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No end in sight in Plunkett St row Elected members of Killarney Municipal District remain divided on the subject of permanently pedestrianising Plunkett Street. | By Sean Moriarty In March 2018 it was agreed by the then elected Council to permanently pedestrianise the street. Some councillors see the move as a prelude to further pedestrianisation in the town, with Mayor Michael Gleeson saying: “Killarney is 40 years behind the times when you look at other European cities”. However, opponents to the current situation, not to mind future plans, say it is having a detrimental effect on business and the current plans needs to be reversed. The row is ongoing since the election of the new Council in May. At the Council’s September meeting, a motion to have second public consultation was overruled. It was felt at the time that having a second consultation would delay further progress but there were also concerns that a full report being prepared by the officers of the Council was not made available to the meeting. The report, prepared by officer Eileen O’Donoghue, was presented at this week’s district meeting. It was part of wide ranging report into traffic management and the development of the public realm in the town. It included proposals to develop the laneways off Killarney’s main streets, which in turn, would encourage more use of peripheral car parks which could potentially pave the way for further pedestrianisation in the town

centre. Ms O’Donoghue spoke to several businesses in the town centre and the Council received 89 submissions on the proposals. The report stated: ‘The general consensus was positive towards night time pedestrianisation, and the atmosphere and vibrancy it created in the town’. The report highlighted five observations; impact on traffic flows in the town centre, confusion regarding the operation of the scheme, the impact it had on businesses outside the scheme, delivery difficulties and aesthetics of the area. It was this very part of the report that, surprisingly, united elected members’ opinion, but not for the reasons the Council had hoped for. The unification occurred when councillors were voting on a proposal to create a pedestrian friendly zone between Casey’s Corner and College St which would extend the scope of the current zone. Every councillor present was adamant the full details of the 89 observations should have been presented to the meeting and not just the five observations. “I vehemently oppose any attempt to end night time pedestrianisation,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher. “But we can’t vote on five points out of 89 (submissions).” Precedent in previous similar votes shows that all such missions are made available ahead of voting. “We should be able to see all submissions

in their entirety,” said Cllr Maura Healy Rae. “The five points are perceived by the Council. We, as members, need to have seen and read them before we make a decision.” Cllr Donal Grady opposed Cronin’s motion but backed calls for the additional information to be made available. “It is incomplete,” he said. “We don’t have all the submissions.” Cllr Marie Moloney said the issue is not going away. “I ask all submissions to be brought before us.” Cllr Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, is against the current system on Plunkett St. His family run the Failte Hotel on College St. He was disappointed the motion went to debate stage without the 89 submissions being made available. “I represent the businesses and make no secret my mother owns a business here,” he said. “But that was a waste of 45 minutes of my life. There has to be a plan and this is what I am saying all along. In four months-time this will be before the Council again.” Every councillor praised the work and effort of Ms O’Donoghue in the preparation of the document. She explained that difficulty in interviewing business owners on one topic could often lead to other issues coming up. “In talking to businesses, 90 percent are happy with night time pedestrianisation, the concern is day time pedestrianisation,” she said. Senior council officials confirmed to the meeting that the reason the 89 submissions were not made public were connected with GDPR concerns.

National award for Killarney musician | By Sean Moriarty Liam O’Connor has been named as ‘Ireland’s Most Influential Accordion Player’ at the Irish Entertainment Awards. Long established as one of Ireland’s most popular and prestigious award shows this year’s ceremony took place at the Tullamore Court Hotel on Monday night.

It is the second time he received a Golden Disc at the annual awards having been previously named as ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ in 2012. Liam, his daughter Saoirse and son Oisin, performed at the show after accepting his award. “It was lovely,” Liam told the Killarney Advertiser. “We played together which is so nice and it was great to be honoured and get a Golden Disc.”

This year’s line-up featured performances by celebrated artists such as Foster and Allen, Ray Lynam, Robert Mizzell and the Dublin City Ramblers. Country Music star, Mike Denver, a regular fixture the INEC, was named as the ‘Irish Entertainer of the Year’. O’Connor’s next major local performance is a Christmas concert with Irish Eurovision star Brian Kennedy.




Lewis Road junction works face legal challenge | By Sean Moriarty The much-needed realignment of Lewis Road and the Killarney Bypass could face further delays as a result of a legal challenge. Cllr Niall Kelleher, at this week’s Killarney Municipal Meeting, asked when was the Lewis Road Junction work due to start. The Council replied: ‘Judicial review proceedings in relation to the scheme, together with an Order of the High Court placing a stay on the implementation of the scheme pending the decision of the proceedings was received on October 29. The matter is currently being dealt with by the County solicitor’s office.” As it is a legal situation, further details of the challenge were not released at the meeting but it is understood the challenge relates to the purchase of lands required to carry out the works. “This cannot drag on unmercifully because of a legal challenge,” said Kelleher.



IRELAND’S BEST: Liam O’Connor, pictured here with his daughter Saoirse and son Oisin, has been named as 'Ireland’s Most Influential Accordion Player'.



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Frustrated residents say lives are still at risk Wild deer roaming roads in the Killarney hinterland has reached crisis point according to a group of concerned residents from the Ballydowney and Fossa areas. | By Sean Moriarty


The group - some of whom have lost family members in fatal accidents involving deer - have being campaigning for over a year now but are growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of action by the National Parks and Wildlife Services. Up to 10 residents called on elected members to engage with the NPWS in an effort to solve the on-going issues at Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District meeting. Gillian Hughes, whose sister Paula died as a result of a collision with wandering deer in 2006, led the deputation. “It is too late for us, we have already lost loved ones but it is only a matter of time before there is another fatal accident,” she told the meeting. The group say that fencing, vegetation clearance and electronic signs will all help prevent further accidents and deaths. “What is the cost? What is the cost of another human life,” she said. They believe that incorrect statistics are one of the problems. Official Road Safety Authority figures say that last year there were 99 cases of collisions involving ani-

mals in Kerry and only five of these were deer related. Sergeant Michael Murphy of Caherciveen Garda Station, who is also a local resident, told the meeting that last year there were 23 cases of deer related incidents in the Killarney area compared to 10 in 2016. He said that the Ballydowney to Fossa and the Muckross to Ladies View areas were the worst affected in the locality. By comparison there were four in Kenmare and one each in Glenbeigh and Caherciveen. Local councillor Brendan Cronin who introduced the deputation to the meeting said that there’s a chronic problem with deer on the road. “The volume of incidents not reported would fill this room five times over,” he said. “The NPWS must take responsibility for what they own. Deer are beautiful animals but they are not very pretty coming through the windscreen.” Killarney town engineer John Ahern said there are plans to do road realignment and footpath works in the Fossa area, but they are not progressing as fast as he would like.

Electronic car park signs mooted for Killarney Killarney Municipal District is considering introducing virtual message signs on the approach roads to car parks in the outer town centre in an effort to reduce traffic congestion in the | By Sean Moriarty The signs would electronically display live car park capacity and the number of spaces left in the Rock Road, Lewis Road, Outlet Centre, Fair Hill, New Street and Glebe car parks. It is hoped the signs would help reduce the number of vehicular movements in the town centre which arise due to repetitive circulation of drivers seeking parking. There are concerns that the lower New Street and the Lewis Road car parks are not being used to their full potential even in the busy summer months. There

are also concerns that there is unnecessary congestion in the College Street area as drivers find this car park could be full on arrival and have to execute a U-turn across the taxi rank in front of the Glebe car park. At Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District meeting, council officials confirmed that they had done a feasibility study into the use of VMS technology. “These will identify the capacity available in car parks for display on radial routes,” said Killarney Town Manager Angela McAllen. “It is proposed to prepare a tender for procurement during Quarter 1 2020.”

CONCERN: A group of concerned residents from the Ballydowney and Fossa areas made a deputation to the Killarney Municipal District meeting on Wednesday. They are tired of in-action relating to wandering deer on public roads near the National Park and fear more lives will be lost. Photo: Sean Moriarty

However, he told the meeting that he would look at the provision of electronic signs as a matter of urgency. “A recent meeting with the NPWS, they told me they have carried out a culling programme but I am not qualified enough to say if this is good enough or not,” said Mr Ahern. “This stretch of road is part of an overall scheme, a scheme not happening as fast as we like, but I give a commitment to advance the signage.” The deputation also asked the Council to set up an urgent meeting with the NPWS service. The Council acknowledge that there is an issue with land ownership in the area, some of the roadside property is owned by the NPWS and some of it is owned by Fáilte Ireland.

It is understood that the NPWS do not want to put a fence around the National Park, as anything that would prevent deer from escaping would also prevent access for members of the public. “Deer are rampant,” Mayor Michael Gleeson said. “The NPWS say that if a fence was in place and deer got out, they would not be able to get back in.” Cllr Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, like all his elected colleagues, supported the deputation. “This is the most important issue in Killarney,” he said. “There is an infra-red system that I have seen in America. The breaker is at a certain height so it won’t be triggered by a hedgehog or a rabbit.”





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Following a meeting with local residents Killarney Municipal District will prepare a draft traffic management plan in an effort to eliminate unnecessary traffic from O’Sullivan’s Place.


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WINE AND ART: Killarney Rotary Club launched this year's Wine and Art charity event in the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured front l-r were: Denis Tucker, Anne Alcock, Conor Griffin (President) and Grace O'Neill. Back l-r were: Martina O'Leary, Ciara Irwin Foley, John O'Sullivan, Jimmy Mulligan, Paul Sherry, John Shanahan and Catherine Fleming. Photo: Michelle Crean

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Residents are concerned for their own safety after a notable increase in traffic through the area’s narrow streets. Motorists use the lanes as a way of avoiding traffic queues that build up on St Anne’s Road and continue down Lewis Road, particularly at peak times and during the busy summer months. Several elected councillors tabled similar motions at this week’s Killarney Municipal District meeting. Cllr Maura Healy Rae asked if there is any progress on a request to trial a closure of the St Anne’s Road entrance to the estate while Cllr Niall Kelleher asked if there had been any progress on requests made by residents to find a solution to reduce traffic in the area. Senior Kerry County Council officials confirmed at Wednesday’s meeting that they

had met with residents and that a no-entry system at the St Anne’s Road entrance was the solution that found most favour with locals. “Following the traffic count and speed survey which had been carried out, Kerry County Council had an on-site meeting with residents of O’Sullivan’s Place. As a result of this, Kerry County Council are preparing design drawings for traffic calming which it intends to place on public display before the end of the year,” the Council said. The decision was welcomed but the Council was warned that if the plan was not successful it would have to be revisited. Concerns were raised that in previous cases, plans could not be reversed without a second public consultation and elected members were concerned that the new traffic plan could become a permanent fixture, even in the event of the new plan not working.

It’s always a huge event in Killarney the 2019 Rotary Wine and Art Evening and tickets are selling like hot cakes. | By Michelle Crean Launched on Tuesday at the Great Southern Killarney, Killarney Rotary Club said that many local groups are to benefit from the popular fundraiser. This year’s event takes place on Thursday, November 21 at the Great Southern Killarney. “Our beneficiaries this year are The Stephen Lyne Foundation, Gaelscoil Faithleann, Coolick National School, Killarney Swimming Club, Irish Pilgrimage Trust, Killarney Athletic, St Paul’s Basketball Club and Beaufort Youth Club,” Conor Griffin, President of Killarney Rotary

Club, said. “Our main sponsors again this year are Daly’s SuperValu Killarney and as always we are very grateful for their support.” And he’s asking the public to spread the word to anyone you know who is involved in art. “We are delighted to welcome back our annual artist contributors and also delighted to welcome anybody new. We look forward to seeing you there.” Any artists who would like to get more information or an application form for the 2019 Rotary Wine and Art Evening can email killarneyrotaryclub@gmail. com.

BOOK OF CONDOLENCE: Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Michael Gleeson signing the book of condolence for the passing of the late veteran RTE television broadcaster Gay Byrne, who died on Tuesday, in the Killarney Municipal District Office, Town Hall. The book will be open to the public until Friday, November 15.





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Local group plan new recycling brochure The issue of recycling is the forefront of the mind of a local group who are planning a special brochure soon to be distributed to local businesses and the community. | By Michelle Crean

UP FOR AN AWARD: Killarney-born author Kieran McCarthy's debut book, 'Something in the Water', has been shortlisted for the Irish Sports Book of the Year Award. Photo: Michelle Crean

Killarney author in line for top award

The debut book by a Killarney author has been shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy ‘Sports Book of the Year’ in the An Post Irish Book Awards. Fossa man, Kieran McCarthy, who previously worked as sports editor with The Kingdom newspaper in Killarney, has penned ‘Something in the Water’, which charts the incredible success of Skibbereen Rowing Club. The book is one of six shortlisted and the winner will be announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards’ gala ceremony in the Convention Centre in Dublin on Wednesday, November 20. The Killarney journalist, who is sports editor of The Southern Star in West Cork, tells, for the first time ever, the story of how the Skibbereen club conquered the world. This is the club that gave the world Olympic silver medallists Gary and Paul O’Donovan who captured the hearts of the nation in 2016. The 287 page paperback goes behind the scenes to tell the story of Ireland’s most successful rowing club as Kieran covered many of the brother’s local successes over the years.

“I was on the home coming bus and had a brilliant perspective,” Kieran told the Killarney Advertiser. “The book includes the whole backstory of Gary and Paul which was never told before.” Killarney Olympic rower Paul Griffin also features in this new book that’s already causing waves nationally, as the Fossa man competed in the same Irish lightweight men’s four alongside Skibbereen’s Eugene Coakley and Timmy Harnedy. Together, they qualified for the 2004 Olympics in Athens. “Paul was two years ahead of me in school so it was nice to incorporate him in as well. There’s a chapter on the Athens Olympics, the run up to it and what happened.” You can vote online for ‘Something in the Water’ on the Irish Book Awards website, This book, published by Mercier Press, is on sale locally, in Easons in Killarney and O’Connor’s Newsagents.

Service users from Kerry Parents and Friends in Killarney have spent the past eight weeks exploring the issue and even helped clean up Killarney town. Students from Killarney Community College came onboard the project with Kerry Parents and Friends and the Kerry Education Training Board, and even took photos during the weekly outings. The group were also expertly guided by tutors Peter Keane and Eileen O’Connell. “It’s about trying to save our environment and the planet,” Jerry Lyons who worked on the project said. “We had a visit to Coolcaslagh Recycling Centre and John showed us around and told us where to put the plastic, cans and

FOCUSING ON RECYCLING: Clients from Kerry Parents and Friends, pictured with students from Killarney Community College and tutors Peter Keane and Eileen O'Connell, are working on a new brochure about recycling which they plan to distribute to the local community in the coming weeks. Photo: Michelle Crean

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bottles in the right bins.” They also had a trip to College Street, and to Lidl to see where batteries are disposed of. With photos from the trips and information they’ve garnered they will now put together the brochure, explained Eileen. “It’s the first time doing a brochure,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are planning to print one hundred of them and distribute them to local businesses and friends and family. We are also planning to make an A1 poster for the room as a reminder of what we did.” Jerry added that he hopes people will get the message and recycle more. “Hopefully they’ll hear our voice because it effects everybody.”

€100,000 in funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme will see huge improvement works for the parish of Kilcummin. The village, which is the only area that got funding in the Killarney Municipal District, will cover additional lighting, underground electricity services and the provision of a footpath from the local housing estate to the village. Kilcummin based Councillor Marie

Moloney welcomed the announcement saying she’s delighted that the application for Kilcummin has been successful. “It will at last provide the much needed footpath to link the local housing estate, to the village, which will ensure the safety of the children walking to the local school, which has been an issue for quite some time,” Councillor Moloney said. “Great credit has to be given to Kilcummin Looking Good who have carried out terrific improvement works over the years and have enhanced the village greatly.”










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

Massive carbon footprint from Gaybo's Kerry by Oireachtas members enquiring What is absent from all of it is a 21st century solution, I would suggest – and we are being “fobbed off” from even looking at it. Let’s take the Dáil being in Dublin: Leinster House, the “seat” of the Irish parliament. This is so 19th century. For a start, the Dukes of Leinster once occupied it. The original parliament house had been bought out, taken over by the Bank of Ireland, by the time Michael Collins went looking for a suitable building. That was the 1920s when there were more horses than cars, although there were far more train lines, and trams, and trains would have brought our TDs to Dublin quicker and easier than now, perhaps. The Healy-Raes could have caught the train from almost outside their door. Brendan Griffin could have hopped on at Milltown or Killorglin, and there were train lines in mid-Kerry and north Kerry and south Kerry back then. Alas though, we got rid of the trains alongside the English.

The Leinster complex has been refurbished down through the years and apparently - if you can go by the website - it now includes state-of-the-art video and other facilities and the internet in the Dáil is also very good. So the question arises, almost 100 years later why do our representatives from the corners of Ireland have to go to the building at all? Kerry TDs are claiming tens of thousands of euro a year just to go to Dublin. We shouldn’t be paying out this kind of money to send them where they clearly don’t want to spend too much time. There is nothing written about TDs having to be in the Dáil for any set length of time on any given day as far as I can see. Forget about electronic voting for general elections, we should really not have houses of parliament at all we should have virtual houses, virtual meeting points and discussion groups - and electronic voting for our TDs. They can skype and video conference


“We should have virtual houses, virtual meeting points and electronic voting for our TDs”

Fob-gate and vote-gate - it all seems so 20th century. Doubtless the fiasco in Dáil Eireann, Leinster House if you like, is called after the Watergate political scandal of the 1970s which forced American President Richard Nixon to resign.

- as well as the money we would all save in keeping them at home, think of the time the TDs would save! I would love to know how many senators and TDs support the train service to Kerry and use the train. It isn’t just about time anymore. The carbon footprint left by our lively Oireachtas members up and down the N71 the N69 the M7 and so on from Kerry is massive. And the faster they drive, the more carbon they use. They tell us we have to think of climate change. So, why bother with fobs and mileage and stressing our hard working TDs who would much prefer being at home - in other words why bother Leinster House at all? Perhaps the Bank of Ireland might like to value it!

Women can’t have it both ways! The advent of women into An Garda Siochana 60 years ago has been rightly celebrated along with their advancement through the ranks and there was a very special event in Killarney just a fortnight ago at the Great Southern Killarney to mark the anniversary and the growing presence of female gardai. At over a quarter, this is now one of the highest in Europe. We also hear of record numbers of female barristers, solicitors and female judges - but one thing that has slipped under the radar in legal terms in comment is the numbers of women now before the courts. Women make up more and more of the District court lists and are appearing for traffic offences, speeding, drink driving, thefts, fraud,

drugs, and drunkenness in increasing numbers. Assaults, including the more serious assaults, are factoring in women accused before courts. And it’s not just young women out on the razz; often it is mothers. This week a whole day was set aside for the hearing of matters in relation to an alleged sometimes violent assault in Hazlewood Drive in Ballyspillane and the majority accused before the courts are women. Up to eight women may be before the special December 2 court in Killarney for incidents spanning over a year at a number of places including a late night bar, outside a shop and in a housing development. They were not alone on the lists - sev-

eral women were before the court on Tuesday, many with cases that have yet to be opened to the court. In terms of law and reporting, we often view women as victims - victims of domestic violence, abuse, rape, assault and so on - but this is not the complete picture. Perhaps it is a sign of the times that women advance as well as being held more accountable. They can’t have it both ways. I have a suspicion that accountability is not the only issue here. Yes women, including young mothers, are being prosecuted and are no longer given leniency in the way they might have expected, say - even 10 years ago. But are they getting into more trouble too?

