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Muckross and Ross Castle to feature on RTE travel programme

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Killarney and West Kerry will feature on RTE’s travel programme Tracks & Trails on July 21.

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Best-selling author Cathy Kelly presents the final episode of the season which explores two of Kerry's walking routes which are among the most scenic in Ireland.

Viewers are taken along trails with Cathy to explore heart-stopping Wild Atlantic views of the Ventry, Slea Head and Blasket Islands to the soaring majesty of the mountains on the lakes in Killarney National Park, Muckross Waterfall and Ross Castle.

Along these routes, Cathy encounters locals who give a deeper insight into the trails that she traverses including local historian and manager of the Blasket Centre Lorcán Ó Cinnéide, Dingle Way Walks Officer Liadain Slattery, multi-talented Kerry sports star Louise Galvin and Killarney local Donal O’Donoghue from the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Tour Boats.

“Tracks & Trails has a long affinity with filming their show in County Kerry and it is with great pleasure that we, as a crew and a family, were able to return to County Kerry to shoot this very special episode to close Season 10," says the show's producer Clíona Sherwin.

"We would like to thank Kerry County Council, Kerry Tourism Industry Federation and all those involved who helped make this one of our most beautiful shows. The only problem we had was choosing which trails to feature as the choice is endless in Kerry. With our crew and our presenter Cathy Kelly, we hope we have presented these two parts of Kerry in a way that will make the locals proud and will make viewers want to drop everything and take to these trails to explore.”

Tune into RTÉ One on Thursday July 21 at 7pm.

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Marie was “lovely, unassuming lady”

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Marie Murphy of Aughacureen, who died in tragic circumstances on November 30. Marie was a member of the well known Murphy business […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Marie Murphy of Aughacureen, who died in tragic circumstances on November 30.

Marie was a member of the well known Murphy business family in Killarney – her brother runs KWD Recycling and she was heavily involved in the business.

She was best known for involvement in the local GAA both as a county star and a member of Fossa GAA Club.

She was a third generation Kerry footballer, her grandfather Con and father John all played football for Kerry.

She was extremely proud of her niece Abbie, her brother Seán’s daughter, when she became the fourth generation Murphy to play for Kerry.

Marie played for Kerry in 1976 and re-joined Fossa GAA Club in 2010 when the ladies’ side of the club was re-formed.

She acted as a mentor for current group of ladies.

Back in 2019 when Fossa GAA Club published a book to mark its 50th anniversary she was one of the leading lights on that committee.

This year, when the club held its Night of Legends to raise funds for a new dressing room for the ladies’ club, Marie was one of the guests of honour at the INEC event and was interviewed on the stage in front of a capacity audience.

Only a few weeks ago she was one of the many club members who helped organise the Fossa Golf Classic and acted as official photographer for that event.

“The club is numb with sadness,” said Fossa GAA chairman Dermot Clifford. “She was a loyal member and very proud of the club. Our thoughts are with her family. A lovely, unassuming lady who will be sorely missed.”

Marie will be sadly missed by her brothers Con, Seamus and Seán, sisters-in-law Breda, Gennie and Anna, her nieces Shauna, Amy, Kate and Abigail, nephews John, Jack, Luke, aunties Mairead and Maura, cousins, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

She was laid to rest at Old Aghadoe Cemetery on Monday following Requiem Mass at The Prince of Peace Church, Fossa.

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Kerry Airport to get almost €1.5m funding

Kerry Airport is in line for nearly €1.5m in funding under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025. All five regional airports in the country will share a total of €21,100,051 released […]

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Kerry Airport is in line for nearly €1.5m in funding under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025.

All five regional airports in the country will share a total of €21,100,051 released under the scheme.

Kerry Airport will get €1,434,355 to put towards vital safety operations like air traffic control, fire services and security.

The CEO of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, welcomed the funding.

“We are grateful to Minister Naughton, the Department of Transport and Kerry’s two Government TDs, Minister Norma Foley and Deputy Brendan Griffin for their continued support,” he said.

“The funding will help to ensure that Kerry Airport remains compliant with regulatory requirements in key areas, such as air traffic control, fire services and security.”

Funding this year for airports will total over €37 million building on the €161 million provided in unprecedented aviation supports during 2021.

“I welcome this funding which will deliver further vital financial supports to Kerry Airport with a particular focus on safety, security operations and air traffic control,” Minister Foley said.

“This funding reinforces the importance and value that Government places on the vital role of our regional airports and how connectivity directly supports tourism and enterprise in Kerry.”

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