Featured BTWEA Business – is an event management and consultancy company. This business provides a high quality service to its customers for all levels of events. is a Kenmare based business but offer their services nationwide and can run events from any location in Ireland. is owned and solely run by Irene Carey. Irene has more than an entrepreneurial spirit, she has a creative vision. Irene’s strategy and vision is underpinned by flawless execution and delivery, flexibility and attention to detail and value for money. Irene analyses her client’s goals and objectives at the start of a project and invests time and expertise in devising brilliant customised concepts, stories and events that will meet their needs.

Irene herself has been inspired both by having her own two children and also by the poem “The Clock” by Robert H Smith, which depicts how precious life is and how important it is to create memories. To this end, any event organised by Irene, is nothing short of true artistry that will create a happy memory to reflect on. Recent examples of Irene’s work include Bonane Sheep Shearing, Family Fun Day and Barn Dance. Irene can be contacted for further details on or 086 062 8892

This exciting new enterprise has emerged in 2012 with the help of the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) facilitated by South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd (SKDP). This scheme encourages people getting certain social welfare payments to take up self employment opportunities by allowing them to retain a proportion of their social welfare payment, plus secondary benefits.

For further information on the BTWEA, please contact an Enterprise Officer from SKDP in your area. Joanne Griffin (Killorglin and Kenmare) on 087 615 2660 or Anne O Riordan (Cahersiveen and Killarney) on 066 947 2724.


South Kerry’s Rural Men to Cruise the Shannon


The Rural Men of South Kerry are taking to the Shannon for their first outing of 2013. The trip, which is organised by South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd. and takes place on Thursday, April the 11th will see the group visit Killaloe, Bunratty Castle and Adare amongst other stops. It will also include a breakfast and three course dinner as part of the package. The event is being run in conjunction with O’Callaghan Coaches in Killarney who will also provide the shuttle busses to bring the groups to and from the main pick up point in Killarney.  The total cost of the trip including all elements is €90 per person.

SKDP Board Member and organiser of the event Kevin Griffin said that these trips have proven to be very successful in the past with more than 100 people participating in some events. “We have organised a series of events over the last number of years for the Rural Men of South Kerry including trips to Croke Park and linking up with the Sean Cairde group to attend Tea Dances” Kevin said.

“We also held our first overnight trip for the men to the Lisdoonvarna Match Making festival in 2012 and this proved to be very popular also” Kevin added. Organising these kinds of events and supporting the Rural Men in general throughout the region is some of the critical work that is undertaken by SKDP, Kevin said and added that it is more important than ever that this work continues in the current climate given the isolation and pressure being felt by many in this community in South Kerry.

Three separate shuttle busses will collect and bring back the men from all parts of South Kerry – leaving Waterville at 6.30am taking in Ballinskelligs, Cahersiveen, Kells, Mountain Stage, Glenbeigh, Killorglin, Beaufort and Lidl Killarney; Leaving Annascaul Church at 6.45am taking in Inch, Fybagh, Boolteens, Castlemaine, Milltown and Listry: Leaving Kenmare at 7.15am taking in Kilgarvan, Glenflesk and the Heights Hotel.

This trip is open to all on a first come first served basis and bookings can be made through ringing the SKDP office in Cahersiveen on 066 9472724 or O’Callaghan’s Coaches on 064 6631095. For further information please contact For further information please contact Kevin Griffin on 087 2346091, Bart Moriarty on 087 2827984, John Kelly on 086 3941769, Joseph McCrohan on 087 2849165 or Batt O’Connor 087 3155233.


South Kerry Local Employment Service Weekly Jobs Sheet


ENERCON Windfarms Services Ireland Ltd., require an Accounts Assistant with relevant qualification in the area of finance and accounting, minimum 12 months experience in similar position, proficiency in MS Office, SAP experience an advantage & excellent book-keeping & admin. skills. Send CV indicating salary expectations to ENERCON Windfarms Services Ireland Ltd., Attn. Ms Katie Kerin, Kerry Technology Park, Tralee. Tel. 066-7178216

Full/Part time Fully Qualified Hair Stylist required for Xtra Hair Salon, New St., Killarney. Call Kathleen on 087-2451369

Wanted Junior Stylist to cover maternity leave, Part time, may lead to full time. Tel. 087-8539125

North & East Kerry Development require a Tus Supervisor. Application & eligibility form available only from or call 066-7142576. Send a hard copy of completed application & eligibility form singed by Social Welfare to Hazel O Malley, North & East Kerry Development, Clash, Tralee. Closing date Thursday 14th March


Part-time Staff required for North Kerry Takeaway. Apply to Box No CDS274C, The Kerryman Office, Tralee

Accommodation Supervisor, Restaurant Supervisor & 2nd/3rd Yr Commis Chef required by the Killarney Oaks Hotel, Killarney. Apply to [email protected]

Restaurant Supervisor required for busy Dining Restaurant. Supervisory experience is essential. Apply to [email protected]

Night Porter required for busy Town Centre Hostel. Tel. 064-6635255

Moriarty’s Centra require Shop/Deli Assistant P/t / F/t. Forward CV to The Manager, Centra, Farranfore, Co. Kerry

Randles Hotels, Killarney require a Sales & Marketing Assistant and Front Office Assistant. Forward CV to [email protected]

Wholesome Fayre Foods require Service Supervisor & Service Staff (all levels). Previous experience required. Apply to [email protected] Tel. 064-6626637


Na Leanai Childcare Centre, Causeway require Relief Staff. Tel. Teresa on 066-7148898. Forward CV by 29th March.

