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No further COVID cases at Killarney school

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By Michelle Crean

There have been no further cases of COVID-19 at a Killarney school this week following the confirmation last Friday that one child had tested positive.

Rory Darcy, Principal of St Oliver’s National School in Ballycasheen, told the Killarney Advertiser yesterday (Thursday) that only one case was confirmed and they followed all the necessary Public Health advice.

All parents were immediately informed when the school became aware of the positive case.

The child in question wasn’t in school for a number of days so the risk to the school community was very minimal and no classes were sent home as they weren’t considered close contacts.

“There have been no further cases,” Mr Darcy told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It is just one case and the last thing we want to do is sensationalise it. We encourage people to go for testing because that breaks the cycle of the virus. It’s going to be with us for a while and the last thing we want is to discourage people from going. We need to mind each other.”

He added that the school community rallied together since the news became known.

“It’s been a great example of cooperation between parents, school staff and the HSE. We’re very proud of the way people have worked together.”

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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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