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KERRY'S NEWEST FESTIVAL: Some of the Cromane Seafest committee launching the newest festival on the Kerry calendar at Jacks Coastguard Restaurant, Cromane. Front l-r were: Pauline Moroney, Nuala Hurley, Helena Joy, David Rolt. Back row l-r were: Sean Roche, Fionan Walsh, Liam Hayes, Pat Duffy, Patrick Casey and Toni Bryson.    

 

Kerry’s newest festival has been launched and will take place this September 14 and 15.

Cromane SeaFest at Jacks Coastguard Restaurant, a food and maritime festival, was launched by  Kerry footballer and Cromane native, Donnchadh Walsh, last week.

The SeaFest committee crew, made up of local people from different age groups, have put together an amazing festival celebrating Cromane’s finest local seafoods with maritime market tastings where you can meet the friendly fishermen who work hard to bring you the freshest and finest Cromane mussels, oysters and salmon. Local oyster farmers will be the stars of the weekend when they battle it out for Cromane First Oyster Shucking Champion. Festive goers that are not seafood lovers can still enjoy the fayre with an abundance of quality festive food trucks.

Fionan Walsh, Cromane SeaFest Committee, advised guests to come and enjoy the array Surf and Turf activities including BIM’s Remote Arc Classroom, water trampoline, kayaking, SUP Boarding, beach safaris and kite flying demos, to mention a few. With knot tying lessons to trawler races, kids activities as well as food and drinks galore, the weekend is jam packed of food, family time and fun.

“It’s going to be a fantastic festival for the area,” Fionan said. “We are looking forward to showing off our beautiful village.”

Tickets and information are available on the Cromane SeaFest website www.cromaneseafest.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Patient Advocacy Service offering support to Kerry people

A newly established Patient Advocacy Service is offering support to people in the Kerry area who want to make a complaint about the care they have received in a public hospital. The service provides free, independent and confidential information and support to people making a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive […]

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A newly established Patient Advocacy Service is offering support to people in the Kerry area who want to make a complaint about the care they have received in a public hospital.

The service provides free, independent and confidential information and support to people making a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive (HSE) funded public acute hospital.

People in the Kerry area looking for support can contact the Patient Advocacy Service confidential helpline on 0818 293003 to speak to a trained advocate who will help them to get information on the HSE’s complaints investigation process, called ‘Your Service, Your Say’.

The professionally trained independent advocate will support and empower the person making the complaint, with the aim of highlighting their views and concerns.

The advocate will explain to the person how to write a formal complaint and what to include in it. They will also help the person prepare for meetings with the HSE about their complaint, and they will help the person explore their options following a response from the HSE to their complaint.

“Until now, people in Kerry and across Ireland who experienced difficulties in the Irish health service often felt there was nowhere for them to turn,” Service Manager for the Patient Advocacy Service, Claire Lehane, said.

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“The newly established Patient Advocacy Service offers patients the guidance and information they need to make a complaint when they are unhappy with the care they receive. It is free, independent and run by our professionally trained patient advocates who will use their compassion and knowledge to guide people through the HSE complaints process.”

The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm, including lunchtimes. You can also email info@patientadvocacyservice.ie or for more information see patientadvocacyservice.ie.

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New Kerry Dublin flight takes off

By Sean Moriarty The Kerry-Dublin air route returned to the skies for the first time in nearly seven weeks today (Wednesday). Budget airline Ryanair has taken over the route following the collapse of Stobart Air on June 12. At around 1pm, one of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed at the airport after completing its 50 minute […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The Kerry-Dublin air route returned to the skies for the first time in nearly seven weeks today (Wednesday).

Budget airline Ryanair has taken over the route following the collapse of Stobart Air on June 12.

At around 1pm, one of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed at the airport after completing its 50 minute journey for Dublin.

Less than 25 minutes later it was back in the sky again for its return journey to the capital.

The flight will operate once a day until September 1 when the frequency will increase to twice daily.

“We are happy to report a positive start to the service which has been absent since early June,” the airport’s CEO John Mulhern told the Killarney Advertiser. “Ryanair intends to operate the route once a day until the end of August and has committed to restoring a twice-daily service from September.”

The route is operated on a commercial basis by Ryanair. Since 2011, Aer Lingus, through its subsidiary Aer Lingus Regional or its partners Aer Arran and Stobart Air operated the flight as a Government support Public Service Obligation (PSO). Previously, between 2008 and 2011 Ryanair operated the route on a commercial basis but withdrew at short notice as it could not make it profitable.

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