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Killarney people in favour of retaining two-metre social distancing rules.

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Killarney people in favour of retaining two-metre social distancing rules.

By Sean Moriarty

The majority of Killarney people are not in favour of reducing the current two-metre social distancing rule to one-metre a Killarney Advertiser poll has revealed.

Nearly a 1,000 readers of the town’s longest serving news weekly took part in a social media poll this week. Of the 911 people that voted 574 of them said keep the current regulation as it stands.

A further 337 were opposed to idea and want the distancing to be reduced to one metre.

Several people commented on the Facebook poll with the vast majority of commenters supporting the two-metre rule.

“Stick with the guidance of Dr. Holohan. If he says two metres, then follow his rules! Simple.! He’s the expert in this-we are not,” posted Maeve Foley.

Tralee clothes shop owner Danny Leane said: “Two meters will be staying in my boutique on Monday regardless of what any politician will say.”

While Neil Kelly added: “Even if the distance is reduced to one metre in the near future, keeping a two metre distance (especially in busy areas) would remain a safer approach.”

Others were concerned about the way some people were disregarding the rules.
“People climb on top of you to get to items on shelves,” said Joan Keating.

“Stick with the two metres until the advice changes from the medical experts who have got us this far,” said Maureen Collier while Kathleen Fitzgerald added: “If it's working why change it.”

With the current 5km travel restriction set to lift on Monday, many Killarney people are looking forward to visiting family and friends.

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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