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Four-day national orienteering championships hailed a success

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by Sean Moriarty

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ALL AGE GROUPS: A young competitor in the ancient woodlands of Killarney Demesne Killarney National Park.

AWAKE: A competitor passes by the site of Cloch Mochuda where Bro. Mochuda of Innisfallen Island fell asleep for 200 years.

MAP CHECK: A competitor in the ancient woodlands of Killarney Demesne during the Irish Orienteering Championships last weekend.

MAPS: Over 500 people took part in the four-day event.

NAVIGATION: Ivan Vasilkov finds his way through Killarney National Park during the Irish Orienteering Championships last weekend.

PARK RUN: Michael O'Brien in action during the Irish Orienteering Championships.

RUNNING FREE: Aine Rickard was one of 500 athletes competing in the event organised by Kerry Orienteering Club.

RUNNING: Patrick Ryan was among the 500 athletes who competed in the championships organised by Kerry Orienteering Club.

SEARCHING: A competitor deep in the woods of Killarney National Park during the Irish Orienteering Championships.

Photos: Valerie O’Sullivan

Organisers of the Irish Orienteering Championships which took place last weekend have praised Killarney which hosted the four-day event.

Over 500 athletes competed in the championships which were organised by Orienteering Ireland and facilitated by Kerry Orienteering Club. The event started with a sprint race in Muckross House Estate on Friday. Saturday’s action took place near Cappanalea on the shores of Caragh Lake. Sunday the competitors visited Crohane Lake near Kilgarvan for their classic event. The action concluded on Monday with a relay race on the grounds of Knockreer House. Registration and prizegiving took place at the ANAM Arts Centre on East Avenue and the same venue hosted Orienteering Ireland’s AGM on Saturday. Following the events the organisers contacted Mayor Marie Moloney to praise the facilities on offer in Killarney. “The AGM was followed by an Irish music session and a demonstration of Irish dancing which was held both within the centre and outside,” Mayor Moloney said. “On Sunday, Dr. Una May, Chief Executive Officer of Sport Ireland, addressed the association. “Since this event, the organisers have contacted Killarney Municipal District to express their delight with how this event went and to compliment the functionality of the ANAM Centre.”

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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