Two Mile Community National School in Killarney are Inver’s latest Leading Lights

Inver Fossa Leading Lights nominee

Two Mile Community National School, Killarney maybe a small school at the moment but it has a big heart and great ambitions.

Catherine Barry,  the Principal of Two Mile Community N.S. stated, “My vision for Two Mile Community National School is to create a school which has the highest standards of teaching and learning, where children are guided to become lifelong learners. In this school children will experience a very caring, child-centred environment which respects diversity and equality. The principal, teachers and management will work together in partnership with parents and the local community in delivering high quality education which nurtures all aspects of the child.”

Norman Foley our partner at Inver Fossa, Killarney Co. Kerry and BridAnne Carey the sites manager nominated this wonderful school and we are delighted to support this new school.  Ben Lenihan, Inver’s Retail Director noted, ‘Children and education are important cornerstones of our community initiatives and we look forward to following this school as they move forward and welcome new students in the future.’

Inver Johnstown

Inver Johnstown redevelopment image

Inver Johnstown redevelopment is on track and the new forecourt will open June, 2018.  It’s business as usual on this busy forecourt while we are building our new forecourt. The opening of our new Inver forecourt at Johnstown marks another significant investment and we plan to invest further across our network of sites throughout 2018.

The new forecourt at Johnstown will offer a variety of services to our customers, including a Spar convenience store, café and  the community post office will return. We expect to fuel over  10,000 customers per week at our Johnstown forecourt throughout the forthcoming year.

Inver Johnstown prominent location  gives the local community and passing customers an ideal opportunity to stop and shop, whether on their way to their destination or to pop in from the areas.

This forecourt investment demonstrates our continued growth and commitment as a leading Irish fuel supplier to provide quality assured premium fuel to our customers from our co-owned terminal in Foynes. It is an exciting time for Inver and we are committed to investing in key locations across Ireland such as Johnstown,  providing high quality service to our forecourt partners and motorists.

Inver Johnstown Leading Lights nominee – Johnstown Community Playground and Sensory Garden

Johnstown Community Playground Committee met with Dick Daly, Inver Johnstown and Ben Lenihan, Inver’s Retail Director to receive Inver’s Leading Lights sponsorship. Dick Daly presented the cheque to the committee on behalf of Inver.

Johnstown does not have a playground, there are no amenities for small children and there isn’t a safe place for them to run and play in the community.  The local church very kindly donated  land on the Rathdowney Rd and planning permission for the playground has been granted.

The committee are hoping to get the playground developed and completed by the end of this year and we wish them every success in this wonderful endeavour.

Inver Leading Lights gives sponsorship towards a Greenhouse for children to grow plants via Barraduff Tidy Village Group

Inver forecourt partner Mick O’Donoghue chose some very inspiring and innovative nominees for Inver’s Leading Lights programme.

Barraduff Tidy Village Group (BTVG) was established 2 years ago to improve the common areas in Barraduff.  To include the local children in their community the group constructed a Poly Tunnel in the local school  and are teaching the students gardening skills. They learn to plant and grow trees, shrubs,  and flowers. These plants are then transplanted around their local community,

Barraduff Tidy Village Group are improving the local area and teaching children vital skills they can take with them throughout  their lives. They are motivating children and giving them confidence in their own abilities, while at the same time instilling children with pride in their local community of Barraduff.

Congratulations to all involved in this wonderful initiative!

In the picture are Mike  O’Donoghue, Timmy O’Sullivan and Stuart Kelly, Kids are Maura O’Sullivan and Lee Lelly

 

 

 

Barraduff Cardiac Response Unit are recipients of Inver’s Leading Light sponsorship

Leading Lights sponsorship to Barraduff Cardiac Response Unit.

Barraduff Cardiac Response Unit are a team of local trained volunteers who  attend urgent and life threatening emergency calls in their area.

Inver’s donation to the unit allows the team to purchase equipment and go into schools and teach children the fundamentals of CPR.

Mike O’Donoghue, Inver’s forecourt partner, nominated this incredible organization and we are delighted to sponsor such a worthy nominee for Inver’s Leading Lights programme.  Our thanks to the team in Barraduff Cardiac Response Unit for providing such an invaluable service to the community of Barraduff, Co. Kerry.

Inver Portarlington nominate Gracefield GAA as their leading lights recipient

Leading Lights nomination given to Gracefield GAA

Congratulations to Gracefield GAA, Inver’s leading Lights recipient nominated by Inver’s forecourt partners Roy and Linda Dempsey in Portarlington. Gracefield GAA train a diverse range of teams including girls and boys up to age 12 in football and hurling. They also train under 14/15/16 in minor football and hurling and senior and junior teams in under 21 football. Our thanks to Linda and Roy for nominating this wonderful organization!

