0 (AET - Ryan Kelliher, Stephen O’Mahony, Stephen McCarthy, Danny Roche). Prem B - Celtic B 1 Killorglin 1 (Terry Sparling). U16 National Cup - Shannon Town 4 Celtic 0. U14 National Cup - Celtic 4 Aisling Annacotty B 1 (Josh Bowler x3, Callum Cronin). U14 Div 1 - Celtic B 2 Killarney Athletic B 6 (Joey McCarthy, Thomas Coffey). U12 National Cup - Bridge Utd AFC 1 Celtic 1(AET, Bridge won on pens - Luke O’Shea). LOTTO: Next jackpot €10,800.

Mastergeeha RESULTS: U14 National Cup - Granville 5 Mastergeeha 4 (Sean Doolan, Keelan O’Shea, Kieran Nagle and Emmett Spillane). U14 - MEK 6 Mastergeeha 3 (Sean McAuliffe, Mathew Kennedy). Seniors Mastergeeha 6 Tralee Dynamos 3 (Philip O’Leary x2, Paul Moroney, Dylan Murphy, Owen Daly, Gearoid Kerins). ANNIVERSARY: 40th anniversary celebrations October 19/20 at Kilbrean Park. Mastergeeha FC are celebrating 40 years in business with fun-filled weekend including an academy blitz, fun day, charity match, football darts and so much more taking place. There will be plenty of activities for both young and old so save the date and come celebrate with us. COMMUNITY GAMES: Anyone interested in taking part in U12 & U16 Group Music, U12 & U16 Group Singing, U12 & U16 Solo Singing, U12 & U16 Solo Music please contact Maria O’Leary 087 4619954. LOTTO: Next draw today (Friday). Jackpot €14,000.

MEK Galaxy RESULTS: U12 National Cup - Lifford 2 MEK Galaxy 5. U16 National Cup (Rd 2) MEK Galaxy 1 Park 2 (AET). FIXTURES: (Saturday) U11 Gold - Killarney Celtic v MEK 3pm. U11 Red - Killarney Celtic v MEK 3pm. U13 Division 2 - Killorglin B v MEK Galaxy C 11am U13 Girls Iveragh FC v MEK Kickerz 2pm. Dingle Bay Rovers v MEK Starz 2pm MUNSTER JUNIOR CUP: Senior A v Killarney Celtic (Dragon’s Den at 11.30am).


Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Men’s) RESULTS: CRL Oil sponsored VPar event

11.10.2019 held on October 5/6 on Mahony's Point.

Killorglin Golf Club (Ladies)

1st Colum Fraser 6up (07), 2nd Colm O'Shea 5up (11), 3rd Cian Buckley 5up (10), 4th Fergus McCarthy 5up (24), 5th Denis Cronin 4up (29). Category 1 Michael Maher 4up (05), Category 2 Creagh Courtney 3up (09), Category 3 Tony Walsh 4up (17), Category 4 Austin J. Buckley 2up (19).

RESULTS: Silver Swans 12 Hole Stableford: 1st Rita Kelleher (33) 25-3=22 (B6). 2nd Christina O’Sullivan (28) 14.

GOTY: The final Golfer of the Year event will take place this coming weekend, on Saturday/Sunday 12/13 on the Killeen course and will be sponsored by Liebherr.

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Ladies) RESULTS: Ladies competition held on Killeen on October 6. Stableford Format very kindly sponsored by Christy’s Gift Store. 1st Catriona OLeary 41pts (28), 2nd Kathleen Rice 38pts (45), 3rd BG Mary Sheehy 29pts (2), 4th Geraldine Tarrant 36pts (27), 5th Margaret Curtin 35pts (26). Congratulations to all the winners! FIXTURES: Next week ladies competition is kindly sponsored by Michael and Geraldine Rosney from Killeen House hotel & Rozzers Restaurant , it will be stroke play format on Mahony’s Point on Sunday.

