Foilmore centre helping to bring the entire community together
FOILMORE Community Centre may be just two years old but the south Kerry venue has already hosted blue chip events that have helped bond an entire community, in addition to more quirky events such as zumba, cookery demonstrations and a performance by The Irish Rambling House group.
The venue has received widespread acclaim and its credentials have been rubber stamped by Scór na nÓg organisers who have selected the centre to host their county final for the second year in-a-row.
Chairman Eugene O'Sullivan says the local community is certainly looking forward to the big day.
"I want to thank all those who helped out with organising the event as it's testament to everyone's hard work that Foilmore has again been chosen as the location for this year's county final which will take place on Sunday, December 1, following the south Kerry final on November 10," he said.
The centre is currently hosting the Talent of Iveragh competition, an event which aims to find the most talented musicians and singers in South Kerry, with a cash prize and two days in a recording studio as the reward for the winner. The semi-finals have taken place and the final is now set for Saturday November 9.
This year's Christmas Market will then be held on Sunday, November 24, before the annual variety show is held on December 6.
Secretary Eileen O'Shea said the facility had become a meeting place not only for the people of Foilmore but for all of south Kerry in just two short years.
"Although there is a lot of planning and preparation involved, the community in Foilmore are always quick to help in any way they can," she added.