John and Kathleen turn the moment gold

When John and Kathleen Carey, Coolgrean Park, Killarney, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the Dromhall Hotel last weekend, the highlight of the occasion was having their three sons and their relatives all together in the one place.

Sean and his wife, Christy, flew home from Minnesota. David and his son, Jack (11) travelled from New York. David’s wife, Virginia, and daughter, Emma (14), couldn’t make the party but sent their best wishes. John and Kathleen’s son, Stephen, is based here at home.

Legion springs into a new season

Legion Club Person of the Year Paul Trant was one of a number of members honoured with presentations at the club's Spring Party in the Killarney Plaza last Friday night.

Paul's speech was one of the highlights of the night. It was marked by humour, self-deprecation and neatly delivered hop balls.

"It certainly was a hard act to follow," a member said. "We might even give him the award again next year just to get him to speak again."