Ross Golf Club (Men’s) RESULTS: On Oct 5/6 we held the Maurice O'Donoghue Memorial Cup SS competition. This competition was very well supported with a very large turnout in good weather conditions. The scoring was very tight and competitive. 1st Rolandas Bendikas (14) 41, 2nd Gianfranco Ghidini (16) 39, 3rd Con O'Mahony (23) 37, 4th Donie Broderick (19) 37. FIXTURES: On Oct 12/13 we will hold the 5th round of the Keanes Jewellers Gold Medal Strokeplay competition. The timesheet is now available in the clubhouse. CLUB MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP: We are now very close to the semi-final stage of the Killarney Medal & Trophy Centre Club Matchplay Championship. Please ensure that all outstanding matches are played as soon as possible.

Killorglin Golf Club (Men’s) RESULTS: Winners of President Rick Sheehy's Prize on October 6 were as follows: 1st Pat Healy (20) 40 (CB), 2nd Pat Sheahan (17) 40 (CB), 3rd Vincent Darby (12) 40, Gross Joe Kennedy (5) 76 Strokes, 4th President Rick Sheehy (21) 39, Past President: Tommy Murphy (12) 34, Senior: Dermot Kelly (21) 37, Category B Patrick Callaghan (13) 38 (CB), Category C: Alan Quirke (21) 38, Front 9: Pat Goulding (16) 21, Back 9: Tommy Evans (14) 21, Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin: Gerry Fleming. FIXTURES: Next Saturday and Sunday October 12/13 is a V-Par very kindly sponsored by Morrison Tours. Sarah Mangan Memorial Trophy Tournament is on the Bank Holiday Monday of the long weekend.

FIXTURES: Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th or Tuesday 15th. 18-Hole Stableford sponsored by O’Doherty’s Pharmacy, Milltown. Play either day and arrange own time and partners.


Gneeveguilla Athletic Club LOTTO: Next week’s jackpot is €6,200 plus €1,000 bonus. CROSS COUNTRY: A slightly better turnout in athletes at cross country competition in Ballaugh Killarney. A big thanks to the Cremin family for the use of their facility. Saoirse Tompkins was 2nd U17, Caroline Murphy 4th Intermediate. Girls U11 got a silver team medal. Team was Emma Dineen, Daisy Cremin, Aoife O’Donovan, Elma Cremin & Aisling O’Leary. Next Sunday 13th sees the seniors and juniors and U10/U12/U14/U16 4 x 500m relay in Firies at 11am. Medals will be distributed to team members, medals which for some reason were not available to pick up on the day. The county board should have medals available to pick up on the day of competition. TRAINING: Continues Tuesday Boherbue 6-7pm & 7-8pm; Barradubh Friday 7-8pm & Gneeveguilla 8-9pm. COACHING COURSE: A Leaders coaching course is coming up shortly. Anyone interested contact Tom Joe (087) 9339087. The club will provide the course free to interested participants.

Killarney Valley Athletic Club RESULTS: Congrats to all who took part in the second Cross Country of the season held last Sunday in Lissivigeen. Darragh O’Leary led the U19s the whole way to receive a gold medal. Next we had Tara O’Sullivan, Naoise O’Connor and Kate Lyons who ran in the U11 Girls. Naoise and Tara stayed strong the whole way around to come 2nd and 3rd respectively. Kate Lyons ran a great race also. Lastly we had Ted O’Gorman who led the U15 field the whole way around to receive a well-deserved gold. Fantastic results from everyone. TRAINING will continue every Thursday eve 6-7pm. All members welcome. Bring €2 and water. Meet at field beside the playground. The next County Cross Country competition is Relays next Sunday at 11am in Firies. Strength & Conditioning continues on Monday nights 7-8pm for members only (aged 12 upwards). Bring €2, water and a mat if you have one. FUNDRAISING: Anyone who has Track Fundraising Tickets sold and would like to return them, please bring them to training for Brid. Please keep an eye on your email (if you’re a member) and also check our Facebook page for any updated information.


