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Colourful Pride festival comes to Kerry

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Just when you thought Pride was over, the Kingdom stands apart - as Kerry is to host its own festival this weekend - with in-person, COVID-safe events taking place across Killarney, Tralee, Listowel, and Waterville.

From tomorrow (Friday) to Sunday, events will take place supplemented by online events for those who chose to celebrate remotely, whether they are located elsewhere across Kerry, Ireland, or indeed the world.

The festival will run across three days and includes a schedule of hikes, swims, picnics in pods, drag karaoke, quiz night and family-friendly events. Full event details, including information and links for ticketed events, are available at www.kingdompride.ie.

Pride is important all year round, and not just in big urban centres. While the main focus of the public and the media’s attention has been on the fantastic Pride celebrations in Ireland’s main cities throughout June, it is often forgotten that LGBTQI+ communities exist throughout Ireland, from big cities to small rural communities. With this in mind, Kingdom Pride organises this annual event to highlight and celebrate those LGBTQI+ individuals that make up the fabric of Ireland’s regional towns and villages.

“In a time that has been isolating for so many, Pride couldn’t come at a better point," Morgan Queeney, Chairperson of Kingdom Pride, said. "Our Pride’s theme is 'Year of the Phoenix'. Every social community is rising from the ashes and being reborn, and we aim to do the same. Our goal is to deliver hope, fun, and colour into life in Kerry for our community and our many allies.”

The festival is being organised by Kingdom Pride, a voluntary group of LGBTQI+ activists in Kerry. The group has an advisory panel of community supports that include the Listowel Family Resource Center; ScEEN In Kerry; Jigsaw Kerry; Trans Kerry Support Group; Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS); BLM Kerry; Tralee International Resource Centre (T.I.R.C.); CYPSC Kerry; LINC Out Kerry; Gay Project; and Kerry Adolescent Youth Counselling.

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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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