I doubt if the late Gaybo would have dealt with the hard issues of our time the way the current crop are massaging the message. Take racism - would he have simplistically branded people objecting to Direct Provision Centres in remote locations with no services as “racist”? I doubt it. For a start he lived for much of the year in Donegal and would understand rural people. He would not have been afraid of challenging politically correct or establishment clichés of any kind. National broadcasting - private and public - has declined woefully in its standards of debate and in its understanding. I think we would have had a full, honest and open debate with Gaybo. Take Achill: it took a broadcaster from the mid-west, to point out on the Brendan O’Connor show on Saturday that what was expected in Achill was 38 males. That was the press statement issued by the Department of Justice, Theresa O’Malley said. But the message was later massaged by the Department - into “13 vulnerable women”. How clever! And RTE particularly swallowed it whole and ran blindly with the 13 women in programme after programme, clearly to paint the people of Achill in the worst possible light. Claire Byrne’s simplistic, and to be honest, clichéd press statement before her programme on the “13 vulnerable women” asked “have we forgotten how the Irish used to be treated abroad?” It is difficult to accept the cocooned attitude of much of the Dublin based politicians, media and others, who seem to live in suburbs remote from any kind of real politics, or real Ireland, and are so devoid of intellectual inquiry they rely on clichés and branding to tease out an issue. We have missed Gaybo’s independent enquiring mind for some time now.








OVERALL AWARD: John and Patricia Healy, Healy Insurances, Overall winner, with Killarney Looking Good/Killarney Tidy Towns Chairperson Yvonne Quill, centenarian John Coffey and Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson at the Killarney Looking Good Awards in Killarney Cultural Centre. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

BEST SCHOOL: Elaine Parker, Sheree Murphy (teacher) and Aileen Keane from St Brigid’s Secondary School who won Best School Project, with Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson and centenarian John Coffey.

Volunteers awarded for their clean-up efforts Up to 150 volunteers from all over Killarney gathered for a wonderful social evening on Wednesday for the annual Killarney Looking Good awards. | By Michelle Crean Centenarian John Coffey was on hand to present various groups with their awards at Killarney Cultural Centre from 7.30 to 9pm. 94-year-old Archdeacon and Tidy Towns Champion Fr Michael Murphy was a surprise visitor at the event and he received a warm welcome. Mayor of Kerry Cllr Niall Kelleher, Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson, Gail McCarthy from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection as well as Chairperson of the Killarney Looking Good committee, Yvonne Quill, were also in attendance. Healy Insurances, New Street were named Overall Winner. New Street featured prominently in this year’s prizes with Malarkey receiving the award for Best Restaurant, Blooms Florist was presented with the Best Retail Award and Kingdom Clinic was given the award for Most Improved Premises. “It was a great night, a lovely sociable evening,” Yvonne told the Killarney Advertiser yesterday (Thursday). “We’re very lucky to have a great relationship with Killarney Municipal District. We

work very well together.” She also added that it is wonderful to have the support of all the schools and the youth in town. “Congratulations to the staff and students of Killarney Community College who were presented with the Best Kept School Award. The work undertaken by the staff and students from the St Brigid’s Secondary School in their ‘5 Days 5 New Ways Challenge’ is something we can all learn from and it is great to see them continue to expand this programme for the 2019/2020 school year.” She also said she couldn’t ask more of the volunteers who regularly go out to help keep Killarney clean. “They are just fantastic. They give everything and are so dedicated to what they do.” And she’s asking the public to be conscious of what they’re going when it comes to litter. “Cigarette butts and chewing gum are the worst. It’s the little things that add up.” The group will continue to clean up during the winter months, she added. “We are always planning and working on ways to improve our town. We keep going and continue with the litter pick all year around.”

PRIDE OF PLACE: Oakwood Retirement Village residents Shane O'Connor, Peter and Margaret Philipin, Terri McLellan, Helen Ashton and Michael Scannell won the Pride of Place award, pictured with Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson and centenarian John Coffey.

BEST ESTATE: Joey Enfield, Carmel Lanigan and Stephen Blennerhassett, Ballydribbeen who won Best Estate, with Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson and centenarian John Coffey.



Best Commercial Premises Large: Small:

Mad Monk Rock View House

Best Newly Painted Premises

Ark Veterinary Clinic

Best Public House

Dan Linehan’s

Best Hotel

The Gleneagle

Best Restaurant


Best Café

Apple & Carrot

Best Retail


Green Hospitality Award

Killarney Park Hotel

Corporate Social Responsibility

Marks & Spencer

Restoration Award

Healy Insurances

Best Signage

The Lake Hotel

Best Guesthouse

Foleys Townhouse

Best Private Residence

Ardross, Ross Road

Best Estate


Best Roadside Garden

10 Rock Road

Award for Floral Display

Aran Sweater Shop

Best Kept School

Killarney Community College

Best School Project

5 Days 5 New Ways St Brigid’s Secondary School

Most Improved Premises

Kingdom Clinic

Bio-Diversity Award

Killarney House and Gardens

Volunteer Awards

Claire Morris, Pat Curran

Pride of Place

Oakwood Retirement Village

Best Kept Public Building

Killarney Fire Station

Bee Friendly Planting Award

Ballydowney Roundabout

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Peter parks the job after 40 years His love of nature and expertise of Killarney National Park knows no bounds - but after 40 years dedicated service - Conservation Ranger Peter O’Toole this week said farewell to a job he absolutely adores. | By Michelle Crean The social media generation know him best in recent years for his stunning landscape photography – but with his decades of conservation and love of the native deer population – Peter will be a hard man to replace. Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser this week, Peter admitted that he didn’t want to leave, but as he turned 66 on Tuesday, it was time to go. “Nature was always part of my life,” Peter said. “My father and grandfather introduced me to the lakes. I always wanted a job in the Park and it was an amazing thing to be paid for doing something I loved.” Peter, who grew up in Daltons Avenue, left school age 13 and went straight out to work.

In June 1980, when he was in his mid20s, he began his “dream job” with the then title as ‘Park Constable’. Later his role and those working as ‘Wildlife Wardens’ were amalgamated to ‘Conservation Ranger’. Over the years he became an expert in woodland conservation, Red Deer management and working tagging calves in the upland areas. Rhododendron and deer were his main projects for almost 30 years, he explained. “It takes a lifetime to get to know the Park intimately. There’s 26,000 acres and I covered all of it over the years. Rhododendron was a big factor in my whole career.” He said that he looked at many ways of tackling the invasive plant and came up with the most environmentally friendly

method to help get it under control in the Park. “I looked at various ways to tackle it. My main aim was to come up with the most environmentally friendly way and today they’re still using my method – a stem injection. We use herbicide injected into the stem of the plant so as not to harm others around it.” For the last 15 years his trusted dog Oscar was by his side everywhere he went but Peter was left devastated after his best friend died in June following an

8.11.2019 accident. “He was part of me for 15 years. He was with me everywhere I went – we were joined at the hip and he was in every photo I took.” And on Tuesday, Peter, who has enjoyed fly fishing competitively over the years including qualifying for the Irish Team on a number of occasions, said he wanted no fuss. “It was a day of mixed emotions and there was talk of a meal but I just wanted a cup of tea at the Ranger Station. There was about 20 to 30 people there, staff, former rangers and managers and some nice words were said.” However, as Peter lives in Muckross, he says he will still be in the Park daily – this time using his photography skills. “I’ll have more time now for my photography. They’ll probably see more of me now with the camera.” He added he’s looking forward to spending more time with his wife Karie, son Peter in London and daughter Sarah in Dublin, now that he has more time to spare.

CALLING IT A DAY: Conservation Ranger Peter O'Toole this week retired from duties at Killarney National Park after 40 years. Photo: Michelle Crean







Men’s Sheds tackle invasive rhododendron There were high spirits and a huge sense of teamwork as 50 Men’s Shed members from across Ireland descended on Killarney this week to tackle an invasive plant.

WINNER: Pictured at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019 is Norah Casey with Aine Horan from Rathmore Social Action Group receiving the National Lottery Good Causes Commmunity Award. Photo: MacInnes Photography

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Rathmore Social Action Group were thrilled to win the Community award category at the 2019 National Lottery Good Causes Awards on Saturday night, after years of hard work in the community. | By Michelle Crean The group was founded in 1983 to give young people an opportunity to undertake community work and make a difference. Since then they have developed a care programme for older people which includes the provision of social housing, a day care centre, a meals on wheels and laundry service, and is regarded as one of the best models of its kind in the country. 36 finalists from all over Ireland gathered for a glittering awards dinner in the Clayton Burlington Hotel in Dublin on Saturday, hosted by broadcaster and journalist, Grainne Seoige, with support from social media influencer and presenter, James Patrice.

Members of the group, including Áine Horan and her father Jehr O’Donoghue, who established the group, picked up the award from publisher and businessperson, Norah Casey. “It’s just wonderful,” Áine, who is a Volunteer Director, told the Killarney Advertiser this week. “It’s a great privilege to be acknowledged for the work we do. We are hoping to use the funding for a sensory garden with a sheltered outdoor area that clients from the day centre can access all year around.” And she thanked all those who made it possible. “It’s great recognition for the organisation for all who volunteer and those who work with the organisation.”

WINNER: Pictured at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019 is Jerh O'Donoghue and Aine Horan and representatives from Rathmore Social Action Group receiving the National Lottery Good Causes Commmunity Award. Photo: MacInnes Photography

Members from 15 Sheds throughout the country travelled to Killarney for the third consecutive year to tackle rhododendron in Killarney National Park. The plant, which was introduced as ornamentation and hunting cover in the 18th century poses a serious threat to native flora and fauna in the 10,000-hectare park, including the Kerry slug, Killarney fern and Ireland’s only herd of native deer. The men came once again after receiving an invitation from Killarney Chamber and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. It’s part of an ongoing, multi-faceted initiative, which is brainchild of Killarney pharmacist Finbarr Kennelly of Kennelly’s Pharmacy. The members, who hail from sheds as distant as North Belfast Men’s Shed, were accommodated by some of Killarney’s most prominent and prestigious hotels as part of Killarney Chamber’s commitment to tackling the issue. They spent two days tackling the invasive shrub and enjoyed a social evening at Killarney Men’s Shed with lunches provided by the Muckross House Garden

Restaurant. The members were welcomed to Killarney by a brace of mayors – Mayor of Kerry Cllr Niall Kelleher and Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Michael Gleeson, who were joined by local TD Brendan Griffin, at a welcoming dinner in Major Colgan’s restaurant. After a comprehensive briefing on safety and environmental preservation from Park Ranger Tim Cahillane, members sallied forth on Monday morning to the Cloghereen/Blue Pool section of the Park, where they helped clear rhododendron from a walking route for the visually impaired. “This is a highly visible, very prominent site,” Johnny McGuire of Killarney Chamber, a long-serving member of the Mountain Meitheal that tackles rhododendron in the Park all year round, said. “People will use this area and what the Men’s Shed group do this week will be of lasting future benefit.” Barry Sheridan of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association expressed his members’ appreciation for the hospitality and support of Killarney Chamber and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. “For us, this is a highlight of the year,” he said. “To be able to bring 50 of our members to this beautiful, majestic place is just fantastic.”

WORKING TOGETHER: Members from 15 Men's Sheds throughout the country travelled to Killarney this week for the third consecutive year to tackle rhododendron in Killarney National Park.







Christmas comes early for Killarney

Halloween may just be over but hasn’t stopped the powers that be from organising the Christmas in Killarney Festival – taking place one week earlier than last year.

CHRISTMAS IN KILLARNEY: A giant toy soldier greets children at last year's annual Christmas in Killarney Magic Parade and switching on of the Christmas lights. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce are planning to hold the opening ceremony, which will be followed by the Magic Parade, on Saturday, November 23 - followed by the official switching on of the Christmas lights in the town centre. Parades as usual take place at 6pm every Saturday in the run up to the big day on December 25. Killarney On Ice returns to Beech Road Car Park and will operate from November 29 to January 5. Dine in Killarney takes place on November 21 and 28, where visitors in participating restaurants can enjoy a three-course meal at the special price of €30 per person.

Santa Claus will be returning to Santa’s Cottage in the Old Market Lane on November 30, and boys and girls can come and see the big man himself on December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 23. “Join in the fun of the festival and make your Christmas one to remember at Christmas In Killarney 2019,” Paul Sherry, President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, said. Additional shows and concerts at The INEC include ‘Picture This’, ‘Walking on Cars’, ‘Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas’ and ‘Cinderella the Magical Pantomime’, which completes a busy Christmas period in Killarney.


Special court sitting for ongoing feud Several persons including up to eight women are before the courts in relation to a dispute between Traveller families in Killarney, the regular sitting of the Killarney District Court heard on Tuesday. A special day has been set aside in the District Court in Killarney to deal with allegations from public order to violent disorder in relation to the ongoing dispute in Killarney between a small number of settled Traveller families in the Ballyspillane area. Judge David Waters set aside December 2 next for the hearing of cases. So far seven women ranging in age from 20 to 39, as well as one man are scheduled to appear. However, a 67-year-old grandmother may also appear on the date along with her husband in his 70s - both have been summonsed on a public order/breach of the peace charge of threatening and abusive behaviour under Section 6 of the Public Order Act relating to Hazlewood Drive last February. The location of many though not all of the allegations is an area of mostly private houses at Hazelwood Drive, Ballyspillane, Killarney. Some of the more serious allegations to come before the court in December relate to an alleged incident of violent disorder outside the Mr Price store in

Ballyspillane on July 8 last and two women are facing a number of charges in relation to the incident. A number of the alleged incidents scheduled for the special sitting on the first Monday in December relate to incidents in September and October 2018. However, two of the summonses relate to common assaults in a nightclub in Killarney town centre in July 2018 in which two women are alleged to have assaulted each other. The court day is likely to hear evidence from several gardai and a large garda presence is expected on the date. Three solicitors, Padraig O’Connell, Brendan Ahern and Aengus McCarthy, represent the accused. Two men were sent forward on Tuesday for trial to the Circuit Court also in relation to assault allegations in connection with the dispute involving a brass ended chimney sweeping pole in the Hazlewood Drive area of Ballyspillane in September 2018. The men will plead not guilty to the charges, their solicitor Padraig O’Connell said.

OFFICIAL OPENING: St Francis Special School will officially open its new sensory garden on Tuesday

St Francis Special School to open new sensory garden | By Sean Moriarty A new sensory garden will open next week at St Francis Special School in Beaufort. The official opening, on Tuesday, November 12 at 11am will be attended by Kerry Senior Football Manager Peter Keane. The garden will be used by teachers and more importantly students at the school during home economics and art classes. Other special guests include Niamh Ní Dhuill and Ian McGrigor who run Kerry Earth Education Project (KEEP) and

their aim is to bring practical, environmental and heritage education into schools through organic and wildlife gardening. “Everybody in the school is very excited about next week and they are always busy working in the garden,” said teacher Noelle Jameson. “A lot of the children in the school are huge Kerry football fans so we thought it would be great to have Peter here on the day. He very kindly accepted our invitation to officially open the gardens and we are delighted and the children are excited to see him next week.”





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International darts tournament a major bullseye for Killarney Some of the biggest names in World Darts will compete in Killarney this weekend in the new 2019 Killarney Darts Festival. | By Sean Moriarty


The three-day festival is jointly organised by the Irish National Darts Organisation and British Darts Organisation (BDO). The biggest darts event in Ireland, and also one of the newest events on the BDO calendar, will get underway today (Friday) and will run until Sunday. There is a guaranteed prize fund of €28,000. Newly crowned BDO World Champion, Cork man John O'Shea, is one of the star attractions. Last weekend he produced one of darts' greatest upsets after he won the BDO World Masters at the famous Circus Tavern in Essex. He defeated former two time BDO World Masters Scott Waites in the final 6-4 in sets. Top overseas seed for the Irish Open element of the competition is English visitor Andy Hamilton. The Stoke-on-Trent based player enjoyed a professional ca-

reer between 2004 and 2015, with one of his most memorable performances coming in 2007 when he lost the World Darts Matchplay semi-final to Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, arguably the biggest name in the sport. His main opposition will come from rising Scottish ace Ryan Hogworth, a professional for five years. Hogworth made it to the last 32 of the World Masters last season. The third seed is Englishman David Evans, a quarter-finalist in this year’s British Open. Nearly 400 competitors will take part in various competitions over the weekend. Saturday’s singles tournament will count towards BDO rankings next season and Sunday’s Irish Open will be flagship event of the weekend. Another top Irish entry (eighth) is Francis Carragher, a semi-finalist in both the Swiss Open and the Antwerp Open championships this season. “It is great for the town,” Kerry Darts

WORLD CHAMPION: Newly crowned BDO Masters champion. John O’Shea (right), from Cork is the top entry for this weekend’s Killarney Darts Festival

Team Manager, Gary McCormick, told the Killarney Advertiser. “There are 380 entered for it, some very big names. Keep an eye on Corkman John O’Shea who just won the BDO championship in England.” The 32 strong Irish Open entry list includes dart players representing France,

Wales, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium. The Women’s Open is led by English star Fallon Sherrock and Aileen de Graff of the Netherlands. The entry also includes Russian Anastasia Dobromyslova who finished second in last weekend’s BDO World Masters.

DEFIBRILLATOR: Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group unveiled two new defibrillators in the parish on Saturday. Photo: Séamus Healy

Two more defibrillators for Glenflesk | By Sean Moriarty Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group unveiled two new defibrillators in the parish on Saturday. The latest two defibrillators will be located in O’Brien’s Shop and Filling Station in the village and at Clonkeen Church and will complement the existing one in the local GAA clubhouse.

Two more will be located at Knockanes National School and Spillane's House, Rossalia - on the Lough Guitane Road. The group dedicated the defibrillators to the memory of Denise Crowley, Gortdearg, Headford. The local woman suffered fatal injuries when she was struck by a car as she tried to cross the road in the village to meet her mother.

“We unveiled a plaque in her memory and in memory of all who lost their lives on our roads,” Derry Healy of Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group told the Killarney Advertiser. “If anything good comes out of her accident, it will be this.” Derry added that one of the reasons O’Brien’s shop was chosen was because there are lot of people around there, between Mass goers at St Agatha’s Church

and players and fans attending the local GAA grounds. “But there isn’t much point in having all these defibrillators and all these people if people can’t use them,” he said. Free defibrillator training is offered to anyone who may be interested by contacting committee members Pádraig O'Sullivan 087 2707899 or Derry Healy 087 0530384. Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group praised the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle who donated €2,000, and a recent coffee morning earned a further €4000.






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DARK COMEDY: The one-act play 'Dead Man's Bells' starring Reidín O'Connor, Katie Ryan and Méabh de Brún will be performed in Killarney Avenue Hotel on Monday, November 11. Photo: Declan O'Connell

Dark comedy set for Killarney stage Cast and crew of an award winning dark comedy written, developed and produced in Killarney are ready to take their work to the local stage. The one-act play 'Dead Man's Bells', which is set in rural Ireland, is currently representing Kerry in the All-Ireland One Act Drama Festival. Directed by Aisling O’Sullivan Darcy, 'Dead Man's Bells' boasts a cast of three women who balance the dark and the craic onstage for an hour of familial bickering and twisting tales. The play is a tale of three sisters, one brother, and a farm that's up for grabs. Communally woven, the play explores the shared chorus of siblinghood, and the weight of unspoken family secrets. Starring Reidín O'Connor, Katie Ryan and Méabh de Brún with Kieran Summers on lights, the play, a gothic rural tale told by unreliable narrators, is set to hit the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Monday, November 11 with doors open at

7.30pm. “It's a dark comedy, so we like to balance out the laughs and the gasps,” Méabh de Brún told the Killarney Advertiser. “It's an hour of pure craic, audiences have had so much fun with it. The response has been brilliant.” And she added that after staging the play in theatre festivals up and down the country, they're delighted to put the show on in Killarney. “It was written in Killarney, rehearsed in Killarney and produced in Killarney, so it's a real treat to be able to stage it in Killarney too!” 'Dead Man's Bells' recently performed in the Killmallock One Act Festival, where playwright Méabh was awarded the adjudicator's trophy for best writing, and Réidín was nominated for best actress. It was also recently staged in Kenmare to a sold out audience. Tickets are €10 at the door or forward a reservation to


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SKDP certificates presented in Killarney The first participants in the Home Repair and Maintenance course organised by the South Kerry Local Employment Services received their certificates at a ceremony in Killarney recently. The course was aimed at providing them with the key skills needed to be able to undertake a range of tasks and was developed following analysis of demand of employment opportunities in the region. The course was funded by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and took place in the KDYS in Killarney. Speaking at the ceremony, South Kerry Development Partnership CEO Noel Spillane praised all those who completed the course and noted that a number of them had already secured employment with some progressing into self-employment. He said that the success of this course highlighted the positive outcomes that are possible when people have the opportunity to gain relevant skills. It was a very good example of the levels of

co-operation that exist between the DEASP and South Kerry LES and they are looking to run similar courses again in the near future, Noel added. Christina Carroll of the DEASP said that they have come a long way in terms of delivering an accessible service to customers and it is extremely important as a customer to avail of any funding, educational and training opportunities available. “The success of the delivery of these services is the reason why we are here, whereby on the completion of this course it will add to your existing set of skills and/or enhance your prospects of re-entering the workplace.” Anyone interested in taking part in such training or engaging in other educational or training opportunities should contact their local DEASP office or the Local Employment Service.

