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Glenflesk is perfectly pitched for politicians’ battle

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IT’S rare that politicians get the chance to do battle in the great outdoors but that’s just what’s about to happen in Glenflesk this weekend.

See which public representative has what it takes when it comes to showing sporting prowess in a three-legged race and a wheelbarrow challenge as MEP Sean Kelly along with TDs and senators go head-to-head this Sunday, August 13.

The fun is all part of GlenFest – a daylong celebration to mark 40 years of Glenflesk GAA Club’s pitch.

This will be the last great sporting event to be held on Glenflesk’s 40-year-old GAA pitch, said Derry Healy, club chairman.

GlenFest is being organised to mark the end of the current pitch in Glenflesk which his about to be dug up and redeveloped for future generations.

“The pitch represents much more than the GAA club’s focal point – it also stores a wealth of treasured memories and local history,” said Derry.

Throw-in for the free day of entertainment is at 2pm when open-air Mass will be celebrated on the field with many former priests of the parish and former club chairpersons in attendance.

“It’s a way of saying ‘thank you’ to so many people who have got us to where we are today. I’m sure there will be mixed feelings as we say goodbye to one chapter and look forward to the next with great enthusiasm,” Derry added.

Entertainment will include movies in the local hall, with a movie for teenagers being chosen by an online vote.

The premiere of the official DVD of the hit drama ‘Patrick’ – filmed live at the INEC and featuring numerous local performers – will be at 8pm.
 


 
Above: Deputy Michael Healy-Rae, James Furlong, Derry Healy, Deputy John Brassil, Michelle Morris, Deputy Danny Healy-Rae, Marie O'Connor, Peggy Horan, MEP Sean Kelly and Danielle Favier. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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Ballycasheen junction to get upgraded this year.

A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year. Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction. “Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which […]

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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