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Two local Biddies groups performed at Muckross House as part of St Brigid's Day celebrations in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Association.

Beaufort Biddies now known as Killarney Parents and Friends Biddy Group members Michael Costelloe (left) and Paul Cremin (right) with Mike Coffey (centre) of the Kilgobnet Biddies performing at Muckross House as part of St Brigid's Day celebrations. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Beaufort Biddies now known as Killarney Parents and Friends Biddy Group pictured performing at Muckross House as part of St Brigid's Day celebrations in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Association. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Master traditional craftsman Pat Broderick at Muckross House as part of St Brigid's Day celebrations with Éadaoin Fleming making a St Brigid's Cross as part of the traditions. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Master traditional craftsman Pat Broderick at Muckross House as part of St Brigid's Day celebrations making a St Brigid's Cross as part of the traditions. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Beaufort Biddies now known as Killarney Parents and Friends Biddy Group Paul Cremin and Rachel Lenihan performing at Muckross House as part of St Brigid's Day celebrations in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Association. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Beaufort Biddies performing at Muckross House as part of St Brigid's Day celebrations in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Association. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Norrie O'Neill and her grandchildren enjoying the Biddies performing at Muckross House. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Marian Moriarty and Phil Hannifan from the Beaufort Biddies now known as Killarney Parents and Friends Biddy Group performing at Muckross House as part of St Brigid's Day celebrations in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Association. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Sheila Enright holding An Brídeog at Muckross House as part of St Brigid's Day celebrations. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Grace Lynch joined the Biddies performance at Muckross House as part of St Brigid's Day celebrations in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Association. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Mary Collins and her daughter Mary Collins from Tralee enjoying the Biddies at Muckross House as part of St Brigid's Day celebrations in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Association. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Soléme and Yuna Nagle enjoying the Beaufort Biddies performance at Muckross House. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

The Killarney Parents and Friends Biddy Group - formerly known as the Beaufort Biddy Group - and Kilgobnet Biddies came together for the event.

The tradition of the Biddies is one of the oldest and most colourful customs in Ireland, a blend of pagan and Christian pageantry, held on February 1 each year, heralding the beginning of springtime and honouring St Bríd the patron saint of the farming community.

Master traditional craftsman, Pat Broderick, at Muckross House, was also part of St Brigid's Day celebrations, making a St Brigid's Cross as part of the traditions.

 

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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