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CERTIFICATES: Home Repair and Maintenance certificates were presented to participants who completed a course in Killarney. Front row l-r were: Máire-Bríd McCrohan (LES), Mary Flynn (LES), Patrick McCarthy (LES), Christina Carroll (DEASP) and Bridie Buckley (Coordinator LES). Back row l-r: Gerard O’Sullivan, Noel Spillane (CEO-SKDP), Daniel Counihan, Angelo Cirillo, Paul O’Connell, Alexandru Cirpaci, Stefan Anghel and Richard O’Brien.


Couple pick the perfect location! Killarney was the perfect location for one couple to say ‘I Do’ when Bride Aideen Quinn and Groom John Moylan married on Saturday, October 26 in St Mary’s Church, Beaufort.



And afterwards guests came together for a wonderful reception at the Dunloe Hotel and Gardens. The Bridal party was made up of Clodagh Quinn as Maid of Honour, with Bridesmaids Edel Griffin and Maria Price. Joseph Griffin was Best Man who travelled especially from Arizona, and Groomsmen were Gerard Keane and Seamus Brady. Photos were taken in the Gap of Dunloe and the happy couple were greeted by many friendly tourists. Aideen from Kilkenny and John from Ennis, Co Clare, chose Killarney as their perfect wedding location. “We chose Killarney as we both love Kerry and I have many happy childhood memories travelling to Killarney over the years with close family and grandparents,” Aideen told the Killarney Advertiser. “John is also a keen photographer and was attracted by the beautiful landscape and amazing photo setting such as the Gap and Dunloe gardens.” And their day went way above their ex-


pectations. “We had an amazing day from start to finish and it was a great way to get both the Kilkenny and Clare sides to meet properly and celebrate the marriage,” she said. “We could not fault any of our wedding suppliers mainly Kerry based particularly Make-Up Artist Marilyn McSweeney, Hairdresser Tricia O’Sullivan and Photographer Ian Cronin, who were all key in making our morning preparations very special and kept an atmosphere of calm among the bridal party.” And, as the day went on, it all went off without a hitch. “We had such a special day at the Dunloe thanks to the amazing food and staff. We could not have chosen a more perfect venue for us and all our guests raved about the hotel and many have vowed to revisit for a break in the future. The band ‘Hot Fuss’ travelled from Galway and kept the party going all night with lively sets such as ‘I’m Shipping Off to Boston’!”

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TRIO: Damien Switzer, Creative Director at KC Print and Historia Publishing, pictured with his three new creations, all made in Killarney. Photo: Michelle Crean


Local products ready to hit the shops! Three new products, all made in Killarney, just launched by KC Print and Historia Publishing are set to the shops this weekend. Two bright colourful children’s annuals and a historic calendar are the latest offerings in a growing range of productions by Damien Switzer, who is Creative Director at KC Print and Historia Publishing. The Killarney Historic Calendar 2020 is now a firm local favourite, Damien, who is passionate for all things Killarney, explained to the Killarney Advertiser. “I can’t get enough of it, I love Killarney history and as part of that I collect the odd photo or two,” Damien said. “The fact that old photos bring out memories and emotions for older people and their recollection then in turn educates the next generation is what it’s all about.”

And he conceived the two new annuals as Christmas time is book time in his house. “Amongst the gifts I always try and give books to my boys. A lot of what is out there is good but very generic, designed for any child living in any country. “I’ve been finding it increasingly difficult to get something that was light, engaging and fun with a bit of auld Irish history thrown in too. So I decided to design my own and one book turned into two. Firstly a traditional children’s activity annual with an Irish twist; Irish people and landmarks along with the usual riddles, crosswords, colouring pages, join the dots, jokes and more, much more.”

And he cleverly snuck in a few history facts too and the kids loved them - so much so he designed a whole annual of fun Irish facts aimed at children and says that most adults will enjoy them too. “The research was difficult, I went county by county, going out of my way to select ‘not so well known’ famous people from the past as well as contemporary figures. Picking ‘not the usual’ landmarks but instead out of the way gems and nuggets of history, all illustrated in a bright and colourful children’s annual. So wherever you live in Ireland you’ll be educated about all the other counties from Cork, Donegal to Galway etc. The finished product has hundreds of easy digestible fun facts.” And the very quirky title came from his son Joshua, he explained. “He read it and I said if you had to de-

scribe it to someone what would you say? He replied … ‘well it’s a big book with lots of interesting facts, some are kinda crazy’ and described some as ‘absolutely silly but are totally brilliant, I’ve never heard about most of them and I suppose it’s Irish’ - so the title was born ‘The Big Book of Crazy Interesting Absolutely Silly But Totally Brilliant Fun Facts You Have Never Heard About Ireland’. My hope is that these annuals will engage children, random facts will be recounted at the kitchen table, cause debate and hopefully will educate too. So even if one of these fact surfaces at a quiz in 20 years or a 10-year-old recounts a fact to a grandparent, then they were worth doing. I hope people will pick up either one or both of these annuals this Christmas, send them abroad or keep them at home. They would be an ideal Christmas stocking filler.” Damien added a huge thank you to the locals for their continued support. “All of these products have been designed, compiled and produced in Killarney,” he said. The books will be available to buy in Eason, Daly’s SuperValu and O’Connor’s Newsagents from early next week. They’ll also be available to buy online at







VARIETY CONCERT: At the launch of the fundraising variety concert in aid of Comfort for Chemo Kerry in the Heights Hotel, Killarney from front l-r: Geraldine and Maurice Guilfoyle, Cora Walsh and Mary Fitzgerald. Back l-r: Bernard and Collette O'Riordan and Jason Doyle. Photo: Marek Hajdasz

Variety concert for Comfort for Chemo A kind-hearted Kilcummin couple have decided against holding a joint 60th birthday and will instead run a variety concert in aid of Comfort for Chemo Kerry. | By Sean Moriarty Launched in July, the new charity hopes to develop a Centre of Excellence to provide care for cancer patients in Kerry and their families. It is hoped this will take the form of a separate purpose-built unit on the grounds of UHK. One of its first fundraising drives is a variety concert which will be held at the Killarney Heights Hotel on November 16. Maurice Guilfoyle and his wife Geraldine, who is a cancer survivor, are the main organisers. They originally hoped to hold a joint 60th birthday celebration but have decided to place their efforts into a concert that will feature Killarney School of Music, Killarney Golf Club Choir and other local performers. Maurice and Geraldine were originally hoping to celebrate their birthdays in the summer but the unavailability of musicians put the plan on the long-finger. “We don’t mind one bit giving up our

birthday,” Geraldine told the Killarney Advertiser. “A lot of people feel this time of the year is a time for giving and the support we are getting from volunteers and from musicians is just unbelievable – it is amazing for something that was very small starting off.” Chairperson of the charity, Mary Fitzgerald, told the Killarney Advertiser she is very grateful to Geraldine for thinking of them. “She has been through it all and has seen exactly why we need such facilities in Tralee. She is giving up what could be her own celebration so we can continue to raise funds for the new unit.” The charity has a number of patrons lending their help along with a hard working committee. Patrons so far include Radio Kerry presenter Elaine Kinsella, Gaelic football legend Maurice Fitzgerald, Munster and Irish Rugby legend Mick Galwey and Listowel writer Billy Keane.

Best of luck to Dr Crokes and East Kerry in the final! On Sunday at 3pm, East Kerry and Dr Crokes will battle it out in Austin Stack Park for the Bishop Moynihan Cup. This local derby will be an attractive fixture for all GAA fans. Dr Crokes are the reigning champions and they will come up against a divisional side that has gathered momentum as the championship has progressed. The curtain raiser is the Munster Post Primary U15 final involving two Kerry schools, Tralee CBS and St Brendan’s. This game is at 1pm and the winner will

be presented with the Brother Colm Taft Cup. Tickets are now available from Centra and SuperValu stores,, the Kerry GAA Store in Killarney and from the County Board office in Tralee. The adult admission price is €20, students/ senior citizens can purchase tickets on the day only and U16s have free admission. All of us here at the Killarney Advertiser would like to join local clubs and businesses in wishing both teams the very best of luck.









CHRISTENING DAY: Baby Hugh Moloney with parents Michelle and Mike Moloney and older brother Shay with godparents Laura Moloney and Shane Doolan in The International Hotel, Killarney on Saturday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

BABY'S DAY OUT: Baby Bernog Collins with parents Sinead and Bernard Collins and godparents Kieran Collins and Sharon Sugrue at The International Hotel, Killarney on Saturday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Crokes footballer celebrates baby Hugh’s christening

Organising a family do is a difficult enough task at any time and trying to do it around the Kerry GAA calendar can prove even harder! Dr Crokes footballer Mike Moloney and wife Michelle had a busy weekend. On Saturday, they christened their second son Hugh and then on Sunday Mike lined out for his club in the County Senior Football championship semi-final replay against South Kerry. Celebrations started in St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday afternoon before moving on to the International Hotel for the after party. Godmother was Mike’s sister, Laura Moloney, and godfather duties went to Michelle’s brother, Shane Doolan, who is Mike’s Dr Croke’s clubmate. “We are used to working around football at this stage,” Michelle told the Killarney Advertiser. “We thought this was the only weekend that could be free, but no one expected a replay.” Godmother Laura, who is a physiotherapist in Bradford in England, was home

especially for the occasion. “It was nice for Laura, it was a chance to get home before Christmas and she got to see the match on Sunday too,” added Michelle. Both sets of grandparents enjoyed the occasion too. Mike’s parents Mike Sr and Ena were joined by Michelle’s mom and dad, Margaret and Eddie. Special guest on the day was Michelle’s grandmother Peg Fennell. “It was a lovely, relaxing family day,” added Michelle. At least they could celebrate in style on Sunday night as Crokes qualified for the football with a decisive win over their divisional rivals South Kerry. Or maybe they are still on hold – Mike and his colleagues face East Kerry in the County decider this weekend. One thing is for sure, baby Hugh won’t be too far away from an O’Neills football as he takes his first steps through life.

BABY'S BIG DAY: Aileen Hickey and her husband Karl McCay with children Donal Tadhg (baby) and Dara at a christening party in The International Hotel, Killarney on Saturday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh




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Gardening - By Debby Looney

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Taking care of the lawn Many people wonder about lawncare at this time of year. If there is moss, which continues to grow throughout the winter months, then treat it with moss killer. It can often be caused because of shade cast by a tree or waterlogging. Drainage can be improved by taking a garden fork and pushing it into the soil at 30cm intervals. Wiggle it back and forth to create holes. Alternatively use a hollow tined aerator. Brush a sandy mixture of top dressing into the holes. There are two thoughts on this procedure, one group thinks the autumn is a good time for this treatment, the other prefers to wait until early spring. The thinking is this: in the winter the holes can fill with water, leading to the opposite of the desired effect. In other words, there is more, rather than less, water logging. I myself prefer to do this in the spring, but if the lawn is in very bad condition it could be better to tackle it now. Do not confuse a sandy topdressing with a product called Lawn Sand, which is essentially fertiliser with sulphate of iron. Going over the lawn with a spring tined rake to take up fallen leaves is also an important part of the autumn lawn regime. Using a thatching rake to take up the thatch under the grass is also a pre-spring job, as a build-up will encourage weeds to flourish. Thatch is a combination of grass clippings, dead grass and weeds and dead moss, which accumulates under the grass during the summer months. It can cause damage to your lawn in several ways, as I mentioned, weeds tend to flourish within it, it provides an incubator for diseases and

it prevents air circulation. You can feed the lawn before winter also using a specific autumn/winter feed. These feeds are high in phosphate and potassium, helping leaf strength and root vigour, as opposed to a high nitrogen-based fertiliser, which would encourage too much growth in the winter. It is essential to mow the grass on dry days, as grass does continue to grow! Another job to do now is the big clean of the vegetable garden. Dig out any leftover veg, or alternatively, dig it into the soil. Add compost or old farmyard manure – take care that any manure you use must be at least a year old! Straw can also be dug in. Cover the beds you are not using with black polythene or weed suppressant. This will keep the soil warm, dry and weed free for a good start in the spring. Alternatively sow green manure crops such as winter rye, buckwheat and red clover. These plants can be sown directly and are beneficial in several ways: they cover the soil, preventing erosion, they prevent weeds from taking hold, in the case of clover they will fix nitrogen in the soil, and last but not least they provide a source of compostable material. You can either cut the tops in the spring and dig in the plant or you can throw the plants onto the compost heap. If doing the former, I find it helps to cover the bed with black polythene for about a fortnight after digging in the manure to speed up the decomposition process. Remember to take note of which crops were where so that your rotation system does not go wrong! It is amazing how quickly you can forget where the beans were after a long winter!



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watch RELEASED: NOVEMBER 8 dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an epic party at the local Waffle Town’. The film has been compared to ‘Love Actually’ as both films follow people’s lives around Christmas. The film stars Kiernan Shipka, who is also the lead in Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, ‘Lady Bird’s’ Odeya Rush, ‘Santa Clarita Diet’s’ Liv Hewson, ‘Descendants’ Mitchell Hope, and Isabela Moner.


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The Pursuit of William Abbey By Claire North RELEASED: NOVEMBER 12 This is a hauntingly powerful fantasy novel about the life of William Abbey. In World War One, Sister Ellis is working as a nurse in France when she meets William Abbey. He tells her the story of his life starting with when he was working as a doctor in South Africa during the 1880s. There, Abbey witnessed a young boy being killed by white colonists, and he did nothing to stop it. The boy’s mother proceeded to put a curse on William, so that her son’s shadow would follow him for the rest of his life and kill anyone he loves. As a result of the course, Abbey also becomes a truth teller, meaning that if the boy is close to him, it allows him to hear the truth from other people, because of this Abbey was recruited by a

spy group called the Nineteen. William Abbey becomes so racked with guilt that he decides to seek revenge on the colonists.

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‘Sunsets and Full Moons’ by The Script RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 8 The Irish alternative pop trio have announced the release of their new album ‘Sunsets and Full Moons’, as well as their upcoming tour in 2020. The album is said to be a sequel for the groups much loved debut album. Both albums came from difficult times for the group: the lead singer, Danny O’Donoghue’s father passed away as they were writing their debut album, and 10 years later he lost his mother as they were working on this



Let It Snow ‘Let it Snow’ is an American Christmas romantic comedy directed by Luke Snellin, based on the New York Times bestselling book by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle. The film follows a group of teenagers on Christmas Eve, when a freak snowstorm hits the town and creates chaos. According to Netflix their ‘love lives collide thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive


album. O’Donoghue has said that the overriding theme in the album is ‘No matter how deep and dark it gets, it’s going to be daylight again’. The tracklist for the new album has nine new songs from the group. The band has won two World Music Awards, and their music has appeared in many TV shows. The band had to add an extra date for their Dublin concerts due to the high demand.


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RTÉ 2; Sun, 9pm An uptight, accident prone police officer desperate to prove herself has to protect a gangster's widow who has agreed to give evidence against a drug lord. They end up forced to go on the run together, and are pursued across Texas by hitmen and corrupt cops. Crime comedy, starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara.

RTÉ 2; Saturday, 3.10pm Identical twin sisters who are unaware of each other's existence meet by accident. They decide to join forces in a bid to reunite their estranged parents, and switch places to get the warring couple to kiss and make up. Remake of the 1961 Disney comedy, starring Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix and Lindsay Lohan in a dual role.







DANCING THE JIVE: Emily Barker and Johnny Ward pictured dancing their moves during the first of three performances of 'Dancing with the Stars Live Tour' at the INEC, Killarney last weekend. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Celeb dancers light up the INEC stage Celebs lit up the dance floor to the delight of thousands of fans in the INEC on Friday and Saturday for the much anticipated first ever ‘Dancing with the Stars Live’. Normally seen on TV screens, pro-dancers and their celebrity dance partners brought their nifty moves and swinging steps to The Gleneagle and INEC Arena – and the shows didn’t disappoint. Friday was opening night hosted by former Fair City favourite Clelia Murphy. Spanning over two days, the show fea-

tured five celebrities and pro-dancers from the past three series. Reigning champion Mairead Farrell and her pro-dance partner John Nolan, Fair City’s current bad boy Johnny Ward took to the stage with his partner Emily Barker, Country Music singer Jake Carter and Karen Byrne proved they’ve still got it, Country singer Cliona Hagan and Robert Row-

STILL GOT IT: Country Music singer Jake Carter and Karen Byrne who previously won the TV show proved they’ve still got it. Photo: Michelle Crean

inski also wowed audiences, while model Thalia Heffernan, who was knocked off the TV show early in the competition, showed great improvement as she took to the stage with her real life partner with pro-dancer Ryan McShane. And for both Saturday shows Marty Morrissey was a special guest star. Judges included everyone’s favourite ‘Mr Nasty’ Brian Redmond, Captain Sparkles himself Julian Benson, and 2005 Strictly Come Dancing champion and DWTS choreographer Lilia Kopylova.

Speaking exclusively to the Killarney Advertiser after the show, actor Johnny Ward, who plays psycho Ciaran Holloway in the hit Irish soap, said it was great be back dancing with Emily again. “We haven’t danced in months,” Johnny, who hinted that his Fair City appearances are far from over, said. “It was scary but great, really good fun.” Emily added that the live TV show is definitely more stressful. “It was amazing dancing on stage. It was high energy but it was something different. It is probably more stressful dancing on a live TV show though.” She added that it was great to dance with Johnny again. “He has got some amazing moves. I’m super proud of him.” Guests got to relive the very best tunes from the show afterwards in the Backstage Bar as well as music by Jake Carter in the Ballroom on Friday night and Cliona Hagan on Saturday night.

TIME OUT: Professional dancer Emily Barker and actor Johnny Ward took time out from dancing for a photo. Photo: Michelle Crean


MEETING THE JUDGE: Kasey Cate O'Keeffe (7) pictured with her mom Sharon O'Keeffe with 'Dancing with the Stars' judge Julian Benson. Photo: Michelle Crean



STAR STRUCK: Maria Casey from Spa and Elaine O'Donoghue from Tiernaboul met dancer and Love Island's Curtis Pritchard. Photo: Michelle Crean

LET'S DANCE: Ready to watch the 'Dancing with the Stars Live Tour' at the INEC, Killarney on Friday evening were: Linda and Aoibhe Dennehy, Hannah Dennehy O'Sullivan and Noreen Dennehy. Photo: Michelle Crean EXCITED: Ella Sheahan, Anna Murphy, Mary O'Connor, Ella Murphy and Elaine Murphy from Kilcummin at the 'Dancing with the Stars Live Tour' at the INEC, Killarney on Friday evening. Photo: Michelle Crean

ENJOYING THE SHOW: Eileen, Catherine and Siobhan Fleming from Gortroe attending 'Dancing with the Stars Live Tour' at the INEC, Killarney on Friday evening. Photo: Michelle Crean

SHOW: Pictured just before the 'Dancing with the Stars Live Tour' at the INEC, Killarney on Friday evening were: Breda, Cormac and Clodagh Flanagan with Tara Jenkinson. Photo: Michelle Crean

WOW! Country singer Cliona Hagan and her dance partner Robert Rowinski also wowed audiences. Photo: Michelle Crean


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90 bottles of cognac found in sunk WWI ship Divers have recovered over 900 bottles of cognac from a ship that sank over 100 years ago.

