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A major jobs fair, which will be open to jobseekers and employers, will take place in Killarney this coming Wednesday (May 25).

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG in conjunction with Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce launched their first joint South Kerry Jobs Fair 2022.

Information on a huge variety of full-time, part-time, seasonal and remote jobs will be available on the day in the Great Southern Killarney from 10.30am to 2pm, and it will give job hunters an opportunity to connect with employers from many industries and sectors.

While all industries have endured a difficult time due to COVID, there is optimism growing strongly again for 2022 and that there will be significant job opportunities available in all sectors.

SKDP Enterprise Officer Joanne Griffin, who organises the event alongside Katy Jacobi, Events Manager from Killarney Tourism and Chamber of Commerce, said that employers she has spoken to are optimistic with regard to the 2022 season.

"All employers are telling me they have a significant number of jobs available across all departments and they are hopeful that people will return to employment again,” Joanne said.

The event will again target all jobseekers but also those who are looking for a change in career and applications from jobseekers to take part in the event is by registration at the entrance on the day.

“This event offers both the jobseekers and the employers the opportunity to meet a large range of potential employers and employees on the same day which has proven to be a key factor in previous SKDP Recruitment events success."

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President, Niall Kelleher, said the business community is very excited about the jobs fair which will put jobseekers and employers in touch with each other.

“This event could well provide the opportunity many people are waiting for and we extend an open invitation to everybody to attend on the day,” he said.

Any employers who are interested in partaking and exhibiting at the event, should get in touch now.

Contact jgriffin@skdp.net or Kathy Jacobi at events@killarney.ie. Closing dates for exhibitors/employers to register is 5pm today (Friday).

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Works are under way to install a high-speed fibre broadband network in the remote Black Valley area of Kerry.

The Black Valley was one of the last areas of Ireland to be electrified but broadband in the region is expected to be live in the second half of the year with residents already able to pre-order their connection. 
“It is well known that Black Valley was one of the last locations to get electricity due to its remoteness and challenging terrain, so we are extremely pleased to be commencing the rollout of our high-speed fibre network now with a view to connections being available later this year,” said National Broadband Ireland Deployment CEO, TJ Malone.
  
“We are determined to ensure the rollout is as fast as possible and connection is made easy for Black Valley residents, and we have a plan in place to work around the location’s all-important tourist season.

“Black Valley is a symbol of NBI’s mission that no area will be left behind no matter how rural or remote and we are delighted that this beautiful location moves one step closer to high-speed fibre today, with all the opportunities that will unlock for the local community.” 

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Players of the year don’t duck a challenge

They never duck when faced with a big challenge on the field so it was safe to assume that GAA players of the year David Clifford and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh […]

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They never duck when faced with a big challenge on the field so it was safe to assume that GAA players of the year David Clifford and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh weren’t going to shy away from the latest task on their home patch.

The two top footballers in the country teamed up to launch a charity duck race which will form part of this year’s St Patrick’s Festival in Killarney, where they both live.

When the working day was done, busy secondary school teachers David and Louise had some great quack and they got caught up in the spirit of the occasion along the scenic River Deenagh in Killarney National Park.

The reigning Player of the Year and Ladies Player of the Year award winner demonstrated their competitive streak when they expressed confidence that their own ducks will win The Deenagh Duck Dash on the same river at noon on Monday, March 18.

But, luckily, festival chairman Jason Clifford was there to keep the peace and he even threatened to cry fowl and brandish a card at the star players – with duck yellow deemed the most appropriate colour.

Considered by many to be the greatest players of all time in their respective codes, between them, Fossa hotshot David and Corca Dhuibhne star Louise have an incredible nine All-Star awards.

But they might be tempted to swap one if their duck wins the fun-filled race on the day after St Patrick’s Day.

All proceeds from the event will go to St Francis Special School in Beaufort, Killarney which provides specialist education for young people with learning disabilities.
Festival chairman Jason remarked: “This isn’t just a race – it’s great fun for the whole family.
“Picture the scene with a flotilla of vibrant rubber ducks racing down a winding river, their owners cheering them on and all in the name of a fantastic cause”.
Super prizes await the winners, the cost of a rubber duck to participate in the race is just €5 and they can be bought online at https://stpatricksfestivalkillarney.ie/.

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