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Over €400k funding for fire station extension

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Fire Station – the second busiest in the county – will almost double in size once a new extension is completed.

Construction is expected to start in the coming weeks after the Department of Housing and Local Government, released €414,685 in funding under its Fire Services Capital Programme.

“This has been in the pipeline for sometime, there were a few hold ups with planning and tenders but now that the funding has been granted it should move along very quickly,” Station Manager Paudie Mangan told the Killarney Advertiser.

This station currently has two appliance bays where the fire engines are parked and stored, but other specialist vehicles have to remain outside.

One of the appliance bays also doubles as a mechanic’s pit for carrying out repairs on fire brigade vehicles, meaning that a fire appliance needs to be moved outside when the pit is being used.

Local councillor Niall Kelleher welcomed the announcement.

“This is something we have been pushing for some time,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

Cllr Donal Grady also welcomed the funding.

"I welcome the long sought after funding for the three bay extension to Killarney Fire Station," he said.
When Cllr Grady joined in the late '70s to when he retired, in that 30 years service the station evolved in a very positive way such as improvement in equipment and specialist appliances.

"Two bays were sufficient when the station was built in 1987 but another 30 years has past and same mentioned above has increased such as a water tanker jeep and platform. At least these valuable pieces of vital equipment will be housed from the elements. It’s positive especially in these uncertain difficult times we are living in."

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Puck Goat removed from platform in searing heat

Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat. Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in […]

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Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat.

Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in Killorglin town. As part of the fair’s tradition a wild mountain goat presides over the town from his tall platform over the course of the three days.

Organisers employ a dedicated vet to look after the goat and a team of experienced goat handlers are also on duty for the duration of the festival.

There is also a temperature monitoring device on the platform.

As temperatures hit 29 degrees today (Thursday), the vet and handlers decided it was safer for the goat to be removed from the platform for the rest of the day.

“He is currently resting in the shade,” spokesperson Marcella O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser. “The handlers were monitoring him in case it got too hot, the decision was made to take him down, and the vet says he is happy.”

A decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) on the goat’s return to the platform for the final day of the fair.

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