PLAYING HOST: Farmers Pat and Breeda O’Sullivan, of Shronaree, the Bridia Valley, Glencar, with Social Farming participant Breda O’Sullivan (centre) at the launch of UCC’s Adult Continuing Education in conjunction with the Skellig Centre for Research and Innovation. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

UCC launches social farming course A course to up skill farmers to work with people with disabilities on their farm has been launched by University College Cork (UCC). UCC’s Adult Continuing Education and Applied Social Science departments in conjunction with the Skellig Centre for Research and Innovation came together to offer a Certificate in Practice Support in Social Farming. The one-year programme will provide students with the skills to work with people with disability


both on social farms and in a community setting. “We listened to the farming community and they wanted a course that gives them the confidence to work with people with disabilities,” Belinda Gascoigne, Manager of the Skellig Centre for Research and Innovation, said. “We are half way through our first course and it is inspiring to see the interest and community being grown around social farming in Ireland.” For the past three years Kerry farmer

Breeda O’Sullivan has been participating in social farming with her namesake, Breda O’Sullivan. Every week for the past three years Breda travels to the farm in Kerry and spends time with the O’Sullivan family and the animals on the farm. “Rural Ireland has been getting lonelier and lonelier and as one thing after another closes, social farming has drawn our community together. Breda has become part of our family and you just have to look at the scrapbook she keeps of her visit here to see how much it means to her. Every week I participate in UCC’s new course and it has helped build my confidence and understanding.” The course was officially launched by the Minister for State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD.

€38 million extension for Trump’s Doonbeg Resort Clare County Council has granted planning permission to Donald Trump’s Doonbeg golf resort to build a new ballroom/function room, leisure facilities and 53 more holiday homes at a cost of €38 million. The application for the development, first submitted last November, was granted recently to TIGL Ireland Enterprises, and includes a new gate house and restaurant. Trump International Golf Links and Hotel will remove the existing temporary marquee structure next to the

resort’s golf course that is used for weddings and conferences. Approval comes almost a year after the company submitted the planning application. The Council had sought further information from TIGL in January to assess the environmental impact of the proposed development. Planning has now been granted for a 1,374sqm ballroom/function room, leisure facilities and 53 new holiday homes for visitors. Garreth Ruane, a Senior Executive

On May 19, 1917, at the height of World War I, Swedish steamer S/S Kyros set its course to Petrograd (today known as St Petersburg). It was delivering 50 cases of cognac and 15 cases of liqueur from France to Russia through neutral Swedish territory. The cargo was destined for Tzar Nicholas II, but just off Åland island in the Baltic Sea, it was stopped and checked by German submarine UC58, whose captain decided to sink the steamer because the alcohol was considered an illegal contraband product. The crew were transferred to another ship and were able to return home to Sweden safely, but the cognac and liqueur was left at the bottom of the sea - until last month that is. After years of preparation, Swedish salvage hunters Ocean X Team and Icelandic iXplorer teamed up with international vessel Deepsea Worker to retrieve the bottles. "The importance of this event cannot be overemphasised – it's not only a find of rare cognac and liqueur but also a part of history of the former imperial Russia," said the Ocean X Team in a statement.

Planner at the Council’s planning department said there was “no likelihood of any significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed works”. The company behind the facility at the time struggled to make money from the get-go and racked up big losses, even during the boom years, reporting a deficit of €3 million in 2006 and €7 million in 2007. Trump bought the resort in 2014. At the time it was reported that Trump had paid about €15 million for the business – which now employs nearly 300 people – although a report from Doonbeg’s receivers filed in August 2014 show that the proceeds of the sale from the golf club amounted to just over €8.7 million.




Irish coffee cup tax planned Disposable cups are going to carry a levy, similar to the plastic bag levy, as part of the Government’s new climate change strategy.

NEW APP: A new App developed by Kerry County Council was launched this week. Pictured were: Mick Harken (KCC), Jimmy Moloney (Mayor of Listowel), Minister Brendan Griffin TD, Mayor of Kerry Niall Kelliher, John Brassill TD and Moira Murrell (CEO Kerry County Council). Photo: Domnick Walsh

New App guides visitors along Wild Atlantic Way A new App developed by Kerry County Council which provides information about activities and places of interest along the Wild Atlantic Way was launched on Monday. Kerry County Council were successful in securing funding under the Digital Innovation Programme of the Department of Rural and Community Development to develop hardware and digital content to provide visitor access to interactive digital mapping on mobile devices at each Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) Discovery Point. The resultant ‘Atlantic Discovery App’, which is now available for download, contains rich community derived location specific information such as sites of interest, walks, activities, current events, and amenities. It also guides you to your next stop along the WAW while highlighting points of interest along the intervening route. The App works as a ‘Mobile Tourist Office’ and will enable visitors to plan their route and encourage them to stop more, explore more and to enjoy the local areas

along the Wild Atlantic Way. This will also encourage visitors to stay in these areas, thus benefiting the local economy. Bespoke signage will be installed at the Discovery Points and leaflets/signage will be produced for businesses which contain a QR codes or iTag to allow fast access to the App on visitors’ digital devices including phone, tablet and laptop. The current pilot area is North Kerry covering the route from Tarbert to Tralee which includes Tarbert, Ballylongford, Ballybunion, Ballyduff, Ballyheigue, Ardfert, Banna and Fenit. The App will also contain content developed by the Kerry County Council Tourism Unit. The unit was involved along with all stakeholders in the development of the Kerry Tourism Brand ‘Kerry – Your Natural Escape’ and recently produced the County Kerry Activity Brochure. Key to the project, currently available for Android via the Google Play Store, was the work carried out by each of the communities in submitting the content for the App. The iPhone version will be available in the coming weeks.

On Wednesday, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton announced a number of proposed environmental levies to encourage more sustainable behaviour, which will now be put out to consultation. The proposals include an increase to the existing Plastic Bag Levy from the current rate of 22c to 25c. A levy on disposable cups - the rate is to be determined following market research but likely to be 10c, 15c or 25c. “The introduction of a coffee cup levy has clear benefits for the environment, when you consider that 22,000 disposable coffee and tea cups are used every hour. Our first response must be to reduce the amount of waste created in the first place,” said Bruton. “The coffee cup levy should also lead to savings for consumers who make the

Lifetime Achievement Award

John Lonergan

Tipperary man John Lonergan will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Irish Red Cross, for his contribution to Irish society through his work in Irish prisons which spans four decades.

Charity fashion show in Tralee Adapt Kerry Women’s Refuge will hold their annual fundraising fashion show tonight (Friday). Doors open 7pm in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, show starting at approx 7.30pm with clothes modelled by volunteers and staff working at the Centre.

“We have some big brand labels including Karen Millen and Emporio Armani and also some high street labels, all of which have been donated in to the shop by the generous people of Kerry,” Ljilja Samardzic from ADAPT told the Killarney Advertiser. All clothes will be on sale that night after

switch, as well as savings for retailers who have to carry less disposable stock.” It is also proposed to develop a second phase of levies, to come into effect from 2022, which would focus on take away food containers, and a third phase which will address food packaging in retail outlets including for bakery items and fruit and vegetables, he added.

the show as well as other clothes we are bringing with us that didn't make it onto the runway, with a raffle also being held at the end of the show. All clothes will be available to buy on the night after the show and all proceeds with going directly to the Adapt Kerry Womens Refuge.” Radio Kerry's Alan Finn is MC for the

He will accept his award at the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards Ball which takes place in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, on November 16. “John Lonergan brought humanity into the prison system and had a profound effect on Irish society in terms of its understanding of who was in prison - and why,” Irish Red Cross Chairman, Pat Carey, said. While Governor of Mountjoy, John’s analysis revealed that 75 percent of Dublin-born prisoners were from six small communities in Dublin city. He was one of the first people to draw the public’s attention to the origins of crime in Ireland, and the connection between criminality and the social, economic and educational circumstances of prisoners and their families: this was a wake-up call for Irish society and Government. night and Manus Leane as DJ with a guest appearance by Noel Mac and Len Casey, two very talented local musicians. “All proceeds from the night and from The Adapt Kerry Charity Shop go towards providing vital services to women and children affected by domestic violence, who require emergency accommodation as well as those who require outreach support covering the whole of Kerry.”





Beauty - By Jill O'Donoghue

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

Harness the power of LED light therapy

Want more visible and longer lasting results then pop in to our upcoming free educational evening. We are delighted to announce our launch evening and invite everyone to our next generation anti-ageing facial event – the CACI Synergy non-surgical facelift facial. It takes place on Monday, November 18 from 4pm to 8pm, and Ireland’s head trainer will be in our studio on the evening to showcase this amazing new facial treatment, answer your questions and demonstrate how it all works. We will have four models of different ages; 30s , 40s , 50s and 60s to demonstrate the different uses as the new CACI Synergy introduces pioneering S.P.E.D™ microcurrent LED technology, a breakthrough new advancement in microcurrent therapy. For the first time on the market, we will be able to harness the power of LED


light therapy at the same time as using microcurrent. The dual action of simultaneous LED and microcurrent energy stimulates tissue regeneration and helps in the production of collagen. The synergy of these two technologies provides more visible and longer lasting results. The CACI Synergy offers: new S.P.E.D™ microcurrent LED technology, orbital dermabrasion, ultrasonic peeling and CACI’s unique Wrinkle Comb, a non-invasive alternative to dermal fillers. With so many treatment options available, we can now offer a complete range of anti-ageing facial options to suit individual skin needs. For more information or to book into the free educational evening, please contact Jill on 064 6632966.

SHOEBOXES: Kind-hearted members of Killarney Active Retirement collected over 20 shoeboxes and donated them to the Team Hope Shoebox appeal on Friday last. Susan Walsh who organised the collection said they have been participating in the collection for the past five years. "I feel it's nice to give to people who don't have anything. We're older members and it's good to donate to help others," she said.

Strict restrictions remain at UHK Due to persistent suspected outbreak of Norovirus (Winter Vomiting Bug) strict visitor restrictions remain at University Hospital Kerry (UHK) it was announced yesterday morning (Thursday). Visiting is only allowed in exceptional circumstances and by agreement with the Clinical Nurse Managers. This is in the interest of patient care, and in order to curb the spread of the ‘Winter Vomiting Bug’ within the hospital. Visitors are asked to strictly adhere to the UHK visiting restriction. In the interest of our patients who are mainly elderly and acutely unwell, attendees at the hospital, for example outpatients and x-ray department must use the ‘Alcohol Hand Gels’ supplied as they enter the hospital. “The suspected ‘Winter Vomiting Bug’ is prevalent but reducing in the number of symptomatic cases in UHK,” Mr Fearghal Grimes General Manager said.

“We would appeal, therefore to people to strictly adhere to the UHK visiting restriction. In particular, if they have been affected by vomiting and/or diarrhoea, or if they have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms until they have been symptom free for 72 hours. Community and visitors may unknowingly bring the ‘Winter Vomiting Bug’ into the hospital when visiting sick relatives or friends. Patient care is our priority and we would urge the public to assist hospital staff keep to the virus at bay as it can further debilitate those who are already sick in hospital.” In certain circumstances, visitors will be allowed access the affected wards by prior arrangement with the Clinical Nurse Managers. This will be strictly monitored by the hospital. Anyone with any queries about visiting times or visiting a particular ward should ring the Hospital in advance on Tel: (066) 7184000.



• A STAR IS BORN LIVE! Friday, 8pm John M Reidy 4 Main Street

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• LOCAL + NATURAL: FOOD + WINE DINNER Friday The Cellar - The Ross

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Welcome to our Home Heating special feature With the dark nights creeping in and the weather getting colder, now is the time to think about your home heating needs. This week we’re highlighting all the great options of stoves, fireplaces, oil and much more for you to choose from. Our next feature is out on Friday, November 22, when we have our ever popular Winter Weddings Feature which will be showcasing all the best options available locally.

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Choosing the right stove for your home Whether you’re seeking the authenticity of a wood-burning stove or multi-fuel model, or the convenience and ease of gas or electricity, choosing the right stove is one of the most important decisions you can make for your home. At Corcoran’s Furniture & Carpets, they have several different types of stoves to choose from - which can be confusing for the first-time stove buyer. Let’s take a quick look at the most popular ones: MULTI-FUEL STOVES: As well as providing an efficient heat source, multi-fuel stoves are easy to clean and offer the best flexibility, allowing you to burn a variety of fuels such as coal, wood, and smokeless fuel. Stove specialist Violetta of Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets, points out the Cashel 5kw Heritage multi-fuel stove is excellent value and very hard-working. Right now you can pick up this efficient 5kw stove for just €299 in Corcoran’s Furniture & Carpets four day anniversary sale.

WOOD-BURNING STOVES: Woodburning stoves burn all types of wood. The heating efficiency of a wood burning stove is about 85 percent. Most of the heat is absorbed by the stove itself and radiated throughout the room. Wood-burning stoves also use less firewood than a fireplace because you can control the burn much more easily and effectively. They are a smart alternative for the homeowner seeking the traditional feel of an open fire, but with far greater efficiency. STOVES WITH BACK BOILERS: As an alternative central heating solution, you can opt for a stove with a back boiler. This combines a boiler function with the stove to provide space heating and domestic hot water, as well as spot heating. These products, known also as boiler stoves, can typically provide between 5 and 20kW of water heating as well as the equivalent in output to the room. Violetta mentions the Morgan 20B Boiler Stove as one of their best-selling back

MORGAN 20B BOILER STOVE boiler stoves, with over €300 off in their anniversary sale. GAS AND ELECTRIC STOVES: Gas and electric stoves are also a popular heating source and Corcoran’s Furniture & Carpets have an excellent selection in store. These stoves provide a flame or flame effect without the mess and storage

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CRL Oil offers a top-class service It’s that time of year again to check your oil levels at home and your business premises and one local company who offer a topclass service is CRL Oil. Conveniently based at Upper Lissivigeen, Killarney, CRL Oil has been in business for 40 years and services all of Kerry. It is open six days a week and employs a team of friendly, informative local staff. The drivers, Denis Gallivan, Chris Coffey and Peter O’Sullivan, operate a fleet of modern trucks with up-to-date equipment which helps enhance the accuracy and efficiency of the service. CRL Oil delivers all grades of oil to homes, schools, hospitals, farms and businesses. As well as offering a super-efficient service with competitive rates, its customer care provided by Geraldine and Mairead in the office is second to none. You can avail of great prices on road

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Once the leaves have fallen off the trees you may find that your roof and gutters are clogged with foliage and other debris – particularly after the recent storms. Cleaning your gutters will reduce the chances of them overflowing. Similarly, as the temperature reduces, the overflowed gutters may freeze over and cause further damage.


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As the fireplace was probably dormant for the past few months, it may be a good idea to have a chimney sweeper take a look at it, before you light the fire on a cold winter’s night. This will prevent any damage to your fireplace and possibly your home, should the chimney be dirty or clogged.


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ART EXHIBITION: Barbara Hanley (43) from Ballydowney, Killarney, pictured with her dad Arthur, sister Deirdre and mom Patricia, at her 'Landmarks' art exhibition at Narrative 4 in Limerick last week. Barbara, who works for O'Gorman's Solicitors in Limerick is also a service user with the Daughters of Charity in Lisnagry four days a week, and has been working on her exhibition for some time. Her mom Patricia said that they are very proud of her. Picture: Brendan Gleeson

THINK PINK: Annette, Paul and Danielle Garland from The Kerry Creamery Experience, Listry presenting a cheque of â‚Ź1,256 to Kathrina Breen from Killarney and South Kerry branch of the Irish Cancer Society, proceeds from a recent coffee morning held in aid of Pink Ribbon.






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Self-belief for those looking to get healthier The following is aimed primarily at athletes - it’s coming into the off-season so now is the time to stake out where you can make improvements for next season. However, the general population who want to get fitter and live a healthier lifestyle can learn lots from this too. Self-belief doesn’t come easily. In the age of social media fuelled by filtered Instagram photos and 15-second stories of athletic mastery, that took 115 takes to get right, it’s easy to feel like you’re not good enough. In fact, even though social media has provided a platform for people to celebrate their bodies, develop self-confidence and share their message, the data is unequivocal: major depressive occurrences for adolescents and young adults has increased significantly since 2005. While there can be a million different reasons for your lack of belief in yourself, there are two things that you absolutely need before you can be your best; consistency and progress. Consistency is your rock but it can also be your anchor. 1. H  ave a goal. You are going to need to make a lot of decisions through your athletic career/fitness journey - that’s a lot of chances to be inconsistent. If you have an overarching goal that you can relate each decision - making process will put yourself in the best position to stay on track. 2.  Have a plan. There will always be hiccups such as injuries, losses, selfdoubt etc., but if your plan is laid out before you it is that much easier to

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CHALLENGE CHEQUE: The 54321 Challenge 2019 raised €72,506 for three Kerry charities. Front from left are: Caroline Lynch, Denis Daly (Skellig Stars) Maura O'Sullivan (Kerry Hospice Foundation), Frank Heidtke (Dingle Coast and Cliff Rescue Service), and Maggie Teahan. Seated in second row from left are: Audrey Graham, TJ O'Connor, Tony Dunne and Catherine Foley. Standing at back row from left are: Ann Foley, Diarmuid Foley, John Falvey, Martin McCarthy, John O'Donoghue, Declan Sheehan, Maureen O'Sullivan Dennehy, Cian Higgins, Anne McCarthy, Michael Foley, Irene Heffernan and Pat Sullivan. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Over €70k donated to three charities It was yet again a mighty challenge but it was worth it as a whopping €72,506 was this week handed over to three Kerry charities. On Saturday, participants who took part in this year’s 54321 Challenge met in The Victoria House Hotel to present a cheque to this year’s selected charities; Skellig Stars, The Kerry Hospice and Dingle Coast and Cliff Rescue Service. This brings the amount raised to date by the 54321 Challenge to €206,712 for various Kerry charities. This year’s 54321 Challenge took place from the August 22 – 25 with 37 people, the largest number of participants since the Challenge was started. It began from the GAA grounds in Killorglin and they cycled around the Ring of Kerry on day one. This would exhaust most people but not these, as they were up early again the following day, travelled to the base of Carrauntoohil, and climbed Ireland’s highest mountain. “The conditions on the day were challenging but the heads never went down,” one of the organisers, TJ O’Connor, said. Having returned safe and sound from Friday’s challenge, on Saturday they once again took to the bicycles and cycled from Killarney to the foot of Mount Brandon and climbed it, the persistent rain throughout the climb did not dampen the spirits of this amazing bunch of people, they even sang a few songs and

danced a set when they reached the top. The challengers spent a welcome night in Dingle before embarking on the final day which was a cycle from Dingle to finish where it all started in Killarney where they received a hero’s welcome at the Gleneagle Hotel where supporters of all three charities gathered to welcome them home, followed by well-deserved drinks and pizzas at Kayne’s Bistro. “It was a weekend of bonding, banter, singing, struggles, laughs but most of all a great sense of achievement in completing the challenge on a personal level and for three great causes for all the participants,” he added. “On behalf of the Skellig Stars, The Kerry Hospice and Dingle Coast and Cliff Rescue Service and the 54321 Challenge team we would like to say thank you to all those who have sponsored and supported us along the way.” The date for next year’s event will be confirmed shortly and they will be recruiting teams so if you would like to be part of next year’s Challenge or would like further information please call the event organisers Carole Moran on 087 9471336 or TJ O’Connor on 087 6277141. Follow them on Facebook: 54321challenge or visit




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Kevin Flynn to be remembered this Sunday Well-known local motor enthusiast Kevin Flynn will be remembered on Sunday when family and friends come together for a road run. The ‘Kevin Flynn Memorial Run’ will start in Castleisland at 11am on Sunday morning and will finish outside Firies Church a few hours later. Organisers are hoping to attract every kind of motorised vehicle to the run. As well as being an accomplished rally driver Kevin was also a dedicated member of Killarney and District Motor Club and one of the first to step forward and take on thankless tasks like taping gates and building chicanes ahead of a major local rally. He worked in the family coach hire business as a driver. He also gave many years as a trans-continental truck driver, taking fish from the ports of Kerry to processing plants in Spain and returning with loads of fruit. “Kevin would have turned 40 last Sunday,” his sister Claire Flynn-Callaghan told the Killarney Advertiser. “Anything with wheels and an engine is welcome as that was Kevin.”

