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Endangered birds the focus of information evening 

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By Michelle Crean

It'll be an evening with a difference tomorrow (Thursday) as the focus will be on bird box making, storytelling and fun at Killarney Men's Shed.

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Taking place from 7pm to 9.30pm, storyteller Sean O Laoghaire, members of Killarney Men’s Shed, Eleanor Turner, Biosphere Officer for the Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Luke Myers, Project Biodiversity Officer for the Kerry Eco-Social Farming EIP Project will all be in attendance.

The Kerry Eco-Social Farming Project is working with farms throughout Kerry to support and improve nature on the farm. Part of this work is to create and place bird boxes for several important bird species to encourage them to make their homes on farms in Kerry.

Killarney Men's Shed has been working with local communities to build and distribute bird and insect boxes to help protect the birds and pollinators.

The main aim of this event is education about birds, and how the everyday person can help within the Kerry Biosphere – whether that be through habitat management or nest box installation as numbers have been dropping in recent years.

"This year the Kerry Biosphere, with support from Creative Ireland and Kerry County Council Arts Office, is celebrating the 'Birds of the Kerry Biosphere' through a series of events and activities planned to encourage local communities to learn more about the birds that can be found in their gardens, and on their farms and what can be done to help them!" Eleanor Turner, from Kerry Biosphere, said.

All are welcome but booking is required. Tickets are available free of charge, visit www.kerrybiosphere.ie/news for info on booking your place.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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