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Kilgarvan roads damaged due to flooding

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Mayor of Kerry Patrick O'Connor-Scarteen has called on Kerry County Council to apply for emergency funding to resurface roads damaged due to flooding.

On Saturday he visited various locations around Kilgarvan including, Top of Coom, Incheese, Gortlahard and Coomolougha and the R569 Kilgarvan to Loo Bridge Road which were badly damaged due to torrential rain making some of them unpassable.

"Firstly, I wish to thank KCC outdoor staff for going above and beyond in assisting getting roads damaged passable for motorists," he said. "Unfortunately the road below at Coomolougha is still unpassable due to severe damage to the bridge. I have called upon KCC to apply for emergency funding to resurface these roads and to repair the bridge at Coomolough."

He said that it is essential for local residents and land owners that they can get too and from their properties safely.

Many visitors and tourists also use these roads and private landholdings were also damaged.

"Unfortunately we are seeing more and more extreme weather events and it is essential that we do all that we can to ensure people and their properties are safe."

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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