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Aldi’s new Killarney store on the Park Road was officially opened on Thursday

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Aldi’s nationwide expansion continues today with the opening of its new store in Killarney, Co. Kerry, creating 7 permanent jobs in the local area. Located on Park Road, the store was officially opened today by Store Manager Patrick Lawlor.

The new €8M store will replace its existing store at Ardshanavooly, a short distance away, which closed on January 10th after 14 years, ahead of the new store opening today.

The new single-storey supermarket includes an off-licence as well as two smaller retail outlets, and comes after a study of shoppers living or working in Killarney by leading independent market research agency Behaviour & Attitudes revealed that 90% of shoppers agree that a bigger Aldi store would be good for Killarney.

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Featuring Aldi’s exciting award-winning Project Fresh layout and design, the new store boasts a large shop floor spanning 1,260sqm, making it 50% larger than the old Killarney store. There are also 113 car park spaces available to customers in Killarney, along with 15 bicycle rack stands. Aldi’s Killarney store will also provide access to free-to-use electric vehicle-charging points for customers. Aldi has invested in ventilation heat recovery, which will be used to power underfloor heating, in addition to solar panel energy.

Speaking at the store opening, Patrick Lawlor, Aldi Killarney Store Manager said: “Our brand new Killarney store is fantastic news for local shoppers! The spacious design means customers have a new store with over 50% additional floor space, and our aim is always to ensure that our customers have the very best shopping experience in store. As well as this, it’s great to see new jobs being created in the town!”

Welcoming the new Killarney store, Seán Kelly, MEP for Ireland South, said: “It’s fantastic to see Aldi continue to confidently invest in Kerry and open new stores despite what has been a very challenging time for the retail industry. Aldi’s revamped, larger Killarney store is a very welcome addition to the town.”

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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