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Fans advised to arrive early for today’s Kerry v Mayo game

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Gardai in Killarney will be operating an extensive security and traffic management plan today to ensure the safety of visiting fans from both sides.

Gardai anticipate that the majority of the traffic will arrive from the Tralee side, as Mayo supporters will use the western corridor via Limerick to arrive in Killarney.

Car parking facilities will be available near the rugby pitch on the northern side of the by-pass road.

“The preferred route for Mayo fans will be via Limerick and our traffic management plan has taken that in to account, both before the game and for the exits post-match,” sergeant Dermot O’Connell told the Killarney Advertiser. “We ask all people arriving from the Tralee side to head for the by-pass where there will be plenty of parking in the rugby grounds and stewards there to direct them.”

With over 30,000 ticketed fans, and countless without tickets, the Gardai are advising people to arrive early.

“Get into the stadium early,” added sergeant O’Connell. “There will be plenty of entertainment laid on by the GAA inside in the grounds.”

Security will be tight on all approach streets to the stadium with areas cordoned off at the Lewis Road and Rock Road access roads.

These roads will be closed to traffic and local residents will have to show their driving licences to gain access to local streets. In addition the Lewis Road will be used an evacuation route for emergency services and will be closed to traffic from 10am.

“People are advised not to bring bottles or umbrellas or anything that could be considered a weapon near the ground,” added O’Connell. “We will be confiscating such items.”

Disabled fans will be able to access specific parking at the Dalton’s Avenue entrance to the stadium.

 

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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By Sean Moriarty

HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

“Topics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,” said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

“We welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.”

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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