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A relaxing retirement ahead for Ireneus Looney

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This week Killarney Advertiser’s Michelle Crean spoke to Ireneus Looney who has retired after 20 years’ service with An Post.

Working throughout the COVID period was probably one of the busiest of his career but Ireneus Looney now plans to relax following his recent retirement from An Post.

Ireneus from Laharn, Killorglin worked with An Post since 1999 covering the Killorglin area. And on June 26, when he turned 66, he said goodbye to his colleagues and bosses in both Killorglin and at the Tiernaboul sorting office in Killarney.

This week, he said he’s looking forward to putting his feet up over the coming weeks but will miss everyone he worked with and met on his daily rounds.

“I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “We’re only passing through so we might as well enjoy it. It was a great job, being out in the fresh air meeting people every day. When COVID started we were like frontline workers especially delivering the An Post postcards. It was like Christmas watching children and the elderly receive messages from loved ones especially during the first month when the old people were really locked down.”

Ireneus paid tribute to his co-workers and his bosses over the years who treated him very well.

“Liam Hartnett, my supervisor in Killorglin and Terry Potts and John Blackwell, my supervisors in the Killarney depot they were all very good to me over the years. I would also like to say thanks to An Post, it was great working for them for the last 20 years.”

Now he plans to cycle a bit more, see his three children, Niall an engineer in Limerick, Edward who teaches in Loreto NS, and Róisín who teaches in Fossa NS and is getting married next year. There’ll be more time to spend with his three grandchildren as well as his wife Geraldine who retired last year after 41 years as a staff nurse in St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort.

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FAMILY TIME: Ireneus is pictured here with his family and grandchildren. From l-r: his wife Geraldine, Edward Looney, Laura Cahillane, Sadbh Ní Luanaigh, Siún Ní Luanaigh, Clodagh Looney, Niall Looney, Ailín Looney, Róisín Looney and Paudie O’Sullivan. Photos: Michael G. Kenny.

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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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