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Kerry to roll out the red carpet for Féile Peil na nÓg

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Kerry FŽeile Peil na nOg and FŽeile na nGael participant Amy O'Sullivan being presented with a commemorative jersey by John West ambassadors Philly McMahon, left, and Danny Sutcliffe and Edwina Keane, Kilkenny camogie player, at the John West FŽile National Skills Star Challenge 2016, at the in the National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin. PICTURE: PAUL MOHAN/SPORTSFILE

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KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL has joined forces with sports enthusiasts across the county to issue a warm welcome to the estimated 70,000 people who will visit Kerry and neighbouring counties over the course of the annual Féile Peil na nÓg, which takes place next weekend, from June 24 to 26.

The elected members of Kerry County Council recently announced funding under the Community Support Fund towards the hosting of the event which will see 125 GAA clubs – most of them in Kerry – hosting clubs from around the country for the annual underage football tournament.

The cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Pat McCarthy, extended a warm welcome to all the teams who will participate.

“With almost 70,000 people expected at almost 700 matches around the county and in Cork and Limerick, this is an enormous sporting event. Kerry GAA clubs have been working hard to prepare for the Féile and I wish it every success,” he said.

In addition to the allocation towards Féile Peil na nÓg, Kerry County Council has also provided support to over 60 community, sport and physical activity projects under this year’s Community Support Fund.

Niamh O’Sullivan, head of the community department at Kerry County Council, confirmed that councillors approved over €50,000 under this year’s Community Support Fund to support projects that focus on increasing participation in sport and physical activity.


Kerry Féile Peil na nÓg and Féile na nGael participant Amy O’Sullivan being presented with a commemorative jersey by John West ambassadors Philly McMahon, left, and Danny Sutcliffe and Edwina Keane, Kilkenny camogie player, at the John West Féile National Skills Star Challenge 2016, at the National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin.
PICTURE: PAUL MOHAN/SPORTSFILE

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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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