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Killarney Library opens a new chapter for young readers

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BOOKWORMS will always remember their childhood holidays as the perfect opportunity to catch up with the antics of our favourite fictional characters.
Now Killarney Library will help open new chapters to create happy memories for younger generations of readers. The Summer Stars reading programme was launched in libraries across Kerry this week and it invites children to participate in a challenge that will keep them reading throughout the school summer holidays.

The reading challenge started on Monday and will run during the summer until August 22. “Each year Kerry Library runs summer reading programmes for primary schoolchildren to promote literacy development during the holidays and to encourage non-readers to engage with books,” said Eamon Browne of Killarney Library.

“Taking part is easy, just call into to Killarney Library and register. Each child who registers for the free programme joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer,” said Eamon. “Children will receive their own Summer Stars reading Card to record their progress and the Summer Stars Reward Stamp will be added to their card at the library for each book read.”

At the end of the programme, all children who have participated will be invited to attend an awards event. The challenge will also include an interactive website where participants can play related themed games, review books, communicate with selected authors at: http://www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars/

“The Summer Stars programme provides the whole family with an opportunity to explore the full range of events and facilities which are available in their local library,” added Eamon.

Killarney and all other Kerry libraries – Tralee Listowel, Ballybunion, Dingle, Kenmare, Killorglin, Caherciveen, Castleisland and the mobile libraries – are offering the challenge.

“Through this fun activity Kerry Library hopes to continue the promotion of books and libraries as an enjoyable and rewarding activity throughout the summer,” added Eamon.
For more information contact: Killarney Library at 064-6632655 or check out our website www.kerrylibrary.ie or better still give a call to Killarney Library.

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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