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Killarney House receives prestigious Green Flag Award

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By Michelle Crean

 

There's been a lot of work behind the scenes thanks to the dedicated staff of Killarney House and Gardens - but it has all paid off as they have received their second Green Flag Award.

On Thursday Minister Noonan congratulated the NPWS staff on the outstanding achievement as it was announced that Killarney House and Gardens had not only received the Green Flag but successfully retained it, which he said "adds to the significance of the occasion”.

A Green Flag is the mark of a quality park or green space and is recognised throughout the world. Green Flag status ensures delivery of quality green spaces, best practice management, plans for improvements and future works and the implementation of environmental sustainability within park management.

The newly refurbished Killarney House and Gardens continues to serve as a gateway to Killarney National Park, and in these challenging times, plays an important role in the well-being of visitors from all over the country.

"We're delighted to have received the Green Flag award for the second year in a row," Bríd Colhoun, Supervisor Guide with responsibility for the Green Flag Award, told the Killarney Advertiser.

"We have to keep to a high standard. It's a great credit to our Head Gardener Michael Doyle and all the staff working in the house. We're looking forward to continued success into the future."

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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