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Over 40 litter picking volunteers clean Glenflesk roadsides

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LITTER PICK: Dan Daly at work near Cloghane, Glenflesk on Saturday morning.

LENDING A HAND: Brendan O’Brien took take care of a section of road near Clonkeen.

HARD WORKING: Two well-known local volunteers Dave Herlihy and Derry Healy hard at work on Saturday.

HELPING: Seamus O’Brien was allocated a section of the Clonkeen Road.

VOLUNTEERS: Catriona Crowley and Corrina Favier volunteered for Saturday’s Glenflesk litter pick.

 

By Sean Moriarty

Over 40 members of the wider Glenflesk area were out in force on Easter Saturday to tackle the growing problem of litter in the area. Between them and other volunteers in the Lissivigeen and Minish areas the entire N22 from Killarney to the County Bounds was cleaned by volunteers on Saturday.

They also inspired action in Ballyvourney and residents there took up the mantle over the weekend and cleared the roadside from the County Bounds to the Cork village.

The Glenflesk group, made up of members of the local St Agatha's GAA Club and several other community groups, took part in the roadside clean up.

They usually participate in the annual KWD County Clean Up Day which traditionally runs on the first or second Saturday in April.

As a result of crowd gathering rules the County Clean Up Day was cancelled both this year and last.

To overcome the rules volunteers in the Glenflesk area used text messages to coordinate the litter pick.

Volunteers worked in groups of two for road safety reasons on a certain section of the road. This coordination kept them away from other volunteers while at the same time ensured that entire area from Killarney to the County Bounds was covered.

Former Glenflesk GAA chairman and well-known local community activist, Derry Healy, acted as the co-ordinator and allocated each of the volunteers a section of road.

“Our roads are gone very bad,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “And if we went out there again today we would find more rubbish. I am not qualified to say how we should solve this problem but something needs to be done.”

Barraduff Tidy Village Group also do regular clean ups in the area.

 

[caption id="attachment_36956" align="alignleft" width="286"] LENDING A HAND: Brendan O’Brien took take care of a section of road near Clonkeen.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_36957" align="alignleft" width="391"] HARD WORKING: Two well-known local volunteers Dave Herlihy and Derry Healy hard at work on Saturday.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_36958" align="alignleft" width="280"] HELPING: Seamus O’Brien was allocated a section of the Clonkeen Road. [/caption]

[caption id="attachment_36955" align="alignleft" width="285"] LITTER PICK: Dan Daly at work near Cloghane, Glenflesk on Saturday morning.[/caption]

 

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Therapy dog begins first day of school

By Michelle Crean A four-month-old puppy is the latest addition to school life at one local secondary school and his homework is to help students and staff. On Wednesday, there was great excitement as therapy dog Zoomer joined the school community at St Brigid’s on New Road – the second post primary school in the county […]

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By Michelle Crean

A four-month-old puppy is the latest addition to school life at one local secondary school and his homework is to help students and staff.

On Wednesday, there was great excitement as therapy dog Zoomer joined the school community at St Brigid’s on New Road – the second post primary school in the county to welcome such a dog.

It’s part of the My Canine Companion (MCC) charity which has a number of therapy dogs in schools across the country.

Deirdre Horgan from MCC paid a visit to schools looking for families for the charity’s socialisation programme. ​​​​​​

Zoomer is a mix of a sheepdog and a poodle and Deirdre’s dog Fifi is his mother.

In May Fifi had 10 puppies all named with the letter ‘z’. Just recently Fossa National School welcomed Zoomer’s sister Zazu to their classrooms, and puppy Zoro went to the CBS in Tralee.

The dogs not only provide comfort and support to pupils and students with Autism but to all in the school.

“There is an increasing body of research to support the benefit of a dog in school,” Ber O’Connor, a teacher in St Brigid’s, said.

Zoomer will be under the guidance of Ms O’Connor and some Transition Year students who will undertake a specific training programme for the therapy dog.

“The dog will be based in different rooms around the school but will have a timetable of interactions. We hope Zoomer settles in well and brings joy to many of our students lives. You can follow all the updates of Zoomer’s life on Instagram by following @zoomersbk or his TikTok account ‘zoomerthepuppy’.

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Brian James secures much sought after award

A local business is celebrating receiving a very special accolade – beating off stiff competition from UK and Irish retailers – by taking home the title of ‘Menswear Independent of the Year 2021’. Brian James, whose business is located on Main Street, secured the award at the internationally acclaimed Drapers Independents Awards in London last […]

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A local business is celebrating receiving a very special accolade – beating off stiff competition from UK and Irish retailers – by taking home the title of ‘Menswear Independent of the Year 2021’.

Brian James, whose business is located on Main Street, secured the award at the internationally acclaimed Drapers Independents Awards in London last week.

The highly respected and sought after Drapers Awards celebrate the very best of independent fashion retail and Brian James saw off exceptionally tough competition from other menswear stores to bring home this much coveted award.

Brian James were announced the winners at a celebratory luncheon in The Hilton London Bankside amongst fashion industry leaders and were presented with the iconic Drapers mannequin bust to much applause.

Commenting that Brian James has been a destination for fashion-conscious shoppers for more than 15 years, the judges praised Brian James’ strong “roster of brands” and said that it “offers an aspirational experience in Killarney”.

“Killarney is an incredible town to trade in – it is a brand in itself, offers the best of everything to those that are lucky to live here and an unbeatable experience for those that visit,” Brian O’Shea, who founded and runs Brian James for the last 15 years, said. “This award recognises Brian James and Killarney as a superior shopping destination town. Brian James and the other superb retailers in Killarney are an important piece of the jigsaw – the Park, the lakes and mountains, the hotels, restaurants and bars… it is the whole picture which guarantees the experience is first class.”

He added that his team are a key element of the experience at Brian James.

“My sincere thanks go to each of the team as without them we could not provide the customer experience and service we aim to ensure each and every time. Brian James’ success is also down to the partnerships we have developed over time with key international brands. On the store itself, of course we have relocated to our new super store on Main Street and more than doubled our floor space. Although it has been great to be able to design and create this stunning space to enhance the customer experience, it also allowed us to add more brands to our menswear mix. This year we will have added Hugo Boss and Eden Park to our familiar brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Gant, Barbour, Bugatti and Farah. The new space also plays host to ladies collections from Tommy Jeans, Calvin Klein, Diesel and Superdry and this is an exciting new element we are really enjoying too!”

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