Defibs get a hearty welcome in Listowel

THERE are now six defibrillators available 24/7 in Listowel thanks to the work of the Listowel Defibrillators Group and the wider community.

Access to these lifesaving pieces of equipment is normally limited to when premises are open - but now a new initiative set up by the group is coordinating outdoor defibrillators around the clock.

Group member Gerry Duggan says members of the Listowel Community Centre have sincerely thanked the Kerry County Council Community Department, elected members including Cllr Mike Kennelly (Fine Gael) and Listowel Municipal District Officer Andrew Smith for their support in securing the Covid-19 Emergency Fund (Round 2) to purchase an outdoor defibrillator.

Outdoor play hugely popular in Lixnaw

AN OUTDOOR play about the hilarious dichotomy between a 1940s Lord and nearby Travellers is proving hugely popular in Lixnaw.

For the past week, the play ‘Roadside’ has been attracting dozens of spectators to the Presbytery grounds in the village, where the building is being decorated as the Lord’s Manor while a wagon is parked up just metres away under the large horse chestnut tree.

Members of the newly-formed Memory Lane Theatre Group are doing a stellar job at performing the play, and they’re hoping the good weather won’t affect their scheduled performance time at 7.30pm each evening.