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WELL DONE: Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre staff Shane Kerins and Daniel O'Donoghue pictured with Aoife Hamilton who received the ‘Swim for All’ certificate.

 

Local children received awards at Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre for their participation in this year’s ‘Swim for All’ programme.

 

The Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership programme, designed specifically for children with disabilities, is run in conjunction with the three local leisure centres in Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre, Tralee Regional Sports & Leisure Centre and Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre. During 2019 the ‘Swim for All’ programme supported and encouraged 78 children, ranging from four to 15 years, and with different levels and range of abilities.

[caption id="attachment_29492" align="alignleft" width="300"] SWIM CERT: Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre staff Shane Kerins and Daniel O'Donoghue pictured with Colin Flynn who received the ‘Swim for All’ certificate.[/caption]

To celebrate the end the successful year the children were presented with certificates and medals by the leisure centre staff followed by some treats and tea and coffee for the parents.

 

“It is great to see so many children throughout Kerry benefitting from this programme in so many ways and it is a joy to witness their progression in swimming,” Sinead Egan, Programme Facilitator with Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, said.

 

“This programme is only made possible through the positive collaborative work established between the leisure centres and Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership.”

 

A new programme will commence during 2020. For more information please contact Sineád Egan at swimforallkerry@gmail.com or alternatively KRSP at 066 7184776.

 

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“Avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney” Kerry County Council

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm. Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney Due to the significant risk […]

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County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm.

Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney

Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not travel for the rest of the evening. Everyone is advised to follow updates on weather warnings from Met Éireann as well as the local media and social media.

There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

The N71 road at the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare remains closed to traffic as does the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine Road at the hairpin bends. There are a significant number of local and regional and local roads blocked or partially blocked by fallen trees, electricity poles and debris in all parts of the county so travel should be avoided.

The Ballycasheen Road in Killarney and Main Street in Ballybunion (and the surrounding area) should be avoided due to concerns about potential falling debris.

The Council’s emergency contact number is 066 7183588 and it will be operational through this evening and tonight.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

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Muckross Road reopened after fallen tree cleared

By Sean Moriarty Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel. A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park. Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open. Kerry County Council and the ESB […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel.

A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park.

Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open.

Kerry County Council and the ESB are aware of the incident.

“Electricity wires are tangled up in that one so ESB will have to attend,” a Council spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We can only clear these issues when it is safe to do so.”

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