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Deer cull underway in National Park

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By Sean Moriarty

 

Public access will be restricted in certain parts of Killarney National Park on March 4 and March 11 to allow deer culling.

The National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) will be carrying out a limited, day-time cull of deer in the vicinity of Knockreer Park.

As part of this exercise it will be necessary to temporarily restrict public access to certain areas of the Park between 6.30am and 11.30am on each of these days.

Knockreer Demesne, Knockreer, Reen, Prospect, Ballydowney and Belleview will be closed to all public access during these operations.

“For reasons of public safety, it is important that there is no pedestrian, cyclist, vehicular or horse-drawn carriage access to these sites and we ask that members of the public heed all warnings signs,” a spokesperson for the NPWS said.

The first cull carried out by NPWS rangers took place on Wednesday of this week.

“On an on-going basis, as part of its regular management operations, the NPWS carries out highly managed culls of deer within the National Park when required. In addition to regular population management, this particular cull is being carried during day-light hours to facilitate some further investigation into incidence of copper deficiency in the herd,” added the spokesperson.

Killarney enjoys a love-hate relationship with Ireland’s oldest mammal.

Deer are an important part of the tourist experience but growing numbers have led to calls for culls as deer frequently wander into the town centre and they have been blamed for several road traffic accidents – some fatal – in recent years.

The local deer population is estimated to be in the region of 1,500, including 1000 red deer and a further 500 sika.

 

 

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Maine Valley Golf Club raises €13,050

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Maine Valley Members Golf Club hosted a Comfort for Chemo Golf Fundraiser in memory of Kathy Scannell. The fundraiser was a great success raising €13,050. Clonkeen Forestry Services sponsored the event, and a cheque  was presented to Mary Fitzgerald, Paul McCarthy and Mary Horgan on behalf of Comfort for Chemo.

Maine Valley Members Golf Club and Clonkeen Forestry services would like to thank all those who sponsored T-boxes, golf teams, and those who purchased tickets for the event. They would also like to thank Tom Barry from Killarney Printing for all the print works.

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Dóchas Drama Group’s series of short plays  is go!

The Dóchas Drama Group will run a series of short plays at the Muckross Schoolhouse from December 5 to 7. The group’s annual performance has been switched to the Muckross […]

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The Dóchas Drama Group will run a series of short plays at the Muckross Schoolhouse from December 5 to 7.

The group’s annual performance has been switched to the Muckross venue as its traditional base – the ballroom in the Killarney Avenue Hotel is being refurbished.

“If you are fed up with the incessant rain and constant bad news. Do you need a break? Are tired of listening to advice about your Christmas cake recipe? There is a perfect solution,” said the group’s Liz Ryan.

“We will present six short plays and some of the questions you may ask yourself are: 

“Why is Jane suddenly so honest?

“What did happen on December 9. Will Tiffany be promoted? Will Mags eventually find love?

“Can lost love be re-kindled? What do grandparents get up to when they’re babysitting?

For answers to these questions and more, come along to Muckross Schoolhouse on December 5, 6 and 7.”

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