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Compassionate COVID carer set for Killarney treat

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By Michelle Crean

So moved by the gripping RTE Investigates 'Inside Ireland's COVID Battle' that one local guesthouse owner has offered one of the carers a three night stay next weekend.

Ciara Roche who runs Killaran House on Park Road was so heartbroken as she watched Lisa Connolly's compassion towards a patient named Patrick when the programme aired in June, that she contacted her personally and invited her and her family to come to Killarney for a weekend away.

And Ciara hasn't stopped there either as she reached out on Facebook asking local businesses to offer their services over the weekend also.

So far, Lisa and her three sisters will enjoy a helicopter ride courtesy of Dermot Healy, a Jarvey ride with John Kearney to Ross Castle, free taxi service for the weekend from Killarney Hackney Cabs, hair and shellac nails by L&S Hair and Beauty, dinner for four on Friday night in Rozzers Restaurant, and carvery lunch in town on Sunday.

However, Ciara is now hoping that more businesses will come on board and offer a few more treats for the compassionate carer.

"I was so moved by Lisa Connolly's compassion towards Patrick, that I contacted her and invited herself and her family to join us for a weekend away," Ciara told the Killarney Advertiser.

"My mom passed away shortly before lockdown and my heart was breaking watching the programme. Also at the beginning of lockdown I joined a group on Facebook supporting nurses and there were nurses sleeping in their cars. I always wanted to do something for someone and felt this was it. Now herself and her three sisters are staying with us from August 14 for three nights. I put up a post on Facebook asking if any other businesses would like to offer them something and have received a good response but I feel a lot more businesses would probably like to get involved and perhaps didn’t see the post. My main concern is meals for them. I'm hoping a few might offer lunch or dinner and also if there's any company who'd like to offer their services to showcase Killarney to them."

Anyone who'd like to help can contact Ciara on 086 8121548 or info@killaranhousekillarney.com.

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Katie celebrates 20 years in business

If you enjoy what you do, sure it’s not work at all – and that has been the case for Katie Hickey who has been in business locally for two decades. For the past 20 years Katie has been successfully running Sheer Beauty which is now located at 1 Hogans Lane (Hillary’s Lane). 

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If you enjoy what you do, sure it’s not work at all – and that has been the case for Katie Hickey who has been in business locally for two decades.

For the past 20 years Katie has been successfully running Sheer Beauty which is now located at 1 Hogans Lane (Hillary’s Lane).



She said that it was a milestone she felt she may not reach on more than one occasion after coming through a pandemic, a recession, a re-location, and three maternity leaves.

However, she said that the loyalty of her clients over the years have given her great encouragement.

“Sincere thanks to my clients past and present who, without doubt, have been the reason I kept going,” Katie said.

Originally located in Fleming’s Lane for 19 years, Katie then re-located her business to Hogan’s Lane in Norma’s Flair for Hair.

“The beauty industry has evolved so drastically over the past 20 years. For me it is keeping things simple and enjoyable. Realising a client’s needs may not be the treatment itself but the time you give to them. Through the years you get to know your clients so well and some beautiful friendships have developed. I hope my clients have gained from me what I have from them. I have so many people I would like to thank and I will personally, but without doubt my husband Andrew and my family, 20 years in business would not have been achieved.

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She has remained loyal to the brands she has carried over the years including Lycon Waxing, Aviva Tanning, Shellac and Jessica Manicure and Pedicure.

“I was also delighted to bring on board the fabulous facial range that is Killarney Organic. Killarney has been incredibly kind to me. I’m so proud to be part of such a wonderful community. If the past 19 months have proved anything for business it is together we are stronger.”

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County Board open to GAA museum proposals

By Sean Moriarty The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county. There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county.

There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built in their home town.

Before he retired from politics in April, Michael Gleeson was campaigning to build a GAA and cultural museum on the grounds of Fitzgerald Stadium.

His campaign goes back several years before the recession set in, with a €0.5 million bridging loan secured from Croke Park along with funding from Fáilte Ireland. That funding was lost with the onset of the recession before 2010.

Tim Murphy, the outgoing chairman of the Kerry County Board, has confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that no approaches have been made to the County Board at executive level during his five year stint at the helm.

However, he said the Board would be open to such approaches provided there is sound financial planning behind the project in place.

“The first and most important aspect is the capital funding and my understanding is there needs to be Fáilte Ireland funding in place first,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “If it gets up and running, there needs to be very clear talks with all stakeholders so everyone knows each others expectations. A museum attracts footfall, but it costs a lot of money to run. We would offer an open door policy to all proposals but funding, first from a capital point of view and then from an operational point of view, will need to be in place.”

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