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BINGO: Beaufort Defibrillator Group are planning a fundraising bingo night to maintain the area’s nine life-saving defibrillators. Pictured were: Norma McHugh, Susan English, Gemma Robins, Mary O'Connor and Miriam Malone.

Beaufort Defibrillator Group plans to hold a bingo night this April to raise vital funds to maintain the area’s nine life-saving defibrillators.

The bingo night, which is open to the whole community and beyond, will be held at Beaufort Community Centre, on Friday April 12, at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm and children are welcome to attend so feel free to bring all the family along for an entertaining evening.

Some great prizes will be up for grabs for calling a line or a full house, and there will also be a cash jackpot for a lucky winner.

Adult books are €10 each and children’s books will be available for €5 each.

Jackpot sheets are sold separately at €2 each. There will also be refreshments at the interval and a raffle.

Beaufort has nine life-saving defibrillators which can be found at, Beaufort Community Hall, Kate Kearney’s Cottage, Cronin’s Yard, Kilgobnet National School, Cullina National School, Lord Brandon’s Cottage, Curraghmore Black Valley (x2) and Kissane’s shop.

As well as having a great start to your weekend you’ll be supporting a life and death cause, Mary O’Connor, Chairperson of the group explained.

“Beaufort’s nine life-saving defibrillators need to be consistently funded to remain in reliable working order to help save anyone who goes into cardiac arrest,” she said.

“Think of them as insurance for yourself and your loved ones should the unthinkable ever happen.”

All funds made on the evening will go towards the running costs of Beaufort’s nine defibrillators, including batteries and electrode pads which need regular replacement, and the provision of CPR and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) training for the community and beyond.

 

For further information about the bingo night or to book your place on the next defibrillator training day please call Mary O’Connor on 0861992401.

 

 

 

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Promoting Killarney as a business and conference destination

Two prominent Killarney businesses were in Frankfurt this week to promote Ireland and Kerry as an ideal place to host business conferences. The Europe Hotel and Resort and Killarney Convention […]

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Two prominent Killarney businesses were in Frankfurt this week to promote Ireland and Kerry as an ideal place to host business conferences.

The Europe Hotel and Resort and Killarney Convention Centre attended IMEX Frankfurt 2024 in Germany this week to promote the island of Ireland for corporate meetings and incentive travel ~

Tourism Ireland – together with Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland, as part of the ‘Meet in Ireland’ team – is showcasing Ireland as a world-class Business Events destination to thousands of buyers who organise international meetings and incentive travel.

IMEX Frankfurt is one of the leading global exhibitions for Business Events i.e., the corporate meetings, events and incentive travel industry. Thirty-five tourism companies specialising in Business Events from around the island of Ireland – including The Europe Hotel & Resort and Killarney Convention Centre were on the ‘Meet in Ireland’ stand at IMEX.

Around 1,900 commercial meetings will be conducted with global meeting and incentive travel planners this week, which will, in turn, deliver Business Events for Ireland from around the world worth millions of euro in 2024 and beyond. Tourism Ireland’s goal is to enable thousands of commercial Business Events meetings this year – connecting our tourism partners from Ireland with overseas buyers to grow Business Events and support businesses across the island.
According to the latest CSO figures for overseas tourism, Ireland welcomed almost 1 million Business Tourists, for the 12 months from April 2023 to March 2024.

“IMEX Frankfurt is a key event in the industry calendar and an extremely important platform for us to promote the island of Ireland as a premier destination for Business Events. Business travel is high value and often midweek and off season by its nature, thereby aligning with Tourism Ireland’s strategy to grow overseas tourism revenue outside of the peak summer season,” said, Siobhan McManamy, Tourism Ireland’s Director of Markets, said:

“We are delighted to have 35 tourism companies from across the island of Ireland with us at this year’s IMEX Frankfurt. They’re engaging in almost 1,900 commercial meetings and showcasing the best of Ireland to influential meeting and incentive travel planners from around the world.”

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One way traffic system mooted for St Oliver’s National School

The Killarney Advertiser understands that a one-way traffic management system will be introduced at St Oliver’s National School. The plan remains subject to confirmation by Kerry County Council and other […]

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The Killarney Advertiser understands that a one-way traffic management system will be introduced at St Oliver’s National School.

The plan remains subject to confirmation by Kerry County Council and other statutory bodie. It is  understood that the system will be trialled at the beginning of the new school year in September.

The area is subject to serious traffic congestion during school drop-off and pick-up times every day.

Over 650 pupils and 80 staff attend the school every day. New housing developments in the area have added to traffic congestion.

Cllr Martin Grady has being pushing for enhanced road safety measures at the school since his co-option to the council in September 2023.

“The issue has worsened in recent years with Woodlawn, Rookery Road and Ballycasheen having more domestic property developments which brings with it more road activity,” Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I’ve seen first-hand several accidents occur when dropping and collecting my children from the school. It needs a safe solution by means of a drop off- pick up point or a traffic management system put in place.

“It is unfair on all stakeholders involved. I will keep working on this until results are achieved in the interest of everyone’s safety. “

The lack of urban school bus services, not just at St Oliver’s but at all schools is adding to Killarney’s traffic woes.

“I would like to see school bus services return for all students, in both urban and rural schools, this service was a massive loss, it would greatly reduce the volume of traffic on our roads and mitigate the risk of accidents and near misses,” added Cllr Grady.

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