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Major greenway projects get brand new name 

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The new greenway projects in Kerry will be known and branded as the ‘Kingdom of Kerry Greenways’.

At a meeting of Kerry County Council today (Monday), councillors were presented with naming options and brand concepts for the two greenway projects which are due to open this summer. The Tralee-Fenit and Listowel-Abbeyfeale greenways will be open to the public in the coming months.

The decision on the name of the greenways follows a stakeholder survey in relation to the two north Kerry projects which was undertaken by Kerry County Council, Fáilte Ireland and local community and business representatives. The survey highlighted the importance of greenways as amenities for the local community as well as their role in attracting visitors to the county. Groups and individuals along both routes were surveyed to inform the creative process and to aid the development of distinctive branding and marketing by Zinc Design Consultants.

"The naming process was undertaken in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland," Niamh O’Sullivan, Head of Kerry County Council’s Tourism Unit, said.

"The aim of the process was to select a name for the Kerry Greenways that is distinctive, appealing, and attractive to a local, domestic and international audience.

"This process resulted in a wide variety of names being suggested with two names being shortlisted for consideration. The name will act as an overarching or collective name for new greenways and will apply to other greenway projects in Kerry in the coming years," she said.

Following today’s meeting, the consultants will further refine the branding and design concepts in advance of the opening of the Tralee-Fenit and Listowel-Abbeyfeale greenways over the summer.

The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Jimmy Moloney welcomed the decision.

"It is really exciting to see the design and branding concepts for the greenways coming to fruition," he said. "This is an important part of the process. Choosing an overarching name such as ‘Kingdom of Kerry Greenway’ allows us to seamlessly integrate future greenways into the marketing and branding of all greenways in Kerry.

"I want to thank all of the stakeholders who engaged with the consultation phase and I look forward to seeing the final brand being produced very soon."

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Coolick National School to launch online lotto

A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves. The Coolick […]

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A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves.

The Coolick National School Lotto is now live; offering a weekly prize, a weekly jackpot and a range of valuable spot prizes at launch.

Coolick NS first opened its doors in 1870 making it one of the county’s oldest primary schools. The school and pre-school is home to over 130 children from the locality. This is an increase of 20% over the past 5 years taking enrolment to an all-time high.

Coolick NS School Lotto Chairperson and parent, Pádraig Leane says properly resourcing primary school services is crucial:

“The cost of providing education is rising and the school grants provided by the department, although valuable, only do so much. We want to overcome this challenge with our school lotto. The school has a range of immediate needs but also longer-term goals to expand our facilities, add more sports equipment, wellness programmes, student support programmes and increase extra-curricular trips,” he said.

First on the list is a new set of school jerseys, gymnastics mats, replacement of end-of-lfe iPads and further expansion of their Tír na nÓg play area for the younger pupils.
Coolick National School Principal Gearoid O’Sullivan remains focused on providing the best for the children of Coolick.

“As a school we are committed to providing the best equipment, teaching and learning resources, outdoor spaces and a school interior that helps nurture each child. This school lotto will help us with our commitment to provide the very best for the school and especially for the pupils in our care,” said the principal.

The staff and students of Coolick National School are appealing to families, friends, past pupils, members of the local community, stakeholders and supporters to get behind the weekly school lotto. It is hoped that the option of 1 line for €2.50, 2 lines for €4 or 3 lines for €5 will encourage everybody to contribute. A lotto draw will take place each week with a maximum jackpot of €2,000 to be won.

Signing up is easy; through the school’s website https://www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/coolickns

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Live TV audience date with Daniel O’Donnell at INEC

People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell. TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the […]

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People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell.

TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena for the first time from June 17 to 19.

Recorded before a live audience over three nights with two concerts per night, Opry le Daniel offers a different music theme each evening and a host of special guests will join the legendary presenter Daniel O’ Donnell on stage to perform all your favourite songs.

The recordings of the show will be split into two one-hour blocks, taking place throughout each evening.

Now in its 14th year, Ireland’s favourite country music artist O’ Donnell will be joined on stage by Declan Nerney, Cliona Hagan, Mike Denver, Chrissy Mac, Dana and the Donegal balladeers ‘Onóir’ to mention but a few.

Tickets from €30.20 are available from www.inec.ie and the Gleneagle INEC Arena box office on 064 6671555.

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