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New boat renews historic connection

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By Michelle Crean

Cahernane House Hotel has partnered with Muckross Rowing Club and sponsored the latest addition to their collection of Olympic style boats - a new Janousek quadruple scull.

And it's being named in honour of Club Vice President Kathleen Murphy. The committed involvement of the Murphy and Kenny families in Muckross Rowing Club has been central to the success of the club across generations. A number of Kathleen and Jerry’s children and grandchildren are counted among the club’s successful rowers, coaches and committee members up to the present day. Kathleen has also been unwavering in her fundraising efforts for the club, driving the success of the local community lottery on a weekly basis since the early 1990s. Kathleen and her late husband Jerry will forever stand among the club’s greatest supporters with a proud family involvement in Muckross RC. The club is delighted and privileged to name its new boat in honour of Kathleen.

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The sponsorship renews a historic connection between Cahernane House and rowing in Muckross.
The Herbert family lived at Cahernane since purchasing the estate from Colonel Maurice Hussey in the early 1700s. The house passed through three generations of Herberts when Richard Townsend Herbert inherited the estate of the Cahernane from his great uncle Arthur Herbert who died without children years before.
In 1841, Richard’s younger brothers, Henry, Edward and Thomas took part in a Killarney - Cambridge four-oared boat race on the lower lake of Killarney. They won 10 pounds from Henry Herbert of Muckross for drawing such accolade on the locality. This started a connection and tradition between the Herberts and rowing.

The history of Muckross Rowing Club dates back to the 1800s, though a written record for the club’s founding year remains elusive to this day. The Kerry Evening Post of July 311895 records the presentation of the club’s third boat – a six-oar racing gig – by Henry AK Herbert.

The club is the oldest of the Killarney rowing clubs and holds a claim to being the oldest surviving rowing club in Ireland. The tradition of rowing in Killarney pre-dates the GAA and in 2019, the town held its 234th annual regatta for six-oar boats which are now unique to the town.

"Cahernane House is delighted to sponsor Muckross Rowing Clubs new boat," Emer Corridan​,
General Manager, said.

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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New 33-apartment development for town centre

New 33-apartment development for town centre Planning permission has been granted for a 33-apartment development on Monsignor O’Flaherty Road. The development will consist of 23 two-bedroomed apartments and a further ten one-bedroomed units. It also includes plans to build related bicycle parking bays, car parking, bin stores and a landscaped courtyard amenity area. Attachments 0219178_Unknown-32 […]

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New 33-apartment development for town centre

Planning permission has been granted for a 33-apartment development on Monsignor O’Flaherty Road.

The development will consist of 23 two-bedroomed apartments and a further ten one-bedroomed units.

It also includes plans to build related bicycle parking bays, car parking, bin stores and a landscaped courtyard amenity area.

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