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Liebherr hosts international shipping and port conference

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Liebherr Container Cranes influence with harbour-masters across the world paid dividends this week when Killarney hosted the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association AGM for the first time.

Members, invited guests and speakers were welcomed to Ireland to network, participate in panel discussions and technical committee meetings.

The participants were treated to an exclusive Liebherr factory tour, heard insightful speakers, and enjoyed networking events including the 20th anniversary celebration Liebherr Gala Dinne at the Europe Hotel and Resort, 

With 170 attendees the two day event facilitated the meeting of friends and colleagues and was an opportunity for members and associates to mingle in idyllic surroundings.

The two-day event began with Liebherr Factory tours which provided an insightful look at the manufacturing process of ship to shore and yard container handling cranes.

The state-of-the-art plant is home to the design, production and service of bespoke port equipment which maximises productivity with a particular focus on efficiency, safety, and sustainability.

The afternoon was followed by Technical Committee Meetings moderated by PEMA’s Head of Technology, Pat O’Leary, who was joined by the chairs and vice-chairs of PEMA’s three Technical Committees.

Keynote speaker Patricia Rüf, member of the supervisory board of the Liebherr Group,  third generation of the Liebherr family provided an insight into the Liebherr organisation that is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. 

“Our deepest appreciation to you, the PEMA members for coming to Killarney and to our hotel for this event. We hope that you can use this gathering as an opportunity to forge new alliances, to learn from one another, and to explore the vast potential that lies ahead while toasting our two anniversaries - Liebherr celebrating 75 years and PEMA 20 years,"she said.

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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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