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Lisa Murphy from Kerry ETB with Rita O'Sullivan Crean (Vice-Chairperson) and Siobhan Ryan of the Kerry Women's Centre at the Kerry Women's Centre Coffee Morning on Friday at the Shanakill Family Resource Centre. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Coffee Morning At Kerry Women’s Centre In Shanakill

July 12, 2024 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Women’s Centre hosted a coffee morning at the Shanakill Family Resource Centre (FRC) on Friday to celebrate the fact they have secured their base at the facility. There was a great turnout throughout the event, with the only problem being a shortage of space for all those who […]

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An open call for nominations for the subjects of a new series of portraits has been announced today at UCC. Accenture’s Women on Walls at UCC will recognise the pioneering achievements of outstanding women and enhance the visibility of women leaders from, or with links to, the Munster region. When completed, the new artworks will join the UCC Art Collection and will be permanently exhibited on the UCC campus.

 

Members of the public are invited to submit their suggestions on the subjects for the artwork by visiting www.accenture.com/womenonwalls. The closing date for suggestions is Tuesday 6th August 2024.

 

Pictured at the launch at The Glucksman are Louise O’Reilly, Chief Executive, Business to Arts,  Dr. Avril Hutch, Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, UCC; Dr. Michelle Cullen, Managing Director and Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Accenture in Ireland and Professor John O’Halloran, President of UCC. 
Picture Clare Keogh

Nominations Wanted For Kerry Women’s Portraits To Adorn Walls At UCC

July 12, 2024 at 11:37 am 0 comments

AN open call for nominations for the subjects of a new series of portraits has been announced at UCC and suggestions are welcome for Kerry women’s images to adorn the walls. Accenture’s Women on Walls at UCC will recognise the pioneering achievements of outstanding women and enhance the visibility of […]

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Special Event For Artists Next Week At Siamsa Tíre

Special Event For Artists Next Week At Siamsa Tíre

July 12, 2024 at 10:53 am 0 comments

ARTISTS are invited to a special event next week at Siamsa Tíre. Wild At Art is a restorative morning for artists to connect with each other and our inner wildness through art. It takes place from 11am to 1pm on 11.00-1.00, Wednesday, July 17 at the The Gallery, Siamsa Tire. Join artists […]

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Kerry FC Signs New Midfielder From Cork City

Kerry FC Signs New Midfielder From Cork City

July 12, 2024 at 10:11 am 0 comments

KERRY Football Club has announced the signing of Oran Crowe who makes the switch from Cork City FC to the Kingdom for the remainder of the 2024 campaign. Crowe, who is 20 years of age is a versatile midfielder who applies his trade at centre midfield. A graduate of the […]

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Kerry Parents And Friends Association Benefits From SEAI Grant

July 12, 2024 at 10:01 am 0 comments

THE Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), has helped Kerry Parents and Friends Association (KPFA) achieve major building upgrades and reduce their energy bills. The not-for-profit received funding of €15,000 from the SEAI, 30% of the total project cost, for energy upgrades. KPFA installed external insulation to two homes. Prior to works, […]

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Man Dies After Single-Vehicle Road Traffic Collision Near Caherdaniel

Man Dies After Single-Vehicle Road Traffic Collision Near Caherdaniel

July 11, 2024 at 10:46 pm 0 comments

Gardaí in Killarney are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision in south Kerry on Thursday. Shortly after 6pm, Gardaí and emergency services responded to a single-vehicle road traffic collision involving a van on the Ring of Kerry (N70) at Coad near Caherdaniel. The driver of the van, a […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance and Cara Credit Union Announce “Ag Siopadóireacht le Gaelainn'” Winners as Irish Language Takes Centre Stage!
 . To celebrate the success of this initiative, three local primary schools were awarded gift vouchers to purchase art and craft supplies. These schools demonstrated exceptional enthusiasm and commitment to using the Irish language throughout the week-long celebration. The winners are:

1. St. John’s Parochial School
2.  Ardfert National School
3. Scoil Eoin Balloonagh
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**Press Release**

