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Killorglin Tidy Towns is a proud supporter of the KFest music and arts festival, which took place over the June Bank Holiday weekend in Killorglin. Thanks and well done to everyone involved in the festival - it really was a fantastic collective effort by community groups, businesses and artists of all kinds.
Niamh and Mike executed an audacious plan to have artists show their work in old buildings such as PT OSullivans (pictured). We got a chance to see our built environment in a new light, as old shops and homes were revitalised to host fantastic exhibitions. The results were spectacular.
The town came alive with gigs, movies, art and drama for the whole weekend - a fantastic celebration of creativity in Killorglin.
Special thanks to everyone who volunteered and gave their support. Ni neart go chur le cheile!
The community composter at the Seanscoil is starting to fill up nicely. Thanks to everyone who has contributed!
Fruit and veg waste is perfect for composting; we add leaves and garden trimmings to the Composter to help keep the mix balanced.
However, contributors are asked to be careful with fruit - too many orange skins could make the compost mix a bit acidic, and if we have lots of sweet fruity stuff in the composter it could attract fruit flies.
A lot of people in Killorglin have noticed that the shutters have been raised on the former Woods Electrical store on Iveragh Road - it's just one of the unused premises that has been transformed into an art gallery for the June Bank Holiday weekend.
Throughout the weekend Killorglin will host a variety of cultural events involving the whole community - check out www.kfest.ie for more details.
KTT is a proud supporter of KFest. Many of the premises being used for KFest have been closed for several years - we are delighted to to see these wonderful spaces brought back to life, if only for the weekend!
Today renowned wildlife artist Michael O’Cleary (http://michaeloclery.blogspot.ie/) visited Intermediate School Killorglin and talked about the BARN OWL and its status in County Kerry (it is currently a red-listed bird). While this owl is under threat in Ireland generally, it is still doing well in County Kerry, possibly due to the quality of habitat and the abundance of Bank Voles (food source). The purpose of the visit was to collect the 4 magnificent Barn Owl Boxes that had been constructed by some students in their woodwork class. Two of the boxes are for exterior use, the other two will be placed out of the weather in either an abandoned building or a barn. Michael, who does ongoing owl surveys, will assist KTT in siting the boxes around the local area. He would be glad of reports of any sightings of the iconic bird.
Removing weeds and earth from the pavement on Iveragh Road
KTT celebrated national volunteer week with a bit of volunteering followed by a cup of tea!
On Tuesday 14 May a large group of KTT members met in the Fair Field...and two new volunteers came out to help us!
We split up into two groups - one group went to the Tralee Road to edge paths and trim hedges, while the other group cleaned up Iveragh Road.
In spite of the poor weather, weeds have been springing up all around town. Our volunteers removed weeds from the pavement on Iveragh Road and pushed back the hedges which had started to grow on top of the footpath in places - it was heavy work!
After finishing up the whole group retired to O'Grady's pub for a well-earned cup of tea. Volunteers are worth their weight in gold.
Wild garlic growing beside our composter at the Seanscoil
Our composter at the Seanscoil is hard at work, breaking down nitrogen-rich vegetable scraps and carbon-rich garden waste. Thanks to all the KTT volunteers who contribute to the composter - the mix looks great! Thanks also to Donal from Wastedown for giving us a fantastic turning fork - by turning the compost regularly we introduce oxygen into the mix and thus speed up the breakdown of materials.
On Saturday we gathered for the KTT town Spring Clean. The weather was fine and a quick nip around the town ensured that the streets were looking good, especially Langford Street as their Gathering event is on this weekend. Library Place got a thorough clean; the tower planters were tidied up, corms stored and old plants removed. Action was taken to get the hoarding that blew down in the storm put right before any mishap. During coffee break plans to target a few black spots on the perimeter of town were discussed. The new rose bed on the Crows Road is budding and looking good.
If you live on the following roads and are available to give an hour or two during the week there is still a bit of work to do:
On the KILLARNEY side - from West’s Caravan Park to Charlie Johnston’s;
On the GLENBEIGH side - from Mick O'Leary's to Cromane Cross - and John Houlihan’s to The Red Fox.
Contact Mary on 0876609766 or any of the KTT Committee if you need assistance with your area.