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Christmas in Killarney changes but the show goes on

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SHOW WILL GO ON: There will be no Christmas in Killarney parades this year but there will be plenty of light to be cheerful about. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

 

A whopping €25,000 will be invested in additional street lighting features which will help ensure that Killarney will enhance its reputation as Ireland’s greatest – and brightest – Christmas town.

While traditional events like the annual parades cannot go ahead, static floats will be placed in strategic locations across the town adding to the new street lighting.

All of this is thanks to the combined efforts of Killarney Municipal District Council, Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and the Christmas in Killarney Committee.

The spectacular Tree of Light on the grounds of St Mary’s Cathedral will again form the magnificent focal point for the Christmas celebrations.

Close on 3,000 bulbs will sparkle to life on the 30-metre Californian Redwood which is one of the most famous and photographed landmarks in the country.

Santa’s Sleigh and Santa’s Postbox will be positioned on Main Street and children and the young at heart are invited to write their letters and pop them in the box while giant Christmas decorations will also be positioned in several areas throughout the town.

Announcing details of the Christmas in Killarney celebrations, Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Brendan Cronin, said he is delighted that everybody is working hard to retain Killarney’s deserved reputation as the best and most exciting Christmas town in the country.

“It will be different this year and we know that, but we must adapt. It is so important that Killarney has a festive feel and a festive look for Christmas 2020,” he said.
“People can take full advantage of our great natural surroundings and enjoy the season of goodwill in the best place on earth to spend some time at Christmas,” he said.
“Christmas will be different this year but the opportunity is there, as always, to spend time with family, friends and loved ones,” added Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President, Paul Sherry.

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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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