ROAD RUN: Kevin Flynn from Firies was a popular member of the local motoring community. He will be remembered on Sunday.

Sunday’s run will raise money for Pieta House. Cars, trucks and busses will set off from Castleisland Mart at 11am. Tractors will follow a short time later and each group of vehicles will take a different route to the finish in Firies where refreshments will be served to all participants in the local parish hall.



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RALLY LAUNCH: Rentokil Initial managing director Michael O'Mahoney with Darren McCormick (Clerk of the course), Dan Keane, Johnny Hickey (PRO), Noreen Marshall, Paul Sherry (President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce), Mike Marshall, (deputy clerk of the course), Cllr Niall Kelleher (Mayor of Kerry) Martin Farrell ((deputy clerk of the course), Cllr Michael Gleeson (Mayor of Killarney) and club members and supporters at the launch of the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Historic rally set bring huge tourism boost to Killarney Killarney and District Motor Club unveiled details of its Rentokil-Initial Killarney Historic Rally to a packed Gleneagle Hotel on Sunday afternoon. | By Sean Moriarty at The Gleneagle Hotel The November 30 event brings a welcome off-season tourism boost to the town and this was reflected in the welcome speeches given by the many dignitaries present at the launch. The club revealed that over 150 crews from all over Ireland and from afar a field as Australia will tackle the event. A further 200 volunteer marshals are required to run the rally and the addition of 1000s of spectators means that Killarney will kick-off the Christmas celebrations in top gear. Brendan Griffin, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism

and Sport with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport, was one of the guests of honour. “This event ticks both boxes [Tourism and Sport],” he told the large audience. “Judging by today’s turnout we are in for another huge success.” Cllr Michael Gleason Mayor of Killarney said: “Sport and Killarney have much in common. And in this part of the world we are all about the pursuit of excellence and I have no doubt that this event will be run to the highest of standards.” Almost on cue Cllr Niall Kelleher, Mayor of Kerry, confirmed the huge attraction

RALLY TIME: Cllr Niall Kelleher (Mayor of Kerry), Rentokil Initial managing director Michael O'Mahoney, Darren McCormick (Clerk of the course), Paul Sherry (President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce) and Cllr Michael Gleeson (Mayor of Killarney), at the launch of the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney, on Sunday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

the rally has to fans near and far. “My own brother Jack is coming home from Australia to compete in his first rally,” he said. “Killarney and District Motor Club always do a tremendous job and are on top of their game.” President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce Paul Sherry welcomed the economic impact of the event. “There are people coming from England, Europe, all over the world,” he said. “And they will eat in local restaurants, drink in local bars and stay in local hotels. I wish the club well with its efforts and hope the town in busy with people.” The event will open with a ceremonial start on Main Street on Friday, November 29. First over the ramp, and fresh from their World Rally Championship outing in Australia will be Rally of the Lakes winners Craig Breen and Paul Na-

gle. They have hired a ford Escort Mk2 from Viking Motorsport in the UK for the event. Last year’s winner Owen Murphy from Cork is back to defend his title and he will face other notable opposition like former Rally of the Lakes podium finisher Robert Barrable who will field another Escort. Leading locals include Rob Duggan, who like Breen, has hired a UK-based Escort and Mark Falvey, a former winner who will contest the rally in his ex-Billy Coleman Escort Mk1. "On behalf of Rentokil-Initial I am once again delighted to be associated with this year’s Killarney Historic Rally,” Rentokil-Initial Managing Director Michael O'Mahoney said. “The event has grown from strength to strength and is a phenomenal success. Our desire to support the local community and businesses that have supported Rentokil-Initial, so loyally over the many years, is the reason why we are once again involved with Ireland’s most prestigious rally.” Additional support comes from Cormac Casey of KC Print and the Killarney Advertiser, and also from The Gleneagle Hotel Group.

THREE GENERATIONS: Pat, Peader and Laura Healy at the launch of the Rentokil-Initial Killarney Historic Rally. Picture: Eamonn Keogh





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Maurice Nagle Perpetual trophy raises €3k for charity Friends of the late Maurice Nagle raised a staggering €3,350 for the Kerry Cancer Support Group. | By Sean Moriarty Maurice was one of the leading lights of Killarney and District Motor Club and the founder of the Killarney Historic Rally. He passed way last December, just days after the 2018 edition of the rally. His friends wanted to remember the great Aghadoe rally man and set about creating a trophy in his name, to be presented to the overall winner of the Historic Rally. Led by rally car preparation expert Dan Cashman, the group of friends each made contributions to the trophy fund, but when all the bills were paid there was €3,350 left over and it was decided to hand over the money to the Kerry Cancer Support Group. The trophy was presented to the Nagle family at a special function in the Charlie Foley’s Bar on New Street last Friday night. It was the first time his wife Angela and his two sons Paul and Alan saw the trophy. “There is nothing more appropriate than having a perpetual trophy named for the man who created the historic rally,”

said Historic Rally Deputy Clerk of the Course, Mike Marshall, who was a lifelong friend of Maurice. His son Paul Nagle, a winner of World Rally Championship events and current Rally of the Lakes co-driving champion would love to win the trophy named after his father. It was confirmed at Sunday’s rally launch that he and Craig Breen will tackle the event in a Viking Motorsport Ford Escort but they will face opposition from the likes of Rob Duggan, Mark Falvey and Alan Ring and many more local and not so local drivers who would like to get their hands on the coveted trophy. “I am pretty confident the cup will stay in Killarney,” said Nagle, with one eye on the trophy and one eye on the opposition he will face on the last Saturday in November. “I am proud to be a Nagle man and it's going to be a big weekend for everyone.” Maurice Nagle was one of the greatest workers within Killarney and District Motor Club but his true legacy is the Killarney Historic Rally. Back in 1996,

Council campaign to improve safety at roadworks sites Kerry County Council has launched a new campaign to promote awareness of the responsibilities of motorists approaching or driving past roadworks which are underway on the county’s roads. Dangerous driving at roadworks where a one-lane system or diversions are in place can endanger the safety and lives

of Council staff or those contracted to carry out works on behalf of Kerry County Council. The awareness campaign is aimed at reminding motorists of the need to approach roadworks with care, to drive past roadworks slowly and carefully and to heed advisory signage and the presence of traffic cones at roadworks locations.

SAFETY FIRST: Kerry County Council road workers, DJ Walsh and Seamus Kennedy, pictured as part of a new road safety campaign launched this week. Photo: Domnick Walsh.

TROPHY TIME: Rentokil-Initial managing director Michael O'Mahoney,Paul Nagle and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD with the Maurice Nagle memorial cup at the launch of the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

a few years after the Rally of the Lakes switched from its early December date to its now traditional May Bank Holiday slot, Maurice identified a gap in the rally calendar and set about running the first Killarney Historic Rally.

The event has grown in stature, the only rally of its kind in Ireland regularly attracts a capacity entry and is now a central piece of the Irish Motorsport calendar and the Christmas in Killarney Festival.

Safety Officer with Kerry County Council, Tim O’Sullivan said motorists should observe four simple principles when approaching roadworks: adhere to the speed limit on display; follow the temporary road signage in place; stay alert for roadworkers and machinery; and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. “At any given time, there are multiple road repair and maintenance works taking place around the county with varying numbers of workers at different locations,” Tim said. “To all intents and purposes, these working locations constitute the workplace of

those individuals and they are entitled to carry out their work in a safe environment. “Part of ensuring that these workplaces are safe involves the cooperation of motorists. A significant problem can be motorists breaking red lights at roadworks where temporary traffic lights are in place. With the patience and cooperation of all road-users, we can ensure that motorists and workers alike avoid accidents, injury or worse. So, our main message is: A line of cones won’t stop a speeding car, but you can,” he added.



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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 1800633333 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.

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.

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, or visit a volunteer at 43 - 44 Moyderwell, Cloon Beg, Tralee.Pieta House, free counselling, freephone 1800247247or call 066-7163660 www.pieta. ie; 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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JP: John Paul Doyle, who turned 39 on Saturday, celebrated his birthday with the staff at KC Print this week.










AMAZING AMOUNT: An amazing €36,711 was donated to the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), Dún Laoghaire raised by ‘The Charity’ Lough Lein Anglers Association, Killarney, combined with a further €10,000 as a beneficiary of this year’s annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle (ROKCC). Timo O’Sullivan who is Chairman of ‘The Charity’ and Ian O’Connell, both of whom are inspirational men, sustained serious injuries, leaving them wheelchair bound. It is 35 years since Timo’s accident and two years since Ian’s cycling accident. Both Ian and Timo received expert care and treatment at the NRH. Presenting the cheque to Edel Lambe (Fundraising Manager NRH), were Ian and Timo, along with Pat Curran (Treasurer Lough Lein Anglers), Tim O’Brien (ROKCC), Jerry Dwyer (Manager Milk Operation Lee Strand), Bridget McGuire (Chairperson ROKCC), Phil Horan (Lough Lein Anglers), Corrie O’Flaherty (Secretary Lough Lein Anglers), Padraic Coghlan (Lough Lein Anglers). Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan




COMMUNITY NOTES Killarney Musical Society AUDITIONS: Firstly we held further male auditions last Saturday and a big thank you to all the brave men who auditioned. Well done to ye. Rehearsals have taken off in full flight this week, children's and teen choirs are putting the pressure on the adults at the moment as they show off their amazing talent, pressure on for the 'grown ups'... Cast announcements are ongoing so congratulations to all who have been named so far, it's a multi-talented group and the hard work has begun with great enthusiasm and excitement. We will keep you posted with all our news, enjoy the weekend, Go Go Go Joseph...

Kilcummin VACANCIES: Vacancies presently exist on the CE Scheme. These positions involve assisting (1) Community Care in the organising of their weekly Day Care facility & (2) Gardener in Killarney. It is for 19.5 hours per week. This is a development opportunity and no experience is necessary as full training is provided. Contact your local Intreo Office to check your eligibility. If

interested please forward your CV to the Supervisor at the Rural Development Office. Full details contact John 086 1579381.

John O’Shea and Therese McCarthy O’Shea, 3rd Kathleen Guerin and Finola Cronin. Congratulations and well done to all winners.

COMHALTAS: Sincere thanks to all who contributed recently to our Annual Church Gate Collection. Míle Buíochas.


FOLK, LAND AND LIBERTY: Kilcummin: Folk, Land and Liberty, A Local History by Conor Doolan will be launched in the coming weeks. CLOTHES COLLECTION: Kilcummin Looking Good Clothes Collection on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November opposite the church before and after all masses. Please include trousers, jeans, footwear in pairs, handbags & pyjamas. No work uniforms, work shoes, pillows, duvets or towels.

Fossa Bridge Club RESULTS: October 31. North/South 1st Anne Looney and Maura G. Moynihan, 2nd Phyllis O’Regan and Marie Moloney, 3rd Gill Mangan and Kathleen Prendiville. East/West - 1st Lynda O’Connor and Finola Spillane, 2nd

TRAINING: CPR and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Training - A Skill For Life. Beaufort Defibrillator Group is holding a CPR and AED training day on Saturday 23rd November in Beaufort Community Centre, 9am til 3pm. A certificate is given on completion of the course which costs €30. The cost includes morning coffee, lunch (kindly sponsored by the Beaufort Bar and Restaurant), pocket mask and certificate. All instructors are voluntary and all funds made go towards running costs. Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited. For further information or to book your place contact Mary 086 1992401.

Killarney Salmon & Trout Angling Club PRIZES: On Saturday, November 2 we had our annual prizegiving and dinner in the International Hotel. The trophies and

cups were awarded for the 2019 season. Amongst the prizegiving our winning Sponsored Team Cup, namely the Michael Casey Memorial Cup, was presented to John Cronin of Cronin's Restaurant by Owen Casey. Also a very significant milestone was achieved with regard to the winner of this year’s annual competition on Lough Lein: Anthony Griffin won this year and in doing so he made history for the Griffin Family as being the only father and son to have their names engraved on the Royal Oak Cup. Micky Griffin has won the trophy over 24 years ago and he was present on Saturday night along with other family members to mark the occasion. In an unscripted moment at the end of the awards, our Chairman DJ O’Riordan was momentarily separated from the microphone and to loud applause he was presented with an engraved cut glass to mark the years of service he has given to the club and unanimously awarded life time membership of the club. As the saying goes behind every great man there is a great woman, this indeed being the case in the O’Riordan household and to mark Masie's assistance through the years, a bouquet of flowers was presented to her on the night as well.

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Well done to Erin O'Connor, Currow, who achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Structural Engineering at C.I.T. recently (pictured with parents Peter and Rosarii). Erin is studying for her Masters in Structural Engineering.

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TO LET: AVAILABLE NOW! 12 month lease. Beautiful apartment , own entrance, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, private car park and garden, All mod cons. Suit working couple. Long term. Ross Road area. Internet included. 086 3895141 TO LET: 2 bed apartment Grosveor Court, 3 bed house Aghadoe, 4 bed house Castle Falls, 2 bed apartment New Street, 1 bed apartment New Street, 1 bed apratment Loreto Rd. 086-8136888 TO LET: Double room ensuite in newly-built, spacious house. Town 5 mins walk. Quiet location, stunning views, private parking, responsible tenant only. 086-3527729 TO LET: 3 bed farmhouse 15 mins from towns of Killarney and Rathmore. Long term lease. References required BERD1 contact 0876401880 TO LET: 1 bed apartment for rent, suitable for Property Letting & Management Agent, Killarney Business Centre, Upper High St, Killarney T: 064 6634177 • E:

1 person 086-4428616 TO LET: 5 ensuite bedroomed house 3 mins walk to town centre. 3 parking spaces onsite. Suitable for 5-7 professionals. Phone 0869082851 TO LET: Double room for female or couple. Town centre. 085-8744245 TO LET: Room in Cahernane Meadows, non-smoker, careful tenant. Apply 0669767140, 087-6993819 TO LET: 2 rooms to rent Cahernane Meadows, Muckross Rd. Contact Dee 0868451208 TO LET: Single room to rent. Woodlawn area, 300 a month, females only. 085-8002408 TO LET: Room for rent, Park Rd area, near all shops. Call 086-3163535 TO LET: Premises to let, suitable for store or workshop. 087-0572801

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TO LET: One bed apartment, Park Rd Upper. Ring at luch or tea time. 064-6634363 TO LET: One bed apartment 2km from town centre, Tiernaboul area. 087-7531271 TO LET: Modern dbl bedroom en-suite, secure area private parking close to hotels and supermarket, wi-fi, car park, TV. 0872546441 TO LET: Newly refurbished 1 bed apartment Killarney 087-6658265 TO LET: 3 bed house 2 mins walk from town centre. Oil heating, car parking. 0872422565 TO LET: Double room to let, Killarney area. 087-4518097 TO LET: Large room in shared house. Very clean. 3 mins walk from town centre. Excellent condition and location. All mod cons. 087-7828718 TO LET: 3 bed house to rent 10-15 mins from

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town centre. Non-smoking prefered. Large shed at rear. 089-4403064 TO LET: Room to let in Hawthorn Avenue, house sharing with one other person. €100 per week (including electricity & bins), Non Smokers only! 087-2360323 TO LET: Self-sufficient apartment, all mod cons, Ross Road. 087-4504106 WANTED: Small cosy cottage (1-2 bed) near the sea on the South or West coast of Ireland. A writer’s retreat, from approx. 26 November for an initial 6-8 months let with potential to extend, for single Irish woman returning home. Needs mobile and internet signal, and a bath. Ideally with fire/range or wood burner. Furnished or unfurnished. Up to 600Euro /month approx. Can provide references and deposit or advance payment. 0044 7528586817

CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE FOR SALE: Fire timber for sale, chopped and bagged. €4 to €5 per bag. Small and large bags available. Will deliver. 086-8046751 FOR SALE: 3 bed mobile home for sale. Mint condition, going cheap. 087-6190942 FOR SALE: 2-seater grey couch, as new. 0873924611

AVAILABLE AVAILABLE: Removal service, House, Office, Local, Nationwide deliveries, anytime-anywhere, 7 days a week. Also all kinds of clear outs etc. 087-2600407/064-6631979. AVAILABLE: Music lessons, violin, fiddle, guitar, banjo. Garda vetted, Tel. John 0876801392. Piano lessons Tel. Maggie 0876961681. AVAILABLE: Church music for all occasions. For a personal and meaningful ceremony, let the voice of experience guide you through your music. Tel. Helen Kerins 087-9508050. AVAILABLE: Brendan Herlihy home maintenance/renovations. Carpentry, painting,

power washing, gardening, garden sheds repaired etc. Tel. 087-9364895/ 0646643317.

AVAILABLE: Man available for cutting and splitting timber. Keen rates. Contact Jer on 087-7658496 AVAILABLE: Tuition in Leaving Cert Biology, Ag. Science and Junior Cert Maths and Science. 086-2427650 AVAILABLE: KOREAN LANGUAGE CLASSES For all age groups and abilities. Teacher has a Masters in Korean language teaching. Call 085 8676020 AVAILABLE: Special Body and Mind offer in November only. Pay for a massage, get free hour Rapid Transformation Therapy session free. Change your life for good. Call Jane 0871657260 AVAILABLE: Person available to help with cooking, housework etc. Comes highly recommended. Not asking for big money. Town area if possible. Box No. 3721, Killarney Advertiser. AVAILABLE: We mind dog in your home

when away or at work. From €20 per day. Washing also available. 089-2310208

AVAILABLE: Nice, cheerful Polish woman with experience in caring for the lederly is looking for a job (feeding, cooking, ironing, cleaning, personal hygeine etc.) 087-3915218 AVAILABLE: MATHS GRINDS: One to one or small group maths tuition in your own home given by experienced teacher. All levels up to Leaving Cert higher level. Tel. 089- 4917446 AVAILABLE: Mature experienced animal lover available for pet care : Dogs, cats rabbit any pet area for either in own home or mine. Garda vetted,references available,own transport for carrying animals. Tel 085 782521

PERSONAL BEST DATES: Save precious time/struggle. Meet your dream partner. All respectable/ reputable. Very high success rate. Tel: 0877680163

ANIMALS ANIMALS: HUG: Homes for Unwanted Grey-

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ANIMALS: KLAWS (Kenmare and Locality Animal Welfare Society) We have a number of adult cats (all colours) awaiting homes. 0879729240 or 087-9704480. FOR SALE: House puppies, small breed. Tel: 086-2658071

WANTED WANTED: Barber required to run day to day operation of shop located in Killarney. 4-5 years’ experience. Good package for the right candidate. Send resume to gfbarbers@ WANTED: Metal Merchants’ Nameplates wanted: MD O’Shea, Reidy’s, Lucey, Lynch (Rathmore) J.K. O’Connor (Castleisland), O’Keefe, J. Griffin, Lelliher, T.P. Diggin, Latchford, Donovan, McCowen, Orr (Tralee). 0858875860 WANTED: Hons Chemisrty grind for Leaving Cert student. 087-7905700




RACE NIGHT: Mary O'Callaghan, Sharon Brosnan and Joanne Moriarty at The Flesk Valley Rowing Club race night in The Killarney Oaks Hotel on Friday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

NIGHT OUT: Aidan Fleming, Adam Brosnan and Tim Moriarty at The Flesk Valley Rowing Club race night in The Killarney Oaks Hotel on Friday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

DINNER: Karen Brosnan, Theresa Looney (Secretary), Connie Brosnan (Chairman), Stephen Byrne, Colin Mackenzie (IKA National Honorary Chairman), Nichola Clifford and Debbie Templeton (Treasurer) at the Kerry Branch of the Irish Kidney Association dinner in Killarney Oaks Hotel on Friday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

CONFERENCE: Donal Hickey, Frank Lewis, Micheal O'Muircheartaigh and Michael Gleeson at the Storied Kerry conference in St Oliver's NS, Killarney on Saturday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

HAVING FUN: Pat Looney, Irene Hurley, Tony McCarthy and Dan Moynihan at the Kerry Branch of the Irish Kidney Association dinner in Killarney Oaks Hotel on Friday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

STORIES: Tommy Martin, Breandan O'Caoimh, Brendan O'Sullivan and Eamonn O'Reilly at the Storied Kerry conference in St Olivers Killarney on Saturday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh



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Beaufort Defibrillator Group is holding a CPR and AED training day on Saturday, November 23 in Beaufort Community Centre, 9am to 3pm. A certificate is given on completion of the course which costs €30. The cost includes morning coffee, lunch (kindly sponsored by the Beaufort Bar and Restaurant), pocket mask and certificate. All instructors are voluntary and all funds made go towards running costs. Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited. For further information or to book your place contact Mary 086 1992401. .............................................................

