ICA Camp: ICA are organising a 6 week Dance Night. There is a fee of E30 for non members. On Thursday night the guild are having a Patchwork Crafts night with Helen Martin. Bookings for Dance night and further information please contact Secretary Mary Knightly 066 7130918. Last Thursday night Martina Quirke gave an overview of her recent Mission Work in Zambia.
THE RURAL CHALLENGE
The Rural Challenge Group addressed Kerry County Council's September Meeting on Monday last. The Rural Challenge is the collaboration of 3 rural National organisations the IRDA, GAA and IFA. Earlier this year, The Rural Challenge in conjunction with Breda O Dwyer Lecturer IT Tralee and Rosalind Fitzgerald, Graduate produced a study document outlining many of the obstacles and difficulties which the people of Rural Ireland are experiencing. On Monday, Neily O Sullivan speaking on behalf of the group called on Kerry County Council to support the establishment of a "Rural Forum" to address in a non confrontational manner, the needs, aspirations and the ongoing welfare of those who wish to live, work and raise their families in the Irish Rural Countryside. During the course of the debate invitations were issued to the Rural Challenge Group to address the Board of Kerry Education Services and the Co. Enterprise Board. In conclusion James Doyle, on behalf of the group, thanked the Mayor and the Council members for receiving the deputation and for the promised support from Council members.
Bridget Farrelly, Kilmainham Wood, Co. Meath passed to her eternal reward on Saturday last. Bridget made many friends in West Kerry on her regular visits to her daughters Geraldine O Shea, Camp, Fidealus Foley Inch and to her sister Helen Evans R.I.P., Slieve and all their families. She was laid to rest in Kingscourt. Co. Cavan on Monday following Requiem Mass . Bridget is survived by 5 daughters and 7 sons, one of her sons predeceased her. Sympathy is extended to all her family and friends.
KERRY BICYCLE FESTIVAL
The 5th annual Kerry Bicycle Festival, runs from September 15th - 23rd coinciding with European Mobility Week in which Tralee is participating in for the first time. Saturday 22nd September is Car Free Day. People are encouraged to leave the car at home on that day !! see website for more details http://kerrybicyclefestival.org