Santa visit

Published 04/12/2013 | 05:36

SANTA will vist The Royal, Valentia, on Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m. where there will also be lots of fun and entertainment with 'Kenny the Clown'. It costs €10 per child, the adults will be able to enjoy some mulled wine and there will be Christmas carols and mince pies!!

Meanwhile, the Management and staff of V. I. R. C. C. would like to thank the cyclists, support team, sponsors and all involved in the recent cycle from Valentia to Dublin. which raised almost €8,000.

BEST WISHES

Islanders would like to extend all good future wishes to Gerard O'Connell of Cracow, who is recovering from a serious operation. He is very much in their thoughts and look forward to seeing him back soon on the island social scene.

ARCHITECTURE

ON his return from his Latvian holiday, Sean O'Sullivan of the Ring Lyne Hostelry in Valentia spoke of how he marvelled at the architecture of churches there, and how it became something of a focus during the holiday.

Meanwhile, that reputable local historian and quiz master Bobby O'Shea of Corobeg asks Valentia Islanders as to when the last church mission occurred in Valentia.

MACKEREL

The mackerel were particularly scarce in Valentia Harbour and environs this year. Experienced seafarers like Sean Curran, John Joe O'Sullivan (The Mason), Paudie Lynch, John P. Falvey and John Lynch (Farranreigh) say they never saw them as scarce in all their years.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations to the Matron of the Valentia Hqspital, Margaret Daly, who recently celebrated her 50th birthday with family and friends.

Congratulations also to Katie Curran of Chapeltown (Caol) who celebrated her 18th birthday at home with her friends and family.

Kerryman

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