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Lunchtime fire quickly brought under control

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By Sean Moriarty

Photos: Michelle Crean

Three units of Killarney Fire and Rescue attended a lunchtime fire in the town centre today (Wednesday).

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Smoke and flames were seen billowing from the rear of a building off Glebe Lane after fire broke out just after 1.30pm.

Concerned onlookers started banging on doors of houses on the lane to make sure there was no one inside the buildings.

The fire service and Gardai were on the scene within minutes.

Three units, including the water tender, were placed in the Glebe car park while a second fire truck was positioned at Market Cross to gain access to the fire through the front of business premises on the main street.

While the cause of the fire is not yet known, Killarney Fire and Rescue said it had the potential to be worse.

“It is an old building, it had [the fire] potential if it went inside the building. It looks like the windowsills caught fire, the building is pepper-dry so if it went inside it could have been a lot worse,” a spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser.

The situation was quickly brought under control and the town centre returned to normal within 45 minutes.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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