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Home town praise as Moira Murrell appointed CEO of Cork County Council

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The legacy that Moira Murrell has left in her home town has been acknowledge by Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce following her appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of Cork County Council.

In her 10 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Kerry County Council, the Killarney woman secured several key projects for the county and her home town.

The Chamber said when Ms Murrell first took up office in Kerry, she met with Tidy Towns representatives from Killarney who expressed concerns about the under-resourcing of local projects and she was good to her word when promising that the matter would be rectified.

The Killarney business representative organisation acknowledged that Ms Murrell’s great legacy in Kerry will be the fantastic progress that has been made with the provision of greenways which will attract significantly more visitors and create wonderful additional amenities for locals.

“As a Killarney woman, she can be very proud of the progress made with several local projects, including the enhancement of Muckross Road, the finalising of plans for the development of Áras Phadraig, securing URDL funding for key infrastructure developments, the advancement of plans for the Dinis-Torc walkway and cycle path and the planned college development at the former Pretty Polly site,” said Chamber Co-Presidents, Johnny McGuire and Pádraig Treacy a joint-statement.

“Killarney is very grateful to Moira Murrell for all she has done for her home tand for the county and we wish her every success in her new role. Cork, going forward, is certainly in a very safe pair of hands.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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