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Over €44k in funding for Killarney Water Rescue

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Killarney Water Rescue will receive €44,600 for the purchase of a vehicle from CLÁR funding.

It's part of a bigger package which will see a total of €223,022.87 announced for four Community First Responder groups in Kerry including Kerry Cancer Support Group which will receive €100,000 for the purchase of a wheelchair accessible vehicle, Baile Mhuire CLG €50,000 for the purchase of a vehicle, and Banna Community Rescue Boats Ireland who will receive €28,4222.87 also for the purchase of a vehicle. 

The funding will allow the groups to transport people who have mobility issues or people being treated for cancer. 

Community groups that perform roles such as transporting blood samples from hospitals and delivering medication, will also be supported under the initiative.

Mountain Rescue Teams, Air Ambulances and Sub-Aqua Groups are also to receive funding.

“This is welcome funding that will ensure that four vital First Responder community groups in Kerry can continue to provide excellent care and key voluntary services to some of Kerry’s most vulnerable, enhancing the communities they serve,” Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley said.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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