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The Killarney and District Historical Society is hoping to reprint the history of the tornado which devastated Killarney on 22 November, 1968, as part of the 50-year anniversary in 2018.
The society is hoping to include some new stories in the reprint, so anyone who would like to contribute is asked to email killarneyheritagecentre@gmail.com or drop into the Killarney Heritage Centre during opening hours, 10am to 2pm from Friday to Monday.
The 1968 tornado resulted in the fatality of a local girl, and just 27 of the town’s 250 or so homes at the time were left standing. Miraculously, in the circumstances, most of the residents had been at the local theatre for a school speech night, one of the few buildings that did not collapse.

View a historic video of the tornado:

Killarney Tornado 1968 8mm film footage kodachrome from Mulesfilm on Vimeo.

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