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Races, music, fun and queens lined up for big event

Regatta Queen contestants Sarah Trant (Muckross) ,Eilis Milland (Flesk Valley), Sinead Oliver (Workmen) and Sarah Wharton (Commercials) while Beth Coffey (Fossa) is missing from the picture

Five young ladies representing local rowing clubs will be vying for the title of Regatta Queen 2022 at this year’s big event which returns after a two-year pandemic enforced absence.

Beth Coffey from Fossa, Sarah Trant, representing Muckross, Eilis Milland of Flesk Valley, Sinead Oliver carrying the Workmen colours and Sarah Wharton of Commercials will also be in contention for the crown and will be in attendance at the regatta on Sunday, June 26.

The winner will be announced at the traditional regatta dance the following Tuesday night in the Killarney Oaks Hotel and tickets can be purchased at the door on the night.

The all-conquering Workmen Rowing Club’s men’s crew from 1986 to1992 was enrolled in the regatta hall of fame

The boats are again being lined up for the colourful Killarney Regatta with the 2002 version officially launched at a reception in the Killarney Avenue Hotel last night.

The Workmen Rowing Club’s men’s crew from 1986 to1992 was enrolled in the regatta hall of fame at the launch.

The colourful and exciting regatta will again be staged at Mahony’s Point at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club and this year will mark the 235th time it has been held.

The racing will begin at 9.30am and all ages will compete from the six Killarney clubs, Fossa, Workmen, Muckross, Flesk Valley, St Brendan’s and Commercials.

PRO Conor Griffin said the day will also feature be great onshore entertainment with music, dancing and children’s entertainment.

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