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Water supplies continue to recover well – but appeal issued to conserve water

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Water supplies are continuing to recover well today (Tuesday) following a major burst main in the Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme last week.

However, as Irish Water and Kerry County Council continue their work to restore water supply they are appealing to customers to conserve water as night-time restrictions may be needed over the coming days.

While water supply has returned to most of the areas impacted, customers located on higher grounds and on the extremities of the network may continue to experience temporary outages and/or low water pressure.

The public are being urged to conserve water and only use what they need. This will help with the ongoing restoration of water supply and help reservoir levels continue to refill across the county so that daytime water supply can be maintained.

“The recovery of water supply to all customers impacted by last week’s burst is going well," Anna Brosnan, from Irish Water, said.

"Dedicated water services crews are continuing their work to restore normal water supply today. We want to thank customers for their patience over the last week and ask everyone to make an effort to conserve water to help with the recovery phase and the ongoing restoration of water supply to all.”

In particular, she said they're asking the public to refrain from activities that use a large amount of water such as using power washers or watering gardens with a hose.

"We are also appealing to homes, businesses and those responsible for unoccupied buildings to check for leaks whilst adhering to current public health regulations and advice, to turn off water where it is not needed and report leaks they see on the public network to us."

There is a possibility that some customers may have airlocks in their internal plumbing. For advice on how to deal with airlocks please visit water.ie.

The customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

For updates please see the water and supply services section of their website.

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Christmas magic begins as Santa arrives in Killarney

Yes, that’s right – Santa Claus took some time out of his very busy schedule and arrived to town for the annual switching on of the Christmas lights and magic […]

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Yes, that’s right – Santa Claus took some time out of his very busy schedule and arrived to town for the annual switching on of the Christmas lights and magic parade.

The streets were lined with children and their families and they’d huge smiles on their faces when they spotted the man in the red coat making his way around the town on the colourful float.

Grace O’Hare was pictured with her dad Conor – she had the best seat in the town to watch Santa Claus as she was perched high on her dad’s shoulders.

It was the same for the Patterson family, Alex, Irene, Catherine and Robert, while Parade safety steward, Marie Brosnan-Leahy, was on hand to make sure everything went off OK.

Killarney Municipal District Councillors, Cllr Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, Cllr Donal Grady, Cathaoirleach Killarney Municipal District Cllr John O’Donoghue, Cllr Brendan Cronin, Cllr Marie Moloney, also enjoyed the occasion while the Sam Maguire took pride of place and centre stage in Killarney for the annual fun filled event.

And while he was in town Santa took some time off to have a chat with Killarney Advertiser columnist Marie Carroll-O’Sullivan – check it out on page 14 of this week’s edition. 

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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By Sean Moriarty

HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

“Topics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,” said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

“We welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.”

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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