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Swimming pools in Killarney have been allocated a total of nearly €100,000 in government funding

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This funding forms part of the €73.6m national funding COVID- funding to support the sport sector. Over €190,000 in funding was allocated to 20 swimming pool and leisure centre operators across Kerry.
A total of 11 Killarney facilities will get funding under the scheme.
Minister for Education Norma Foley welcomed the announcement.

She said: “This funding will provide a much needed boost for swimming pool operators across Kerry.  This timely support will assist in providing safe and essential services which are vital to sustain swimming activities across our many health, fitness and tourism offerings.”

Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa €8,580.76
Castlerosse Leisure Centre €8,580.76
Club Santé Dromhall €6,700.04
Club Vitae €8,815.84
Gleneagle Aquila Club €12,459.73
The Killarney Park €7,875.49
Innisfallen Health Club €6,700.04
Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre €14,575.53
Killarney Towers Leisure Centre €8,345.67
The Parkavon Hotel €6,700.04
Muckross Park Hotel €6,700.04

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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