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Rev up for Land Rover restoration project

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A LAND ROVER jeep is to be restored by the Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club as its 2018 charity project.

The jeep has been off the road for the last number of years and has only 82,000 miles on the clock! It was donated by Con Ahern from Cork. Club chairman Tom Leslie said: "We are delighted that our next restoration project has begun and would like to thank Con Ahern for travelling to Killarney to hand over the keys.

“The club is really looking forward to restoring same and we would be delighted if anyone who would like to get involved and help out with this charity project to get in touch. Any help, big or small will be greatly appreciated.

"It will be an enjoyable social event over the coming months for our club members and will be an exciting project from start to finish. After the clubs very successful MF135 tractor restoration project which we recently completed, we are delighted to be provided with the use of a shed again by Kerry Mental Health Association and the use of the facilities at Killarney Men’s Shed."

The club plans on meeting every Thursday night at Killarney Men’s Shed from 7pm-9pm and Tom can be contacted on 087-2383809 for any further information.
 


 
Above: Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club members with Con Ahern of Cork (current owner) handing the keys of the 1989 Land Rover Jeep to John Coffey and James Looney of KVC&V.

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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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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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