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Over 250 locals ‘Climb With Charlie’

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It was a walk that was well supported all over the country and Killarney was no different on Saturday morning as over 250 people turned out to support a worthy cause.

HELPING: Volunteers helping and taking part in the 'Climb with Charlie' fundraiser in Killarney National Park on Saturday.

HELPING: Volunteers helping and taking part in the 'Climb with Charlie' fundraiser in Killarney National Park on Saturday.

Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone organised a walk in Killarney National Park to coincide with 'Climb With Charlie' which saw veteran RTÉ broadcaster Charlie Bird - who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last October - take on Croagh Patrick helping to raise over €2 million for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta.

"Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone wish to thank all who supported our walk on Saturday in Killarney National Park in conjunction with the Charlie Bird climb of Croagh Patrick and also to thank the many people who gave us very generous donations," Christy Lehane, Chairman of Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone, said.

"We really appreciate your generosity."

The day started off wet for the eager participants but it soon cleared up, he added.

"Firstly the day started off rainy after all the beautiful weather we had previously. We were fortunate enough to have a marquee tent thanks to Denis Russell which kept the office staff dry. Soon the weather brightened and the crowds started to arrive all in great form for the 40 minute walk in Killarney National Park. Everything was at a leisurely pace and over 250 people, not counting children, took part.

"Thanks to all who did stewarding to ensure everyone walked safely. Thanks to Marie Linehan from Kerry Parents and Friends for all her help and assistance."

The full amount raised from the local walk is still not totted up as proceeds are still coming in, he added.

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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