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Lissivigeen school to host Kerry Mountain Rescue fundraiser

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Lissivigeen National School and its parent's association are hosting a coffee morning next Tuesday in Aid of the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team. 

Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser this week Ciara Lowe of the parents' association said: "As we all know, Kerry Mountain Rescue offer a tremendous service to our wider community. This voluntary service holds a special place in the hearts of all associated with Lissivigeen because their third class teacher Mr. Robert Fell is an active member of the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team." 

"They are in the business of rescuing and saving people's lives and often selflessly put themselves in the most dangerous of situations. Their bravery and kindness shows no end and we are very grateful to each and every one of them. It is with this inspiration that led the school to wanting to help raise some much-needed funds." 

"Mr Fell has given the pupils an education into how rescue operations play out. Even the callouts at night where he has powered through a sleepless night, he will still turn up and teach the children the following morning." 

"This shows the children a selfless way of helping others and the importance of empathy and bravery in human beings. He has shown them the gear, the photos and most recently had the crew call to the school to show them it in real life. As you can imagine the children would be in awe at such an opportunity. The parents' association were thankful to Mick from the Kerry Mountain Rescue who was involved in bringing the van with all their gear to the school last Friday to give a talk to the children. They got to experience it in a real life setting which was truly amazing." 

The school has strong links with Kerry Mountain Rescue with many past pupils and parents having volunteered with the team. 

The parents association are calling on locals to join them for their coffee morning at the Killarney Oaks Hotel Tuesday next 20th June from 10AM-12PM where there will be plenty tea and coffee, scones biscuits and treats. A raffle will also be held on the day with 100% of the funds raised going to the cause. For any enquiries on the coffee morning please contact Ciara on 0877050185. 

Kerry Mountain Rescue are also one of the nominated charity organisations for this year's Ring of Kerry Cycle. With two weeks to go there is still time to dust off those bikes and put yourself up for the challenge if you haven't done so already. Kerry Mountain Rescue are actively looking for cyclists to raise money for their cause. With ever increasing call-out numbers and costings rising rapidly this vital local service needs local support. 

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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