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€30,000 prize bonanza for Killarney Credit Union members

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NEW CAR: Susan O'Sullivan, Woodlawn, Killarney, who won a brand new car in the Killarney Credit Union Members’ Draw, pictured with Padraig Dineen (Dineen O'Donoghue Motors) and Mark Murphy (CEO, Killarney Credit Union). Photo: Eamonn Keogh

 

 

Susan O’Sullivan from Woodlawn Killarney got a great surprise this week when she received a call to find out she had won a brand new Mitsubishi Space Star in the Killarney Credit Union Members’ Draw.

Susan picked up the keys of her new car from Karena McCarthy, Marketing Officer at a prize giving ceremony at the credit union on Friday, January 24.

“We currently have just over 2,200 members in the draw which is held twice a year,” Karena McCarthy, Killarney Credit Union Marketing Officer, said.

“Our prizes include a new car and cash ranging from €250 to €5,000 cash. Our next draw will take place in July 2020.”

Members can apply for the Members’ Draw at any of the branches or download an application form online www.killarneycu.ie. €12 will be taken from the members’ account twice a year as an entry fee for the draw.

The 14 cash prize winners were; Donie O’Doherty, Lillian McCrae, Geraldine Gleeson, James Daly, Kathleen Coen, Barry Kelleher, Carmel Cahill, Thomas Lynch, Denis Doona, Eileen O’Callaghan, Donal O’Riordan, Paul O’Rourke, Noreen Murphy, and Ann Murphy.

The draw was adjudicated by solicitor Eoin Brosnan and KCU Risk and Compliance Manager Shane Foley in the credit union offices on Monday, January 15.

“The draw is limited to members of Killarney Credit Union and anyone over the age of 18 can apply to join, so for €2 a month, you can be entered into the draw. We would encourage members to sign up if they haven’t already, as the saying goes, if you’re not in, you can’t win,” Karena added.

 

[caption id="attachment_30002" align="alignleft" width="1024"] WINNERS: Susan O'Sullivan, Woodlawn, Killarney won a brand new Mitsubishi in the Killarney Credit Union Members' Draw. Seated from left are: Mark Murphy (CEO, Killarney Credit Union), Grace McCrae, Susan O'Sullivan, Noreen Murphy, Kathleen Coen. Standing from left are: Denis Doona, Eileen O'Callaghan, Barry Kelliher and Karena McCarthy (Killarney Credit Union Marketing Officer). Photo: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

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Relief as indoor dining finally resumes

By Michelle Crean After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in. Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday. According to the new […]

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By Michelle Crean

After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in.

Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday.

According to the new rules as set out by Fáilte Ireland and the Government, in order for customers to access indoor service, they must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months. Those who are not yet vaccinated can only be served outside.

A maximum of six people aged 13 and over are allowed per table and it’s advised that face coverings be worn when not at the table, there is no time limit, customers can only eat or drink at a table and not at the bar or counter, and one person must give their details for contract tracing purposes. Live music and dancing is not allowed.

The Killarney Advertiser spoke to a number of businesses this week and overall the feeling was relief that they can finally get back to normal service but the issue of staffing still remains.

Brian Murphy from Courtney’s Bar said he was feeling nervous.

“I’m feeling nervous as we don’t have enough staff,” he said. “It’s a Monday so hopefully we can cope. Things will settle down and we’ll find a level we are all happy with.”

At the Porterhouse Restaurant Lee O’Callaghan said “It’s great to be back open and have people coming into the restaurant”.

“Hopefully we have a long season after being closed for so long.”

Staff at Reidy’s, Ellen Shannon, Rory Carroll and Jack Sweeney, added that they’re delighted to return to indoor dining.

“Hopefully we get back to normal soon and to brighter days ahead.”

At Jimmy Brien’s Bar in Fair Hill, customers echoed the same sentiments about being finally open.

“We are delighted to be back,” Danjoe Aherne said.

“We appreciate everything Alan Breen has done for us. We’re glad to be back home again!” Charlie Buckingham said.

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Time to get your skates on!

By Sean Moriarty People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline. A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council. Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people […]

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By Sean Moriarty

People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline.

A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council.

Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people of the town to have their say.

It is proposed to build the park on land adjacent to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre with help and support from the KDYS.

“In 2017 a group of skateboard enthusiasts approached me, they had no designated safe area to enjoy their sport. Sport is vital for youths, stakeboarding increases metabolism, improves balance and enhances coordination use,” Cllr Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. I commend Kerry County Council, management, engineers and the planning team for getting the project to this stage, it’s now up to the people of Killarney to have their say. It’s vital positive submissions are lodged by Wednesday, August 25,”

Submissions can be lodged to the Playground Unit, Finance Dept, Kerry County Council.

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