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Meitheal praise the efforts of town’s outdoor staff

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By Sean Moriarty

The volunteer An Meitheal group that keeps Killarney looking spick and span, has praised the efforts of the outdoor staff of Killarney Municipal District after a busy summer season under difficult circumstances.

SPRUCING UP: Dinny Murphy and Angela Cremins Whitebridge Manor sprucing up the pavements by the railway bridge in Ballycasheen. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

VOLUNTEERS: The last of the summer Meitheal in the sunshine! An old Irish term that describes how neighbours come together to get things done in their respective neighbourhood. In this case with a little help from the Tidy Towns. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

WORKING ON THE RAILWAY:Johnny Dwyer and Thys Vogels painting Whitebridge black and amber in the sunshine. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

BLACK AND AMBER: Alan Nolan dedicates his time to the Meitheal in the sunshine in Whitebridge Manor. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

A LICK OF PAINT: Denis Browne Whitebridge Manor sprucing up the pavements by the railway bridge in Ballycasheen. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

An Meitheal met every Monday night since April to keep Killarney clean and tidy.

While the volunteers will continue to litter pick through the winter, their main summer activities came to a finish on Monday.

The group, led by local restaurant owner Johnny Maguire, said they were only putting the “final polish” on the work already started by the town’s outdoor staff.

They faced difficult challenges this summer; the town was exceptionally busy, especially at weekends, yet the outdoor staff were on the streets early every morning to make the town clean for the day ahead.

“I have seen first-hand the work that they do, they are the real heroes, we just put the final polish on their work,” Johnny told the Killarney Advertiser.

Volunteers who wish to join An Meitheal can do so by contacting Killarney Town Hall on (064) 663 1023.

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Dan Tim to drive sheep over London bridge

London-based South Kerry man, Dan Tim O’Sullivan, will exercise his rights as a Freeman of the city by herding sheep over a London bridge on Sunday. Mr O’Sullivan from Kells, was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2019, in recognition for his work in the construction industry. He employs over one thousand […]

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London-based South Kerry man, Dan Tim O’Sullivan, will exercise his rights as a Freeman of the city by herding sheep over a London bridge on Sunday.

Mr O’Sullivan from Kells, was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2019, in recognition for his work in the construction industry.

He employs over one thousand people through his labour hire firm ‘Danny Sullivan and Sons’, and has employed countless Kerry people, many of them from his native South Kerry, since its foundation in the mid-1980s.

The Freedom of the City of London allows the bearer to herd one hundred sheep over the landmark Tower Bridge.

However, logistical issues and traffic management plans mean the number of sheep has been reduced to less than 10 and the event will now take place over nearby Southwark Bridge.

London-based news channels, including the BBC, are expected to cover the event while hundreds of his family and friends from South Kerry will be in London to witness the unique event.

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Well-known Killarney man, Donncha Crowley, who lives in Woodlawn Park, was joined by his friends and staff from Centra, Muckross Road, to help him celebrate his very special 50th birthday on Saturday. Donncha is a keen cyclist, and well-known for his mastership of Suduko, and expertise on puzzles and general knowledge quizzes, winning many competitions […]

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Well-known Killarney man, Donncha Crowley, who lives in Woodlawn Park, was joined by his friends and staff from Centra, Muckross Road, to help him celebrate his very special 50th birthday on Saturday. Donncha is a keen cyclist, and well-known for his mastership of Suduko, and expertise on puzzles and general knowledge quizzes, winning many competitions down through the years. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

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