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Killarney Advertiser welcomes Chris Davies to the team

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This week the Killarney Advertiser welcomed Business Development professional Chris Davies to their growing team.

 

The Killarney native, who is well connected in town, has plenty of experience of developing and executing successful sales and marketing strategies.

After graduating from Cork Institute of Technology with a degree in Business and Information Systems, Chris moved to Dublin to further his career. There he worked with Group GTI and gradireland, the number one graduate careers publishing company in Ireland and the UK.

For the past two years Chris was the Business Development Manager for Gamma Location Intelligence, a leading provider of Geographical Information Systems in Ireland. Chris recently moved home to Killarney to be closer to family and is the latest addition to the Killarney Advertiser Team, taking up the role of Business Development Manager.

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Chris believes in building strong mutual relationships with clients.

“The key to success in any business environment is a strong work ethic and the ability to truly listen and understand a client’s pain, and then working hard to address their issues the best way you know how."

Chris is also working towards a postgrad degree in digital marketing and has a great understanding of both online and offline advertising. When Chris isn’t working or studying you will find him playing football with the Killarney Legion or enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.

“I am delighted to be joining the Killarney Advertiser. Just this week the Chamber of Commerce released a survey that shows what most locals already know, the Advertiser is the the go-to publication for people looking to know what’s going on in Killarney. The Advertiser brand is synonymous with the town and to be a part of a business with such a great reputation and tradition in Killarney is very exciting. The editorial, design and sports departments in the Killarney Advertiser are second to none and we have some fantastic new media products in the pipeline for 2021. I have spent almost all of my time this week on the phone, talking to local business about the challenges they are facing with COVID-19. I am looking forward to working alongside many of these business owners and marketing managers in Killarney to create advertising strategies and campaigns that will help them navigate through these testing times."

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Relief as indoor dining finally resumes

By Michelle Crean After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in. Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday. According to the new […]

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By Michelle Crean

After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in.

Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday.

According to the new rules as set out by Fáilte Ireland and the Government, in order for customers to access indoor service, they must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months. Those who are not yet vaccinated can only be served outside.

A maximum of six people aged 13 and over are allowed per table and it’s advised that face coverings be worn when not at the table, there is no time limit, customers can only eat or drink at a table and not at the bar or counter, and one person must give their details for contract tracing purposes. Live music and dancing is not allowed.

The Killarney Advertiser spoke to a number of businesses this week and overall the feeling was relief that they can finally get back to normal service but the issue of staffing still remains.

Brian Murphy from Courtney’s Bar said he was feeling nervous.

“I’m feeling nervous as we don’t have enough staff,” he said. “It’s a Monday so hopefully we can cope. Things will settle down and we’ll find a level we are all happy with.”

At the Porterhouse Restaurant Lee O’Callaghan said “It’s great to be back open and have people coming into the restaurant”.

“Hopefully we have a long season after being closed for so long.”

Staff at Reidy’s, Ellen Shannon, Rory Carroll and Jack Sweeney, added that they’re delighted to return to indoor dining.

“Hopefully we get back to normal soon and to brighter days ahead.”

At Jimmy Brien’s Bar in Fair Hill, customers echoed the same sentiments about being finally open.

“We are delighted to be back,” Danjoe Aherne said.

“We appreciate everything Alan Breen has done for us. We’re glad to be back home again!” Charlie Buckingham said.

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Time to get your skates on!

By Sean Moriarty People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline. A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council. Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people […]

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By Sean Moriarty

People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline.

A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council.

Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people of the town to have their say.

It is proposed to build the park on land adjacent to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre with help and support from the KDYS.

“In 2017 a group of skateboard enthusiasts approached me, they had no designated safe area to enjoy their sport. Sport is vital for youths, stakeboarding increases metabolism, improves balance and enhances coordination use,” Cllr Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. I commend Kerry County Council, management, engineers and the planning team for getting the project to this stage, it’s now up to the people of Killarney to have their say. It’s vital positive submissions are lodged by Wednesday, August 25,”

Submissions can be lodged to the Playground Unit, Finance Dept, Kerry County Council.

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