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If you happened to be in the Killarney Outlet Centre yesterday (Sunday) then you may have got a fright as there were many ghosts and ghouls about as it neared Hallowe’en night!

Colette Sorensen Kate O'Connor Margaret McCarthy and Peg Coffey of the Killarney Crafty Ladies fundraising for Kerry Hospice in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Noah Linda and Lily Kelsh Killarney at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Laura and Danielle Dirova Killarney with 'Dracula' at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Cathal O'Sullivan Rathmore with 'Dracula' at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Nathan Leah and Kayla O'Connor Caden Cronin Ryan and Esme Carmody at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Malwina and Jayce Simhadri Killarney at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Summer and Rebecca Birch Tralee at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Patrick and Isabelle O'Brien Cameron and AJ Calder Killarney with 'Dracula' at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Alex and Ella Lawlor Kilcummin were the winners of the Best Dressed Boy and Best Dressed Girl prizes sponsored by World of Wonder at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Included in photo are: 'Dracula' and Noreen O'Sullivan Killarney Outlet Centre. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Kevin Marie Lukas Jayden Riley and Kevin O'Connor Killarney winners of the Best Dressed Family prize sponsored by Christmas in Killarney and O'Briens Irish Sandwich Bar at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday pictured with Noreen O'Sullivan (Killarney Outlet Centre) 'Dracula' and Jennifer Leane (O’Briens Irish Sandwich Bar). Photo: Eamonn Keogh

AnneMarie Shanahan Headford winner of the Best Dressed Adult prize sponsored by DV8 at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday pictured with Lauren McCarthy (DV8) 'Dracula' and Noreen O'Sullivan (Killarney Outlet Centre). Photo: Eamonn Keogh

McKenzie Coffey and Hayley O'Callaghan Killarney with 'Dracula' at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Isabel Lonergan Listowel with 'Dracula' at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Nikita McDonagh Arthur Hope Michael and Daniel O'Brien Killarney with 'Dracula' at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

AnneMarie Shanahan and Fionn Shanahan Donovan Headford with 'Dracula' at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Jayden and Ryan Coffey Beaufort with 'Dracula' at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Ciaran Fitzgerald Kilcummin with 'Dracula' at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Louisa and Georgia O'Callaghan Kilarney with 'Dracula' at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade in the Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

There was a great display of colour as children and adults dressed up in their favourite horror characters in the hope of winning a prize at the annual Hallowe’en fancy dress parade.Alex and Ella Lawlor from Kilcummin were the winners of the Best Dressed Boy and Best Dressed Girl prizes sponsored by World of Wonder.Kevin, Marie, Lukas, Jayden, Riley and Kevin O'Connor  Killarney, winners of the Best Dressed Family prize, sponsored by Christmas in Killarney and O'Briens Irish Sandwich Bar, while AnneMarie Shanahan from Headford was named winner of the Best Dressed Adult prize sponsored by DV8. 

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Seven An Post staff retire

Seven well-known staff members at An Post Killarney celebrated retirement this week. The staff, Mary O’Sullivan, Joe Clifford, Paudie Cronin, Joe Coffey, Tom Ashe, Jerry McCarthy and Dan Murphy were […]

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Seven well-known staff members at An Post Killarney celebrated retirement this week.

The staff, Mary O’Sullivan, Joe Clifford, Paudie Cronin, Joe Coffey, Tom Ashe, Jerry McCarthy and Dan Murphy were treated to an night of celebration and reminiscing by the South Kerry branch of the Communication Workers Union of Ireland.

The retirees, their families and colleagues enjoyed an evening at ‘The Panoramic’ the newly named restaurant upstairs at Killarney Racecourse.

Ollie Favier, of the Shire fame has taken over responsibility for operating the coffee shop / restaurant at the racecourse.

“A beautiful venue and apt that Ollie’s father Dan RIP from Glenflesk, was also a long serving postman in the community,” said John O’Shea, the Union Secretary An Post Killarney.

“The night included music with Derry Healy and Rosie Healy and was attended by up to 80 people, under the attentive guidance of Sales and Marketing Manager Emma O’Connor and Ollie’s right hand man, Colin Daly

“The event the food and the atmosphere was a great success and credit to all Ollie’s staff for being great hosts. “

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Watch Video: Primary School Students share knowledge from Coffee Cup Project

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Killarney primary schools have joined the crusade against single use coffee cups this week by joining the Killarney Coffee Cup Project and declaring themselves single use coffee cup free. The Killarney Coffee Project is a community grassroots project aimed at eliminating single use coffee cups from Killarney town centre to protect Killarney National Park and the towns surroundings all in the name of conservation.

Alan Oliver, a local coffee shop owner, Lir Café, who is one of the participants of the project has said that he is “thrilled to see the project extend into the local schools. Teaching young people about why we should be moving away from a throw away culture is imperative to the continuous success of projects like this. Today’s young people are the future custodians of this town and so educating them on the importance of sustainability will ensure that Killarney and its National Park will be in safe hands for future generations.”

The schools involved in declaring themselves single use coffee cup free include Holycross Mercy, Gaelscoil Faithleann, Presentation Monastery, Glenflesk, Knocknanes, Coolick, Loreto, Lissivigeen and Tiernaboul. This follows on from the Killarney Coffee Cup Primary Schools Initiative which took place last November supported by Killarney Credit Union, the Kerry Biosphere, and the IKC3 project in MTU.

In November the 5th classes in the Killarney area were brought to Muckross School House and Killarney House for a 2-hour immersive environmental education experience around our connection to the Kerry Biosphere and citizen climate action. Here the students learned about our biosphere and how we as citizens and sustainable initiatives like the Killarney Coffee Cup Project can protect this Special Area of Conservation. Finally, they went outside to work with a park ranger, collecting acorns in leftover disposable compostable cups that the project had gathered from various businesses. They took these acorns back to their classrooms where they have planted and are caring for their oak tree. In 2024, these young oak tree seedlings will be planted back into the National Park.

The Killarney Coffee Cup Project is the 1st of its kind in the world, and it is something that belongs to all the citizens of the town. We all own this!

Want to hear from the future voices of our environment?

This week the Killarney Advertiser caught up with primary schoolers who have been busy learning all about protecting our amazing natural environment

Watch our video where the future eco-warriors share what they’ve learned about keeping our Killarney healthy and thriving! Here is to the next generation of environmental stewards!

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