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Magic of Killarney inspires romantic proposal for US couple

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Katie Lane and Ryan Schuman of Omaha, Nebraska.

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Katie Lane and Ryan Schuman of Omaha, Nebraska.

TWO visitors from the United States were so struck by the beauty of Killarney they decided to get engaged while on holiday here.

Katie Lane and Ryan Schuman of Omaha, Nebraska, are this week staying in Killarney. “While visiting we spent Saturday hiking near Torc Waterfall,” said Katie. “After finding a nice beach at Dinis, Ryan got down on one knee and proposed.”

The couple, who are staying at the Acara guesthouse on St Anne’s Road, paid tribute to their host Carmel and the people they met during their holiday. “We wanted to share our news with Killarney Advertiser and express how grateful we are to have been able to spend such a special time in our lives at such a magical place,” said Katie. “Killarney is filled with many gems and we will always remember the kindness of our B&B host Carmel!”
 


 
Above: Katie Lane and Ryan Schuman of Omaha, Nebraska.

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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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