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Great quack promised in Currow this Sunday

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By Con Dennehy

There will be "great quack" in Currow this weekend when the East Kerry village hosts a Vintage Show and Duck Race promoted by the Currow Rural Development Association.

Taking place at Dicksgrove Creamery on the banks of the Brown Flesk River on Sunday at 12.30pm, the event doubles up as a Community Fun Day and a fundraiser for the Development Association to continue their ongoing work to enhance the amenities in the community and the restoration of the local lake.

This is the third Community Fun Day hosted by the Development Association following on from the phenomenal success of Christmas in Currow and the Easter Egg Hunt which attracted people from all over Kerry.

“We will have more than 60 vintage tractors taking part in the fun day in addition to a steam engine and a working thresher," Damien Boyle, chairman of the Currow Rural Development Association, said.

"The day is all about participation and we will have lots of kid’s activities including face painting, a balloon artist, mini tractor races which are expected to be "wheely" great, a food truck and lots more attractions including Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse all the way from Disneyland in Paris.”

The highlight of the day will be a Duck Race on the Brown Flesk where 150 life sized plastic ducks will be released and they will race over a 300-metre course.

“This is the first time since the 1980s that a Duck Race has taken place in Currow. Back then local community activists Nora Doyle and Gerard O’Sullivan along with a team of eight volunteers hosted a number of Duck Races to fund the St Patrick's Day Parades and the restoration of the Old Killeentierna Graveyard. So this year we are using the original ducks. It’s a fundraiser to assist with the €5,000 development of the lake and people can sponsor a duck for just €5 and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes,” added Mr Boyle.

Work on cleaning and development of Currow Lake is due to commence later this year and will be a focal point in the community when work is completed and will complement the recently developed Community Garden in the village.

Parking for Sunday’s event will be in the centre of Currow village with the creamery located just 150 metres away.

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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