Over 300 projects and initiatives countywide are set to benefit from a Kerry County Council’s Community Support Fund totalling three quarters of a million euro. Councillors are set to allocate €750,000 in grants to community and voluntary groups, residents’ groups, Tidy Towns groups, Chamber Alliances and other organisations. The first round of projects – in the Tralee Municipal District – was approved by members at a meeting of councillors yesterday. Councillors in the Tralee Municipal District approved a total of €240,000, covering almost 90 projects. The Community Support Fund, now in its second year, has seen an increase of 50% on the number of applications received last year. Further allocations will be made later this week by councillors in the Killarney, Listowel and South and West Kerry Municipal Districts.
Semi-final draws are to take place this weekend for various Kerry Schoolboys/Girls Cup competitions.Those draws will be live on Radio Kerry.Padraig Harnett reports
Ger Counihan is chairman of the Kerry Vintners’ Federation. They met Minister Ross this week to raise concerns about rural towns and villages.http://media.radiokerry.ie/upload/radiokerry/audio/repeatger.mp3