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Zoom back to the workplace with webinar advice

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Kerry Mental Health Association and Tralee Chamber Alliance are to host a Back to Work Webinar this week to help address the worry and anxiety that may be experienced by employers and employees in Kerry who are returning to work after the pandemic.



The free Zoom event, at 10am tomorrow (Wednesday), will offer useful expert advice from Clinical Psychologist Dr Clare Kambamettu and Human Resources Consultant at HRBuddy.ie, Damien McCarthy.

“We’ve reached a positive milestone on this long journey through the COVID-19 pandemic,” General Manager of Kerry Mental Health Association, John Drummey, said. “More people are being vaccinated, restrictions are being lifted and the economy is reopening. It’s important, however, to consider the anxiety and worry that this phase of the ‘Living with Covid Plan’ might cause some employers and employees to feel at this time. They may well want to return to work, but doing so may feel daunting and present a challenge to their mental well-being. We hope this webinar will help them to cope as we move forward.”


Dr Clare Kambamettu will focus on the psychological impact for employees and employers who will be going back into the workplace after a prolonged period working from home or not working at all.
Customers and clients are also reemerging from the lockdown and many will share the same anxieties.
Killarney based Damien McCarthy, founder and CEO of HRBuddy.ie, will share advice that may ease workplace COVID-related concerns about vaccines, annual leave and the potential desire for some to continue working from home.

This is a time of transition and Tralee Chamber Alliance and the entire network of Chambers in Kerry want to play their part in ensuring the transition is sensitive to the mental health needs of the returning workforce.

The webinar, www.eventbrite.ie/e/back-to-work-tickets-154395325575, will include a Q&A session, however should you wish to submit a confidential question in advance, which will be answered anonymously by the panel, please email: john@kerrymentalhealth.ie.

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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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By Michelle Crean

Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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