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Local hoteliers champion ‘Hug A Tree Not Me’ initiative

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HUG A TREE: Marcus Treacy, Operations Manager at The Killarney Park Hotel pictured with his wife Anne Treacy encouraging people to post their 'Hug A Tree Not Me' pictures to social media. 

 

The Killarney Park and sister hotel, The Ross, are well known for their continued efforts to create an environmentally friendly base for those choosing to stay in the spectacular location of Killarney.

 

Despite the doors remaining closed during the COVID-19 lockdown, both hotels, owned and run by the Treacy family, have once again brought the message of sustainability to the forefront for World Earth Day tomorrow (Wednesday).

The #HugATreeNotMe initiative is a combined effort by siblings Ciara and Marcus Treacy. These third-generation hoteliers have an unrivaled passion for eco-awareness and environmental sustainability and are relentless in their efforts to drive the message of environmental preservation.

The Killarney Park and The Ross have teamed up with another eco-friendly force, HomeTree Ireland. As soon as the hotels are open and trading, they have pledged to plant a tree for each tree-hugging social media picture which carries the tag @killarneypark on Instagram, @TheKillarneyPark on Facebook or @TheRossKillarney. The hotels have turned to social media to spread the message and are confident that their tree planting targets will be easily achieved with the help of their enthusiastic social media followers.

“It’s fun, it’s different and it will hopefully get people thinking about our environment on World Earth Day. We may not be able to hug each other right now… but we can still hug a tree!” joked Ciara Treacy, who manages The Ross.

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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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