**For Immediate Release**

Tralee Chamber Alliance and Cara Credit Union Announce “Ag Siopadóireacht le Gaelainn'” Winners as Irish Language Takes Centre Stage!
Tralee Chamber Alliance and Cara Credit Union are delighted to announce the winners of the “Ag Siopadóireacht le Gaelainn'” initiative, a groundbreaking effort to promote the Irish language among Tralee’s youth during the Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations. This initiative, which saw local retailers teaming up with primary schools, aimed to embed the Irish language into the daily lives of Tralee’s young residents.
At the core of “Ag Siopadóireacht le Gaelainn'” was a vision to inspire the younger generation to embrace their heritage and weave the Irish language into their everyday interactions. By encouraging students to use Irish when engaging with participating local shops and businesses, the initiative sought to create a vibrant, bilingual community.
To celebrate the success of this initiative, three local primary schools were awarded gift vouchers to purchase art and craft supplies. These schools demonstrated exceptional enthusiasm and commitment to using the Irish language throughout the week-long celebration. The winners are:

1. St. John’s Parochial School
2.  Ardfert National School
3. Scoil Eoin Balloonagh

Tralee Chamber Alliance’s CEO, Colette O’ Connor, expressed pride in the community’s response to the initiative. “Tralee Chamber Alliance is committed to promoting Tralee as a fantastic place to live, work, and visit. A key part of this promotion is highlighting the fantastic community and collaborative spirit that is exceptionally strong here in North Kerry. Business and community come together throughout the year on a number of projects. For Seachtain na Gaeilge this year, we really wanted to highlight Tralee's status as a Gaeltacht Service town. Through our Education Steering Committee Sub Group, which includes representation from MTU, Kerry College, and Cara Credit Union, we explored ways to involve the area's fantastic primary schools with local businesses. Cara Credit Union, the Community Partner of Tralee Chamber, committed to fund the initiative, and it was fantastic to see local businesses and the schools across Tralee and the wider North Kerry area, including Ardfert, participate in it. "

Cara Credit Union’s Marketing Manager, Siobhán Donnelly, echoed these sentiments. “We are thrilled to support this initiative, which not only fosters a love for the Irish language but also strengthens community ties. Congratulations to the winning schools and a heartfelt thank you to Tralee Chamber Alliance and  all participating retailers for their enthusiastic support.”
The “Ag Siopadóireacht le Gaelainn'” initiative has set a new standard for community collaboration in promoting the Irish language. It serves as a call to action for the younger generation to continue embracing their cultural heritage and to make the Irish language a living, breathing part of their everyday lives.

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For additional information please contact Siobhan.Donnelly@caracreditunion.ie or call 087 9955461

Winners Of Chamber’s Irish Language Promotion Initiative Announced

July 11, 2024 at 1:07 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance and Cara Credit Union have announced the winners of the ‘Ag Siopadóireacht le Gaelainn’ initiative, an effort to promote the Irish language among Tralee’s youth during the Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations. The initiative saw local retailers teaming up with primary schools and aimed to embed the Irish […]

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PHOTOS: Successful Kerry Wild Bee Festival Held At The Wetlands

PHOTOS: Successful Kerry Wild Bee Festival Held At The Wetlands

July 11, 2024 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Wild Bee Festival returned last weekend with events held at the Tralee Bay Wetlands Ecology Park. This was the second year of this festival and featured a series of walks and talks led by biodiversity experts and community groups on these insects and the simple actions we can take […]

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The Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) is delighted to announce the celebration of its 10th anniversary. This milestone marks a decade of significant achievements, growth, and unwavering commitment to enhancing community engagement and participation in County Kerry. This milestone was marked in Tralee with PPN community representatives : Back L-R : Derry Murphy , Alan O'Connell , Caroline Toal , John Spillane , Jennifer O'Sullivan and Andrea Moriarty . Front L-R Maura Fitzgerald , Breda O'Sullivan and Connie O'Leary .
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INFORMATION :: Celebrating a Decade of Success:
Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) Marks Its 10th Anniversary
#PPN@10

The Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) is delighted to announce the celebration of its 10th anniversary. This milestone marks a decade of significant achievements, growth, and unwavering commitment to enhancing community engagement and participation in County Kerry. 

Since its inception in 2014, the Kerry PPN has served as a vital platform for community groups and organisations to engage with Kerry County Council, ensuring that the voices of the people are heard and considered in policy-making processes. Over the past ten years, the PPN has grown significantly, now representing over 1000 registered member groups which include community and voluntary, social inclusion and environmental groups throughout the county, reflecting the diverse and vibrant community spirit of Kerry.

