Connect with us

News

Charity fishing competition planned in Killarney

Published

on

FISHING: Launching ‘The Charity’ Lough Lein Anglers Association, Killarney annual charity event at Reen Pier, Ross Castle, Killarney were: Timo O’Sullivan (Chairman), Ian O’Connell and organising members, Phil Horan and Padraig Coughlan. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

The Lough Lein Anglers Association, one of the longest established fishing clubs in Ireland, will host its 32nd annual charity open fly fishing competition on April 28.

The event, known as ‘The Charity’ will take place on Lough Lein, from Ross Castle in Killarney National Park with funds this year going to the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) inDún Laoghaire Co Dublin.

Since its inception in 1987, the Lough Lein Anglers Association and its supporters have raised over €229,000 in Kerry and Cork.

Chairman of ‘The Charity’ organising committee, Timo O’Sullivan, is an avid angler, volunteer with many organisations in Kerry, and a wonderful advocate for wheelchair accessibility. It is 35 years since an accident at work resulted in Timo sustaining life changing injuries and leaving him wheelchair bound.

“The treatment and the expert care and lifelong friendship I received from staff at the NRH, has enabled me to carry out every aspect of daily life to the fullest extent,” he said.

“35 years on, and I am involved in many volunteer organisations in Killarney, beekeeping is my new passion,” Timo, who spent six months in the expert care of the NRH following his accident in 1984, said.

Building has commenced on a new state of the sports arena, rehabilitation facilities and 120 patient bedrooms, with the project expected to be completed by 2020.

“Our association has, following discussions with the NRH Foundation, agreed to expand the fundraising efforts of this year's charity. Our aim is to raise €58,000 which is the cost of equipping 26 of the 120 bedrooms. As well as ‘The Charity’ the NRH has been chosen as a beneficiary of this year’s Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. We are delighted to receive this news, and to have Ian O’Connell, the inspirational Killarney teenager, who sustained serious injuries in a cycle accident two years ago with us for this year’s launch at Reen Pier, together with organising members Phil Horan and Padraig Coughlan. The charity is indebted for the kind support and sponsorship of Lee Strand who come up trumps for us every year.”

The competition is open to members of angling clubs or associations which are TAFI or FISSTA associated. For further information about the event or donating to ‘The Charity’ contact Timo 087 9364886 or email:timo@eircom.net.

 

 

 

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

More than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country without power

Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country. The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will […]

Published

on

0216730_Unknown-10.jpeg

Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country.

The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will continue to work late into the evening to restore power to those affected, where safe to do so, but unfortunately, some customers will remain without electricity overnight.

Since early morning and despite challenging conditions, ESB Networks have continued to restore power to customers across the country.
With the storm still crossing the country, more damage and interruptions to supply can be expected. ESB Networks reminds the public that if you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they may be LIVE and extremely dangerous.

All internal resources and contractors remain on alert and are responding to electricity outages once it is safe to do so. With a Red weather warning in the Southwest in effect until 9 pm tonight, and Co Clare until 1 am on Wednesday morning, some of our crews may not be mobilised on the ground until the worst of the severe weather passes.

We are advising all those impacted by outages that they should prepare to be without electricity overnight and into tomorrow, with some customers potentially without power beyond that. It is very important that any customers who use electrically powered medical devices should contact their healthcare professional to make alternative arrangements if necessary.

In addition to safety procedures associated with power restoration, crews continue to work under all national Covid-19 protocols with respect to hygiene, social distancing and PPE.

Customers without power can check for updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at www.powercheck.ie

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

“Avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney” Kerry County Council

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm. Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney Due to the significant risk […]

Published

on

0216728_Mucxkross_roaDS.jpg

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm.

Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney

Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not travel for the rest of the evening. Everyone is advised to follow updates on weather warnings from Met Éireann as well as the local media and social media.

There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

The N71 road at the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare remains closed to traffic as does the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine Road at the hairpin bends. There are a significant number of local and regional and local roads blocked or partially blocked by fallen trees, electricity poles and debris in all parts of the county so travel should be avoided.

The Ballycasheen Road in Killarney and Main Street in Ballybunion (and the surrounding area) should be avoided due to concerns about potential falling debris.

The Council’s emergency contact number is 066 7183588 and it will be operational through this evening and tonight.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

Attachments

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending