by Peg Prendeville

Fitness is coming back to the Killeaney AFC Soccer grounds. Darragh Murphy will be running a 5 week block of classes on the Killeaney AFC soccer pitch. 2 Classes will run per week. All classes will be in the evening time. It is suitable for all abilities from beginner to expert; these classes will be focused on building aerobic fitness and functional strength.


€8 Per Class.

€15 Per Week, 2 Classes. (€7.50 per class)

€30 for 5 Classes (€6 per class)

€50 for the full 5 week block (ONLY €5 per class)

In order to keep adequate Social Distancing, a max of 10 people will be able to attend these classes. Therefore pre booking is required for all places! Classes begin Monday 20th July at 18.00pm. Contact Darragh 087 1261226.

Unfortunately neither Glin nor Foynes libraries are open yet but Newcastlewest, Kilmallock, Adare, Dooradoyle and Watch House Cross are open to the public. This will allow members to browse library collections, select stock and check stock items out on self-service machines. Borrowed items can also be returned during the visit.

The libraries listed above will operate from 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4 pm, Tuesday to Friday. Library staff will manage the numbers of people entering the branch at any one time. Members are requested to:

Place any items for return into the sealed box at the library door

Sanitise hands at the pump station

Limit their visit to 15 minutes to allow for the maximum number of members to access the library

Use self-service machines to check out items. Instructions are listed clearly on each machine.

Follow directional signage in the library and practice social distancing.

Presently there will be no public access to study facilities, internet, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, community rooms, exhibition spaces and public toilets during this phased re-opening. Further branch libraries will re-open at a later stage.

The hugely popular and successful online services providing free access to eBooks, newspapers, magazines, local history, language learning, courses and online story time will continue to be provided.

Looking at the news and Melbourne Lockdown for the next six weeks is a great warning to all of us to be careful and abide by the basic rules we’ve been given in order to keep this virus at bay. We do not want to be locked in again.

Enough rain has fallen now so can we please have our summer back again? Pleeease.