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Digital orienteering experience a huge Christmas hit

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Men, women and children are wandering around Killarney like never before as part of a very exciting virtual Christmas treasure trail which is greatly enhancing the fun of the season of goodwill.

Wanderful Christmas is a digital orienteering experience for families who are invited to follow the map and scan the special markers placed around the town and in the National Park to meet hidden virtual Christmas characters.

Those that unlock all the characters receive a sought-after 'Wanderful' certificate and the whole aim of the initiative, promoted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, is to use technology to get children outdoors and more active.

This is Wanderful’s second collaboration with the National Parks as, earlier this year, they lined up to launch Ciar’s Quest in Ross Island, enticing almost one thousand families to meet and learn about the hidden wildlife of the park.

The Wanderful team is once again delighted to partner with the NPWS and Christmas in Killarney to encourage families to get active and enjoy Killarney town and the 26,000-acre National Park during the festive season.

The trail has been a huge hit with families so far with hundreds of downloads already and the activity will be available at wanderful.ie/christmas right through the school holidays as part of the Christmas in Killarney Festival.

This is a free, daytime, family fun event with parental supervision required. The trail starts at the ANAM Cultural Centre on East Avenue Road and loops through the National Park and Killarney town.

It involves a 2.7km buggy-friendly walk and the App monitors players’ progress so they can do the trail all in one go or come back again and again to complete the route.

The Christmas in Killarney festival is run by Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and is supported by Kerry County Council and Fáilte Ireland.

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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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