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ELECTION €200,000 funding to repair and upgrade the Jarvey Lane

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A total of €200,000 is to be spent to repair and upgrade the Jarvey Lane which runs between Killarney town and the main entrance of Killarney National Park.

The 1 km shared pedestrian/cyclist surface has been allocated funding under Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure.
Minister for Education and Kerry T.D. Norma Foley has welcomed confirmation of over €1 million in funding for several outdoor recreation projects in Kerry including the Jarvey Lane.
The investment, under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme will be key to enhancing forest walks, cycleways, rivers, lakes and beaches across the county.
It will also provide a boost to the local economy by attracting more visitors to our rural communities.
Minister Foley said that the facilities and amenities that the Government are providing funding for under this scheme are making a real difference in communities right across Kerry.
“This announcement will hugely benefit the health and well-being of people of all ages and is so important in terms of attracting visitors to our towns and villages.
These amenities are here for us all to enjoy,” Minister Foley said.
The funding includes:
€445,140 Construction of a 1.5km extension to the Kilderry Wood Walk in Milltown in mid-Kerry, creating a looped countryside amenity walk of
€200,000 to further extend the Ballyseedy Wood Amenity Trail
€200,000 to repair and upgrade the Jarvey Lane.
€198,000 for recreational support facilities at three Blue Flag Beaches: Ballinskelligs, Banna and Rossbeigh. This includes cycle stands, seating and picnic areas, drinking fountains, shower areas and lifeguard facilities.

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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