Dental Nurse is required for Part time work. Apply to Box No 2890 Killarney Advertiser

Tralee Pharmacy requires Pharmacy Technician/Dispenser
Reply to Box. No. 1050 Kerry’s Eye Newspaper, Ashe Street, Tralee
The Bon Secours Hospital require a HR Generalist to cover maternity leave. The successful candidate will possess a relevant 3rd level qualification &/or CIPD certification also a minimum of 3 yrs generalist experience. Informal enquiries to Deirdre Herlihy, HR Manager on 066-7149800. Apply to HR Dept., Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee. Tel. 066-7149800 Closing date 13th March

Resilience Ireland has vacancy for a Team Leader to work in Kerry. Applicants should have experience of leading teams & experience of working within the intellectual disability sector. Forward CV quoting reference (R1/RN13/0006) to Ann-Marie at [email protected] Closing date 15th March


Trainee Accountant is required by PFP Group Limited, Tralee. Email to [email protected]

Barry Packaging Tralee require an Experienced Office Based Sales/Marketing Person. Email to: [email protected] Quote: Sales Job March 2013 in subject line

The Lake Hotel, Killarney require a Front Office Manager. A detailed job description is available on request. Apply to HR Dept., Lake Hotel, Muckross Rd., Killarney. Email [email protected]

A Part time Receptionist is required for Guesthouse in Killarney. Apply to Foley’s Townhouse & Restaurant or call The Manager on 064-6631217

Full time Administration Assistant is required by Irish Health Foods Ltd. Email to [email protected]


Mid-Kerry Pharmacy require a Sales Assistant. Pharmacy OTC experience preferable, Full time, 5 days. Apply to Box No KL285C, Kerryman Office, Killarney

Eddie Slattery Dairy & Refrigeration Ltd in Tralee requires a Van Sales Person. Send CV to Siobhan Roche, DeLaval Ireland, Unit 6, Shamrock Business Park, Graiguecullen, Carlow

Full time/Part time Sales Assistant required for seasonal work, 6-7 months/year. Suitable candidates must be willing to work weekends & evenings in a luxury retail store. Apply to Box No 2889, Killarney Advetiser


Artic Driver wanted for bulk feed deliveries with full EC Licence, at least 2 yrs. experience, Kerry area. Apply to Box No DS 282C, The Kerryman



Are you unemployed?  If so then there are a limited number of places available on the following courses which may be of interest to you. These places will be offered on a first come first served basis.  For people who are unemployed there is no cost.

• Train the Trainer is a 6 day FETAC level 6 course and will be run in Killarney. Date to be confirmed.

• First Aid is a 3 day FETAC level 5 Occupational First Aid course with the venue most likely Killarney or Killorglin, dependant on numbers. Date to be confirmed.

• Manual Handling comes with a company certificate and is 4 hours long. The likely start date for this is again March. Killorglin or Killarney possible venue. Date to be confirmed.

• Hillwalking is a FETAC level 5 award course. It will run for 12 days most likely 2 days a week for 6 weeks, The course will start in September 2013 and will take place in Killorglin.
– Potential course entrants must have completed 10 walks & Occupational First Aid.
– The hillwalking is designed for people who provide or wish to provide a guiding service to visitors.

All the above courses will run subject to numbers.
To register and for further information please contact Kathy in the Killorglin Local Employment Services office on 066 9762444 or email [email protected]


Killarney Students Complete Mental Health Peer Support Programme

27 Killarney students were this week presented with their certificates having completed a 5 week long Mental Health Peer Support Programme. The programme was delivered to students from St. Brendan’s College and St. Brigid’s Secondary School by four facilitators Deirdre Fleming of SKDP, Geraldine Sheedy, Mary Collier and Paul Kennedy. The four were themselves trained in the Peer Support Programme through the voluntary Be Aware Prevent Suicide group as agree as part of this training to roll out the programme in schools, workplaces and clubs on a voluntary basis.

The programme provides the students with the skills to recognise signs of mental stress in themselves and others and the knowledge around the range of support groups out there to help people. It aims to give them the confidence to speak about mental health issues and to assist others who may be experiencing difficulties to find the support they need to overcome them.

The facilitators described the Killarney students as an excellent group and praised them for their dedication in giving up the two hours a week over the five weeks to complete the programme. They hope that this work will assist young people in finding the supports they need to overcome any mental health issues they might encounter.


Business of the Month – Bartek Witek Photography

Your Wedding Day is a day to remember forever. It is a celebration of your love. It is a moment of a lifetime. It is your story…… and Bartek Witek is available to comprehensively capture the story of your wedding day and prides himself on capturing professionally crafted, instinctive images.

Bartek Witek is an Irish based documentary Wedding and Lifestyle Portrait Photographer. Located in County Kerry since 2005, and he is happy to provide documentary wedding photography for your special day anywhere in Ireland, Europe and other International destinations. His unobtrusive and relaxed presence at a wedding allows him to capture natural emotions and interactions between the couple, their family and friends.

Bartek’s style is the perfect blend of honest emotional reportage photography and vibrant modern portraiture. His packages are carefully chosen to provide the client with a wide range of options and prices and provide the flexibility, quality and creative flair to present the client with a very special record of their day. What excites Bartek is capturing reality and fleeting moments, frozen to be enjoyed forever. Bartek’s speciality are weddings but he is happy to document special family events like communions and  confirmations.

Further details on this exciting new venture can be found on or by email on [email protected] and by mobile on 087 919 7221

This new enterprise has emerged with the help of the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) facilitated by South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd (SKDP). This scheme encourages people getting certain social welfare payments to take up self employment opportunities by allowing them to retain a proportion of their social welfare payment, plus secondary benefits.

For further information on the BTWEA, please contact an Enterprise Officer from SKDP in your area. Joanne Griffin (Killorglin and Kenmare) on 087 615 2660 or Anne O Riordan (Cahersiveen and Killarney) on 066 947 2724.