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€40k funding to enhance Killarney town

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By Michelle Crean

Killarney town has received €40,000 through the Town & Village Renewal Scheme. The funding, welcomed by Cllr Michael Gleeson, has been approved to 'Develop the Killarney town story through ‘place making’ and making Killarney an inviting place to live'.

Minister Heather Humphries TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, announced the towns and villages that were successful under the 2020 Town & Village Renewal Scheme - Accelerated Measure Round 3 and the Accelerated Measure Round 3 – Large Towns.

In total Kerry received €114,350.00 with Tralee receiving €40,000 for 'Shopfront enhancement scheme', Sneem €39,600 for 'Improved access to riverside recreation area', Ballybunion/Ballyheigue €24,750 for the 'Installation of bicycle infrastructure across both towns', Ardfert received €25,000 for 'Community Recreational spaces' while €25,000 was allocated to Inch for 'Picnic recreational area at Inch Beach'.

"At this difficult time in the country it is very gratifying to get €40,000 from the Minister to enhance Killarney and make an even better place in which to live," Cllr Michael Gleeson told the Killarney Advertiser.

"It would be most welcome if some could be used to provide further bicycle parking stands as these are a vital part of promoting Killarney as a cycling destination for all, locals and visitors. There will inevitably be greater emphasis on promoting holidaying at home from now on and Killarney must be ready to offer the very best facilities to people. Having cycle parking locations allows Killarney look for the money to develop new and safe cycle lanes in and around the town."

 

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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