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Public welcome to see Kilcummin’s new state-of-the-art facilities

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By Michelle Crean

With brand new dressing rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and gym, a referee’s room, a training pitch, and a new walking track, locals are keen to show off their new facilities.

Kilcummin GAA Club are now inviting the public to the official opening of their new facilities on Sunday next (October 24).

It will kick-off at 2.30pm by County Board Chairman Tim Murphy and all are welcome to attend.

"Members and non-members are welcome to come and take a look around and to be a part of this important occasion," PRO for the club, Mike O’Riordan, said.

The upgrading of the club facilitates, which started in 2019, was made possible by generous support of club members and supporters from near and far, as well as funding received from the Munster Council and Sports Capital Grants.

The Executive and the Development Committee of the club have worked hard to bring the project to fruition but it is the countless hours of the dedicated and committed volunteers that ensured it became a reality.

"It could not have happened without this collective effort. The new facilities are a huge source of pride for the club and local community and the official opening is an event to celebrate this huge community project."

Club officers will be available to chat to anyone interested in memberships of the fitness centre or walking track and club merchandise will be available to purchase on the day. Light refreshments will be served.

"A Céad Míle Fáilte is extended to all," he said.

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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By Sean Moriarty

With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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