Reflecting on a Decade of Achievements
As we celebrate this momentous occasion, we take pride in reflecting on the numerous accomplishments that have shaped the PPN into what it is today:
The Kerry PPN has facilitated hundreds of consultations, workshops, and public meetings, enabling community members to actively participate in decision-making processes. This has led to more inclusive and representative local policies.

Through various training programmes, the Kerry PPN has empowered community groups with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively advocate for their needs, apply for various funding applications and build the capacity and resilience of their member groups. Topics covered include governance, funding applications, and strategic planning.
The PPN has been instrumental in several successful campaigns, including environmental initiatives, social inclusion projects, and the development of a community wellbeing vision for County Kerry. These initiatives have not only improved the quality of life in Kerry but have also fostered a strong sense of community.

By providing a network for organisations to collaborate and share resources, the Kerry PPN has strengthened the community fabric of Kerry. This collaborative spirit has led to innovative solutions and successful partnerships that address local challenges.
The Kerry PPN’s dedication and impact have been recognised at both national and local levels. Various awards and accolades over the years are a testament to the hard work and commitment of its members and staff.
As we celebrate this 10-year milestone, we remain committed to our mission of fostering a vibrant, inclusive, and participatory community in Kerry. The coming years will see continued efforts to expand our reach, enhance our services, and adapt to the evolving needs of our community.

To commemorate this special occasion, the Kerry PPN will be hosting a series of events throughout the year, including information roadshows. We invite all our members and the wider community to join us in these celebrations and reflect on the collective achievements of the past decade. We would be delighted if groups would like to share photographs of their groups and the work that they are carrying out throughout County Kerry. For more information about the Kerry PPN, upcoming events, or to become a member, please visit the website at www.kerryppn.ie .
About Kerry PPN:
The Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) is a collective network of community and voluntary groups, social inclusion organisations, and environmental groups in County Kerry of which there are now over 1,000 registered groups . The PPN aims to empower and enable citizens to participate in local decision-making processes, ensuring a democratic and inclusive approach to local governance.

Kerry Public Participation Network Celebrates 10th Anniversary

July 11, 2024 at 10:47 am 0 comments

THE Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) is celebrating its 10th anniversary marking a decade of significant achievements, growth, and unwavering commitment to enhancing community engagement and participation in County Kerry. Since its inception in 2014, the Kerry PPN has served as a vital platform for community groups and organisations to […]

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PHOTOS: Stylish Milltown Students Have A Ball In Ballyroe

PHOTOS: Stylish Milltown Students Have A Ball In Ballyroe

July 11, 2024 at 10:29 am 0 comments

THE second Debs season of the year is in full swing at Ballyroe Heights Hotel as newly graduated sixth years enjoy a summer soirée. Earlier this week saw students from Ballybunion and Causeway schools attend their annual get-together and last night saw over 130 teenagers from Presentation Milltown converge on […]

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"No caps in Kerry other than the tweed kind" is the message from Kerry Airport CEO John Mulhern.

Kerry Airport CEO Calls For Airlines To Take More Slots And Fly Direct To County

July 11, 2024 at 9:58 am 0 comments

MANAGEMENT at Kerry Airport are inviting airlines to make use of available slots in Farranfore to help ease the pressure at Dublin Airport where a passenger cap is currently in place. The Airport facilitated transatlantic aircraft under similar circumstances in 2023 and CEO of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern said it […]

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New Tralee Arts Festival ‘Anam’ To Take Place This Weekend

July 11, 2024 at 9:45 am 0 comments

A NEW arts and cultural festival will take place in Tralee this weekend featuring a host of music, literary and theatre events. ‘Anam’ will take place from Friday to Sunday and will see a variety of artistic acts, from writers, poets and playwrights to spoken word artists and singers. Guests […]

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At the protest in The Square on Wednesday. Photo by Tetiana Matviichuk

Protest Held In The Square Against Russia’s War On Ukraine

July 11, 2024 at 9:24 am 0 comments

A PEACEFUL protest by Ukrainians living in Kerry took place in the Square in Tralee on Wednesday. The protest was dedicated to the memory of those children and adults who died in a rocket attack on July 8 which destroyed the county’s largest Children’s Hospital in Ukraine. This action aimed […]

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Kerry FC Hope To Break Bray Hoodoo At Home On Friday Night

Kerry FC Hope To Break Bray Hoodoo At Home On Friday Night

July 11, 2024 at 9:17 am 0 comments

By Ivan Hurley WELL, it may be mid-summer, but there is almost an autumn feel to the weather in the Kingdom this week. But the weather is sure to be a damn sight better than it was back in February when these sides last met. Five goals, a red card, […]

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Commodore Cormac Murphy with some of the female sailors who will be helming and crewing for the event at Tralee Sailing Club later this month.

