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Teresa O’Sullivan, left, and her sister Hanna O’Sullivan and Mum Kathleen O’sullivan, from Portmagee, on Ballinskelligs Beach, Co.Kerry, testing the specially adapted beach Hippocampe wheelchair, designed to make it easier for beach users with a disability or mobility restrictions to access and enjoy. A Kerry County Council initiative, the Hippocampe wheelchair is also available at Inch Beach, with a third on the way at Ballyheighue Beach. From left, Moira Murrell, Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Aine O’Sullivan, Disability Federation Ireland, Dessie Cronin, Ballinskelligs Community Development, James Flavin, Life Guard, Cathaoirleach Kerry Councy Council, Cllr John Sheahan, Sean Scally, Enable Ireland, Sheila O’Connell, John Breen, Director of Services, Kerry County Council, Barbara O’Shea, Café Cois Trá, (Hippocampe can be accessed), Liz Scanlon.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC****

Beach Wheelchairs Now Available At Two Kerry Beaches

July 17, 2017 at 8:14 pm 0 comments

Kerry Council Council has made specially adapted beach wheelchairs available for wheelchair users and people with disabilities at two Kerry beaches this summer. The Hippocampe wheelchairs are designed to make it easier for beach users with a disability or mobility restrictions to access and enjoy local beaches. With the support […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Banna And Fenit Among Kerry Beaches Awarded Blue Flags

May 22, 2017 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

BANNA, Fenit and Ballyheigue were among the 14 beaches awarded Blue Flags today. A blue flag standard is an international award which recognises outstanding compliance with sewage treatment and bathing water quality criteria. It was awarded to 88 Irish beaches or marinas for this year, three more than last year. […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Water Quality At Our Beaches Is Excellent Says EPA

May 18, 2017 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was good news for beachgoers this morning as bathing water quality at the county’s identified bathing water sites is classified as ‘excellent’ in all cases. In a report published today, the Environmental Protection Agency found the standard of water quality at all of the 15 identified bathing water locations […]

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Fenit Beach.

Fenit Joins The Rest Of Our Beautiful Blue Flag Beaches

May 26, 2016 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

  FENIT harbour and marina will raise a Blue Flag this year after joining the 13 other beaches, including Banna and Ballyheigue, awarded the excellent standard by An Taisce. Kerry beaches have again maintained their excellent standard with the awarding of 14 Blue Flags for 2016, two more than in 2013. […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

EPA Says Water At Our Beaches Is Excellent

April 5, 2016 at 1:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY County Council has welcomed the findings of a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency which has found the quality of all identified bathing waters in Kerry to be of excellent quality. Kerry is one of only three local authority areas in the country where all designated bathing areas […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Banna And Fenit Among 13 Kerry Beaches With Blue Flag Status

May 28, 2015 at 8:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  FENIT and Banna are among the 13 Kerry beaches which have won Blue Flags (12 retaining  from last year) at an awards ceremony in south Kerry today. An Taisce announced the International Blue Flag Award and the National Green Coast Award recipients for 2015 with a total of 144 awards presented by the […]

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