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Killarney Camogie Club and the Credit Union: the perfect team

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Representatives from Killarney Credit Union were at a Killarney Camogie Club training session this week as part of their sponsorship of the U-14 team who attended the All-Ireland Féile na nGael. It was the first time in 34 years that Killarney qualified for this event and all of those who took part did themselves and their club proud.

Killarney Camogie Club, which was re-established six years ago, has been growing steadily and caters for U-8s right through to the older age groups.

Mary O Neill, Chairperson of Killarney Camogie Club, said: “We are delighted with the progress of the club to date and we are always delighted to welcome new members. We have girls attending from different clubs and schools in Killarney, and from different parishes such as Rathmore and Killorglin. The club is a great platform to make long lasting friendships through a team sport, learn new skills and have fun. We really appreciate the hard work and commitment of the trainers Ceara Moore, Paul O’Brien, Pat Sheehan, Melissa Culloty, James O’Sullivan, Fergal O’Carroll, and Mark Moore.”

Killarney Credit Union representative Helen Courtney Power wished the club all the best for the year ahead. The Credit Union provided sponsorship of kit bags and contributed towards training tops for the Féile.

Anyone interested in joining Killarney Camogie Club should contact Ceara on 086 2217774, Elaine on 087 2977720 or get in tough by email via secretary.killarney.kerry@camogie.ie.

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Pedestrianisation poll: Our readers have their say

By Sean Moriarty The question of pedestrianisation in the town centre has divided Killarney for years but a survey by the Killarney Advertiser this week shows the town slightly more in favour of it. A total of 37.14 percent of respondents want the pedestrianisation of Plunkett St to remain as it is – closed to […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The question of pedestrianisation in the town centre has divided Killarney for years but a survey by the Killarney Advertiser this week shows the town slightly more in favour of it.

A total of 37.14 percent of respondents want the pedestrianisation of Plunkett St to remain as it is – closed to traffic on a permanent basis while 24.76 want it to go back to its pre-pandemic arrangement where the street was only closed to vehicular traffic between 7pm and 7am each night.

An additional 34.29 percent want to see an increase in pedestrianisation in town centre by extending the Main St arrangement that was in place during the summer. In that period the town’s main thoroughfare was closed to traffic, day and night, during the weekend.

Only 20 percent of the respondents want to abolish pedestrianisation altogether, but that is still a significant number ensuring that this debate will linger on for a long time yet.

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National television exposure for local campaign

By Michelle Crean A local group hosting a life-saving information day tomorrow (Saturday) are to receive huge exposure on national TV after a crew came down to interview them about their campaign. Members of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit (KCRU) – who are planning a ‘Restart a Heart Day’ to raise awareness about life-saving techniques – […]

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By Michelle Crean

A local group hosting a life-saving information day tomorrow (Saturday) are to receive huge exposure on national TV after a crew came down to interview them about their campaign.

Members of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit (KCRU) – who are planning a ‘Restart a Heart Day’ to raise awareness about life-saving techniques – invited journalist Paul Byrne and Virgin Media TV crew to town this week.

It’s hoped their campaign will be broadcast tonight (Friday) or tomorrow (Saturday).

The KCRU event takes place tomorrow in ANAM Arts and Cultural Centre between 10.30am and 4pm as part of the European Restart a Heart Day. It’ll include CPR demos, public information, an art display, a video launch w️ith many prizes to be won.

“The crew interviewed Community Responder Helen Duggan who explained the events taking place on Saturday,” Kevin O’Leary from KCRU told the Killarney Advertiser.

“European Restart a Heart Day was founded with the support of the European parliament and takes place on October 16 every year. We’re spreading the message that 20 minutes of your time could make all the difference saving a life.”

In 2021, the focus of the event is on survivors with the hashtag #CPRSavedMyLife.

“With this campaign we want to create awareness that everyone can learn CPR and facilitate BLS courses in schools and public locations.”

He said they hope that Kerry TDs Danny Healy-Rae, Brendan Griffin and Minister for Education Norma Foley will be in attendance throughout the day, and the public are invited to attend.

“Find out how simple actions can save lives. Prizes include a three day First Aid course valued at €300, two First Aid kits, and a voucher for a local business.”

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