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In loving memory of Emma Buckley Heelan Who died on the 10th November, 2005.

In loving memory of Sr. Eileen Cronin Late of Cwmbran, UK Who died on 20th November, 2018 R.I.P.

In loving memory of Padraig ‘Pat’ Cronin Late of Countess Grove, Killarney Who died on 5th November 2018



In loving memory of Breda Kenny (nee O’Leary) ‘Ahanure’, Mill Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry Who passed away on 14th Nov 2018 Billy, the husband of the late Breda Kenny, along with their son Paul, daughters Marie, Elaine and Deirdre, and Breda’s sisters Maureen, Noreen, Shelia and extended family would like to sincerely thank all who sympathised with them following Breda’s passing on 14th November 2018. Thank you to all who travelled long distances to be with us and those who attended the removal, mass and burial. Thank you also to those who sent their condolences by way of Mass cards, letters, phone calls and flowers, and to the many relatives, friends and neighbours who called to our house, brought food and helped in so many ways. A special word of thanks to South Doc, the ambulance crew and University Hospital Kerry for their kindness, care and the respect shown to Breda leading up to her final hours and to Fr. O’Leary, for administering the last rites, which gave Breda the peace to leave this world. A sincere thank you to Fr. Niall Howard for the beautiful Requiem Mass, the Cathedral Choir, and to family members who participated and made the Mass a touching tribute to Breda’s life. Our family would also like to thank O’Shea’s Undertakers for their wonderful care, professionalism and guidance with the funeral arrangements and to Michael Duggan, Aghadoe Lawn, who prepared Breda’s final resting place. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually please accept this expression of our deepest appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions. Breda’s first anniversary Mass is on 14th November at 6.15pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.

MIRACLE PRAYER Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked You for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own Heart where Your Father sees it. Then, in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour not mine. Amen. Say for three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. M.O.D.

Wrap your arms around her Lord, Don’t leave her on her own For it is her Anniversary, And she can’t come home. Call her name softly, And when she looks your way, Tell her that we love her, And miss her every day. Always remembered by Nana and Granda Buckley


NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. C.S.


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Always remembered by your sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and loving family. First Anniversary Mass for Eileen will take place on Saturday 9th November at 6:15pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral

2ND & 21ST ANNIVERSARIES MOYNIHAN In loving memory of Emma Buckley Heelan Who died on the 10th November, 2005. 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. God saw you getting tired, A cure was not to be, So he put his arms around you, And whispered “Come To Me”. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Always loved and remembered by your Aunty Fiona, Noreen and Patricia, Uncles Gordon and Jeremiah. Lots of love your cousins Adam, Sarah, Lily, Lucy, Joshua and Conor.

In loving memory of Kitty and Bill Moynihan Sheans, Killarney Bill, who died on 22nd March 1998 and Kitty, who died on 14th November 2017 Memories are special, They don’t fade away, We think of you always, Not just today. Always remembered by Your loving family. Anniversary Mass Sunday 10th November at 10am in Church of the Sacred Heart, Ballyhar, Killarney



NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. M.B.

Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, But always near, So loved, so missed, So very dear.

In loving memory of John Michael Spillane Who died aged 75 years on November 8th 2010 Late of Kilbrean More, Killarney and Knockacorrin, Scartaglin. Wrap your arms around him Lord, Don’t leave him on his own, For it is his Anniversary, And he can’t come home. Call his name softly, And when he looks your way, Tell him we love him, And miss him every day. Always remembered by your loving wife Mary, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. Anniversary Mass will be in St Mary’s Cathedral at 6:15pm on Saturday 9th November.

In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Martin Duggan Banard, Gneeveguilla, Rathmore Who passed away on 11th November 2016. Parting comes and hearts are broken, Loved ones go with words unspoken, Deep in our hearts there’s a memory kept, For a husband and father we’ll never forget. Someday we hope to meet you, Someday we know not when, To clasp your hand in a better land, Never to part again. Lonely is our home without you, Life to us is not the same, All the world would be like heaven, If we had you back again. Sadly missed and never forgotten by your loving wife Avril, daughters Helen, Louise, Edwina and Rebecca, son-in-law Ray, grandchildren and family.

The fact that you’re no longer here, Will always cause me pain, But you’re forever in my heart, Until we meet again. I never fail to think of you, I never fail to care, I only wish I could go home, And find you waiting there. Always remembered by your loving wife Maureen, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews and loving family. First Anniversary Mass for Pat will take place on Saturday 9th November at 6:15pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral.


In loving memory of Maurice Somers Late of Droum, Headford Who died on the 18th November 2016 I think of you in silence, I often speak your name, All I have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Sadly missed, always remembered, Sheila. On the 18th November God looked around his garden, And found an empty place, He then looked down on earth, And saw our dad’s tired face, He put his arms around him, And laid him to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. He knew you were struggling, He knew you would never get well on earth again, He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb, He closed your weary eyelids and whispered ‘Peace be Thine’, It broke our hearts to lose you Dad, But you didn’t go alone, Part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Love always, Ger, Kieran, Kathryn, and partners Jean, Jenny & John Paul. Love, miss you Granda Moss, Feithleann, Colin, Jamie, Fia xxxx Anniversary Mass on Friday 15th November at 7:30pm in Church of the Sacred Heart, Barraduff.

THANKSGIVING For wonderful favours received from the Holy Spirit, St. Anthony, St. Pio, St. Martins, St. Joseph, St. Jude, St. Blaise, St. Peregrine, St. Francis, St. Oliver, St. Dennis, St. John Macias, St. Teresa, St. Martha, St. Lucy, St. Walburga, St. Bridget, St. Claude, St. Dominic, St. Gerard, St. Patrick, St. Dympna, St. Brendan, Divine Infant of Prague, Mary Our Queen and our Mother Divine Infant, Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Holy Souls, Pope John Paul II, Ivan, Father Power. X.


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In loving memory of Michael Fleming Late of ‘Scartlea Heights’, Muckross, Killarney Who died on the 16th November, 2005 Softly the leaves of memory fall, Gently we gather and treasure them all, Unseen, unheard, but always near, So loved, so missed, so very dear. Slán go fóill a Mhíceal. Lovingly remembered by Eileen, Breda, Gary, Annelie, Aaron, Miriam and Maya. Anniversary Mass will be held in Muckross Church Sunday November 10th at 9:30am.

In loving memory of Pat and Nora Cronin The Island, Killarney Who died on October 13th 2006 and November 11th 2010. Rest In Peace Your memory is our keepsake, With which we will never part, God has you in his keeping, We have you in our hearts. Always remembered by your loving family. Anniversary Mass on Saturday 9th November at 6:15pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral.




In loving memory of Shane Foley, Late of Barn Field, Currow, who passed away on the 12th November 2016. He never gave us notice, Or a reason why, Never said you were leaving, Or it was time to say goodbye. Though you’re the one who left this earth, I feel I’m the one who died, For every day is such a struggle, Without you by my side. I hope you’re living in a happy peaceful land, One we can only imagine, But one day we will stand, Not a day goes past that I don’t cry, For I miss the love you gave me, You brought me so much joy, While you are in a peaceful sleep, Your beautiful memories I have to keep.

In loving memory of our dear parents Jack (Paddy) and Mary O’Donoghue Shronaboy, Glenflesk Whose anniversaries occur on the 9th of November 2001, and the 9th of February 2011 Time may pass and fade away, But silent thoughts and memories stay, No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts ye are always there. Sadly missed and always remembered by your loving family.


Ann xxx

In loving memory of Rita Flynn Knockrower, Scartaglen Who died on 6th November 2015 R.I.P. The happy hours we once enjoyed, How sweet their memory still, But death has left a vacant place, This world can never fill.

In loving memory of Nora and Sean Lynch Lewis Road, Killarney Who died on 10th December 2005 and 12th of September 2014.

Loved and missed by your daughter Mary.

Time may pass and fade away, But silent thoughts and memories stay, No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts ye are always there.


Sadly missed by your loving family.

Daddy; we are sending a dove to heaven, With a parcel on his wings, Careful when you open it, It’s full of beautiful things. Inside a million kisses, Wrapped up in a million hugs, To say how much we miss you, And send all our love. Amber-Kate and Jack. xxx Anniversary Mass is on Sunday 10th November at 10am in Currow Church.




Memories are special, They don’t fade away, We think of you always, Not just today.

In loving memory of Michael Doyle 5 Pinewood Est Killarney, who passed away on the 7th November 2011. R.I.P. 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.


Within our store of memories, He holds a place apart, For no one else can ever be, More cherished in our hearts. Sadly missed by his loving wife Eileen, daughters Norma and Elaine and grandchildren Rachel and Alanna.

In loving memory of Paddy (Patrick) Nagle Late of Ballinamanagh, Kilcummin Who passed away on 7th November 2016 Precious people are very few, That’s why there was only one of you, Lord, treasure him in your garden of rest, Because on earth, he was one of the best. Sadly missed by your loving wife Kathleen and family. 3rd Anniversary Mass Sunday 17th November 11:30am Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin.

Sadly missed by your son Seamus, daughter-in-law Kathleen & grandchildren Jessica & Jamie.


In loving memory of Conor Spellman Late of Ballycasheen Road, Killarney Who died on the 5th November 2011

Always remembered by your brothers Pat and Tim, sister Nora, sisters-inlaw, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.


Those special memories of you, Will always bring a smile, If only we could have you back, For just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again, Just like we used to do, The fact that you’re no longer here, Will always cause us pain. But you’re forever in our hearts, Until we meet again.



In loving memory of Connie Doolan Late of Knocklebede, Kilcummin, Killarney Who died on the 5th of November 2006

In loving memory of Tom O’Sullivan Late of Southill, Mill Road, Killarney Who died on 4th November 2015

Michael’s Anniversary Mass will be on Saturday 16th November at 6.15pm St. Mary’s Cathedral.

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. M.M.

No words we write can ever say, How much we miss you every day, No one knows the grief we bear, When the family gathers and you’re not there. We laugh, we talk, we play the part, But beyond the smiles is a broken heart. The sorrow we feel, we can never explain And the ache in our hearts will always remain. Loved and always remembered by Mom and Dad, brother Glenn, Carolann, Lucy and Eva, brother Paul, Jayah, Cian and brother Martin, Bridget, Liam, Niamh and Orlaigh.

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.

In loving memory of Thomas O’Sullivan Southill, Mill Road, Killarney Who died on 4th November 2015 We thought of you with love today but that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence , We often speak your name, All we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part, God has you in His keeping We have you in our hearts. Always loved and remembered by your son Tom, daughter in law Mary, Grandsons Christopher, Stephen, Mark and Jason, their partners and Great grandchildren Arran and Clara x

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. G.M.

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in memoriam








Those we hold most dear, Never truly leave us. They live on in the Kindness they showed, The comfort they shared, And the love they brought into our lives. Fondly remembered by their sons Eamonn & Sean, Daughters-in- Law, Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren.


In loving memory of Patrick McSparron Who died on 7th November, 1997 No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always kept for you Pa. “Friends are varied And always too few But no one can ever compare To the friend we had in you”. Always remembered by Oliver, Patricia, Lily and Lucy.

In loving memory of Patrick Moriarty Late of Lower Park, Killarney Who died on the 14th November 1989, aged 27 years. Memories are special, They don’t fade away, We think of you always, Not just today. Always loved and remembered by Katherine, John, David, Sean, James, Geraldine, Hayley, Holly and Hugo.



Loved and always remembered by your nephews and nieces.


In loving memory of Eugene (Eugie) Scannell Lissivigeen, Killarney Who died on the 12th November 2017. Memories are special, They don’t fade away, We think of you always, Not just today. Always remembered by Beth, John and Pádraig, and Marie, Donie and family.

PRAYER TO THE VIRGIN MARY In loving memory of Timmy Crowley, Lisheen, Gneeveguilla and Knockancore, Kilcummin Who died on the 7th of November 2010 On a quiet morning, You heard the angels call, You took the hand of Jesus, And quietly left us all. In a world full of people, We sometimes feel alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Love Eileen, Mary and Katie, Nephews Padraig and Dave, Godchild Shannon. xxx

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. A.N.

In loving memory of Teddy and Eileen Lyne New Street, Killarney. No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always kept for you. Always remembered by your loving family. Anniversary Mass Sunday 10th November at 8:00am in St.Mary’s Cathedral.


In loving memory of Patsy Looney Late of 24 Woodlawn Road, Killarney Who died on the 10th November 2002. A silent thought, A quiet prayer, For someone special, In God’s care. Sadly missed by your wife Mary, daughter Marie, son-in-law Michael, Denise, Donal, Mike, Martha, Mark and great grandchildren Dean and Donna Zita.

TO PLACE AN ANNIVERSARY, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OR NOVENA call in to our High Street office, go online at, or email, by Tuesday 5:30pm at the latest.


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In loving memory of Alan Blake London and Tomies, Beaufort, Killarney 6th June 1974-12th November 2018 On the first anniversary of Alan’s death, we, his family, would like to thank most sincerely all our neighbours and friends for their support during this sad time. Thanks to Alan’s friends and former colleagues in London for their condolences. Thank you to those who provided the Guard of Honour on the evening. Thanks to those who sent Mass Cards, and all those who participated in Alan’s Mass. Thanks to Fr. Kieran O’Brien for his lovely funeral mass and to the singers at St. Mary’s Cathedral and at the graveside. Finally, thanks to all at O’Shea’s Funeral Home and the gravediggers for their professionalism.

In loving memory of Timothy O’Connell, late of Pinewood Estate and Cloghane, Headford Who died on the 11th November 2011 You had a smile for everyone, You had a heart of gold, You left the sweetest memories, This world could ever hold.



In loving memory Joan & Paddy McDermott Woodlawn, Killarney


The Holy sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for the intentions of all. Alan’s 1st Anniversary Mass will be held on Saturday 9th November at 6:15pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral

PRAYER TO PADRE PIO Oh, Jesus full of grace and charity, victim for sinners, so impelled by your love of us that you willed to die on the cross. I humbly entreat Thee to glorify in heaven and on earth, the servant of God. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, who generously participated in Your sufferings, who loved Thee so much and laboured so faithfully for the glory of your heavenly Father and for the good of souls. With confidence, I beseech Thee to grant me, through his intercession, the grace of....which I ardently desire. 3 times; Glory be to the Father... Imprimatur Manfredonia 12-3-1971 Valentino Vailati, Archbishop. X.

MIRACLE PRAYER Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked You for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own Heart where Your Father sees it. Then, in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour not mine. Amen. Say for three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. N.O.L.






| By Adam Moynihan

Follow Adam on Twitter @AdamMoynihan

The final of the decade Champions Dr Crokes face East Kerry in an all-Killarney(ish) county final for the ages It’s the final all the neutrals wanted. The thoroughbreds against the colts. Brosnan against Clifford. The team of this decade against, according to some, the team of the next. It’s Killarney against Killarney (and surrounding areas) in a perfectly pitched county final that has the whole town talking. And, rather conveniently, this game for the ages involving seven clubs from Killarney (or nearby) will take place in Austin Stack Park in Tralee, which is just 30 minutes away by car. If St Brendan’s were playing Austin Stacks, for example, in the final, would the game be in Killarney? Probably not because that would make no sense. But look, it is what it is (i.e. ridiculous).


LEADER: Midfielder Johnny Buckley will be hoping to lead Dr Crokes to their eighth County Championship in 10 years. Pic: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile.

The rest of Kerry has been plotting and praying for the Crokes’ demise for a long time now but the plans have failed and the prayers have gone unanswered. Win on Sunday and the club from Lewis Road will claim their ninth county title since the turn of the millennium and their second four-in-row since 2010. In terms of Kerry football, it has been an era of unprecedented domination and one that we’re unlikely to witness again in our lifetime. Nothing breeds antipathy quite like a successful neighbour and there’s no denying that Crokes’ reign of terror has been difficult for everyone else to stomach. ‘Hate’ is a strong word but it’s apt in this case; a lot of people, especially in East Kerry, hate the Crokes. It’s simply a by-product of being at the top for so long and I have no doubt that no one

of a black and amber persuasion would want it any other way. For the craic, I ran a poll on my Instagram story this week asking ‘Who will win on Sunday?’ Bear in mind that the game, according to the bookmakers, could scarcely be tighter. It’s a toss of a coin. Too hard to call. In my poll, East Kerry won by a landslide. Now, I’ve no doubt that some of my followers genuinely think that East Kerry will win, but only a tiny minority of nonCrokes players or supporters opted for a Crokes win. Virtually everyone else, regardless of their allegiances, predicted a Crokes defeat. They say that wish is father to the thought…


Some observers (this journalist included) wondered if the Crokes might be uncharacteristically vulnerable this season. After suffering that demoralising defeat to Corofin in the All-Ireland club final in March, their manager, Pat O’Shea, stepped down and Edmund O’Sullivan took the wheel. Timing-wise, it wasn’t ideal (not that O’Shea or the Crokes could have done anything about it) and rivals were hoping that a transition period was imminent. As it turned out, chinks in the armour did start to appear. After being pushed close by Legion, they were defeated by Rathmore in the Club Championship and although they eventually qualified top of the group, the 2017 and 2018 champions were turned over by Austin Stacks in the final. A number of senior players were af-


8.11.2019 forded time off in May and June while others headed off to the United States for the summer, which led to the club fielding weakened teams for much of the County League. These were unprecedented measures for the Crokes but clearly it was felt that players needed a break after a gruelling 2018 campaign, which effectively lasted 15 months in total. All of this was hardly ideal preparation for the County Championship but when the big one rolled around, it was business as usual for the holders. They demolished Rathmore in Round 1 and relatively comfortable victories over St Kieran’s and Kenmare set up a semi-final date with old foes South Kerry. Bryan Sheehan and co. appeared to have them beaten two weeks ago but the irrepressible Tony Brosnan scored 1-1 at the end of extra time to snatch a draw. The replay was far more straightforward for Edmund O’Sullivan’s side and here they are again, back in the final for the fourth year on the trot. Benefitting from an injection of youth in the form of David Naughton, Michael Potts and Mark O’Shea, the Crokes are motoring well, although unfortunately they haven’t made it to the decider all in one piece. Jordan Kiely and David Shaw, two young ballers who are capable of fashioning a score out of nothing, are still out and no fewer than three starters, Kieran O’Leary, David O’Leary and John Payne, suffered head/facial injuries in the South Kerry rematch last weekend. Each incident seemed to be nasty enough but knowing the players in question, it will take a brave doctor to rule them out of the final.


