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Water way to go…. as swimmers plan three lakes challenge

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The team of instructors and swimmers of Dieter’s Swim Academy are getting their swim gear on for two very deserving organisations, the Irish Cancer Society and Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

The challenge is to swim the length of the three lakes of Killarney - 15 kilometres in total during May. It can be undertaken individually or in teams of three and all entrants will be put into a draw for free three month family membership at the leisure centre.

Now they won’t be braving the cold temperatures of our lovely lakes instead they will be swimming in the comfort of the Aquila Club Leisure Centre (600 lengths) in the famous Gleneagle Hotel. Entrants will receive a log book where they can track their lengths after each time they swim.

Dieter’s Swim Academy has been based at the Aquila Club since 1999 and has swimmers ageing from as young as four all the way to 16. The swim academy specialises in providing high quality swim lessons, both individual and group lessons, as well as a swim club.

The two charities are very close to the hearts of the swim academy staff and swimmers with Dieter himself losing his father to cancer in the past few years.

“After a long hard two years with COVID all the swimmers were delighted to get back to their lessons this year," Dieter Gogsch, Swim Coordinator, said.

"They all wanted to do something at the end of this swim season to mark our comeback and what better way to do it then with a charity swim challenge. We hope to get as much support and donations for our two chosen charities.”

All the info on taking part and donating can be found on the Aquila Facebook and Instagram pages or by contacting the Aquila Club directly by phone 064 6636178 or on iDonate: DietersSwimChallenge2022.

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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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