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Killarney poised to flip into action for a good cause

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THE Killarney Soroptimist Club will host its annual pancake and coffee morning this Shrove Tuesday, February 28, from 10.30am to 12 noon at the Killarney Avenue Hotel.

All proceeds from this year’s event are being donated to "Home from Home" After School Services, Killarney. Tickets are €15.

The Home from Home After School Service for children with special needs commenced operation at 9/10 The Paddocks Ballydowney on December 1, 2009.

The service began in the grounds of St Mary of the Angels Beaufort adjacent to St Frances Special School run by the Franciscan sisters. In 2005 The Franciscan sisters decided they could no longer run the campus, and they handed it over to St John of Gods to run. As the room the children were using as ‘Tig Roisin’ was needed for other services, the parents got together to form a committee and set up a stand a lone after school service for their children.

With the funding from Pobal, a two story double house was purchased at 9/10 The Paddocks Ballydowney, Killarney in 2008 and was opened on December 1, 2009, after some refurbishment was completed.
 


 
Above: Sheila Casey, Teresa Irwin, Killarney Soroptimists Club, Martin Didenka, chef, Killarney Avenue Hotel, Mike Leahy, Home From Home, and Eileen Foley, Killarney Soroptimists.

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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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