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Ballymac parade a glowing symbol of how Kerry can adapt to C-19 crisis

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People stayed in their cars and paraded around the parish of Ballymacelligott on St Patrick’s Day. Details of the event were forwarded by mobile phone and no families came in contact with other families.

People stayed in their cars and paraded around the parish of Ballymacelligott on St Patrick’s Day. Details of the event were forwarded by mobile phone and no families came in contact with other families.

People stayed in their cars and paraded around the parish of Ballymacelligott on St Patrick’s Day. Details of the event were forwarded by mobile phone and no families came in contact with other families.

We find ourselves at an historic crossroads. What we all do in the coming weeks and months will save countless lives and shape all of our futures.

Across the county, communities are rallying to support each other. In our hospitals, care homes and on the streets, the selfless members of the health and emergency services are doing all in their power to keep us, and the most vulnerable among us, safe.

This is not a time for panic and fear. It is a time for resolve.

We can and will beat this and emerge the better and stronger for it. It may take weeks or it may take months, but we must do what is asked of us. In times of great danger, great sacrifices must be made. Now is one of those times.

COVID-19 is here. There are cases in our county, and a testing centre began its grim work in Tralee on Tuesday. We will see more cases here in the coming days and weeks.

The medical services have what it takes to stop this, but they need our help. We must row in behind them.

Like many of you, we at The Kerryman have had to change our work practices, but let us assure you - we will be here to bring you all the news you need to know as we all do our bit in the fight for our county and our country. Stay safe.

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