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Lazy litter louts can’t be bothered to use bottle banks

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KILLARNEY is a town that is well served by municipal staff and volunteers who work hard to maintain its pristine image. But there are always a few spoilsports whose attitude flies in the face of the ethos of such dedicated organisations as Killarney Looking Good/Killarney Tidy Towns.

Some people, it appears, bring their bottles and cans to bottle banks, only to dump them on the ground beside the banks. Dismayed at the sight of such litter strewn around the bottle bank at the High Street car park yesterday, Killarney woman Norrie Sheehan said: “We live in a beautiful clean town with a fantastic Tidy Towns committee. But there is always one to ruin everything. I paid a visit to the bottle bank in High Street car park yesterday to be confronted by this disgraceful scene.

“At first i thought all bins were full but to my horror all bins were empty. It’s just not nice especially when so many work hard to keep Killarney tidy.”

Just last week, Killarney Advertiser reported on how litter louts are also leaving rubbish at Aghadoe Graveyard, much to the distress of people visiting the graves of loved ones.
 


 
Above: A snap taken by Norrie Sheehan showing the rubbish around the High Street car park bottle banks.

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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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