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Feedback is that Killarney is ‘playing a blinder’ says Chamber

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Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce has issued a message of thanks and appreciation to business owners, their staff, the people of the town and visitors to the area for adhering to restrictions introduced as part of Government and Health Service Executive guidelines during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Killarney has been extremely busy in recent weeks with thousands of people heeding advice to holiday at home instead of travelling overseas and, as a result, the town has enhanced its reputation as Ireland’s premier visitor destination.

With a few short weeks to go before the schools and colleges are scheduled to reopen, Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce has asked everybody to continue to behave in a responsible manner in terms of implementing COVID-19 restrictions and to make one final push to ensure everybody can finish the holiday season in a safe manner.

“Our thoughts are very much with the businesses and the people of Kildare, Offaly and Laois who have had to reintroduce restrictions,” Chamber President, Paul Sherry, said.

“It just goes to show other locations, like Killarney, how fortunate we are and we would like to thank everybody – people of all ages – for being so responsible and for closely following recommended public health guidelines.”

The Chamber has encouraged everybody to make one final push to ensure everybody’s safety, and Mr Sherry asked all businesses to keep the momentum going and to continue to enforce social distancing, face covering and other public health guidelines as recommended by the authorities.

“The feedback we are getting is that Killarney is playing a blinder and that visitors have been hugely impressed by the standards businesses have introduced and the measures they have taken to keep everybody safe. A few weeks from now, when the holiday season winds down, we will all be doing our best to adjust to what is being described as a new normal and, hopefully, we can continue to reflect on a job well done in ensuring everybody was kept as safe as possible when they were in our company.”

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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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