Killarney flies the banner of support

Brighter days ahead: A lovely gesture by Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce in these unprecedented times as the country battles to slow down the spread of Covid-19.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

WE have your backs – that’s the loud and clear message Killarney’s captains of industry have sent out to the local business community and the people of the town.

Chamber of Tourism and Commerce members were out and about very early on Thursday morning to erect a giant banner across Main Street with the timely message: “Take care of yourselves and each other. #Love Killarney”.

Chamber President Paul Sherry helping to erect the banner from a cherry picker

The width-of-street banner is located at the exact spot normally used to promote big community events in the town but all thoughts have now turned to coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Chamber, in association with Killarney Municipal District Council, is determined to offer support to all during the crisis which is having a devastating impact on the commercial, social and normal day to day life in the town.

“We want to assure people that we are with them every step of the way. The Chamber is here to help and anything that can be done to assist others will be done,” said President Paul Sherry.

“Our message is that we will get through this together and there will be better days ahead in this wonderful town,” Paul added.

The volunteers joining Paul Sherry on banner erection duties were Chamber members Paul O’Neill, John O’Shea, Martin Walsh and Etienne van Vrede and the project was undertaken in conjunction with Killarney Municipal District Council.

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