Page 8 - The Kerry News 2019
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   11-year-old Michael O’Brien, who is blind joins his hero Wexford Hurling Manager Davy Fitzgerald on the sideline following a Late Late Show toy show appearance.
Patricia O’Neill of Mastergeehy Post Office closes after 100 years in the family.
The superb Red Fox Inn Tractor Run is once again a great success.
Elaine Nagle wins The Pramerica Spirit of Community Award.
St Finan’s Hospital and its surrounding lands is on the council agenda for development.
Unemployment is down, 8,399 people were signing on at Kerry’s seven social welfare offices, a drop of 1,181 on the previous January.
Minister Brendan Griffin, pilots a rural transport initiative for communities across Kerry.
Young Islanders from Valentia make national headlines about the decline in rural players.
Six Kerry beaches are in the top 10 in Ireland.
The picturesque Killarney Train Station wins ‘Best Station in Munster’ once again.
Kerry is the warmest place in IrelandaccordingtoValentia Observatory, two degrees above average for February.
Victor Bayda from Moscova is appointed South Kerry’s Uíbh Ráthach Gaeltacht to teach Irish.
29 new social housing unitsannounced for the county at a cost of €4.5 million in Listowel, Killorglin and Milltown under the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland Programme.
Killarney man Aidan Forde buys the world famous Valentia Slate Quarry.
Padraig Casey, the Head Concierge at the Killarney Park Hotel won the “Jimmy Connor Award” / Concierge of The Year 2019.
Garda Superintendent Eileen Foster becomes Kerry’s first ever female Garda Chief.
Over 2,000 drivers are awaiting their driving test in the county.
Damian O’Callaghan and Clare Corridan’s film shot entirely in Killarney is shown at the Chicago Irish Film Festival.
Torc Mountain becomes an inferno following a massive fire during dry weather.
Workers conditions and strikes are on the agenda at Liebherr between management and unions.
Hotelier and Shop owner Tomás Garvey is Kerryman of the Year.
UHK cost €106 million to run in 2018.
Killarney Hotelier Bernadette Randles (The Dromhall Hotel) is elected Chairperson of the Kerry Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF).
Musician Liam O’Connor helps out in Kingston, Jamaica with the Mustard Seed Ireland charity.
A long awaited project for the village of Sneem, which is hoped will help generate employment and investment in the local area is officially opened.
Hedge cutting funding is cut back along the Ring of Kerry.
Listry’s Jim O’Shea (77) becomes world bronze medal winner in the M75 (over 75) category at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Poland.
Chef Dan Moynihan wins 3 silver medals at the Chef Ireland Culinary Championships.
Sally O’Neill from Tyrone the 4th recipient of the Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, Humanitarian Award dies in a car crash in Guatamala.
Pat Spillane Ambassador for the National Action Plan for Rural Development clashes with Minister Michael Ring over his role.
Mary Coffey Coghlan launches her book ‘Echoes of Dunloe’.
Kerryman David Cronin is announced President and CEO of worldwide charity The Ireland Fund.
Damian Quigg MCC suggests a museum for Killorglin to house the town’s rich history.
A gorse fire threatens homes on the Bord of Works road in Beaufort.
Kerry Airport celebrates 30th anniversary of first London Flight.
Glenbeigh artist Pauline Bewick receives the Kerry Association in Dublin’s 2019 Arts Award from President Michael Higgins.
Cllr Norma Moriarty and Mick O’Dwyer at Waterville promenade for the unveiling of Milesian Art created by Portmagee-based artist, Holger Lonze.
Kerry schools get a slice of a €50m national investment from the Department of Education and Skills for new technology.
John Joe Herlihy from Knocknagree wants to bring back dance-hall days to Scartaglin.
€7,000 is presented to the Kerry Hospice Foundation following the Portmagee Christmas Day Swim.
Bonane Heritage community recreate a Derryco / dugout or log boat from Irish oak which was once 2,000 years ago.
Michael Healy Rae attacks a decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning for a 45-bedroom hotel in Ballinskelligs.
The speed limit in Glenflesk village is reduced from 100kmph to 60kmph.
Kerry Islamic Community rallies Kerry people to show solidarity following two mosque attacks in Christchurch in New Zealand.
Residents in Cromane Lower express fears about storm surges in the future and a new pier.
Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme gets go ahead for 2020.
Appeal to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to provide flashing deer signs on the Ballydowney Road Killarney due to safety concerns.
Con Stack jnr, Tricel Killarney receiving the Business Leader of The Year Award’ at the Deloitte / IT Tralee / Cantillon Conference in Tralee from Ronan Murray, Deloitte and Brid McElligott, IT Tralee.
Dr Crokes are beaten by Corofin on St. Patrick’s Day in the All-Ireland Club final.
Killarney National Park Mountain Meitheal and Muckross Community come out in force to tackle the rhododendron problems in Muckross.
‘DancingWithTheStars’swit- swoo Jake Carter sings to the schoolgirls at St Brigid’s School Killarney.
Joanne Hayes and family sue the state for their treatment during the ‘Kerry Babies’ investigation and tribunal.

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