On paper, the one major advantage the Crokes have over East Kerry is experience. Guys like Michael Moloney, John Payne, Brian Looney, Johnny Buckley, Daithí Casey and Kieran O’Leary in particular have seen and done it all before at this level, whereas their opponents are all playing in their first ever senior county final. However, speaking at the team’s county final press night at Fossa GAA, captain Dan O’Donoghue was quick to dispel the notion that he and his teammates are inexperienced. “Anyone who’s on the team has been playing senior football with their clubs and maybe with East Kerry since they were 17 or 18, so although we’re young, we’re not novices. We’re not young in football terms so there are no excuses really. “We’ve always wanted to have a crack at the Crokes. We haven’t drawn them over the past few years and being local rivals, it makes for an interesting challenge.” Interesting is right. It’s very difficult to predict the match-ups for Sunday’s

finale; the respective managers, Jerry and Edmund O’Sullivan, are sure to have a trick or two up their sleeves. One would expect Kerry captain Gavin White to pick up the in-form Paudie Clifford, and the midfield battle between Johnny Buckley and Liam Kearney will also be pivotal. Crokes will have a job on their hands keeping East Kerry’s star man David Clifford quiet and it may take two defenders, possibly Fionn Fitzgerald and Michael Moloney, to slow the twotime All-Star down. At the other end of the pitch, the championship’s top scorer, Tony Brosnan, will also require extra special attention. Brosnan has been electrifying of late so whoever gets the nod to mark him will certainly have their hands full.


As a divisional side comprised of six clubs (Spa, Listry, Fossa, Glenflesk, Firies and Gneeveguilla), you might expect East Kerry to be less “together” than a team like the Crokes. The players who will take to the field in the red and white on Sunday only join up for one specific part of the football calendar. For the other 10 months of the year, they’re actually rivals as opposed to teammates. But by divisional team standards, this particular selection of players know each other quite well. “Togetherness hasn't been an issue with this team,” Paudie Clifford explains. “Everyone gets on very well. A lot of us are around the same age and we already knew each other from school and from college, and we've also had success together underage with East Kerry. The few older fellas we have are very easy to get along with too, so it's not too bad that way.” His captain also revealed that additional steps, such as going to recovery suites together after games, have helped to expedite the bonding process. “The whole idea is to build a club mentality,” the Spa man says. They will need to be close-knit if they want to dethrone arguably the greatest Kerry club team of all time.


It’s really tough to call this one. If Crokes have a full complement of players then I would still have them as marginal favourites but with so much young talent in their ranks, it does seem as though it’s only a matter of time for East Kerry. Sunday could signal the beginning of a new era for the men from the east, or Dr Crokes could make it four-in-a-row in typical Dr Crokes fashion. So, the big question: do I invite the wrath of the Crokes by picking East Kerry or do I invite the wrath of six East Kerry clubs by picking the Crokes? VERDICT: A great game of football.

EASTERN PROMISE: David Clifford has played a starring role for East Kerry, who are preparing for their first county final since 1999. Pic: Paudie Healy.




EAST KERRY County Titles............................................................... 7 County Finals........................................................... 10 Last County Title............................................ 1999 Munster Titles............................................................3 All-Ireland Titles........................................................1

Path to the Final

ON THE LINE Manager:




Round 1 Round 2B Round 3 Quarter-Final Semi-Final

Selectors  Ger O’Callaghan and Seán Cronin Trainer

Arthur Fitzgerald

St Brendan’s East Kerry East Kerry East Kerry East Kerry

2-11 3-13 0-20 1-23 1-18

East Kerry Austin Stacks Kerins O’Rahilly’s Dingle St Brendan’s

1-10 3-7 3-9 1-12 1-14

Statistical Analysis

“The Crokes are going to pose a huge challenge to us. They’re going for four-in-a-row. Have they won eight titles (since 2000)? Those stats kind of speak for themselves.” – Jerry O’Sullivan

Record Total Points For Total Points Against Average Points For Average Points Against Top scorer

W4 D0 L1 102 (6-84) 83 (10-53) 20.4 16.6 David Clifford (1-26)

2 C. O’Donoghue T. Brosnan 13

7 P. Warren

M. Burns 10

8 L. Kearney 1 J. Devane

6 J. Sherwood

D. Casey 14

4 N. Donohue

K. O’Leary 15

EAST KERY SUBS: Mark Kelliher, Brian Lynch, Shane Courtney, Darren Brosnan, Eoin Fitzgerald, Mike McCarthy, Pádraig De Brún, Pádraig Doyle, David Spillane, Ian Roche, Jake Flynn, DJ Murphy, Josh Flynn, Niall McCarthy and David Carroll.

5 D. O’Donoghue G. O’Shea 12

17 M. Foley

9 S. Cronin

M. Potts 11



EAST KERRY v DR CROKES Sunday, November 10 at 3pm Austin Stack Park (Tralee)



DR CROKES County Titles.......................................................... 13 County Finals......................................................... 21 Last County Title.......................................... 2018 Munster Titles.........................................................8 All-Ireland Titles.................................................... 2

Path to the Final Round 1 Round 2A Quarter-Final Semi-Final Semi-Final (Replay)


Dr Crokes Dr Crokes Dr Crokes Dr Crokes Dr Crokes

3-26 0-17 1-20 1-15 1-14

Rathmore St Kieran’s Kenmare Shamrocks South Kerry South Kerry

2-12 0-8 1-12 0-18 1-8

Statistical Analysis Record Total Points For Total Points Against Average Points For Average Points Against Top scorer





L uke Quinn, Niall O’Callaghan, Vince Casey, Der Brosnan and Jamie Doolan.

Edmund O’Sullivan is hoping to become the fifth Dr Crokes manager to win a County Championship this decade. Harry O’Neill (2010 and 2011), Vince Casey/Noel O’Leary (joint managers, 2012 and 2013) and Pat O’Shea (2016, 2017 and 2018) have led Crokes to glory since 2010.

W4 D1 L0 110 (6-92) 70 (4-58) 22.5 14 Tony Brosnan (2-37)

12 B. O’Donoghue D. O’Leary 5


14 D. Roche

J. Payne 2

J. Buckley 8

11 P. Clifford

G. White 6

M. O’Shea 9

10 R. Buckley

B. Looney 7


Dr Crokes Evs East Kerry 11/10 Draw 13/2


Forecast High Low Wind

Light Rain 9°C 6°C 22km/h

15 E. Cronin

M. Moloney 3

S. Murphy 1

13 D. Clifford

F. Fitzgerald 4

DR CROKES SUBS: Johnny O’Leary, David Naughton, Alan O’Sullivan, Jason Lyne, Jack Griffin, Cillian O’Regan, Brian Fitzgerald, Brendan Falvey, Mikey Casey, Lorcán MacMonagle, Mike Milner, Billy Courtney, Paul Clarke, Chris Doncel, Mark Fitzgerald, Cillian Fitzgerald, Bryan O’Shea and Mark Harnett.




The Dr Crokes team observe a minute's silence for the late Pat Griffin ahead of their Kerry SFC semi-final replay against South Kerry.

Crokes see off South Kerry to secure final spot The previous weekend, Dr Crokes snatched a dramatic draw in the final minutes of extra-time when Tony Brosnan came to their rescue with a late goal. Last Sunday’s replay against South Kerry was more comfortable, however, as they won with six points to spare. KERRY SFC: SEMI-FINAL REPLAY ___________________________________________________________________________________

Dr Crokes

1-14 | South Kerry 1-8


| By Eamonn Fitzgerald The big difference from the drawn game is that Crokes had Man of the Match Johnny Buckley lording it at midfield. Remember he had to go off injured in the drawn game, which was dominated by former Kerry star Bryan Sheehan who scored from all angles. Sheahan was completely off with his frees on Sunday, kicking four wides and failing to score at any stage. He had to go off injured in the 47th minute with a knee injury. Tony Brosnan turned up trumps once again, scoring six points (four from play) while the trio of young guns, Mark O’Shea, Michael Potts and David Naughton, all stepped up to the mark and made notable contributions. Crokes deservedly led 1-6 to 0-5 at halftime, the goal coming from Michael

Potts in the 12th minute after good work by Gavin White. They stretched that lead to six points early in the second but South Kerry were gifted a goal in the 35th minute when Niall O’Shea pounced on a Shane Murphy mistake. That left just three points between the teams but Micheál Burns responded immediately with a point. Daniel Daly, who score three points in all, brought it back to three with a fine effort but scores by Burns, Brian Looney and Daithí Casey asserted Crokes’ supremacy once more, and they were the masters thereafter. It was fitting that the final point should be scored by the impressive Tony Brosnan. Crokes’ winning margin could have been more when one considers that they missed two further goal chances and had claims for a penalty for a foul on Casey, which referee Séamus Mulvihill

waved away. The referee had a good game overall. Best for Crokes were Johnny Buckley, Gavin White, Mark O’Shea, Daithí Casey and Tony Brosnan. For South Kerry, Niall O’Shea, Daniel Daly, Ciarán Keating and Mark Griffin did well.


It’s the dream final as near neighbours East Kerry and Dr Crokes meet in the Kerry SFC final at Tralee on Sunday. East Kerry have not won the title for the past 20 years, the year David Clifford was born. They had a glorious spell in the late 90s in Séamus Moynihan and John Crowley’s era and an even greater time when they won the Kerry title three years in a row from 1968 to 1970. They capped it all by winning the inaugural All-Ireland Club Championship in 1971. Crokes were part of that East Kerry team and they were trained by Dr Crokes stalwart Donie Sheahan. East Kerry have been very impressive on their way to the final. They lost to St Brendan’s but bounced back to beat the Stacks and Kerins O’Rahillys. They had a comfortable win over Dingle before beating St Brendan’s in the semi-final. Their shining star is All-Star David Clifford. One wonders who Crokes will designate to mark him. He has able deputies in the forward line in his brother Paudie, sharpshooter Darragh Roche and Listry’s Ronan Buckley.

Kerry panellist Jack Sherwood will anchor the defence with James Devane in goal. Crokes will have to go without the impressive David Shaw, but youngster Mark O’Shea will be an able lieutenant at midfield with anchor man Johnny Buckley who will come up against Spa duo Liam Kearney and Shane Cronin. Crokes have good forwards led by top scorer Tony Brosnan, Micheál Burns, Daithí Casey and Kieran O’Leary (if he has recovered from injury). It promises to be an intriguing contest between these two exciting teams. If Dr Crokes win they will go on to represent Kerry in the Munster Club Championship. Divisional teams such as East Kerry are ineligible to participate so if they win, Austin Stacks will represent Kerry as Club Championship winners.

PAT GRIFFIN RIP Last week in Clonakilty the death took place of former Kerry forward Pat Griffin. He starred with Kerry in the 60s and in the early 70s, winning two All-Ireland medals and playing in six All-Ireland finals. He captained the Kerry team that lost the 1968 final to Down. I remember him as a stylish centre forward with those twinkle toes and that deceptive body swerve. He was the best player that ever came out of his native Glenbeigh/Glencar and went on to make a great contribution by coaching the team in Clonakilty, where he was stationed as a Garda. He bore a long illness with great fortitude. Thanks for the memories Pat and that trademark body swerve. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhílis. A minute’s silence was observed prior to the Kerry SFC replay between Dr Crokes and South Kerry at the Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last in a tribute to the late great Pat Griffin RIP.



Lakers survive late scare to beat LYIT


The Scotts Lakers bounced back from their recent cup exit with an impressive victory over a fancied LYIT Donegal side in Killarney Sports Centre last Saturday night. NATIONAL LEAGUE: DIVISION 1 ___________________________________________________________________________________

Scotts Lakers

77 | LYIT Donegal 74


| By Eamonn Fitzgerald The northerners travelled to Killarney in confident form having won all of their previous five league matches. However, the home side gained a strong upper-hand in the opening quarter and managed to maintain an advantage despite the best efforts of a Donegal team that were right in contention until the closing seconds. Lakers point guard Mick McGinn was a prominent figure from an early stage and along with Aaron Jackson, Toby Christensen, Mark Greene and Carlton Cuff, the home side dominated to open up a 16-4 lead midway through the first quarter. McGinn, Christensen and Greene all added further three-pointers to give the home side a 28-11 advantage at the end of the first period. A quick three-pointer from Séamus Brosnan extended it to 31-13 and with Christensen dominating under the boards, the Lakers led 35-18 midway through the second quarter. LYIT clawed it back a bit through Mario Garcia and Manny Payton to trail 41-31 at half-time. The outstanding Mick McGinn and Mark Greene knocked down further three-pointers to open up a 47-34 lead after two minutes of the second half. However, LYIT pulled it back again, narrowing it to 47-43 following good work from Payton, Garcia and Uhl. The Lakers maintained their grip through Jackson, Christensen, McGinn and Cuff to lead 56-45 and a buzzer-beater from Jackson left it 63-55 for the home side at the end of the third. The Lakers appeared to be comfortable, leading 71-60 midway through the final quarter, but LYIT had a late rally with Uhl, Payton and Garcia inspiring a great comeback to trail 71-68 with two minutes to go. Again the Lakers looked home and dry leading 76-70 with 21 seconds left but a huge four-point play from Payton nar-

rowed it to 76-74 with just 16 seconds left. Sensing the opportunity of snatching a late victory, the visitors threatened again but a huge defensive block from Aaron Jackson was a timely boost for the Lakers. Carlton Cuff added an insurance free throw to secure the home win. Overall it was a very satisfying team performance from the Scotts Lakers. Big Toby Christensen had a huge game, hitting 17 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. Team captain Mark Greene had his best outing of this season, chipping in with four three-pointers. Aaron Jackson, Carlton Cuff and Séamus Brosnan also impressed while point guard Mick McGinn was a commanding presence throughout with an MVP display, highlighting how important a signing he has been.

DOMINANT: Toby Christensen collected 17 rebounds in an impressive performance. Pic: Eamonn Keogh.

SCOTTS LAKERS: Aaron Jackson (23), Toby Christensen (17), Mick McGinn (13), Mark Greene (12), Carlton Cuff (9) and Séamus Brosnan (3). LYIT: Manny Payton (23), Mario Garcia (18), Dominique Uhl (16), Charlie McKinney (8), Andy McGeever (6), Aaron Temple (3). HOME GAME

Following last Saturday's victory, the Scotts Lakers now have a 5-2 winning record and share second place on the league table with LYIT Donegal and Fr Mathews (both 5-1). Ballincollig lead the way with a 6-0 winning record. The Killarney side will have another opportunity to strengthen their position near the top of the table when they welcome the Sligo All Stars to Killarney Sports Centre this Saturday night. Sligo are just below the Lakers on the league table with a 4-2 record and travel to Killarney following a dramatic overtime victory against Ulster University last weekend.

SHOOTER: Aaron Jackson scored 23 points for the Lakers as they moved to joint second in Division 1 of the National League. Pic: Eamonn Keogh.



Scotts Lakers v Sligo All-Stars Saturday at 7.30pm Killarney Sports Centre

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N  agle departs for Rally Australia

Paul Nagle will today (Friday) depart for Coffs Harbour, Australia in preparation for next weekend’s Rally Australia, the final round of the World Rally Championship. Nagle and his driver Craig Breen have been drafted in to the Hyundai Motorsport World Rally Team for the third time this year as the Korean manufacturer pulls out all the stops in its efforts to win the manufacturer’s title Down Under this weekend. This is Nagle’s fifth attempt at the Australian round of the WRC with his best result coming in 2015 alongside Kris Meeke. Breen and Nagle’s hopes of a full time return hang in the balance after Ott Tanak’s shock decision to leave Toyota and move to Hyundai. The newly crowned world champion’s decision will have far reaching effects on the driver’s market as Hyundai have now confirmed that Tanak and current team leader Thierry Neuville will drive two of its cars while Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo will share the third car. |

H  istoric Rally news

It is not all bad news for the winner of the Rally of the Lakes. Breen and Nagle confirmed on Sunday last that they will tackle the Rentokil-Initial Killarney Historic Rally in a Viking Motorsport prepared Ford Escort RS 1800. They will start as one of the favourites for the event.

Other leading locals already confirmed for the November 30 rally include Rob Duggan. The former Rally of the Lakes national winner has hired a historic-spec Escort for the rally and will give Breen a run for his money. Duggan will be reunited with co-driver Ger Conway, a former winning co-driver on the historic rally alongside Denis Moynihan. Top local historic competitors also include Mark Falvey in his ex-Billy Coleman RS1600 Escort Mk1 and Todd Falvey in his ex-Ernest Kidney RS1800. Alan Ring, a former podium finisher in the Rally of the Lakes has entered in his BMW M3 while the experienced Pat Looney, who is a previous Post-Historic category winner, will drive his Escort Mk1. Rathmore’s Donal O’Connor could seal the Moriarty’s Centra Kingdom of Kerry Rally Championship historic category on the event. |

M  odified masters

Leading local crews in the modified category include last year’s pacesetter Colin O’Donoghue who will drive the same Escort he used to good effect on the Cork “20” last month. His father Kevin will also participate in his unique BMW M3. Denis Hickey and Dave Slattery are both on top form, the Rentokil Initial-backed team of Charlie and Johnny Hickey will compete, Tadhg O’Sullivan has a new engine fitted for this one, and young guns like Conor Murphy, Seán Kerins, Andrew Duggan and Aidan Buckley, who have shown some great speed and ability this season, will also be taking part. Others local include Ray O’Neill, Noel O’Sullivan, Bob Moran, Paudie O’Callaghan, Donal Flynn, Kevin O’Sullivan, Con Lucey, Seánie Hickey and Cyril Wharton. |

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DOWN UNDER: Paul Nagle will contest his third event for Hyundai Motorsport. Pic: Helena El Mokni/ Hyundai Motorsport.


R  ussell Brookes RIP

There was sadness in the Kerry motorsport community last week when news spread that legendary British rally driver Russell Brookes had passed way. He was a popular competitor in County Kerry, having won the 1989 Rally of the Lakes in a Sierra Cosworth, the same year he won the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. He also won the 1983 Circuit of Ireland in a Vauxhall Chevette HSR, the last time the five-day rally visited Kerry.

GLORIOUS MUD: John Crowley (Killarney Cycling Club) was second in the M50 class in Mallow on Sunday. Pic: Seán Rowe.

Mixed day for Killarney cyclists in Mallow

Richard Maes and Patrick Clifford were once again the top Killarney-based riders in the Mallow round of the Munster Cyclocross Championships. Maes blazed his way to first overall in the elite class, the gap to second an impressive 2 minutes 30 seconds at the finish line. His Strata3/Velo Revolution teammate Clifford was third overall and won the M40 category. John Crowley continues to move up the league, taking ninth elite and second in the M50 class just behind Michael Lucey

– both riding for Killarney Cycling Club. There were further mixed results in the elite race. John Brosnan (Killarney Cycling Club) was unable to finish due to a mechanical problem. Oran Kane and Marcus Treacy both rode hard but the conditions meant that their bikes were clogging with muck and they were fighting a losing battle. Killarney was well represented across all age groups. Ben O’Keeffe came third in the U12 race, Luke Murphy won the U16 category and Ruairí Coughlan (Scott Cycles) was second in the junior race.


Hanrahan the hero as Munster overcome Cardiff Currow’s JJ Hanrahan was the hero as Munster took a rare Guinness Pro14 win over the Cardiff Blues at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday night. The result moved Munster to the top spot in the Conference B ahead of their clash with Ulster at Thomond Park tomorrow night (Saturday). Man of the Match JJ kicked 13 points in their impressive 33-23 bonus point victory over the Welsh side. It was Munster’s first win at Cardiff Arms Park since March 2017. “Any time you come to the Arms Park it

is a massive challenge. They had caught us two years in a row here before this,” he said. “We marked this one in our calendar pretty early in the year, we knew it was going to be a huge challenge. We made 11 changes from the last day, but I think it's the beauty of our squad, we really trust it. Particularly in a World Cup year, you're going to need your squad massively and I think the boys today were unbelievable, especially some of the young guys that turned up. As an older member of the squad I was happy to get out alongside them.”