Tralee Bay Sailing Club Prepares To Host ‘Women At The Helm’

July 10, 2024 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Bay Sailing Club in Fenit is preparing to host a special event on Saturday week. ‘Women at the Helm’ is an annual sailing regatta for dinghy and keelboat racing, where all boats are helmed by women. This year the event will take place on July 20 with prize giving […]

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Luke Connolly, Jessica Woods, Holly Campbell and Denis McMahon at the Causeway Comprehensive Students Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From The Causeway Comprehensive Students’ Debs Ball

July 10, 2024 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

SUMMER arrived for a couple of hours on Tuesday evening as former students from Causeway Comprehensive School made their way in the sunshine to the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The occasion was the annual Debs Ball, organised by the students themselves, which saw them get together just weeks after completing their […]

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Deputy Michael Healy Rae

Healy-Rae Calls For Social Media Companies To Be Held Accountable For False Information

July 10, 2024 at 11:10 am 0 comments

DEPUTY Michael Healy-Rae TD has called for social media companies to be accountable for their failure to prevent the spreading of false information about various individuals. The Kerry Deputy asked Taoiseach Simon Harris during his speakers time to ensure that the  bar in which print and broadcast media are held […]

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Collette O’Connor (Tralee Chamber Alliance), Kasia Lyko (Kerry College), Stephen Stack (President Tralee Chamber) John Herlihy (Kerry College Assistant Manager)

Kerry College Announces New Apprenticeship Training Facility In Monavalley

July 10, 2024 at 10:14 am 0 comments

KERRY College Monavalley Campus has announced the recent completion of the fit out and refurbishment of a former warehouse in Monavalley Business Park. From June 2024, this newly transformed space will be utilised to expand apprenticeship training provision on campus. This expansion will further increase the growth of apprentice registrations […]

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Members of the Ukrainian community in Tralee attending the vigil in The Square on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Peaceful Protest In Tralee Against Russian Bombing Of Children’s Hospital

July 9, 2024 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

A PEACEFUL peaceful protest by Ukrainians living in Kerry will take place in the  Square in Tralee tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12.30pm. The protest will be dedicated the memory of those children and adults who died in yesterday’s rocket attack on Kyiv, which resulted in the destruction of the Ohmadit Children’s […]

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Dr. Tim Yeomans, MTU; Dr. Emma Murphy, TUS; Minister Martin Heydon; and Leo Murray, ATU at the announcement of funding.

MTU Project To Receive Over €574,683 In Funding

July 9, 2024 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

A MUNSTER Technological University-led project, Springwool, which focuses on removing obstacles and providing a springboard for innovation in the Irish-grown wool sector, has received €574,683 from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The project is being run in collaboration with Atlantic Technological University, Technological University of the Shannon […]

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Justin Walsh

Siamsa Tire Appoints Community Engagement Manager

July 9, 2024 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

SIAMSA Tíre has appointed Justin Walsh as its Community Engagement Manager. He will be responsible for connecting with the Siamsa Tíre Community cast and the diverse communities across Kerry, to explore opportunities to deepen relationships, develop engagement and performance opportunities and explore new partnerships. Nicola Hopcroft, Acting CEO, Siamsa Tíre […]

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From Saturday, 13th July to Saturday, 20th July, a series of free events will be held at Kerry Library to celebrate National Play Day. Pictured were: Deirdre Hegarty (Healthy Kerry Coordinator), Niamh Doyle (Executive Librarian Kerry County Library), Mayor of Kerry Councillor Breandán Fitzgerald, and Gearóid O’Doherty (Coordinator Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership). Photo: Michelle Breen Crean Photography

