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Potential fire risk due to poor water supply – Council told

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By Sean Moriarty

Elected members of Killarney Municipal District (KMD) and senior Kerry County Council (KCC) officials were told of a potential fire risk at Knockanes National School as a result of poor water pressure in the area.

A deputation of local residents, representing 90 households and over 20 farms in the Brewsterfield area of Headford, attended an online meeting of KMD on Wednesday.

The deputation, led by Cllr Niall Kelleher, who also lives in the area, raised concerns over the water pressure there.

Despite several different attempts, including a connection from the Barraduff mains, water pressure remains an issue, especially during the dry summer months and the recent heavy frosts.

Leonard Moran, a local resident who is also on the Board of Management of the local school, raised several concerns including hygiene issues and the lack of water pressure at a nearby fire hydrant.

“At busy times, after a break, the kids use the bathroom and the toilet stops working,” Mr Moran told the meeting. “In the event of a fire, have we sufficient water in the place?”

Cllr Grady moved to dispel fire fears, the former Killarney Fire Brigade officer promised to get his fire station colleagues to examine the hydrant.

“It will put people at ease, we will arrange that through Killarney Municipal District,” said O’Grady.

Kerry County Council said it would not be possible for Kerry County Council or Irish Water to include the area in a full water scheme upgrade.

Engineer Colm Mangan said when he crossed-referenced Irish Water’s criteria for a full upgrade the area did not meet the high priority requirements. This is despite the area being on a high priority list 12 years ago when €350,000 was allocated, but that was kicked down the road as a result of the recession some years later.

In the interim, Mr Mangan said he would install a new pump in an area known locally as Dohertys.

“We can put in the pump in the coming months,” he said.

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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