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Anne named president of Killarney Rotary Club

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PRESIDENT: Anne Alcock has this week been named President of Killarney Rotary Club. Pictured are: Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Conor Griffin (outgoing President), Anne Alcock, George Philips and Simon Lumby. Photo: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

By Michelle Crean

Moving to Killarney was meant to be a relaxing semi-retirement but is anything but for Anne Alcock who this week became president of Killarney Rotary Club.

Lunchtime on Wednesday, members of the club met at the Great Southern Killarney where Anne, who moved to Killarney three years ago, received the chain of office from outgoing president Conor Griffin.

Before that, she had frequently visited from Cork, Dublin and London. She is of Irish, Portuguese and English heritage and became acquainted with the work and fellowship of Rotary International, when she was a child, growing up in Africa.

“I was always inspired by the Rotary motto ‘Service Before Self’ and Rotary’s aim of helping to make a difference to communities both local and worldwide," Anne said.

"This happens through its humanitarian projects, voluntary personal participation, and impressive fundraising, since Rotary has around 30,000 clubs worldwide with the understanding that once you join somewhere, you “belong” everywhere. So Killarney of course hosts club members at the weekly lunch in the Great Southern, when they arrive from across the seas – and if perhaps not too many this year, then hopefully again in the near future. Members work as a team, supporting and relying on one another’s expertise and skills. This is always good to know or I would never have dared to take on this challenge – especially this year!” Anne said.

Anne, an author, thought that she was semi-retiring from 30 years of lecturing, counselling and retreat facilitation, but discovered that in Killarney, retirement is often an invitation to take on something new.

“So this could be true for others, young and older, who might choose to take the step into Rotary, who knows?” she says.

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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