Events At Kerry Library To Mark National Play Day

July 9, 2024 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

A SERIES of free events will be held at Kerry Library to celebrate National Play Day from Saturday, July 13 to Saturday, July 20. National Play Day is an annual initiative of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth whereby local authorities are supported to deliver a programme […]

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UHK Introduces Text Service To Remind Patients Of Appointments

UHK Introduces Text Service To Remind Patients Of Appointments

July 9, 2024 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry (UHK) is excited to announce the launch of a two-way SMS text messaging reminder service to enhance patient engagement and reduce missed appointments. Roll out of this new service has now commenced and will serve to remind outpatients of their upcoming appointments and allow them to confirm […]

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Survey Shows 31% Of Kerry People Support England In Euro 2024

July 9, 2024 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

A SURVEY by a betting company has revealed that 31% of Kerry people who took part are supporting England in Euro 2024. Our neighbours are in the semi-finals on Wednesday against the Netherlands and it appears they have some support in the Kingdom. Tonybet commissioned a survey to unearth exactly […]

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Dan O'Donoghue presents a cheque for €11,500 to the Kerry Mental Health Association. Also included I General Manager of KMHA John Drummey and Dan's grandchildren. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Dan’s Dive Raises €11,515 For Kerry Mental Health Association

July 9, 2024 at 10:53 am 0 comments

A TRALEE grandad who completed a skydive in aid of Kerry Mental Health Association has presented €11,515 to the Association. Following a lengthy weather delay, the 65-year-old Dan O’Donoghue, who’s originally from Valentia Island, made his tandem leap with the Irish Parachute Club in Co Offaly back on Saturday, April […]

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Siobhan Walsh of Down Syndrome Kerry with The Mias Eimear Gallivan and Lauren Glennon and Joe Burkett of Down syndrome Kerry looking forward to the event on July 26. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Night Out For Abba Fans At Benners In Aid Of Down Syndrome Kerry

July 9, 2024 at 10:21 am 0 comments

DOWN Syndrome Kerry is excited to announce their summer fundraiser The Mia’s: Abba Tribute Concert, taking place on Friday, July 26, at Benners Hotel, Tralee. This sensational musical event inspired by the movie Mamma Mia promises an unforgettable evening of music, food, and fun, all in support of a great […]

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Tom Cooper, PYP coordinator at Xiamen International School, pictured with his wife Fang and children Maureen and Danny. Maureen participated in the JEP pilot at the school this year.

Kerry Men Helping Expand The Junior Entrepreneur Programme Into China

July 9, 2024 at 10:02 am 0 comments

THE Junior Entrepreneur Programme, founded by  Kerry businessman Jerry Kennelly, has made its first foray into China and two Kerry men are spearheading its expansion. A new pilot programme was launched in the city of Xiamen in Fujian province earlier this year, and the first 85 JEP entrepreneurs have created […]

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Billy Ryle: Be Sure To Apply On Time For SUSI Grants

Billy Ryle: Be Sure To Apply On Time For SUSI Grants

July 8, 2024 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

College is expensive so apply to SUSI for your college grant by July 11 for priority assessment says Billy Ryle… It’s difficult to integrate into college life if you’re making a daily return commute from Kerry to Limerick or Cork. But that’s the only option facing many students who can’t afford […]

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The Bishop of the Kitale Diocese in Kenya, Henry Juma Odonya, with Fr Vitalis and Fr Amos at St Brendan's Church Curraheen on Saturday evening.

Kenyan Bishop Pays A Visit To Curraheen Church

July 8, 2024 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

PARISHIONERS at St Brendan’s Church in Curraheen welcomed a special visitor on Saturday night. The Bishop of the Kitale Diocese in Kenya, Henry Juma Odonya, was visiting his two priests from the Diocese who are stationed in Kerry, Fr Vitalis of St John’s Parish and Fr Amos from Our Lady […]

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Willie McElligott Club Chairman, Trish Mullvihill Ballybunion Sea & Rescue, William Stack Organiser, Garrett Foley Club Secretary, Noel Stack Organiser.

Vintage Car Club Members Enjoy A Day Out In North Kerry

July 8, 2024 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

KINGDOM Vintage Veteran and Classic Car Club held a ‘Cars n Coffee’ event at the weekend, one of many the club has had in Kerry over the last 10 years. The event was organised by club member William Stack and his son and fellow ‘petrolhead’, Noel Stack. It was the […]

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