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Spirit Radio launching in Killarney today

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By Michelle Crean

Locals will today (Friday) be able to tune into a unique radio station for the first time as Spirit Radio will begin broadcasting in Killarney on 91.2FM.

The station, originally launched in 2011, was only available in other counties and towns throughout Ireland.
However, now Killarney locals will be able to tune in and hear a mix of uplifting music and chat.

CEO of the inspirational station, Rob Clarke expressed his delight to be up and running.
"It’s great to finally have the opportunity to connect with listeners in this beautiful area. We’ve had a few challenges but are now launching and are keen to engage with the people here.”
Spirit Radio has a Christian ethos. The music driven station plays an upbeat mix that includes leading artists from the world of contemporary Christian music. The station is broadcasting in all the main cities and 14 of the largest towns across Ireland. Rob said the response across the country has been terrific.
“People have warmed to our mix of uplifting music and chat.”

The station provides a magazine style programme which covers current affairs, plus a mix of health, fashion, food, relationships, fitness and faith.

And radio listenership in Ireland continues to be very high and recent surveys suggest that in the current health crisis people are using radio more and more to stay in touch, Rob added.

“There is a growing interest in radio. With the current lockdown and travel restrictions, people value the companionship and sense of connection that radio brings in its own unique way. People value Spirit Radio because it is upbeat, edifying radio. Our talk shows and presenters speak about a broad range of subjects, health, relationships, nutrition, finance, current affairs, sport and faith,” he said.
“We have one studio in Bray, Co Wicklow and produce one programme for the country. We will look to build links with people in Killarney who can help provide us with insights and news from Kerry. Currently one of our journalists is working remotely in Kerry. Uniquely in Ireland, Spirit is a listener supported radio station. The station has a large and growing support team who really drive the station forward.”

Spirit Radio is available via mobile Apps, Internet and on the Irish Radio Player. It is also broadcasting across Ireland on 549 Medium Wave.

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  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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