Muckross Rowing Club OPEN DAY: As the new rowing year 2019/20 kicks off, Muckross RC will hold its Open Day on Sunday, October 20 from 10.30am-12pm at the club boathouse. For newcomers, we are located a short walk from the main Muckross House car park. All are welcome to come along, see and hear what rowing is all about and try it out if you want! All ages 12+ (boys and girls) and parents/guardians welcome. Coaches and adult members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Rowing offers opportunities for recreational rowing up to the highest competitive stage and all levels between, with a strong sporting and social tradition in Muckross dating back to the 19th century. As a non-contact, age-friendly and potentially lifelong sport, rowing offers many benefits set in one of the most scenic locations on Lough Leane. Find us on Facebook or Twitter for further details. CORK HOR: The club’s first event of the winter season is the Cork Head of the River taking place this Saturday, October 12 at the city marina. Thirty Muckross crews will compete in the time trial which was postponed earlier this year. Best of luck to all!

Flesk Valley Rowing Club RACE NIGHT: Just 3 weeks to go to our fundraising race night which will be held at the Killarney Oaks Hotel on November 1 at 8pm. Horses, trainers and jockeys are available to be purchased from club members. Your support is greatly appreciated on what is sure to be a great night for all the family CLOTHING COLLECTION: Flesk Valley will yet again be holding a clothing collection in association with National Council for the Blind. This will be held on the weekend of November 16/17. So time to clear out the wardrobes yet again and help raise money for these worthy causes.


Deerpark Pitch & Putt Club SUNDAY RESULTS: Three Person Team, Two Scores to count. Nett: Gearoid Cronin, Declan Kelly & Noel Moynihan 79 2/3 and Gross: John McGrath, John Murphy & Willie O'Keeffe 95. OVER 50s OUTING: The Over 50s outing was played in Castleisland last Wednesday as Newmarket was unfortunately unplayable. The weather was kind and the course was also in great nick. Results were as follows: Three Ball 2 Scores to Count. Nett: Aidan O'Keeffe, Jimmy O'Sullivan (Newmarket) & Pat Mitchell (Castleisland) and Gross: Johnny McCarthy (Castleisland), Jerry Lee (Tralee) & Robbie O'Brien Snr. Three Ball Scramble. Nett: Sean Ashe (Gleneagle), Robbie O'Brien Snr & Jimmy O'Sullivan (Newmarket) and Gross: Johnny McCarthy (Castleisland) Roger Guthrie (Tralee) & Eileen Switzer. Scotch Foursomes. First


11.10.2019 Nett: Pat Mitchell (Castleisland) & Jerry Lee (Tralee), Gross: Robbie O’Brien Snr & Johnny McCarthy (Castleisland) and Second Nett: Sean Ashe (Gleneagle) & Betty O'Brien. WILLIE PARKER MEMORIAL: We are delighted to run this event again after a three-year absence. It will be a 36 Hole Singles V Par with tee-off from 8.309am. Entry €10 per adult member with scores to be entered in PPUI Handicap System afterwards. U16 MATCHPLAY: We hope to play the U-16 Club Matchplay over the mid-term break at the end of October. Further details to follow. OPEN THREE BALL SCRAMBLE AND SCRATCH CUPS: Scheduled for the October Bank Holiday Weekend once more this year. Further details to follow.

Killarney Rugby DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CAMPAIGN: At 10am on October 12 the club is unveiling its new Diversity & Inclusion initiative with our D&I Officer Sarah O'Donnell handing over a copy of the club's new poster to a representative from the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre. This will be a great opportunity to back up words with public actions.

aged 4-10 are welcome to attend. Contact Ted for on 087 6678315 for further details if you wish to get involved. SPECIAL PRESENTATION: We were privileged to welcome Micheal O’Brien to Derreen on Sunday morning. A full compliment of senior players and management were on hand to welcome to special young man. LOTTO: €4,100 plus bonus €10,000. Draw next Sunday in Murphy’s Bar at 9pm.

