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New countywide photo competition to capture best of Kerry

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A new photography competition has been launched this week to celebrate and promote cycling in the Kingdom.

 

Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership and Kerry County Council are inviting people to take part in the ‘Where, in Kerry, will your bike take you?’ photography competition and are asking everyone to submit images of where they are travelling or visiting on their bikes around the county.

Recent months have seen a significant increase in interest and participation in cycling with many people discovering and rediscovering their localities and well-known or lesser-known attractions and hidden gems around the county. This has been coupled with an increase in the profile of cycling as a healthy and fun mode of transport and physical activity.

To coincide with National Bike Week, the competition invites images under the following categories: ‘Family Cycles,’ and ‘Showcasing hidden gems in Kerry’.

Participants should be mindful of COVID-19 restrictions and adhere to all public health guidelines.

Entries should be emailed to: info@kerryrecreationandsports.ie before the closing date of October 13. Images can also be shared on Twitter using the hashtag #wherewillyourbiketakeyou.

A number of €50 ‘One4All Kerry Gift Cards’ will be presented as prizes.

For more information, see kerrycoco.ie and the social media platforms of the Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership.

As this competition relates to cycling please ensure you adhere to the Road Safety Authorities (RSA) cycling safety advice and tips to stay safe while cycling on our roads. These tips can be viewed at www.rsa.ie.

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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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