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New Government cuts local airport funding by €1.2 million

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By Sean Moriarty

The Department of Transport announced that it was providing almost €2.5 million in Exchequer funding to the airports of Donegal, Ireland West (Knock) - and Kerry, with the local airport in line to get €1,178,595.

The funding is part of an annual allocation which is given to all regional airports.

It is not part of the EU's Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund announced last week.

The allocations go towards capital investment in areas like safety and security - but funds to Kerry Airport are about €1.1m short of last year’s allocation of €2,208,911.

“In an effort to establish certainty in a very challenging environment, it is my intention to examine supports for regional airports over the coming weeks and to finalise a new five-year Regional Airports Programme in the autumn. I hope that this will give airports the assurances they need on Exchequer funding supports over the period between now and end 2024,” said Hildegarde Naughton TD Minister of State at with responsibility for Aviation.

Kerry Airport did not comment on the issue before the Killarney Advertiser went to press.

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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