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Range of local activities for European Week of Sport

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SPORT’S WEEK: Pictured at the launch of European Week of Sport 2020 which runs from September 23 to 30 are the organising team from Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership; Askea Calnan, Patrice Diggin, Jimmy Deenihan (Chairperson), and Gearóid O'Doherty. Photo: Pauline Dennigan

By Michelle Crean

 

 

Get out and get active to embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle as part of European Week of Sport 2020 this week.

Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) is calling on the young and old, to get out and BeActive with a mixture of events available locally to cater to the needs of every member of the community – even from the comfort of your front room - from tomorrow (Wednesday September 23) to next Wednesday (September 30).

Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has funded multiple local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships.

Kerry’s programme includes kayaking, orienteering and walking related events as a means of exploring the wonders county Kerry has to offer.

A European Commission led initiative; European Week of Sport aims to increase the level of participation in sport and physical activity in the EU. European Week of Sport aims to tackle the inactivity crisis and reduce obesity levels by encouraging Europeans to embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle.

“The KRSP team have designed and developed unique and interesting taster sessions to cater for all in society," Chairperson of the Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership Jimmy Deenihan said.

"There will be a kayaking event for women, separate orienteering events for men and people with disabilities, and finally, walks catering for families with children aged six to 12 years and 12 years plus."

KRSP undertakes a wide range of actions with the aim of increasing sport and physical activity participation levels in the local community. Working with trusted professionals and valued volunteers, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership engages communities across the county to deliver inclusive, impactful and sustainable opportunities tailored to local needs, getting Kerry more physically active, involved in sport and improving the mental and physical health of the nation.

For more information on what events KRSP are running in your area and how to get involved visit KRSP social media platforms, Facebook, Instragram and Twitter.

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Relief as indoor dining finally resumes

By Michelle Crean After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in. Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday. According to the new […]

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By Michelle Crean

After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in.

Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday.

According to the new rules as set out by Fáilte Ireland and the Government, in order for customers to access indoor service, they must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months. Those who are not yet vaccinated can only be served outside.

A maximum of six people aged 13 and over are allowed per table and it’s advised that face coverings be worn when not at the table, there is no time limit, customers can only eat or drink at a table and not at the bar or counter, and one person must give their details for contract tracing purposes. Live music and dancing is not allowed.

The Killarney Advertiser spoke to a number of businesses this week and overall the feeling was relief that they can finally get back to normal service but the issue of staffing still remains.

Brian Murphy from Courtney’s Bar said he was feeling nervous.

“I’m feeling nervous as we don’t have enough staff,” he said. “It’s a Monday so hopefully we can cope. Things will settle down and we’ll find a level we are all happy with.”

At the Porterhouse Restaurant Lee O’Callaghan said “It’s great to be back open and have people coming into the restaurant”.

“Hopefully we have a long season after being closed for so long.”

Staff at Reidy’s, Ellen Shannon, Rory Carroll and Jack Sweeney, added that they’re delighted to return to indoor dining.

“Hopefully we get back to normal soon and to brighter days ahead.”

At Jimmy Brien’s Bar in Fair Hill, customers echoed the same sentiments about being finally open.

“We are delighted to be back,” Danjoe Aherne said.

“We appreciate everything Alan Breen has done for us. We’re glad to be back home again!” Charlie Buckingham said.

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Time to get your skates on!

By Sean Moriarty People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline. A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council. Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people […]

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By Sean Moriarty

People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline.

A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council.

Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people of the town to have their say.

It is proposed to build the park on land adjacent to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre with help and support from the KDYS.

“In 2017 a group of skateboard enthusiasts approached me, they had no designated safe area to enjoy their sport. Sport is vital for youths, stakeboarding increases metabolism, improves balance and enhances coordination use,” Cllr Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. I commend Kerry County Council, management, engineers and the planning team for getting the project to this stage, it’s now up to the people of Killarney to have their say. It’s vital positive submissions are lodged by Wednesday, August 25,”

Submissions can be lodged to the Playground Unit, Finance Dept, Kerry County Council.

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