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Credit where credit’s due as long serving staff members acknowledged

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By Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

Long standing staff members have clocked up over one hundred years of service between them.

FIVE YEARS: Celebrating five years of service at Killarney Credit Union is Noreen O'Sullivan (left) pictured with CEO Mark Murphy (centre) and Elma Culloty (right). Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

Killarney Credit Union' Karena McCarthy, Elaine O’Shea, Mairead Brosnan and Jennifer McCarthy celebrated 25 years of service last week.

The presentation was made in recognition of their service and dedication to Killarney Credit Union.

Karena began working in Killarney Credit Union in April 1997, Elaine in September 1997 whilst Mairead and Jennifer both began in October 1996. Karena is Marketing and Business Development in Killarney Credit Union, Elaine works in Credit Control and Mairead and Jennifer are both Loan Officers/Member Services Officers.

John Casey, Loans Officer/Member Services Officer in the Cahersiveen branch has 20 years' service, was also acknowledged.

Emma Looney, currently on maternity leave, was acknowledged for 10 years service. Emma works in Member Services and Accounts. Lastly Operations Manager Elma Culloty and Noreen O’Sullivan, Loan Officer, were both recognised for five years service.

Killarney CU CEO, Mark Murphy, thanked and praised all for their dedication, work ethic and professionalism.

“Each and everyone of these staff have become an invaluable asset to the team and the credit union,” he said.

“They are widely known and respected by our many members and their dedication to the members is exemplary. It is not often we get to say thank you and we were delighted with the opportunity to say a huge thank you through these staff recognition awards."

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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