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‘A roadmap for achieving economic and community development’

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Mayor of Kerry Michael O'Shea, Moira Murrell, CEO, Kerry County Council, Cllr Jim Finucane, Cllr John Lucide, Cllr Norma Moriarty Chair LCDC, Mick Scannell Director of Services, all pictured at the Wetlands, Tralee, for the launch of the economic plan. PICTURE: DOMNICK WALSH

THE first-ever economic and community plan for County Kerry has been published this week by Kerry County Council. The Kerry Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) 2016-2022 provides a strategic framework for achieving improved economic and community development in the county in the years ahead.

The plan is the culmination of 12 months of consultation and engagement with local, regional and national partners.

The plan – for which Kerry County Council is the lead partner – brought together a wide range of organisations and agencies working in the areas of economic and community development and has been adopted by the elected members of the council.

It builds on the national and regional policy framework, particularly the Regional Action Plan for Jobs, and will provide enhanced strategic planning, better targeting and co-ordination of resources with the objective of improving the quality of life for everyone living and working in Kerry.

Specific targets for economic and community development are included, those responsible for delivery of these goals are identified and delivery timeframes are set out.

Kerry’s mayor, Cllr Michael O’Shea, said the plan “represents a very comprehensive attempt to improve the attractiveness of our beautiful county as a place to work and live”. “It aims to enhance what we have to offer to companies, small businesses and individuals who want to come to work and live in our county. The Plan recognises the challenges the county faces as well as the opportunities that exist for growth in our local economy and in our communities,” he added.

The chief executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell, said the reforms in local government in recent years give local authorities new enhanced roles in economic and community development in their areas.

This plan provides the county with a roadmap for achieving improved economic and community development, she added.
“Working with bodies like the IDA and Enterprise Ireland to attract more employment and investment to Kerry, the County Council and other agencies will continue to strive for improvements in our employment and economic environment,” said Ms Murrell.
 


 
Mayor of Kerry Michael O’Shea, Moira Murrell, CEO, Kerry County Council, Cllr Jim Finucane, Cllr John Lucide, Cllr Norma Moriarty Chair LCDC, Mick Scannell Director of Services, all pictured at the Wetlands, Tralee, for the launch of the economic plan.
PICTURE: DOMNICK WALSH

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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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By Michelle Crean

Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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