8.11.2019 SOCCER

Killarney Athletic KERRY: Well done to our three U17 players Owen Benson, Tom Doyle and Dylan Doona who just finished a long season with the Kerry District League in the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland, reaching two national finals. RESULTS: U14 National Cup – Athletic lost to Granville Rangers on pens. U12 National Cup – Athletic 3 MEK Galaxy 1 (Killian Coffey x3).

Killarney Celtic RESULTS: Prem - Celtic 4 Classic 0 (Stephen McCarthy x2, Stephen O’Mahony, Ryan Kelliher). U14 National Cup - Celtic 5 Fairview Rangers 2 AET (Jamie Moynihan x2, Josh Bowler, Pádraig O’Donoghue, Callum Cronin). U14 Div 1 Celtic B 1 Killorglin B 6 (Oisin Fleming). U12 Prem - Tralee Dynamos 3 Celtic 3 (Maurice Joy x2, JJ O’Donoghue). U12 Div 2 - Inter Kenmare 6 Celtic 6 (Patrick O’Brien x2, James Coffey, Declan Grimes, Patrick Coffey, Jack Culloty). TOTW: Congrats to James Coffey U12 who made the KSBGL Team of the Week. COLLECTION: Street collection on Saturday 9th. If you can help in any small way then contact Mary on 086 6485809. LOTTO: Next jackpot €11,600.

Mastergeeha LOTTO: Next draw Friday, November 8. Jackpot €14,800.


Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Men’s) RESULTS: Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty Memorial held on November 3 on Mahony's Point. 1st Dermot O'Connor 44 (08), 2nd Francis Courtney 39 (05), 3rd Jonathon Sparling 39 (07), 4th Paud O'Donoghue 39 (05), 5th Tadgh Gallivan 39 (14), Category 1 Ryan Kelliher 38 (04), Category 2 James Curran 38 (09), Category 3 Seamus Cronin 38 (14), Category 4 John Patrick Murphy 38 (21). AMENDMENT: A card was wrongly disqualified in the John C Cooper Club Championship Stroke. The corrected results are now as follows. 1st Brian Regan 70,71 (141), 2nd Finbarr O'Mahony 69,72 (141), 3rd Cahill, John 71,72 (143), 4th Fitzgerald, Crohan 70,75 (145), 5th Gearoid Nagle 71,75 (146), 6th Shane Connole 69,77 (146), 7th Kieran O'Connor 73,74 (147), 8th Conn O'Connor 71,76 (147), 9th Tom Long 74,74 (148), 10th Richard Ferris 70,78 (148).

Killorglin Golf Club (Men’s) RESULTS: Winner of the Top 20 Competition played over 14 holes was Mike Lawlor (14) 30. Results of the Turkey Competition Singles played over 14 Holes were as follows: 1stDonal Murphy (14) 32, 2nd

Tommy Murphy (12) 31, 3rd Mike Lawlor (14) 30. FIXTURES: Next Sunday, November 10 is the Christmas Hamper very kindly sponsored by PK’s SuperValu Killorglin. It is a shotgun start at 9am. Timesheet is in the Proshop. Players are required to be in clubhouse for 8.30am.

Killorglin Golf Club (Ladies) RESULTS: 12 hole re-entry stableford sponsored by Lady Member Susan Darby. 1st Maura Kennedy, Vice Captain (38) 24, 2nd Emma Daly (19) 23, 3rd Kathleen Keating, Lady Captain (22) 21. Silver Swans 12 Hole Stableford on Oct 29. 1st Rita Kelleher (31) 20-3=17, 2nd Corinne Schnyder (41) 15 (B6), 3rd Christina O'Sullivan (28)15. FIXTURES: 9 hole singles stableford sponsored by Nigel Foley My Fit385 can be played Sat, Sun or Tues, November 9/10/12.

Castlerosse Golf Club (Ladies) RESULTS: Competitions played on October 31. 18 hole Stableford. 1st Una Moroney 36 (27), 2nd Marie O'Brien 33 (34), 3rd Mary O'Reilly 26 (34). 9 hole Stableford - 1st Margaret Crowley 10, 2nd Noirin Sheehan 10.

Ross Golf Club (Men’s) RESULTS: On Oct 26/27/28 we held our very successful Open Days with an Open Re-entry Stableford Competition. The main sponsor was the Dunloe Lodge and there was in excess of €500 in prizes on offer. There was a very large turnout of golfers over the weekend and the scoring was very competitive. We want to thank our sponsors and all those who participated and made it a success. We always want to thank the Killarney Race Co for the course for the weekend. 1st Franco Ghidini (Ross GC) 42, 2nd Ken Grieve (Ross GC) 38, 3rd Michael Gorman (Castlenock GC) 37, 4th Mike Casey (Ross GC) 37, 5th Jimmie Smith (Ross GC) 37, 6th Colm Lynch (Castlenock GC) 37, 7th Ryan Kelliher (Killarney GC) 37. Ladies Prize - Anne Moynihan Rudden (Killarney GC) 36. FIXTURES: On Nov 9/10 we will hold the the final round of the Keanes Jewellers Gold Medal Strokeplay competition and the timesheet is now available in the clubhouse.


Gneeveguilla Basketball Club SHARE THE BUCKET: In association with Gneeveguilla Community Development Council. Well done to Orla McSweeney who won the jackpot of €186. Please support this valuable fundraiser at local businesses or online at Best of luck to all our teams and coaches in action this coming week.

Killarney Cougars RESULTS: U14 Girls Div 2 - Killarney Cou-

gars 60 Rathmore Ravens 35 U14 Girls Div 3 - Killarney Cougars 49 St Joseph’s 25 U12 Boys - Killarney Cougars 22 St Mary’s 35 U18 NATIONAL CUP: The U18 boys were in Gormanstown last weekend and they topped the group with victories over Maree and Waterford which set up a semi-final v Titans Galway. They played out a high-scoring game with Titans, taking the win to go through to the cup QF. No joy for the U18 girls in Drogheda with Glanmire and DCU Mercy advancing in a tough Group. Both teams will compete in the shield next month. ACADEMY TRAINING: We resume next week for the U8 & U10 girls and boys in the Parish Hall on November 8. NEWS: Further details on training schedules and fixtures, go to our website or follow us on Facebook.


Gneeveguilla Athletic Club LOTTO: Next week’s jackpot is €7,000 plus €1,000 bonus. CLUB JERSEYS: Going forward it is recommended that each athlete would own his or her own jersey. Mary O’ Sullivan takes care of all club gear and is willing to meet athletes where jersey can be fitted for size and purchased. Mary is contactable on 087 9857297. Please note that jerseys will not be available on days of competition. CROSS COUNTRY: Well done to Caroline Murphy who was the winner of O50 and Cheryl Carmody who was 3rd O35.

Killarney Valley Athletic Club CROSS COUNTRY: Congrats to Tony Harty who finished in 2nd position in the Kerry Masters Cross Country Championships in Killarney last Sunday.



Muckross Rowing Club CASTLECONNELL HOR: Well done to all our members who competed in the Castleconnell Head of the River on October 26. Over 50 Muckross crews raced in the 3.2km time trial. The club had a very successful outing, with three wins and four second place finishes. Congratulations to Nathan O’Connor, Niall Coffey, Ben O’Carroll and Cian McAuliffe, who were winners in both Mens J15 Quad and Four categories and to Danny Lyne, winner of the Mens Masters Scull. The club was second in the Mens J16 Double, Mens J14 Octuple, Mens Intermediate Quad and Womens Intermediate Quad. SKIBBEREEN HOR: The Skibbereen Head of the River is set for Saturday, November 16 at the Cork city marina. The 3km time trial will start at 9am and the final timing slot is 2.30pm. MUCKROSS HOR: Our very own annual Muckross Head of the River is set for Saturday, December 7 at the National Rowing Centre. In 2018, the event was the largest rowing time trial run nationally and once again we will require all hands on deck to ensure the event’s continued success. Committee members will be in contact and all support for the event’s organisation is greatly appreciated.

Killarney Rugby MINIS: This Saturday our Minis make the short trip to Ballymalis to take part in the first round of the West Munster Blitz, hosted by Killorglin RFC. Parking is restricted at Ballymalis so please car pool where possible. Please be at the pitch in Ballymalis for 10am and don’t forget the gumshields – no gumshield, no play. Queries to Liam Murphy on 087 4145662. SPLIT THE BUCKET: Congrats to Junior Finnegan, the most recent winner of our weekly split the bucket draw. Remember to get your entry in, it only costs €2! Envelopes available at participating venues. Check out our page for more.

TRAINING will continue every Tuesday and Thursday eve 6-6.45pm. All members welcome. Bring €2 and water. Strength & Conditioning continues on Monday nights 7-8pm for members only (aged 12 upwards). Bring €2, water and a mat if you have one.

YOUR CLUB YOUR COUNTRY: The deadline for the return of the YCYC tickets is this Saturday, so please return all sold and unsold to your coach this weekend at the very latest. Remember there is a pair of 6 Nations tickets up for grabs to see Ireland v Wales so get your YCYC ticket now!

FUNDRAISING: Anyone who has Track Fundraising Tickets sold and would like to return them, please bring them to training or drop them to the Sem office for Brid Stack. There are still tickets to purchase in the office at St Brendan’s College if anyone would like to buy. Some great prizes to be won and all for a good cause. The raffle will be held in Killarney Valley Hotel, Fossa, on Saturday, November 16. All are welcome.

RESULTS: Seniors - Waterford City 14 Killarney 12. U16 - Killarney 15 Tralee/Listowel 12. U14 - Killarney 7 Tralee 22

NEWS: Please keep an eye on your email (if you’re a member) and also check our Facebook page for any updated information on training etc.

FIXTURES: Seniors - Killarney v Mitchelstown (Sun at 2.30pm, Aghadoe). U18 - Old Christians v Killarney (Sun at 12.30pm, Rathcooney). U13 boys: Killarney v Mallow (Sat at 10.30am, Aghadoe). U14 Girls: Shannon v Killarney (Sat at 10.30am, Coonagh).

Deerpark Pitch & Putt Club CHRISTMAS TURKEYS: Results of last weekend’s first event. Format: Two Ball Scramble. First Nett: Aidan O'Keeffe &



Hugh O'Sullivan 35, Gross: Sean Ashe & Robbie O'Brien Jnr 43, Second Nett: Noel Moynihan & Robbie O'Brien Snr 35 ½, Hole-In-One: Sean Ashe (17th Hole). Details of this Sunday’s event will be confirmed closer to the weekend. OPEN THREE BALL SCRAMBLE: October Bank Holiday Weekend. First Nett Hugh O’Sullivan, John Murphy & Aidan O’Keeffe 31 Gross: Declan Kelly, Adam Kelly and Brian Moloney 40 (B9), Mixed Nett: Ger O’Connor, Danny Looney and Margaret B Looney 32 1/3 U16 Matchplay: October Bank Holiday Monday with sponsorship once more from Trophyworld Tralee (Championship) and John Keogh (Plate). Results: Championship- Winner: Robbie Harnett, Runner-Up: Nathan Cronin and Semi-Finalists: Joey McCarthy & TJ O'Sullivan. Plate- Winner: Brian McCarthy Runner-Up: Cathal Kelly RICKY KELLY: We were delighted to present a cheque for €3,300 for John O’Sullivan’s family towards his recovery as the proceeds from September’s Ricky Kelly event.

Killarney Judo MUNSTER: Killarney Judo travelled to Cork City to take part in the Munster Open which had just returned to the calendar after several years. The competition was organized by Killarney player Tim Kelly to grow the club. After a series of thrilling contests all 11 players returned home with medals. Liadh Forde and Cian Forde both won golds after a series of contests. Oran Horgan, Kate Forde, Darragh Horgan and Cora Joy won silver. While Darragh Forde, Ciara Forde, Ali O'Donoghue, Mairead Bennett and Muireann O'Brien won bronze. Special congratulations to Muireann who took part in her first competition and did the club so proud. The toughest category on the day for Killarney was the Senior Women Open which was exclusive to Black Belts. Cora Joy and Mairead Bennett both fought in this tight category amongst the best female fighters in Ireland and did extremely well. They were unfortunate to face each other in qualifiers but they both fought valiantly. The club is now preparing for the All-Irelands on December 7


Killarney Legion RESULT: County League Div 1 - Legion 2-16 An Ghaeltacht 0-6. FIXTURES: O’Donoghue Cup Draw - Legion v Fossa. SCÓR NA NÓG: Club members U17 on the 1st of January 2020 we are invited to participate in Scór na nÓg. Recruiting quiz participants at present. Anyone interested contact Carolann Fogarty 086 1709322. ACADEMY: The Legion Academy 2019 came to an end for this year on Saturday. A massive thank you to all the coaches and volunteers for their time and ded-

8.11.2019 ication to the academy every Saturday over the last few months. We would like to thank the children of all ages who attended and were a pleasure to coach. We look forward to seeing all of ye again in March. Keep an eye on our social media for updates over the winter. MASS: The annual club mass will be held at the clubhouse in Derreen on Friday, November 15 at 7pm. All welcome to attend, anyone who needs transport please contact any member of the executive. Teas/coffees will be served after.

Dr Crokes RESULT: Kerry SFC Semi-Final Replay - Dr Crokes 1-14 South Kerry 1-8. LONDON: Congratulations to Jack Ryan who was named Killarney London Person of the Year, a well deserved recipient. We wish him all the best for the future. BROSNAN: We want to wish the best of luck to Amanda Brosnan on her retirement from Kerry ladies senior football. We thank her for her service to her county team. We look forward to seeing her play with her beloved Dr Crokes senior ladies. We wish her all the best for the future. HALLOWEEN: A great night was had by the large number of children who were at our Halloween party in the clubhouse last Monday night in the clubhouse. A special word of thanks to Karina O’Leary and Amy and Leah O’Shea for organising everything and ensuring that everyone had a great night. Well done to the children for the effort made in costumes. CLUB SHOP: The club shop will open this Saturday morning from 11am to 12pm to give you the chance to get your colours for Sunday’s County Final to get behind the lads. PROGRESSIVE 31 started back up on October 23 and will take place every Wednesday in Crokes clubhouse at 8pm. All you need to bring is €5! LOTTO: Next draw is on Monday, November 11 in The Speakeasy. Jackpot €10,500.

Spa FIXTURE: EK Minor Championship Div 3 Final - Spa v Fossa (Saturday, November 9 at 3pm - venue TBC). O'Donoghue Cup QF - Spa v Currow (details TBC). COUNTY FINAL: Red and white East Kerry crested hats and scarves on sale at €10 each. Contact Mathilda on 087 6487356. LOTTO: Next draw in the Arbutus. Jackpot €6,800. MEETING ROOMS and Sports Hall available for hire. For enquiries contact Eileen on 087 6577312 (after 6pm only) or Ann on 087 9403508. SPA GEAR for adult, juvenile, training etc available - all pre-orders to be in by Friday, November 15. Contact Mathilda on 087 6487356 and more information available on CLUB NOTES: Any items for the club notes please contact Deirdre at or 085 1216359 before 8pm on Sundays.

Firies COUNTY FINAL: East Kerry hats and scarves are on sale for €10 this week, show your colours and support the lads in the county final against Dr Crokes on Sunday. Any business that would like to support the East Kerry team county final fund please contact any club officer to arrange same. LOTTO: The draw for next weeks jackpot of €3,900 will take place in Sheahan’s Bar Firies this evening. CLUB 600: The 5th draw will take place in The Stand Bar Firies on Thursday, November 14. RESULT: EK Minor Championship Semi-Final - Kilcummin 4-14 Firies 3-14. Ladies: U16 Girls East Kerry Div 2A Final ISG v Firies (Saturday, November 9 at 12, venue TBC). HURLING: Hurling academy training continues in Farranfore on Thursdays at 6.30pm. All new players welcome. SCÓR NA NÓG: Looking for secondary school children who might be interested in Scór na nÓg this year. Categories include music group, solo singing, ballad group, recitation, set dancing and novelty act. Those interested need to be U17. Please contact Fiona on 087 6255063.

Fossa ALL-STARS: A huge congratulations to David Clifford on his second All-Star and also to David Moran, Seán O’Shea and Tom O’Sullivan. MINORS: EK Championship Semi-Final Div 4 - Fossa 5-17 Currow. TWO MILE COMHALTAS: Come along to a music and singing session for young musicians and singers at Fossa GAA Clubhouse on Saturday, November 9 from 5-6pm. This is very much a fun session where the emphasis is on playing music and singing for enjoyment. All ages and abilities welcome. Further info contact Tim 087 2413116 or Eileen 087 6284053. We have also launched a Facebook page. BOOK: Our book, ‘A Sense of Place’, is selling fast. Don’t miss out as it won’t be reprinted. Book on sale in the Golden Nugget Bar, Restaurant and Off-License, Foley’s Spar Fossa and from any committee member.

Beaufort LOTTO: Next draw for a jackpot of €3,200 will take place in Galvin's Bar on Sunday, November 10. FIXTURES: MK Minor Semi-Final – Beaufort v Milltown/Castlemaine (Saturday, at 3pm. MK Senior Semi-Final – Beaufort v Laune Rangers (Saturday 16 at 3pm). EXERCISE CLASSES: Winter programme to Christmas is as follows: Pilates - Mon, 7pm-8pm, Thurs 9.30am-10.30am. Active retired gym/pilates - Thurs 11am-12 midday. Men’s class - Thurs 8.30pm-

9.30pm depending on numbers.

Glenflesk RESULT: Minor EK League - Glenflesk 1­13 Kilcummin 2-12. FIXTURE: County League - Glenflesk v John Mitchels (Sunday, November 17 at 2pm). DEFIBRILLATOR: On Saturday the Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group unveiled one of four new defibrillators in the parish. They dedicated this defibrillator to the memory of Denise Crowley, Gortdearg, Headford. The group would like to thank all those you donated during their coffee morning, their sponsors, the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle and the Crowley family. The other three defibrillators will be located at Clonkeen Church, Knockanes NS and Spillane's House, Rossalia. If anyone would like to avail of defibrillator training, please contact one of the committee members, Pádraig O'Sullivan, Derry Healy, Geraldine O’Brien or Jerry Mullane.

Kilcummin RESULTS: County League - Kilcummin 3-16 Kerins O’Rahillys 1-12. EK Minor Championship Div 3 Semi-final - Kilcummin 4-14 Firies 3-14. WALL OF CHAMPIONS: This is an unique fundraiser being run by the club to complete Phase B of the current development. This will involve interior fittings and works as well as external ramps and ground works and will compliment all works to date which include provision of new training facilities, a walking track, perimeter fencing and the structure which will comprise of two new dressing rooms, referees room, treatment rooms and gym facilities. The Wall of Champions fundraiser allows people the opportunity to honour past, present and future generations by purchasing a space on the wall for as little as €5 per week for 12 months or a once off payment of €250. LOTTO: Next draw Sunday, November 17. Jackpot €9,400.

Listry RESULT: MK U16 Championship A Final - Laune Rangers 2-14 Keel/Listry 0-09. Well done to Damien, Kevin and all the players for their dedication and efforts throughout 2019. That brings down the curtain on another busy year of juvenile activities. Thanks to all our mentors from U6 to U16 for their time and dedication throughout 2019. LOTTO: Next draw Sunday, November 10. Jackpot €5,150. 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. Tickets available from fundraising committee at €10. All support greatly appreciated. COUNTY FINAL: East Kerry hats and scarves are available from Fergus Clifford or Anthony Clifford.





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