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Traditions live on through younger generations

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By Michelle Crean

There may be a Level 5 clampdown in place but once again the children of Third Class in Scoil Bhride, Loreto in Muckross have no restrictions when it comes to their caring nature and thoughtfulness for others - especially those with special needs.

Traditionally, each year the children donate a portion of their communion money to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, who carry children and young adults with special needs to Lourdes each Easter.

Mrs Joan Moore has called to the school in recent years to accept the children’s donations. Her late husband, Tim Moore’s annual memorial table quiz, also raises funds for this worthy charity each year.

"Unfortunately this year, due to COVID restrictions, Joan is unable to visit the school but her granddaughter Lynn Moore, one of this year’s communicants will accept the substantial cheque of €400 on her grandmother’s behalf," teacher Padraig O'Sullivan said.

"Her grandfather Tim is certainly smiling proudly down from the clouds above on Lynn and her classmates' continued generosity and upkeep of traditions and links with the exceptional charity."

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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