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Men’s Shed deliver Christmas cheer to care homes

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FLOWER POWER: Siobhan Griffin (Kerry County Council), Mick Myers, Con Mulchinock, George Kelly (Killarney Men's Shed), Maire Flynn (St Columbanus Home) and Dermot Keane (Killarney Men's Shed).

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Men's Shed in association with the Kerry Age Friendly Project and Kerry County Council have delivered planters and flowers to many residential centres in Kerry including several in the Killarney area.
Killarney Men’s Shed have been working on the project for the last month.

They took it in turns to prepare the boxes, with some doing the planting and others painting them, to allow for social distancing.

The flowers, which are planted in fish boxes donated by Spillane’s Seafood in Fossa, were delivered to Killarney Nursing Home, the Community Hospital and St Columbanus Home in Killarney. Another selection of flower boxes were delivered to St Joseph’s Nursing Home in Killorglin.

“We did some similar for Killarney Municipal Council a few years ago and those flowers were placed on High St and other places in the town centre,” George Kelly of Killarney Men’s Shed told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are thankful to Siobhan Griffin and Tony Taggart of the Council for the funding.”

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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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