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Traffic delays anticipated as Citizenship Ceremonies back next week

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Up to 4,000 people are expected to attend next week's Citizenship Ceremonies which are making a return to the town, and locals are being forewarned to expect huge traffic delays. 

The Citizenship Ceremonies will take place at the INEC where approximately 2,000 individuals will formally become Irish citizens on the day.

Two ceremonies will take place over the course of the day with a total of 4,000 people expected to attend the event to celebrate with the recipients.

Killarney Gardaí are advising residents to allow extra time for journeys in and around Killarney in particular the Muckross Road on Monday June 20, and residents of Mill Road are advised to expect an increase in traffic flow as recipients exit the INEC from 11.45am.

Complimentary shuttle buses will operate from the bus station and train station.

A complimentary shuttle service will also operate from Scott’s Street, all commencing at 8am.

Hotel, Guesthouse and Bed & Breakfast operators are asked to advise their guests (recipients) to use the shuttlebuses, as parking in the vicinity of the INEC, The Gleneagle Hotel and The Brehon Hotel will be limited.

Traffic delays are anticipated therefore local traffic and attendees are asked to allow extra travel time.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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