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Killarney Mechanical Services announces new general manager

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Killarney Mechanical Services, a leading provider of heating and plumbing solutions, has announced the appointment of Oliver McCarthy as the new General Manager.

Mr McCarthy has a wealth of industry experience and a proven track record of leadership, he will play a pivotal role in driving growth and innovation within the company.

In his new role, Oliver will oversee all aspects of KMS, including operations, sales, and customer service. With a focus on delivering exceptional quality and service, he will lead the company in providing tailored mechanical solutions to meet the needs of residential and commercial clients alike.

Oliver brings many years of experience in the heating and plumbing industry, having held various leadership positions at reputable companies. His expertise will be instrumental in driving the company’s growth and profitability.
"I am delighted to join KMS,” he said.

"I am excited to work with our talented team and to build upon the company's strong foundation and further enhance our reputation for excellence in the industry. Together, we will continue to deliver quality mechanical solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers in public and private sectors."

KMS was formed in January 1991 by Jim O'Brien, Jerome Kennedy and Denis O'Shea. The company specialise in Industrial, Commercial, Domestic and Sustainable Energy Mechanical Services Projects.

The appointment of McCarthy will see the phased retirement of Jim and Jerome (Denis retired previously) following new capital investment in the business.

Kennedy said: “We are delighted to hand over the baton to Oliver and his team knowing the company’s values of excellent customer service and quality mechanical installations will continue under his management. We wish him every success for the future.”

KMS is based in Farranfore and employs a local labour force in excess of 20 people. This company provide mechanical installation and maintenance throughout Kerry.

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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