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Business bursary awarded to fledgling business

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By Michelle Crean

A popular artisan ice cream company founded 2019 has received  a boost with a bursary from Three Ireland.

Muckross Creamery is one of 10 winners of Three’s 2022 Grants for Small Businesses, securing a portion of a €100,000 bursary to enable them to scale production and increase recruitment.

Run by John Fleming with the help of his family, the fledging business with a green ethos, managed to survive the pandemic and has seen huge business growth.

John is a fifth-generation dairy farmer from Muckross. In 2019 he and his family started making ice cream using their own fresh milk, cream and free-range eggs.

The business sources all ingredients from local suppliers, as well as providing fully sustainable packaging, and are part of the Kerry Social Farming initiative. Following high demand from the hospitality industry, this funding will assist in the purchasing of a new ice cream machine, allowing the business to increase production scales and grow further.

This bursary will be made up of a combination of cash, connectivity solutions from Three Ireland, as well as professional advice and support from Three Ireland’s expert business advisers.

"We received €5,000 in cash and €5,000 worth of business coaching and connectivity solutions," John told the Killarney Advertiser.

"We are delighted to get it. We started in 2019 and didn't know if it was a runner, then COVID hit but it has all kicked on and gone from strength to strength. We only have a small production facility and demand has grown."

He said they have future plans to grow the business.

"Expanding the production facility is the number one aim," he added.

"We also have a pop up ice cream parlour in the old cottage and we're looking to expand that also."

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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