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Killarney second cleanest town in Ireland

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CELEBRATIONS: Locals volunteers are this week celebrating as Killarney came second in the Irish Business Against Litter League (IBAL). Photo: Michelle Crean

 

 

By Michelle Crean

 

Killarney proved that it is up there when it comes to cleanliness as it was this week named second cleanest town in Ireland – in the Irish Business Against Litter League (IBAL).

Killarney came just behind Kilkenny who took the top spot, with Tralee placed sixth in the ‘Cleaner than European Norms’ category against 40 towns and cities nationally in the 17th year of the IBAL Anti-Litter League.

 

The An Taisce report for Killarney stated: ‘Killarney stands out for its consistent cleanliness - a great tribute to the businesses and community in this busy tourist town. With so many top ranking sites, there were some which deserve a special mention – the shopping streets at New Street, Plunkett Street and College Streets were all very good with regard to litter. Court House & Environs wasn’t just clean but was also very well presented and maintained. It was great to see the Recycle Facility at New Street Car Park so clean and tidy. High Street was moderately littered, as was the connecting road to Limerick’.

Cllr Michael Gleeson, Mayor Killarney Municipal District congratulated all involved.

“The continued excellent work of the Council outdoor staff ensures that the roads and laneways are always presented well. We are deeply grateful for their dedication. A very special thank you to the members of Killarney Looking Good committee and to the many volunteers who give so generously of their time to help ensure that litter is quickly removed from the roadsides, particularly on the approach roads to the town. Thanks to all people, locals and visitors who take their litter home for proper disposal. It is our fervent hope, that the great commitment will continue and that the overall standard of cleanliness will improve still further. Our objective is to soon become the overall winner. I make a special request to users of chewing gum not to deposit the used material on to the footpaths. If we all work together we can achieve great results for our town.”

 

 

 

 

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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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