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KERRY NEWS CHRISTMAS 2020
     India Fox holding Sophie Hussey, Amelie Hussey, Amber Fox, Aoibheann Moloney, Bernie MacMonagle and John Mulvihill ‘bringing home the christmas’ at The Kerry Bog Village INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE : INSIDE
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Great granny Eileen Purtill pictured teaching her great-grandchildren, India Fox, Amber Fox and Amelie Hussey how to bake the christmas cake and pudding in her kitchen in Killarney
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                     Jackie O’Sullivan Former barman GSH Page 3
Fr Kevin McNamara’s Christmas Makeover Page 21
John O’Mahony’s Christmas in the 70’s Page 4
Review of 2011 Photos & Stories Pages 8-12
Dreaming of a white Christmas we’ll never forget! Page 19
Life by the Laune by Patrick O’Sullivan Page 18
Billy Keane
An Emigrant’s Story Page 22
Skyping online with family abroad Page 6
The Brennan Brothers ‘At Your Service’ Page 22
Pat Duggan
A Man of Vision Page 3
Christy McSweeney Publican, &Politician Page 5
Cliff Richard in Killarney Page 26
Guide to Weddings in Kerry Pages 13-19
Nora Kelly Mother of 19 children Page 25
Billy Keane poses a christmas dilemma P 31
Pa Houlihan remembers Faranfore to Valentia Page 24
   ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS EVE ...
     Santa with fairy helpers India and Amber Fox deliver presents to Caitlin Kerins of Ballydowney, Killarney.
Tonight, upon your pillow close your eyes
and rest your sleepy head, For Santa and his fairies
Are hovering around your bed. They’re filling up the stockings for every girl & boy
with magical gifts for Christmas for children to enjoy!
Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat. We have packed the Kerry News with stories for young and old, photographs & facts. With so much to do at this time of year we have selected numerous boutiques, salons,shops, hotels and restaurants full of
festive cheer! Shopping locally has never been so important and enjoyable especially, with the fantastic Christmas in Killarney Festival running again this year. Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce in conjunction with the Christmas in Killarney Festival Committee and Killarney Town Council proudly announce another great line- up for the festive season. Back by popular demand will be Santa’s Grotto at the Market Cross. The entertainment line up can only be described as spectacular. Top of the bill must be the Broadway show ‘Spirit of Christmas’ a must see show in Ireland’s only national event centre, the INEC at the Gleneagle Hotel. Also performing will be The Kerry Tenors, Tommy Fleming, Human League, The Stunning and
many more.. Other great attractions will include a very exciting Craft & Food open air market on Main Street at the weekend with
wine and dine in the fabulous restaurants and bars in Kerry. Over in Killorglin the new Sol Y Sombra Restaurant will serve Christmas and New Year Spanish style while Killarney serves up an enviable array of entertainment on new Years Eve. Many of the spas in Kerry have special promotional offers especially for the men! Don’t forget your camera to capture all the festive atmosphere. There’s something for everyone and all the up to date details are now available to view on line just go to the web - www.christmasinkillarney.com
Special thanks to MD O’Shea’s, Simplicity and Quills for the wonderful decorations
for our photo shoots.
 excellent value shopping in
and the Outlet Centre. Don’t miss Kennedy’s Farm Live Crib, Carol singing at the Friary on December 17th with the Friary Folk Group and Opus ‘96. Art galleries will be holding special exhibitions while Killarney Golf Club will be offering reduced green fees over the Christmas period. During the day get out and see the splendour of Killarney with a leisurely or brisk walk through Killarney National Park. Beginning on St. Stephen’s Day until after the new year you can partake on guided walks in the Killarney valley. During the festive season
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        Rosaleen O’Connell A Woman of Substancce Page 3
Michael Fassbender Bricriu to Hollywood Page 4
Noretta Brosnan’s Magicial Makeover Page 21
Patrick V O’Sullivan Xmas in Mid Kerry Page 19
Guide to Weddings in Kerry Pages 13-17
Killarney Goats off to Africa Page 5
Billy Keane ‘Some sort of Poodle’ Page 22
Pa Houlihan remembered Having Auntie for Xmas Page 18
Patrick Pa Houlihan on the pipe band Page 19
Meet photographer Eileen O’Leary Page 4
Kate Kennelly Kerry Christmas Art Page 31
Billy Keane Mush & Snowman Page 30
Review of what happened in Kerry during 2006 Page 6
John O’Connor Tractor Collector Page 5
Kara O’Shea’s Christmas Makeover Page 29
Mossie Horgan recalls his days at the GSH Page 25
  Photo: Don MacMonagle
Photo by: Don MacMonagle
Photo: Don MacMonagle








































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