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Frontline workers ask everyone to continue to show their support by staying apart

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Frontline workers across the region have extended a message of thanks to the people of Kerry for their continued support during the COVID-19 pandemic and ask that everyone Show Love by Staying Apart this Valentine’s Day.

 

The HSE, An Garda Síochána, and Kerry County Council have worked together since the start of the COVID-19 crisis to co-ordinate the community response, and this weekend are appealing to everyone to continue their efforts to stop the spread.

A video collage of frontline workers sharing the message #ShowLoveStayApartCork and #ShowLoveStayApartKerry can be seen here.

The frontline workers also ask the public to share their photos and messages of support on social media this weekend, again using the hashtags #ShowLoveStayApartCork and #ShowLoveStayApartKerry.

Representatives from each agency said that they appreciate the support of the people of Cork and Kerry, and the best way for everyone to demonstrate that support is by staying apart and following all public health advice.

“The rise in COVID-19 cases since December has put intolerable pressure on healthcare workers across Cork and Kerry,” Acting Director of Public Health for the region Dr Anne Sheahan said.

“We know how much respect the people of Cork and Kerry have for our amazing frontline healthcare workers. This Valentine’s weekend we’re asking you to show your support for them by following all the guidance when it comes to self-isolation and restricting your movements when necessary. If you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, or if you have symptoms, or if you have a positive test result, then you must self-isolate by staying in your room. We know that it is difficult, but it is the best way for you to support our healthcare heroes. And if there is a case of COVID-19 in your household, then everyone in the house must follow advice and stay at home for 14 days.”

Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor Scarteen emphasised the importance of wearing face coverings in the correct way.

“Face coverings have become something we are all used to wearing when required. But wearing them in the correct way – covering the nose and mouth – was never more important. I would encourage everyone to continue to wear face coverings as one of the most important ways in which we can continue to limit the spread of the coronavirus.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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