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Council launches ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’ campaign

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KERRY CYCLING: Pictured at the launch of the ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’ were: John Murray (LGKC Project Manager), Cora Carrigg (Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership), Brian Neenan, Tara Silva and her Mum Claire Neenan, Dave Elton (Chain Gang Cycling Club) and Avril Hewitt (Chain Gang Cycling Club). Photo: Domnick Walsh

 

 

As part of the national campaign aimed at promoting activity, mental well-being and staying connected during the COVID-19, Kerry County Council has launched ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’.

 

This announcement sees this initiative being rolled out over the coming weeks, commencing Friday, July 3 and will run until Sunday, August 16.  Previous campaign elements included the ‘Kerry Step Challenge’ and the ‘In the Bag’ initiative.

 

The #inthistogetherkerry campaign is building on the concept of doing something that makes people feel a little healthier and a little happier during current times. Therefore, Kerry County Council, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership/Sport Ireland and the Chain Gang Cycling Club have developed a unique and enjoyable programme of simple cycling themed activities, which are suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

 

The ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’ initiative involves a six-week programme comprising of six fun themed activities, based on the humble bicycle. The weekly activities will include Week One; cycling solo or with a friend to the shop or perhaps meet for an outdoor cuppa, Week Two; a family cycle, Week Three; a cycle to a historical monument or a Wild Atlantic Way sign, Week Four; a cycle wearing ones’ favourite club or county colours, Week Five; a cycle to the water’s edge wrapping up the six weeks by cycling a marathon (42.1km) over seven days during the final week!

One will have lots of fun completing these manageable challenges and activities and possibly meet and greet other cyclists and neighbours along the journey throughout ones’ locality. Its envisaged that individuals and family members will exercise personal responsibility over the six-week timeframe, bearing in mind the themed cycles are to be completed within the current HSE and recommended travel guidelines.

To get involved, all sign up all details are on the sports partnership website www.kerryrecreationandsports.ie via Eventbrite and why not follow us on Facebook.

In This Together Kerry’ is spearheaded by a group comprising Kerry County Council’s Community Department, the Kerry Public Participation Network, the Kerry Age Friendly Programme, Healthy Kerry, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, Kerry Library, Kerry County Museum and the Kerry Arts Programme.

 

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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