WHEN someone is visiting the grave of a loved one the last thing they want to see is litter strewn nearby – least of all on the grave itself. But that was the distressing scenario faced by Killarney woman Maria Klausner when she went to Aghadoe graveyard to tend to the resting place of her husband Albert during the week.
Dismayed at the sight of litter flung around, Maria said: “It is so disrespectful. There was rubbish everywhere." Dumping of rubbish at the graveyard is an ongoing problem, with bin charges set to make the situation worse, mourners fear. “All the rubbish is disgusting and disgraceful. People have no respect for the living never mind the dead,” said Maria.
People visiting the graveyard encounter everything from shoes to household goods dumped there. Maria said it was particularly upsetting because her late husband had a passion for maintaining the environment in pristine condition. “My husband was born in Austria but he loved Kerry and Ireland was home to him. It would have upset him to see all the rubbish,” she said. “I was extremely upset. I try to keep the grave looking well and go up there every day.”
Maria promptly rang Kerry County Council on the matter. “I am not one to complain but out of respect for my husband I felt I had to,” she said.
“I can’t understand such disrespect. I and other people have picked up rubbish from around graves so many times, not only household goods, but all kinds of rubbish.”
When Killarney Advertiser contacted Kerry County Council on the matter, it stated: “There has been a skip at that location for some time to cater for litter generated in the graveyard. Kerry County Council is aware of some issues arising and is currently in discussions with the local voluntary graveyard committee to try to reach a more effective solution.”
The question remains: How could even the most heartless of litter louts use a graveyard to dump their rubbish?
Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter
By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]
By Sean Moriarty
Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.
The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.
Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.
This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.
‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.
His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.
“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”
Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.
Sinead is queen of the court
By Con Dennehy With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport. Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater […]
By Con Dennehy
With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport.
Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater Killarney region.
One of the most impressive performances on the night was in the Beginners Category where local star Sinead Moriarty secured a number of electrifying victories to win the overall title.
“This was a very competitive competition. In the opening games Neill Horgan was defeated by Rosin King from Glenbeigh 13-15 with Sinead Moriarty getting the better of exchanges with Bríd Horgan (Spa) 15-8. In the other game Niamh Faulds from Glenflesk lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-10 despite a very brave effort from Niamh,” said Eoin O’Donoghue, secretary of Spa Killarney Handball Club.
In the semi-finals Sheila Kelliher lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-11 with Sinead Moriarty defeating Rosin King 15-12.
“In a pulsating final Sinead saw off the dogged challenge of Elena O’Donoghue 15-11. While Sinead dominated this game, she looked in control and played a brilliant tournament throughout and was a deserving overall winner.”
In the Advanced category there were wins for Evan Enright and Eoin O’Donoghue in the opening games.
In the quarter finals Even Enright saw off the challenge of Brendan O’Donoghue 15-8 while Eoghan Daly defeated Eoin O’Donoghue 15-11, Aoife Walsh (Currow) defeated Maggie Quirke (Glenbeigh) 15-7 and Brian McEvoy beat Michael Clifford 15-6.
Semi-final success for Evan Enright and Eoghan Daly saw them battle it out in a pulsating final with Daly taking the title on a 15-12 scoreline.
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