Connect with us

News

Kerry Airport to celebrate 50th anniversary

Published

on

&

 

Confirmation of seven routes for 2020, a new-look website and a charity partner to underline plans to reach out to communities more throughout the Kingdom are among Kerry Airport’s key plans as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Kerry Airport, which contributes approximately €9.5 million to the local economy each year, was officially opened on Saturday, August 30, 1969 by the then Minister for Transport and Power, Brian Lenihan TD - and 50 years on the vision of its founding fathers has been realised in the shape of a successful and respected international airport.

Half a century on from that historic occasion, modern passengers will be delighted to learn that Ryanair will continue to serve Kerry with flights to Berlin and Frankfurt Hahn in Germany, London Luton and Stansted in the UK and, to the delight of sun-seekers, Alicante and Faro in 2020.

“Over the next 12 months, as Kerry Airport celebrates its 50th anniversary, we will honour past accomplishments and ensure the airport’s continued success and contribution to the community of Kerry and the wider region,” CEO of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said.

Another key development moving forward, to the benefit of passengers travelling in and out of Kerry and the hospitality sector in the county, is the development of the new-look and easy to navigate airport website - www.kerryairport.ie.

Kerry Airport and Pieta House will team-up in the coming months to launch the 2020 Darkness Into Light Walks in Kerry as well as other events that will raise funds for and awareness of the great work being done by the volunteers and friends of Pieta.

Commenting on the partnership, Elaine Austin, CEO of Pieta House, said that they are very privileged to be part of Kerry Airport’s vision and next phase of growth to support people and communities in crisis – those at risk of suicide, engaging in self harm, or those bereaved by suicide to replace this with hope, self-care and acceptance.

"One in seven adults have experienced mental health issues in the last 12 months and it costs approximately €1,000 to bring one person through our services each year so community fundraising is vital to sustain the level of care needed," she said.

"Our annual ‘Darkness into Light’ events and current ‘FeelGood with Pieta’ campaign aims to raise vital funds for these services to make it easy for people to ask for and to get the help they need, to make a difference in their lives, to feel better. At its heart, Pieta is about working with people to lift levels of suicidal ideation, to help them bring hope back into their lives and to improve their levels of self-care, and support people and families that have been impacted by the loss of a loved one by suicide.”

 

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

Published

on

0212193_IMG2737.JPG

By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

Published

on

0212020_War_of_Independence_Commemoration.jpg

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending