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Looking forward to the Killarney Lions Club Annual Golf Day in Killarney Golf & Fishing Club on Wednesday, April 13, were from left, Padraig Cronin, Nikki Wissell (Southwest Counselling Centre Business Manager), Anthony Walsh, Geraldine Dolan (Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa General Manager), Jason Higgins (Aghadoe Heights) and Killarney  Lions Club President Con Stack. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Looking forward to the Killarney Lions Club Annual Golf Day in Killarney Golf & Fishing Club on Wednesday, April 13, were from left, Padraig Cronin, Nikki Wissell (Southwest Counselling Centre Business Manager), Anthony Walsh, Geraldine Dolan (Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa General Manager), Jason Higgins (Aghadoe Heights) and Killarney  Lions Club President Con Stack. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH
 


 
TEEING up for a unique charity golf event, Killarney Lions Club has joined forces with SouthWest Counselling Centre.
The Killarney Lions Club hosts the fundraiser every year at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, and this year’s event, in aid of SouthWest Counselling Centre, will take place on Wednesday, April 13.
“What makes this event stand out from others, is that although it’s organised by the Lions, it could not be held without its sponsors and benefactors,” said Killarney Lions Club President Con Stack.
“To get an 18-hole golf course for the day is difficult, getting one at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is another matter entirely.”
And to make the day even more special, the refreshments (breakfast or lunch, depending on the time slot) are sponsored by the five-star Aghadoe Heights Hotel, with Jason Higgins, operations manager at the Aghadoe Heights personally, overseeing the day’s proceedings. The fourball event also offers some superb prizes, sponsored by Tricel (Killarney).
“The Lions Club is 100% voluntary, with no salary nor expense paid to members. Outside of the events running costs, what we collect in the Lions Club goes locally to charities and organisations that need our help,” said Con.
"This year we are supporting the Southwest Counselling Centre in Lewis Road, Killarney. Southwest Counselling (telephone 064-663 6416), which has been providing counselling in Kerry since 1994.”
There are still some places left to take part so if you would like to enter a team, contact John O’Callaghan on
086-3844834.

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Ballycasheen junction to get upgraded this year

A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year. Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction. “Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which […]

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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