Dr Crokes LADIES: Congratulations to Karina O'Leary and her U16 team who beat a very good Laune Rangers side to claim the East Kerry laurels. Joint captains Holly Power and Jade Potts received the trophy on behalf of their team. Congratulations to our senior ladies who overcame a strong Milltown/Listry team on Sunday last in a tough battle to secure the County League Division 2 title. We are super proud of you girls and your hard-working management team led by Caoimhín O'Donoghue. Final score was 4-7 to 2-10. TANGNEY CUP: Congratulations to our senior football (B) who won the Bill Tangney Cup at the weekend, beating Cordal in the final.

YOUR CLUB YOUR COUNTRY: If you wish to buy a ticket for this draw, please contact us or ask any club member. Each ticket purchased for €10 ensures that €10 goes to our club.

PROGRESSIVE 31 will start back up on October 23 and will take place every Wednesday in Crokes clubhouse. It will start at 8pm. You will need to bring money and a partner. €5 per person.

RESULTS: Munster Junior League Div 3 - Ennis 15 Killarney 14. Munster U18 Conference - Castleisland 0 Killarney 13. Munster U16 Conference 2 - Castleisland 5 Killarney 17

ACADEMY: The Saturday Morning Academy has recommenced for 2019 and is on every Saturday morning starting with hurling from 10-10.40am and Gaelic football from 10.40am-12pm. New members always welcome.

FIXTURES: Seniors - Killarney V Dunmanway (Sunday at 2.30pm). Second XV Killarney v Ballincollig (Sunday 12 noon). U18.5 - Killarney v Listowel RFC (Saturday 12.45pm). U16 - Killarney v Chorca Dhuibhne (Saturday 2pm). U14- -Killarney v Chorca Dhuibhne (Saturday 2pm)


Killarney Legion RESULT: U16 EK Div 1 Championship Final - Legion 2-22 Glenflesk 3-11. MOTHERS & OTHERS: The Mothers & Others travelled to Malahide at the weekend for the annual National Mothers & Others Blitz. The girls had a great weekend. Thanks to Liam O’Toole of DOSA Engineering for his generous sponsorship of jerseys and training tops. U12 BOYS: Legion competed in Cordal GAA’s inaugural Jimmy Roche Memorial Tournament, ultimately finishing runners-up to the hosts. MASS: Niall McGillicuddy’s first anniversary mass is on Sunday at 12 noon at the Cathedral. Always remembered. ACADEMY: The underage academy has recommenced every Saturday morning at 10.30am at Derreen. All boys and girls

SCÓR 2020: Club members Under 17 years on 1st January 2020 are now invited to participate in the Scór Competitions. Contact Ger Lyne for further details on 086 1541840. LOTTO: Next draw on Sunday in the Speakeasy. Jackpot €9,300.

Spa LOTTO: Next draw Monday, October 13. Jackpot €5,600. COFFEE MORNING for the Irish Cancer Society at the clubhouse on Saturday October 19 from 10am to 12 noon in aid of the Irish Cancer Society's Palliative Care Night Nurses. This event is open to everyone in the community. Hope to see you there. CALL FOR PHOTOS: Anyone with photos or news clippings from Spa events, teams, games or club members down through the years please contact Michael (085 8213027) or Deirdre (085 1216359) as we are planning to add more photos to the walls of the clubhouse. UPCOMING FIXTURES: Saturday October 12: O'Donoghue Cup Spa v Glenflesk (away at 4.30pm); Sunday October 13: EK Minor Championship Spa v Firies (in Spa at 12 noon).


SPA MERCHANDISE SHOP is located at the top of the stairs in the main reception. For enquiries and opening times contact Mathilda on 087 6487356.

vanced 9pm. Details contact Catherine 087 6799330. All welcome.

SPORTS HALL & MEETING ROOM: Contact Eileen (087 6577312 after 6pm) or Ann (087 9403508).

LOTTO: The next lotto draw for a jackpot of €2,800 will be in Kate Kearney's Cottage on Sunday, October 13. Tickets available from usual sellers and online at Thanks to all lotto supporters.

ITEMS FOR NOTES: Contact Deirdre 085 1216359 or before 8pm Sundays.

