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Major upgrade plan for Fitzgerald Stadium set to be announced

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The Kerry GAA County board is set to reveal a major re-development plan for Fitzgerald Stadium in the coming weeks.

A joint effort between the county board, the Fitzgerald Stadium sub-committee and other key stakeholders in the county will be announced next month the Killarney Advertiser understands.

Last year the Kerry GAA chairman Patrick O’Sullivan revealed that the refurbishment of the stadium could cost as much as €72.5 million.

In November last year he briefed a government delegation that included Leo Varadkar and other ministers before the cabinet re-shuffle that occurred around Christmas time.

“All these meetings have been positive towards the planned project,” said O’Sullivan at the time.

Speaking the Kerry County Board’s annual general meeting in Tralee late last year Mr O’Sullivan said: “Fitzgerald Stadium is regarded as home for the Kerry senior football team when championship begins.

“However, right now the stadium needs a major refit upgrading it to a multi-event centre to cater for the needs of the people of Kerry into the future.

“It needs to be modern and comfortable for our spectators not only to enjoy big GAA games but also to attract some of the finest Irish and international entertainment acts to this county.”

Der Brosnan, chairman of the Fitzgerald Stadium Committee, told the same meeting.

“When we spoke with the International Rugby Board, they said the location of Fitzgerald Stadium was a template for international stadiums due to its location. The most important thing is that the stadium is within walking distance from the town.”

Now it seems this dream is set to take its next step towards reality. A major fundraising drive will be announced in a few weeks along with potential drawings of the planned re-development.

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Two Mile School “Says Yes to Japanese”

The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday. The Ambassador was at the school […]

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The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday.

The Ambassador was at the school to promote the teaching of the Japanese language and culture through the ‘Say Yes to Languages’ programme.

“The pupils in Two Mile were very interested to listen to stories about Japan and to learn about the links between our two countries,” said school principal Catherine Barry.
“As a multi-denominational school, we are very open to different languages and cultures and we look forward to working with the Japanese embassy from next September.”
Two Mile Community National School is the only multi-denominational school in the Killarney school district.

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 Photographer Anastasiia goes Out and About for Killarney Advertiser.

The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team. Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years […]

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The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team.

Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years and is trying to establish a freelance photography business.
“I love my job. I’ve been shooting for 11 years. I adore photography and connect my life with it. The best thing for me is to show girls and families, brides how beautiful they are. I think it’s my main mission.No need to be a model. We are all beautiful and special. You just need to build more self-confidence. And be sure, I will help you with it.”
Keep an eye out for Anastasiia as she goes Out and About for The Killarney Advertiser.
If you are organising an event and need a photographer email info@killarneyadvertiser.ie for more details.

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