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LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE TREE OF LIGHT
   Only the best Champagne for our young Killarney quartet, Lorraine MacSweeney, Elaine O’Neill, Rosemary O’Connor and Timmy Lyne as they pre- pare for the New Year’s Eve 2000celebration at the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney, just one of many millennium parties that will happen soon.
Countdown 2000
 Only a few days to go before the begin-ning of the third millennium. The end of a thousand years and the dawning of a new era. Much hyped and much feared Y2K is about to manifest itself on Millennium Day. Whether we are ready only time will tell.
It’s 2000 years since the coming of Christ on earth, since Julius Caesar ruled the Romans...when candles were the only source of light on dark winter nights. educated
people, able to communicate with one another around the globe in an instant. We don’t wish to colonise ourneighboursordesiretheirlands.Wedon’tseeeveryothercreedorcolourasfoe. Ournationsare mixed, neither hostile or overpower-ing... well we’re working on it! The future of this great planet is now in the hands of today’s youth. Unlike our ancestors today’s young people are energetic, confident, affable, outgoing, and clever. They don’t possess any desire to dominate their peers but strive for equality and justice. They are a credit to society and will take better care of the planet than we did.
  The Killarney Millennium Committee is coming up with a measured response to the dramatic turning of the Millennium. The final stamp has not been put on the prepara- tions but the events will be evenly spread between the spiritual and the material.
On New Year’s Eve a cere- mony of light with candles takes pride of place. The pro- visional time for this is 4.30 for sunset, though the emphasis is on the provi- sional and a venue has not been finalised at time of going to press. The Methodist Church are join- ing forces with the Hosanna Fellowship and hosting a ceremony of praise and prayer with homilies
between the hours of 10 and midnight.
St Mary’s Church of Ireland and St Mary’s Cathedral RC are each hold- ing ceremonies at 8 pm. Other churches too are sure to hold events and should be contacted closer to the Eve for final details.
A programme of street entertainment is also being drawn up and this will take place on streets decorated with balloons and bunting and the raising of the Millennium Flag.
Be sure not to miss the Tree of Light as this will be the final time it will be illu- minated. According to Bishop Murphy there is a
 limit to the strain the tree The Tree of Light will be
wswililtcthaekde. on by Minister for Justice, John O’Donoghue at
8 p.m., Sunday December 19th
(full story see page 7)
 RISTMAS 2007
  Down memory lane...
 New Fire Engine for Killarney Firemen in 1984
Members of Killarney Fire Station pose with their brand new fire engine in 1984 at the fire station in Old Market Lane off High Street. Back then the firemen were all part time and were alerted to a fire by the sounding of a loud claxton from the top of the town hall. The ‘air raid sounding’ siren made everyone in the town aware of a fire and people would congregate on the footpath to see the fire engine make haste to the scene. There were no mobile phones only bleepers in those days and the firemen downed tools or whatever to make their way to the station. With sirens blaring the engine would navigate the narrow lane (beside O’Connor’s pub) and make the tight turn up or down High Street depending on the scene of the fire. Our picture shows firemen from left, Pat O’Sullivan, Mossie Kelly, Donal O’Grady, Sub Officer, Don O’Donoghue, Donie McCarthy, Tim Bartlett, Donal Doherty, Billy Doyle, Tommy Doran, Dermie Fogarty, Sub Officer and Gerry Hamilton, Station Officer.
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 Lough Lein Anglers 1945
Picture by Don
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The Lough Lein Trout Anglers Association pictured at Ross Castle in August 1945. Front Row: (from left) – Jack Brosnan, Tim Hurley (Jarvey Inspector) Charlie Flaherty (E.S.B.) Tim Gallivan, Countess Road; John Joe Bambury, Vocational Teacher; Tadgh ‘Kerry’ O Sullivan, Unidentified Killarney Boy, Jack McCarthy, Muckross Road; Paddy McKenna, Vincent Johnston, New Street; Jack O Brien, O Connell’s Tce; Tim McCarthy, Church Place; Cos O Sullivan, Income Tax Inspector, Lewis Road. Back Row: (from left) John Cooper, Lewis Road; Paddy O Brien, Fair Hill (Hugh O Brien’s grandfather); Willie Coleman (Kevin’s father); Cally McCarthy, New Street; Jerome O Sullivan, College Street; Robin Hilliard, formerly Main Street and Loughquittane; Florry O Sullivan, Countess Road; Connie Gleeson, Market Place; Phil Coffey, Muckross; Paddy MacMonagle, Countess Road; Goerge Lynch, Woodlawn; Harry Cole (Jeweller, Plunkett Street); Christy McCarthy, Mossie Prendeville, Muckross Road; Jerh Breen, Jeweller, Main Street; Dan McCarthy, Green Lawn; James Gallivan, Countess Road; James O Sullivan, Lower Sunny Hill (brother of Bro. Conrad); Willie Tarrant, Garage, New Street, Jack Hurley, Countess Road (son of Tim – 2nd left front row); Jim ‘Jumbo’ O Connor, Boatbuilder, St. Mary’s Terrace, Jack Smith, Mangerton View; Jimmy Sugrue, Old Chapel Place (Stonemason); Phil Hilliard, Main Street.
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