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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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Local soprano releases new single

Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single. Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday. ‘Before […]

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Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single.

Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday.

‘Before You Leave Me’ has a Jazz influence. Mary has been writing her own songs since March this year covering several different genres.

“Tony O’Flaherty of Sonas Studios has brought my songs to life and I am delighted with the production on the songs,” Mary told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Fun Urban Orienteering event coming to Killarney town

The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30. Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in […]

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The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30.

Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has funded multiple flagship as well as local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships, including this ‘Family Street Orienteering Kerry’ event.

“This free event looks to offer everyone an opportunity the get out and be active and maybe try something new,” Gearóid O Doherty, the Coordinator of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership said. 

“Urban Orienteering is an activity that you can do on your own or with your family and friends. You get to challenge yourself a little and still go at a pace that suits you – and what a beautiful location to do it all in, Killarney town!

“With many people possibly new to the Kerry region, be that through work, college or otherwise, this is an ideal way to get involved in the community and explore the streets and lanes of Killarney in a fun and active way.”

The Kerry Orienteers Club have designed the courses for this event and are looking forward to the excitement of it all and helping those new to the sport to continue taking part in the months and years that follow.

“We know that, for a lot of people, this will be their first time trying orienteering, but they can rest assured, as we will be there to talk them through it and help them out if needed,” Brendan O’Brien from Kerry Orienteers said.

“If it is something they want to try again, we can signpost them to other events, both locally here in Kerry and indeed nationally. Orienteering is a fantastic sport that allows you to build your skills and confidence, with all events having a variety of routes to cater for all levels.”

To cater for physical distancing and government guidelines, there are several staggered start times for participants to choose from, beginning at 6pm and the last group heading off at 7.30pm. With free t-shirts for all who sign up and additional workshops onsite, from the likes of Leave No Trace Ireland, it is sure to be a fun and vibrant evening, all stemming from the start point at ANAM – Killarney’s Arts and Culture Centre.

Places are limited for this event. Free online registration is available and those looking to attend are encouraged to book their place early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, you can visit any of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership social media accounts or go to www.sportireland.ie.

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