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Camera club turns focus on a new beginning

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The view from Carrantuohill. PICTURE: BILLY HORAN

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MEMBERS of Killarney Camera Club invite you to its open night on Thursday, September 29, at 7.30pm in the Heights Hotel, Killarney, as it begins its new club year.

Killarney Camera Club is a welcoming group of camera lovers. Nearly all are amateur. “Some are quite new to photography and others have many years of experience. Whatever our standard, we all want to be better at photography and being in the Club helps us to do that while having a lot of fun,” said spokesman Billy Horan.

“You might use your camera to record events or to capture breath-taking scenes or to explore your own creative talent. Whatever your interest, if you want to do it better, come and join us. We all learn from each other.”

The club has a wide range of activities, inside and out. “We have regular outings to places of beauty, to places of historic or architectural interest, to nature spots or simply to the streets,” added Billy.

“We have teamed up with other camera clubs on weekend trips. We regularly cover some of Kerry's major events, including the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. Last year we also had an exhibition where Killarney Public Library showcased some of our best photographs.”

On every second Thursday from September to June, the club meets in the
Killarney Heights Hotel. Here we have presentations by various successful photographers, displays of work by our own members, demonstrations on how to use camera equipment and computer software including workshop sessions of indoor photography. Some of these nights are used for competitions where we have a chance to see the best work of other members and to get a critique of our own work from more experienced members.

If you have a camera and enjoy taking photographs, you can be involved as well. Come to Killarney Camera Club at its open night in the Killarney Heights Hotel on Thursday, September 29, and meet other people who share your interest. “You will be most welcome. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates or contact our secretary Christopher on 089-423 7574,” added Billy.
 


 
The view from Carrantuohill. PICTURE: BILLY HORAN

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Ballycasheen junction to get upgraded this year.

A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year. Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction. “Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which […]

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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