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REAL COUNTYWIDE EFFORT FOR CLEAN UP

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The final call has been made for groups and individuals to sign up for this year’s County Clean Up which takes place on Saturday, April 14. This week, several local organisations including Kerry GAA, Kerry IFA and Kerry ICMSA have announced their support and that of their members for the day-long event which takes place with the support of KWD Recycling and Kerry County Council.

The Mayor of Kerry, Cllr John Sheahan, Kerry County Council Chief Executive, Moira Murrell and Tadhg Healy of KWD Recycling came together in Farranfore on Tuesday to urge groups to register as soon as possible to receive their clean-up packs and to arrange litter collection points for the day.

They were joined by the chairman of the Kerry County Board of the GAA, Tim Murphy, the chairman of Kerry IFA, Patrick O’Driscoll, and the chairman of Kerry ICMSA, Mike Teahan. Each of the three organisations are calling on all their members around the county to get involved on the day and to help to clear and collect litter in their own areas.

Full details and registration information are available at www.countycleanup.com or e-mail countycleanup@kwd.ie. The Clean Up coordination team are asking local residents’ associations, schools, youth groups, sporting groups, businesses, families and individuals to get together and gather litter along all routes on the day. Last year, 5,000 volunteers gathered 6,500 bags of litter on a single day in their own localities, which left the county of Kerry looking spick and span.

Organisers say the response so far has been fantastic. They are aiming to make it the biggest ever Clean Up this year and are asking groups to get together and sign up now to take part on the day.

Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Sheahan, said the event is all part of ongoing work to promote a clean environment in Kerry and to ensure the county is litter-free and he welcomed the support of groups like the GAA, the IFA and the ICMSA.

Mike Teahan of Kerry ICMSA said it was important for Kerry people to realise that with the joys of living in Ireland’s most beautiful county came certain duties, chief of which was the duty to look after the beautiful environment and both built and natural heritage of the county. Patrick O’Driscoll of Kerry IFA said his members throughout Kerry were delighted to support the Clean Up and he urged the farming community to participate in local clean-ups in their areas on the day. Kerry GAA chairman, Tim Murphy added that GAA clubs and members all over Kerry have been asked to help out on the day. ‘As a grassroots organisation across the county, we are delighted to offer our support,’ he said.

 

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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