One last hurrah as mayors have a ball
THE last ever Killarney Mayor's Charity Ball will be a tribute to mayors past and present dating back over half a century.
Of course they weren't always called mayor - chamber heads were previously known simply as chairperson - but each will be honoured on the night with a framed certificate to their families.
It all takes place on Friday, May 16, at The Malton hotel and current mayor Paddy Courtney has nominated the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus as this year's charity.
The night will kick off with a drinks reception at 7.30pm sponsored by the Malton Hotel and this will be complemented with entertainment provided by the Killarney School of Music.
A five course meal follows with wine sponsored by Dunne's Stores in Killarney.
Other entertainment will be provided by Celtic Steps and Marina Cassidy, followed by dancing into the early hours with the Two Mikes.
An auction will also take place for items that include a one off piece of jewellery designed by Brian de Staic, a bike from O'Sullivan's Cycles Killarney, a Kerry GAA jersey signed by Colm Cooper, an Ireland soccer jersey signed by Martin O'Neill and a Munster jersey from Elma Walsh and family.
There will also be a variety of raffle prizes donated by dozens of sponsors and €5 is the suggested donation per envelope.
"I would like to thank all our sponsors for the extremely generous support they have given to us for this event and I am sure all proceeds will be hugely beneficial to the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus support group," Mayor Courtney said.
Tickets for the event will sell at €45 per person and can be purchased at The Malton.