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Fundraiser to remember Kilcummin GAA man

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CARD NIGHT: A card night will be held in the Klub Bar Kilcummin in memory of Dermot 'Brady' Moynihan on December 29. Pictured l-r were: Carmel O'Riordan, Kathleen Ryan, Tom 'Ulick' O'Sullivan, John O'Sullivan, with Alan and Louise Moynihan. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

By Michelle Crean

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Killcummin locals are planning an evening to remember one of their own – while also raising funds for charity.

On Sunday, December 29 family, friends and neighbours of the late Dermot Moynihan, Ballinamanagh, who died earlier this year, are planning a card evening in the Klub Bar at 4pm – with funds going to the oncology unit in University Hospital Kerry.

Dermot was a major part of Kilcummin GAA and is sorely missed, his friend Tom ‘Ulick’ O’Sullivan, who is organising the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Dermot was a big man in the club. He held many posts over the years, he was dedicated to the GAA.”

 

Not only was Dermot a family man he was also a GAA man, he added.

He was a member of the 1973 team that won the East Kerry Championship, O’Donoghue Cup, County Junior Championship and Division 2 league. He was secretary of the club in 1975, 1977, 1988 and 1989, field committee secretary 1980 to 1985 during the club’s first major development. He trained the U21s to win their first of the four-in-a-row East Kerry titles in 1996 and trained the senior team in 1995 and 1996.

He was the club’s delegate to the county board for 25 years only stepping down two years ago where by all accounts he was so respected that when Dermot spoke, everyone stopped and listened.

A Vice-President of both Kilcummin GAA Club and the East Kerry Board, at the time of his death, he also served a time as Vice chairman of the E.K.B.

“It’ll be a great day, we’ll have spot prizes as well. It’s €10 entry.”

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Relief as indoor dining finally resumes

By Michelle Crean After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in. Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday. According to the new […]

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By Michelle Crean

After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in.

Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday.

According to the new rules as set out by Fáilte Ireland and the Government, in order for customers to access indoor service, they must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months. Those who are not yet vaccinated can only be served outside.

A maximum of six people aged 13 and over are allowed per table and it’s advised that face coverings be worn when not at the table, there is no time limit, customers can only eat or drink at a table and not at the bar or counter, and one person must give their details for contract tracing purposes. Live music and dancing is not allowed.

The Killarney Advertiser spoke to a number of businesses this week and overall the feeling was relief that they can finally get back to normal service but the issue of staffing still remains.

Brian Murphy from Courtney’s Bar said he was feeling nervous.

“I’m feeling nervous as we don’t have enough staff,” he said. “It’s a Monday so hopefully we can cope. Things will settle down and we’ll find a level we are all happy with.”

At the Porterhouse Restaurant Lee O’Callaghan said “It’s great to be back open and have people coming into the restaurant”.

“Hopefully we have a long season after being closed for so long.”

Staff at Reidy’s, Ellen Shannon, Rory Carroll and Jack Sweeney, added that they’re delighted to return to indoor dining.

“Hopefully we get back to normal soon and to brighter days ahead.”

At Jimmy Brien’s Bar in Fair Hill, customers echoed the same sentiments about being finally open.

“We are delighted to be back,” Danjoe Aherne said.

“We appreciate everything Alan Breen has done for us. We’re glad to be back home again!” Charlie Buckingham said.

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Time to get your skates on!

By Sean Moriarty People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline. A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council. Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people […]

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By Sean Moriarty

People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline.

A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council.

Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people of the town to have their say.

It is proposed to build the park on land adjacent to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre with help and support from the KDYS.

“In 2017 a group of skateboard enthusiasts approached me, they had no designated safe area to enjoy their sport. Sport is vital for youths, stakeboarding increases metabolism, improves balance and enhances coordination use,” Cllr Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. I commend Kerry County Council, management, engineers and the planning team for getting the project to this stage, it’s now up to the people of Killarney to have their say. It’s vital positive submissions are lodged by Wednesday, August 25,”

Submissions can be lodged to the Playground Unit, Finance Dept, Kerry County Council.

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