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New eye catching mural brightens Clovers Lane

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WALL ART: Artists Adam and Darren Warren putting the finishing touches to the Killarney mural with Mayor of Killarney Brendan Cronin, at the weekend. Photo: Don MacMonagle

By Michelle Crean

Two artists have put a splash of colour in one popular town lane way as their eye catching work was unveiled to the public this week.

Artists Adam and Darren Warren (ADW) put their creative touch to the gable of a building at Clovers Lane and the Glebe car park to depict the built and cultural heritage from the industries in the lanes to the estate town and ecclesiastical heritage.

It is all part of Creative Ireland Kerry 2020 Walls Project bringing trademark high profile murals to a number of locations in Kerry and supported by the stimulus fund announced by Minister Catherine Martin.

The Walls Project, best known for managing the ground-breaking Waterford Walls festival since 2015, has been working with Kerry County Council Arts Office Creative Ireland Kerry and Killarney and Castleisland Corca Dhuibhne Municipal Districts to bring art to prominent locations in Killarney, Castleisland and Scartaglin.

The Arts Office and Edel Tobin of the Walls Project discussed the potential to deliver some key murals in the timeframe allowed for the stimulus fund.

"There are many layers of history and heritage in the story of Killarney; one that continues to evolve," Killarney Municipal District Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Brendan Cronin, said.

"This mural will give an insight into some of the people of the past and how they made their living in the town of Killarney."

Eileen O’Donoghue Municipal District Office added that "it is intended this mural will enhance our sense of place and inspire further creativity in our town".

"This mural is traditional in style but we hope to follow in 2021 with a mix of style and themes to reflect modern and contemporary art as well as unique aspects of the Killarney story. We will be looking for walls and themes so if members of the public have suggestions, we are always willing to engage."

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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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