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 The festive feeling is building once again in Keel, as preparations continue to hold the annual Christmas Market in the heart of Boolteens village, on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st of December.

This weekend’s event is the fourth Christmas market to be held in the village, attracting visitors from all over the county and beyond, to experience a special Christmas atmosphere whilst taking the opportunity to sample produce from over 30 diverse stalls.

Féile na Soilse 

Dingle, Dec. 6th, 7th & 8th  - 2013.

Dingle Chamber of Commerce, together with Dingle Peninsula Tourism are promoting Christmas on the Dingle Peninsula 2013 with a festive celebration entitled ‘Féile na Soilse’.  This event was hugely successful over the  last few  years and we hope to build on that success this year with the addition of a number of special events to coincide with the official lighting of the Christmas Lights & Tree in the town.

Special events include:

Beidh Scoil Dhún Chaoin ag ceiliúradh 100 bliain ar an bhfód an bhliain seo chugainn.
Cuirfimíd fáilte mhór roimh ghrianghrafanna agus aon earraí cuimhneacháin eile a bheadh oiriúnach do Leabhar Cuimhneacháin na Scoile agus don taispeántas ar Stair na Scoile.
Cuirfear fáilte mhór leis roimh altanna ó éinne gur mhaith leo a gcuimhní cinn a bhreacadh síos ar shaol na scoile.

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Dingle’s Nuala Moore has been nominated as World Open Water Woman of the Year. Having been part of the successful team who crossed the Bering Strait earlier this year the nomination caps  a very satisfying 2013 for Nuala.

The World Open Water Swimming Association selects it’s nominees from “individuals with exceptionally inspirational exploits, histories and lifestyles. These individuals best embody the spirit of open water swimming, possess the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for, and have positively influenced the world of open water swimming”.

Steven Munatones from the association said of Nuala:
“Given the criteria, the choice of Nuala Moore was a slam dunk. Not only did she participate in ice swims around the world, swimming 1 km in water that was near 0°C, but she also was an integral part of the Bering Strait Swim and the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association with its busy summer of North Channel crossings. And true to her nature, she was always taking interest in and care of others on her team. “
Voting is open to everyone on the associations website You must register with your email address to log in so as to prevent block voting. Nuala is listed as one of the nominees in the Woman of the Year section.
So get voting people..

Thursday 5th December at 8pm in the Hillgrove hotel

in aid of 

 Kerry Hospice Foundation & The Camphill Community

Come join us for a wonderful Christmas floral demonstration night by Juli Ni mhaoileoin , creating wonderful floral demonstrations to decorate your home for Christmas. Also a Christmas craft market, music,mulled wine and a few festive surprises 

Tickets  €5,  Contact Ursula 087 7450126 or Juli: 086-8337733

The Men's Shed movement which has its origins in Australia,has been a success in many countries throughout the world,as far afield as Australia,FInland,Greece and of course here in Ireland and closer to home in Kerry & Killorglin.
Killorglin Men's Shed opened in August 2012, it was the brainchild of two local men;  Jack O'Sullivan  & Donie O'Sullivan, and has been an an overwhelming success since it first opened it’s doors. The shed now has over 113 members and it’s own successful choir and is a popular drop in point  for regulars and

Our first taster walk on Sun 27th October was along the windswept coastline of  Dunquin It was a spectacular trek along the edge of the sea as the  rolling waves broke on the shore below us. Despite the conditions eleven newcomers joined us for a 2½ hour walk which began and ended in the Blasket Centre.

A 2nd taster walk will be arranged on Sunday next, 10th November. Non-members are welcome to participate on this walk which will be held in the ancient valley of Loch an Dùn on the northern side of the Conor Pass. While this is a low level walk lasting 2/2½, the route will take us over some rough and rocky terrain where walking boots or strong footwear is highly recommended.

This is another opportunity for anyone who is considering joining our club or just interested in testing themselves on the lower slopes to experience the outdoors with us.

The meeting point will be Garvey’s Supervalue at 10am or Kilmore Cross (junction on road from Dingle to Cloghane) at 10,30am. In addition to strong footwear waterproof clothing is also advised on this particular walk.

Club Contacts
Noel O’Neill (President)             Tel 086-6020515
Jimmy O Connor (Secretary)     Tel. 085-2300232  
Bernie Firtéir (Treasurer)        Tel 087-9489724     
Mossie O Halloran (Training Officer)   087-7942136     


Tá An Lab ag lorg aisteoirí do dhá dhráma a léireofar ann, ceann ag deireadh na bliana seo agus ceann in Earrach na bliana seo chugainn.
Don chéad cheann tá gá le fear agus bean idir 45 agus 65, agus le fear óg idir 15 agus 25. Tosnófar na cleachtaithe ag tús mí Dheireadh Fómhair.
Sa tarna dhráma, ar a thosnófar ag cleachtadh ag tús 2014, tá rólanna ann do mhná idir 15 agus 35 agus do bhean amháin thar 50.
Má tá spéis ag éinne a bheith páirteach déan teangmháil le Áine Moynihan ag 087 854 6572 nó ag This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. agus socrófar éisteachtaí.

Am Spraoi – Dingle Playground committee firstly want to thank all the courageous people (who are so much fitter than the Am Spraoi committee) for their willingness to participate in the Dingle Triathlon on September 21st.  Please join them in by sponsoring them as we try and get a step closer to have a fine new playground for the people of Corca Dhuibhne. Entering as individual we have Jason Courtney and Lorcán Slattery. We have two teams as well, one team is Nuala Moore, Mick Davis and Aimee O’Connor, the other team is Fionnuala Donegan, Fionna Sheehy and a secret cyclist!

We are very grateful to Brian Galvin Dingle Triathlon organizer for giving us the entries as a gesture of support to Am Spraoi.

The entrants all have sponsorship cards but the cards can also be found in – West Kerry Live, Sheehy’s Spa, Ventry Post Office, Siopa Cosaí, The Goat Street Bistro, Moran’s Supermarket, Walsh’s Chemists and probably a few other places so please keep an eye out for them.

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