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Fossa Active Retired receive funds for fun!

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By Michelle Crean

Members of Fossa Active Retired are currently enjoying getting back into the bowling spirit after receiving funding for new activity mats.

 

After months of lockdown for many of the group's over 70s, members are once again coming together to enjoy a game of bowls although in more restricted numbers with a high level of safety measures in place.

Every Thursday and Friday from 3pm to 5.30pm, they enjoy the social interaction of a game on the two new mats which were part funded by the Community Support Fund from Kerry County Council.

Costing over €1,200 each, the group were delighted to receive €750 towards their new purchase.

"Fossa Active Retirement Association would like to acknowledge receipt of financial support from Kerry County Council under the Community Support Fund which is really appreciated as it is a great help towards the purchase of two new indoor bowling mats," Secretary of Fossa Active Retirement, Brendan Lynch, told the Killarney Advertiser.

He explained that the group are lucky that it has the space in Fossa hall to be able to play bowling in a safe manner.

"Normally we have three mats but we're limiting ourselves to two mats, eight people per mat. The hall is spacious so we can socially distance in a safe manner. We're very lucky as our COVID officer has done a great job."

And he added that people are delighted to be back to a bit of activity and they're following all the guidelines by distancing and hand sanitising.

"It's a nice gentle activity, it's fun. For most of us we enjoy the camaraderie."

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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