Firies CLUB 600: The 4th draw will take place in Airport Bar Farranfore on Thursday October 17. A huge thank you to all that supported our Club 600 draw and continue to do so. COISTE NA NÓG: Well done to all the Firies U6s who represented themselves and the club very well on Sunday in a fun blitz in Currans with Ballymac, Kilcummin and Na Gaeil. LOTTO: The draw for next weeks jackpot of €3,500 will take place tonight in O’Keeffe’s Bar, Firies. MINOR FIXTURE: East Kerry Championship - Spa v Firies (Sunday at 12pm). LADIES: U14 Girls were beaten by the narrowest of margins in the East Kerry final on Wednesday in Fitzgerald stadium. Final score Firies 2-11 Currow 3-9. U16s played Milltown at home on Sunday evening. Final score Firies 3-15 Milltown 8-10. Well done to our Mothers & Others team took who part in the National Blitz in Portmarnock at the weekend, winning 3 of their 4 games. HURLING: Hurling academy training continues in Farranfore on Thursdays at 18.30. All new players welcome.

Fossa BOOK LAUNCH: Friday October 25 at 7.30pm is a very important date for the diary as the eagerly and most-anticipated book of the year is being launched in the clubhouse with the one and only Pat Spillane. Please come along and enjoy the night. Book on sale on the night for €25 at the clubhouse and also later that evening in the Golden Nugget. U16 BOYS: EK Division 2 Final - Kilcummin 0-20 Fossa 3-10. FIXTURES: O’Donoghue Cup - Fossa v Listry (time TBC). EK Minor Championship Glenflesk v Fossa (TBC). SCÓR: East Kerry finals of Scór na nÓg (U17) is coming up sometime in November. Usual competitions in music, song, storytelling, dance and novelty act. Anyone interested in taking part contact Theresa Kissane 087 6816169. LIBRARY: A number of events are taking place at Killarney Library for Mental Health and Well Being Festival. For further information please see kerrylibrary. ie. Free admission to all events. FOSSA TWO MILE COMHALTAS: Adult Set Dancing Classes take place in Fossa Community Centre on Tuesday nights. Beginners 8pm, Improvers and Ad-


LOST PROPERTY: There are a number of items of lost property in the clubrooms. Please claim by contacting the club at 087 9975737. FIXTURE: MK Senior Championship Rd 1 Beaufort v Keel (Sunday at 3pm). Extra time if necessary.

Glenflesk LOTTO: The next draw will take place in John Dan’s on October 21. Jackpot will be €10,800. U10 BLITZ: Despite the very wet and windy conditions a great day of football was had by over 100 boys and girls from Glenflesk, Gneeveguilla, Kenmare, Rathmore and Spa today at our annual U10 Blitz. Many thanks to everyone on and off the field who helped make today a great success. Many thanks to our four referees who were suberb. Congratulations to Spa and Kenmare on their wins and we look forward to having all teams back next year. A final word of thanks to Tom Tobin of Killarney Medals and Trophies who sponsored two player of the tournament trophies with Glenflesk's Niamh Brosnan deservedly winning the girls trophy and Maurice Joy from Spa a very deserving and fitting winner of the boys trophy RAHEEN NS: Huge congratulations to our school football team on winning the Cumann na mBunscoil East Kerry Competition.

Kilcummin MERCH: Orders now being taken for Kilcummin merchandise for Christmas. Contact Marie Lehane on 087 9181973 before December 1. LOTTO: Next draw Sunday, October 20. Jackpot €8,700.

Listry FIXTURES: U16 Mid Kerry away to Beaufort (Sunday at noon). U13 EK League Home in Allman Park v Glenflesk (today at 6pm). Please support our juveniles. LOTTO: Jackpot on October 13 is €4,550. O'DONOGHUE CUP: Fossa v Listry (Saturday at 3pm). Please come and support our seniors. LADIES: Senior Co League Final – Dr Crokes 4-7 Milltown/Listry 2-10. FUNDRAISING: Night at the Dogs at Tralee Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, November 9 in aid of our fundraising of a new Sports Hall in Listry. Race adverts for €150 and tickets now on sale from members for €10. All support greatly appreciated.

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