Scór champions off to county final

West Kerry

Declan Malone & Joan Maguire

The West Kerry Scór Sinsir Final was held in O'Sullivan's Pub Garrynadur on Saturday night when competitors from ClG Lios Póil, Annascaul GAA and Coiste na nÓg and Castlegregory GAA gathered for a night of drama, song and storytelling presented by MC and West Kerry GAA PRO, Breandán Fitzgerald.

The winners will represent West Kerry in the county final at the Marian Hall, Moyvane, on February 16, starting at 6pm. On the same day a the earlier time of 4pm quiz teams from every club on the peninsula will take part in a table quiz.

Scór Chiarraí Thiar Sinsir Results:

Amhránaíocht Aonair / Solo Singing: 1st Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh (Clg Lios Póil)

Aithriseoireacht / Scéalaíocht / Recitation / Storytelling: 1st Risteard Mac Eoin (Clg Lios Póil)

Bailéad Ghrúpa / Ballad Group: 1st Lios Póil (Clg Lios Póil)

Léiriú Stáitse / Stage Presentation / Sketch: 1st Lios Póil (Clg Lios Póil).


Memorial cycle aids Cuan Counselling

On the back of this year's John Browne Memorial Charity Cycle, Dingle Cycling Club presented cheques to two local charities before Christmas.

The club presented €500 each to Cuan Counselling and to the Dingle Coast and Cliff rescue service. The money was raised at the John Browne memorial cycle, which was held during the Dingle Food festival in October.

The cycle around Slea Head is held annually in memory of John Browne, a prominent club member who died in July 2016.


Gregorian treat at Saturday Mass

The congregation at evening Mass in St Mary's Church, Dingle, on Saturday enjoyed the rare treat of a Gregorian chant sung by members of the Men's Schola Chor Art Rheingau who were on a weekend visit to the town.

The visit came about through Michael Elsmann, the German stained glass artist who has in the past two years carried out repairs on the windows in the stunning Diseart chapel, as well as presenting a new stained glass work which he installed in the building.

The choir members were welcomed by Fr. Jim Sheehy, Chairperson of An Diseart and members of the Dingle New Music Choir and Orchestra.

The full choir from the Weisbaden region in central Germany plan to return to Dingle in June to collaborate with the local choir and to perform a concert which will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach.


Taxi clocks up a pricey trip to Dingle

It appears that money is no object for some people when they have to get to Dingle.

According to a report produced by Lynk taxis on exceptional occurrences in their business during 2018, their most expensive taxi journey involved carrying musicians from Artane to Dingle. The metered cost of the one-way trip was €673.60 but the taxi company told The Kerryman this week that the driver cut a deal on the fare - and that must have been music to the ears of his passengers.