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By Michelle Crean

Getting up close and finding out about the detailed work Conservation Rangers do will soon literally be in your hands!

WILDLIFE UPDATES: Sam Bayley Killarney National Park and Wildlife Conservation Ranger will be providing information and regular video features on his work. He is pictured with Conservation Ranger Mary Sheehan. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

WILDLIFE UPDATES: Sam Bayley Killarney National Park and Wildlife Conservation Ranger will be providing information and regular video features on his work. He is pictured with Ecologist Orla Van Der Noll. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

WILDLIFE UPDATES: Sam Bayley Killarney National Park and Wildlife Conservation Ranger will be providing information and regular video features on his work. He is pictured with Ecologist Orla Van Der Noll. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

Conservation Ranger Mary Sheehan. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

WILDLIFE UPDATES: Sam Bayley Killarney National Park and Wildlife Conservation Ranger will be providing information and regular video features on his work. He is pictured with Ecologist Orla Van Der Noll. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

WILDLIFE UPDATES: Sam Bayley Killarney National Park and Wildlife Conservation Ranger will be providing information and regular video features on his work. He is pictured with Ecologist Orla Van Der Noll. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

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Photo of Chiffchaff. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

A glimpse of the work being done in the Killarney National Park will be made available online as Sam Bayley will be providing information and regular video features on his work as a Conservation Ranger.

One of the main roles of the Ranger is to monitor the wildlife within the Killarney National Park.

Sam’s particular focus is birds.

Some of this is through observation and other methods such as bird ringing, which requires lots of training and licensing in the use of nets to catch the birds and ensuring their welfare.

“Bird ringing helps us to study particular individuals within the population, so we can learn about their movements, habitats and how long they live for," Sam said.

"A series of measurements such as wing length, weight, ageing and sexing are key factors for us to record.”

Updates can be found on the Killarney National Park Facebook page: www.facebook.com/killarneynationalpark.

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Massive increase in numbers using local bus services

Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin. This is the highest […]

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Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin.

This is the highest increase nationally and is due to the investment by the Department of Transport during this government term.

“This service was lacking in former times, especially in rural areas and is a welcome addition to the countryside and villages of Kerry.’ says Green Party Candidate for Killarney,” said Griffin.

“While in the past, a taxi was the only option for those not cycling or driving. Now a service to Killarney is available every Friday morning from my townland of Barleymount. This is just one example of the network of bus routes criss-crossing the county thanks to local link.”

“This project is a notable success as the figures show. Investment in public transport helps alleviate congestion, increases community cohesion and reduces rural isolation. This is all welcome news for the locality,”

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Two weeks to go to Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’There is less than two weeks to show time for the cast of Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’

Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena. The launch was […]

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Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena.

The launch was followed by a full rehearsal and director Oliver Hurley was also there to lend a hand.

“We were delighted to introduce our lead characters to you. We had Abbey Theatre players Brigid Delia and Michael, who are the narrators throughout the musical drama. Eamonn De Valera , Harry Boland, Joe Emmett, Arthur Griffith, Cathal Brugha, volunteers and of course the beautiful Kitty Kieran were in full costume,” said KMS PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

“Mother Ireland and her five graceful dancers were fabulous. Our director and choreographer Oliver, our musical director Michael Young and the full cast of 64 were there. The singing was powerful. The music in ‘Michael Collins – A Musical Drama’ is distinctly Irish. People will definitely enjoy it.”

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Get your tickets in the INEC box office, online at universe.com or at the pop-up ticket office in the Laurel’s Pub, Market Cross from 12 pm to 4 pm between February 29 and March 2.

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