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Plans underway for new Ross Road counselling centre

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By Michelle Crean

It's hoped that the Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre will get a new permanent home on the Ross Road after a site was generously donated by a local family.

The Kerry charity is now seeking planning permission to develop a bespoke counselling centre in Reen on the Ross Road, after the donation was made by the Clarke family.

The construction of a centre like the one planned has been a long-term ambition of the organisation, the year the Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre celebrates 30 years in existence.

The centre now awaits the decision of the planning authority and if granted, the build would take approximately 14 months to complete.

Monies to finance the development will be sourced from State funds and charitable donations. The Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre will also continue to deliver services from Tralee and other outreach locations as needed.

“The new building has been designed with the clients we service core and central in terms of their individual needs," Centre Director, Vera O’Leary, said, outlining the significance of this development.

"The proposed facility will offer our professional and dedicated team of counsellors and support team a permanent home where we can continue to provide safe, confidential and free counselling to survivors of all types of sexual violence and support for non-abusing partners, parents, relatives and friends. This is a milestone moment for the centre, with a stated ambition of ours to develop such a facility for many years.”

Chairperson of the Board of Management of the Centre, Brid Mc Elligott in welcoming this development also acknowledged the kindness of the Clarke family.

“On behalf of all stakeholders involved with the centre I would like to acknowledge the generosity and kindness of the Clarke family, in particular Matt Clarke who has championed this proposed development from the outset. Without this philanthropic gesture realising our own building would not have been possible. In supporting our clients and their families on their journey of recovery, it will massively assist our efforts when we can operate from a client tailored, bespoke facility.”

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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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