‘Ir­ish in Kenya’ set for Tralee

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DENNEHY By TADHG EVANS

THERE are ex­cit­ing times ahead for the team at ‘Go Kerry’ later this month as they get ready to wel­come and host the ‘100 Years of the Ir­ish in Kenya’ ex­hi­bi­tion.

Launch­ing in the Mead­ow­lands Ho­tel on the night of Fri­day Sseptem­ber 22 at 7:30pm, the ex­hi­bi­tion is an ini­tia­tive of the newly re­opened Em­bassy of Ire­land in Kenya to com­mem­o­rate, in a pos­i­tive man­ner, the 1916 Ris­ing.

Through a se­ries of in­ter­views, fam­ily doc­u­ments and re­li­gious archives it at­tempts to cap­ture the sto­ries of the Ir­ish in Kenya over the 100 years, and more, since 1916.

Fol­low­ing its launch in The Mead­ow­lands, the ex­hibit will then move to the Kerry County Mu­seum on Denny Street from Oc­to­ber 5 to Oc­to­ber 29 where it will be avail­able for view­ing from 11am to 4pm daily.

The event will be launched by Chair­per­son of the Ir­ish Kenyan So­ci­ety, Jack O’Re­gan, him­self a na­tive of Kerry. Jack will be trav­el­ling to Tralee with his wife Yolanda and 25 other Kenyans to help launch the event.

All are wel­come to at­tend. AN EPA re­port list­ing the pub­lic wa­ter sup­plies most at risk in­cludes 13 Kerry sup­plies – more than any other county.

The Kerry sup­plies serve over 90,000 peo­ple, in­clud­ing the Cen­tral Re­gional Lough Gui­tane sup­ply, which serves more than 62,000 alone.

The lat­est up­date of the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency’s (EPA) Re­me­dial Ac­tion List (RAL) is a reg­is­ter of sup­plies with the most se­ri­ous de­fi­cien­cies and known to be most at risk.

Half of Kerry’s sup­plies – Ca­her­daniel, Castle­cove, Ken­mare, Lyranes, Moun­tain Stage, and Lough Gui­tane, the sec­ond big­gest sup­ply on the en­tire list – were in­cluded due to hav­ing in­ad­e­quate treat­ment for the par­a­site Cryp­tosporid­ium.

An­other five sup­plies – Bar­raduff, Kil­gar­van, Lauragh, Shrone, and Ven­try – were found to have el­e­vated lev­els of Tri­halomethanes, formed when wa­ter is treated with chlo­rine.

Lis­towel was in­cluded due to el­e­vated lev­els of pes­ti­cides, while Caragh Lake did not make the E coli stan­dard.

Ac­tions pro­posed to treat the 13 sup­plies in­clude up­grad­ing wa­ter treat­ment plants (9). In the case of Bar­raduff, Lauragh, and Shrone, the pro­posal is to aban­don the source of the sup­ply and re­place with the cen­tral re­gional sup­ply. No pro­posal has yet been put for­ward for Lis­towel.

In Jan­uary of 2016, there were 22 Kerry sup­plies on the list.

Launch­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of the Ir­ish 100years in Kenya in the Mead­ow­land Ho­tel,Tralee on Mon­day were from l - r: Joan O’Re­gan, Heather McIver (Sales & Mar­ket­ing Mead­ow­land Ho­tel, Tralee) Grace O’Don­nell (Go Kerry) and Gil­lian Whar­ton.

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