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Open call for this year’s Culture Night extended

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The Arts Office at Kerry County Council have extended the Open Call deadline for the Culture Night Kerry 2022 programme to 5pm on July 7.

Culture Night invites everyone, everywhere, on one night to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today. One night for all.

On Friday September 23, Ireland will become a cultural playground. Special events are programmed throughout the country in various locations and unique settings. This is an opportunity for local community groups, businesses, charities, artists, and performers in Kerry to get involved and showcase their talents and skills.

A safe and enjoyable night time experience is central to Culture Night. Activities planned for later in the night – beyond 9pm – are encouraged.

Thanks to the continued support of the Arts Council as well as local authorities such as Kerry County Council, all activities are made available to the public free of charge. When considering an application to be part of the programme, ensure all creatives and performers are supported. The Arts Council’s #PayTheArtist policy is being highlighted in terms of participation to ensure that artists who are invited to perform and participate are paid.

The Culture Night experience is across a wide range of sectors – culture, arts, heritage, education, hospitality, tourism, health, and commercial and corporate enterprise. Writing groups, choirs, dance classes, knitting circles, history enthusiasts, and many more are encouraged to apply.

Outgoing Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Councillor Jimmy Moloney, says Culture Night is for everyone.

"I am excited to see communities around the county come together to perform, celebrate, and support all that our culture is and could be.”

Culture Night Kerry is funded by Kerry County Council and the Arts Council and supported by Creative Ireland Kerry. The Arts Office is asking for anyone interested in organising an event for Culture Night Kerry to get in touch at arts@kerrycoco.ie or call 066 7183541.

Further information about Culture Night is available at www.culturenight.ie.

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Marie was “lovely, unassuming lady”

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Marie Murphy of Aughacureen, who died in tragic circumstances on November 30. Marie was a member of the well known Murphy business […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Marie Murphy of Aughacureen, who died in tragic circumstances on November 30.

Marie was a member of the well known Murphy business family in Killarney – her brother runs KWD Recycling and she was heavily involved in the business.

She was best known for involvement in the local GAA both as a county star and a member of Fossa GAA Club.

She was a third generation Kerry footballer, her grandfather Con and father John all played football for Kerry.

She was extremely proud of her niece Abbie, her brother Seán’s daughter, when she became the fourth generation Murphy to play for Kerry.

Marie played for Kerry in 1976 and re-joined Fossa GAA Club in 2010 when the ladies’ side of the club was re-formed.

She acted as a mentor for current group of ladies.

Back in 2019 when Fossa GAA Club published a book to mark its 50th anniversary she was one of the leading lights on that committee.

This year, when the club held its Night of Legends to raise funds for a new dressing room for the ladies’ club, Marie was one of the guests of honour at the INEC event and was interviewed on the stage in front of a capacity audience.

Only a few weeks ago she was one of the many club members who helped organise the Fossa Golf Classic and acted as official photographer for that event.

“The club is numb with sadness,” said Fossa GAA chairman Dermot Clifford. “She was a loyal member and very proud of the club. Our thoughts are with her family. A lovely, unassuming lady who will be sorely missed.”

Marie will be sadly missed by her brothers Con, Seamus and Seán, sisters-in-law Breda, Gennie and Anna, her nieces Shauna, Amy, Kate and Abigail, nephews John, Jack, Luke, aunties Mairead and Maura, cousins, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

She was laid to rest at Old Aghadoe Cemetery on Monday following Requiem Mass at The Prince of Peace Church, Fossa.

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Kerry Airport to get almost €1.5m funding

Kerry Airport is in line for nearly €1.5m in funding under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025. All five regional airports in the country will share a total of €21,100,051 released […]

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Kerry Airport is in line for nearly €1.5m in funding under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025.

All five regional airports in the country will share a total of €21,100,051 released under the scheme.

Kerry Airport will get €1,434,355 to put towards vital safety operations like air traffic control, fire services and security.

The CEO of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, welcomed the funding.

“We are grateful to Minister Naughton, the Department of Transport and Kerry’s two Government TDs, Minister Norma Foley and Deputy Brendan Griffin for their continued support,” he said.

“The funding will help to ensure that Kerry Airport remains compliant with regulatory requirements in key areas, such as air traffic control, fire services and security.”

Funding this year for airports will total over €37 million building on the €161 million provided in unprecedented aviation supports during 2021.

“I welcome this funding which will deliver further vital financial supports to Kerry Airport with a particular focus on safety, security operations and air traffic control,” Minister Foley said.

“This funding reinforces the importance and value that Government places on the vital role of our regional airports and how connectivity directly supports tourism and enterprise in Kerry.”

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