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Mayor thanks Killarney Advertiser team

Killarney Mayor Michael Gleeson has praised the Killarney Advertiser in its efforts to keep the community updated during the height of the pandemic.

Killarney’s number one weekly news title – and the town’s longest-serving news magazine – continued to publish throughout the crisis.

The Killarney Advertiser’s team, despite the challenge of working within COVID-19 restrictions, delivered more exclusive news content than any other title over the last few weeks.

The efforts of the team have been recognised by the Mayor, who is still cocooning as he and his wife are both over 70.

“As we continue in our strange new world of safe distancing, hand washing and for some of us, varying degrees of cocooning I, as Mayor of the Municipal District and as an individual wish to express sincere gratitude to the Management and Staff at Killarney Advertiser,” he said. “Your thoughtfulness and the co-operation of the wonderful postwomen and men have ensured that we were able to remain in touch with the wider world. It also, very importantly, means that even in our isolation we do not feel alone and forgotten. That feeling of still being part of the community greatly helped and is continuing to keep many of us positive and optimistic.”

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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