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St Finan’s site be sold

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By Sean Moriarty

 

Some of the buildings and lands surrounding the landmark St Finan’s site in Killarney are to be offered up for sale, the Cork Kerry Regional Health Forum revealed this week.

 

Earlier this year the Health and Safety Executive lodged a planning permission application with Kerry County Council as part of a long-term plan to get the much needed new community hospital off the ground.

 

A further 5.7 acres of the site will be acquired by Kerry County Council for social housing.

 

All other buildings and lands will now be offered for sale to private developers after the HSE failed to find additional interest within the public sector.

 

At last week’s Cork Kerry Regional Health Forum meeting in Cork City Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson asked the forum to confirm if it had determined any positive and productive uses for the attached lands that were surplus to requirements for the proposed new Community Hospital.

 

Ger Reaney, Chief Officer of Cork Kerry Community Health Care confirmed at the meeting that the HSE would retain part of the main campus for construction of the hospital and aside from the social housing plan there was no further interest in the land.

 

“There has been no further interest in the former St Finan’s building and the surrounding land to date, and so it is the HSE’s intention to dispose of the remainder of this property, via public sale, in the near future,” said Mr Reaney.

 

Cllr Gleeson expressed disappointment at the revelation. The previous town council and the current Municipal District Council have campaigned since the hospital’s closure in 2012 for the land to be kept in the public domain. Suggestions included homes for the elderly or a remote campus for one of the local universities or third level colleges for the purpose of hotel and catering education.

 

“I ask the HSE to again consider these suggestions before proceeding,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

 

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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Double the car fun at Killarney Racecourse

A new collaboration between Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club and Cars n’Coffee Killarney was hailed a success by event organisers. On Sunday last, between 250 and 300 cars went on display at Killarney Racecourse. The range of cars covered everything from vintage, classic, retro and modern from a 1936 Rolls Royce to a 2017 […]

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A new collaboration between Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club and Cars n’Coffee Killarney was hailed a success by event organisers.

On Sunday last, between 250 and 300 cars went on display at Killarney Racecourse.

The range of cars covered everything from vintage, classic, retro and modern from a 1936 Rolls Royce to a 2017 Mercedes Benz AMG.

It was the first time that the local vintage club and the Cars n’Coffee team came together to run an event and it could pave the way for similar such occasions in the future.

“The event attracted a huge cross section of car enthusiasts from all different age brackets which was very important,” Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club’s Tom Leslie, who was one of the main organisers, said.

“The owners were there with the bonnets of the cars open and proud as punch of what they were showing. There was a huge amount of public there and loads of new members signed up to our club.”

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