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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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County Board open to GAA museum proposals

By Sean Moriarty The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county. There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county.

There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built in their home town.

Before he retired from politics in April, Michael Gleeson was campaigning to build a GAA and cultural museum on the grounds of Fitzgerald Stadium.

His campaign goes back several years before the recession set in, with a €0.5 million bridging loan secured from Croke Park along with funding from Fáilte Ireland. That funding was lost with the onset of the recession before 2010.

Tim Murphy, the outgoing chairman of the Kerry County Board, has confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that no approaches have been made to the County Board at executive level during his five year stint at the helm.

However, he said the Board would be open to such approaches provided there is sound financial planning behind the project in place.

“The first and most important aspect is the capital funding and my understanding is there needs to be Fáilte Ireland funding in place first,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “If it gets up and running, there needs to be very clear talks with all stakeholders so everyone knows each others expectations. A museum attracts footfall, but it costs a lot of money to run. We would offer an open door policy to all proposals but funding, first from a capital point of view and then from an operational point of view, will need to be in place.”

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Loreto pupils are happy to help save the planet

By Michelle Crean School pupils are fast becoming the next generation of environmentalists thanks to a brand new litter-picking campaign. Happy to help save the planet one bit of litter at a time are the children from Scoil Bhríde, Loreto NS, who are currently partaking in the Picker Pal Programme. It’s all about taking on […]

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By Michelle Crean

School pupils are fast becoming the next generation of environmentalists thanks to a brand new litter-picking campaign.

Happy to help save the planet one bit of litter at a time are the children from Scoil Bhríde, Loreto NS, who are currently partaking in the Picker Pal Programme.

It’s all about taking on a litter-picking adventure in their local area as well as learning songs, reading storybooks, filling in activity books while witnessing that their real-world actions are making a positive difference and inspiring others to join the movement.

Picker Pals is a unique primary school programme that gives children the tools and motivation to become the next generation of environmentalists, teacher Claire O’Meara explained.

“The Picker Pal Programme is a fantastic initiative and will go a long way to raise awareness of the impact litter has on our environment,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

Real litter-picking is motivated by a Picker Pack made from upcycled dinghy sails and containing adult and child litter-picking tools, gloves, hi-vis vests and safety information.

“This pack is then taken home by a different pupil every week. That child takes their adult on a litter-picking adventure. The children then tell the story of their litter-picking adventures through art and writing. Raising awareness is an essential part of the solution to littering. Picker Pals gives young people the tools and positive motivation to steward their local environment and make the world a better place.”

The programme, run by environmental NGO VOICE Ireland, is funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and various local authorities across Ireland.

Now in its third year of operation, over one thousand schools all across Ireland will be taking part in the Picker Pals programme this year. In Kerry, 29 schools are taking part, and Scoil Bhríde, Loreto is delighted to be included, she added.

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