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Mountain Meitheal volunteers brave the weather to tidy Blue Pool

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AFTER: This is how far they have got over the last six weeks

By Sean Moriarty

Volunteers from Killarney Mountain Meitheal are nearing the end of a six-week project that will rejuvenate the popular Blue Pool walkway near Muckross.

Working under the supervision of senior Killarney National Park officers and National Parks and Wildlife Services management, the volunteers have been trimming back  rhododendron in the area.

The invasive species encroaches on to the walkways – especially the smaller shorter loop that has audio tape available as a guide for the visually impaired.

“We have been in there for the last six week,” Killarney Mountain Meitheal’s Johnny McGuire told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are working under the guidance of NPWS manager Danny O’Keefe as part of an ongoing project.”

Such is the volunteers dedication, they were on site Wednesday morning, in the middle of a yellow weather rain storm, to complete this week’s tasks.

Among the volunteers present was former Mayor and retired politician Michael Gleeson.

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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By Sean Moriarty

With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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