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WATER FUN: Women are being invited to take to the water as part of a new 'Women on the Water' initiative. Pictured from left are: Colette Lawlor (Canoeing Ireland), Mary McGrath (Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin), and Jimmy Deenihan (Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership) with members of the canoe club. Photo: Pauline Dennigan

By Michelle Crean

A brand new five week programme designed to get women active on the water has been launched this week.

Kerry’s 'Explore Our Waterways – Women on the Water' programme was devised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in conjunction with Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin, inviting women to join them for a beginner based kayaking programme. It's suitable for women without any prior experience on the water. The programme will take place Friday evenings, from 7-9pm commencing on Friday, August 28.

“The objective is to create a pathway to introduce women to the outdoors and to promote our abundance of waterways for sport and recreational purposes," Jimmy Deenihan, Chairperson of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, said.

"An element of fun and social engagement will be implemented into the programme and should participants choose there is a progression pathway created into the Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin," Club Chairperson, Brian O’Flaherty added.

Patrice Diggin, Community Sports Development Officer with Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership believes this to be “a fantastic opportunity for all women who would like to meet new people and get active while being outdoors in nature and on the water".

For further details on this programme and to sign up please go to Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or contact info@kerryrecreationandsports.ie or 066-7184776.

This programme will be held in line with HSE guidelines and Sport Ireland requirements on COVID-19 protocols.

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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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