Pictured from left  Patrick O’Sullivan, Inver,  Roy & Linda Dempsey Inver/Gala Portarlington, Breda Flanaghan,  Pat Keegan and Robert Moore

Inver Portarlington celebrates their launch with a family fun day

Ribbon Cutting at Inver Portarlington

Linda and Roy Dempsey invited customers to a family fun day on their newly opened Inver Service Station and Gala shop.

Situated on the busy R420 in Portarlington, this recently reopened and renovated site  offers the motorist competitively priced fuels with an outstanding coffee and deli offering to satisfy all of their needs.  This  newly renovated service station provides multiple services for the local community and passing traffic  between Portarlington and Tullamore.

Music and games  were provided at the launch by Carl James from Midlands 103.  An assortment of deli treats and sweets were provided for customers and the Grand opening was preformed by Nicole Turner, Gold medal Winning Special Olympian (Swimming)

 

Swimming Champion – Nicole Turner , cutting the ribbon , at the Official Opening of Dempsey’s Gala Store and Inver Filling Station at Patrick Street, Portarlington , with Proprieters – Roy and Linda Dempsey . Photo: Michael Scully.

 

Photographs were supplied by Michael Scully

Valentia Island Community Hospital is the latest recipient of Inver’s Leading Lights sponsorship

VALENTIA ISLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Valentia Island Hospital is a charitable facility providing long stay residential care, respite care and day care services for the elderly of the South Kerry area. The hospital currently provides long stay care for 16 elderly residents in addition to providing a day care service to the elderly of the locality. The hospital is currently carrying out an extension to bring the hospital up to HIQA standard. The new building will provide single room accommodation to the required standards for 24 residents. The current bedrooms will be reconfigured and put to other uses in the daily operation of the service. The cost of providing and fitting out this extension is almost €1.5 million and has to be sourced by the voluntary Board of Management.

Valentia Island Hospital was established in 1870 and has provided 147 years of unbroken service to the Iveragh peninsula in South Kerry to date.
The hospital is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors working hard to fund and create the necessary changes to the hospital.

The cheque was awarded to Colette O’Connor on behalf of the hospital. Jack and Tracy Fitzpatrick, Inver Market House, Cahirchiveen nominated the hospital in partnership with Inver as part of the companies Leading Light initiative. Inver Leading Lights focuses on giving back to the local communities around Inver Service Stations.

Creative Techfest 2017 – the annual event young people attend to celebrate being creative with technology

Creative Techfest is an incredible fun day, full of diverse and creative ways to interact, learn and use technology. Young people from TechSpaces all over Ireland attend the event to celebrate the culmination of their work at their local TechSpace . Awards are given out in many categories acknowledging the high levels of creativity achieved through out the year.

Inver sponsors TechSpaces around our Service Stations and our goal is to provide Children from all walks of life the opportunity to create and engage with technology and not be just  passive consumers. Children have the opportunity to learn to code and create within a diverse range of visual and physical mediums. Young people have the opportunity to learn skills not normally taught in the classroom in a fun, informative relaxed, supportive environment.

We are proud to be part of the journey towards Creating tomorrow’s tech geniuses!

Presenting Adam King with the TechSpacer of the year award

Inver Leading Lights sponsor Skellig Stars with Jack and Tracy Fitzpatrick, Inver Cahirchiveen

Skellig Stars Special Olympic Club is a group of children and adult athletes with special needs who train on a weekly basis throughout the school year, training for fun and to take part in the Ireland games. The Skellig Stars annually visit all the clubs in Kerry for a fun day. They also host their own fun sports day in Cahirchiveen. Skellig Stars provides children and adults of all ages with an important physical outlet through athletics and basketball games. Currently there are 25 athletes ranging in age from 6 to 62 years old.

Skellig Stars are fund-raising to upgrade their facilitates to install an eight lane running track for the athletes to practice and train on. The club currently uses the sports hall in the local secondary school, Colaiste na Sceilge to train indoors. A proper track is important for the athletes to train on as it would allow them to practice on the surface they will compete on. Denis Daly, Skellig Stars volunteer noted ‘Athletes on competition day are allowed up to 15% time differential time faster or slower win or lose time on competition day. Trainers need to provide the athletes race time before the event to factor in this 15% difference. If an athlete wins their race and their wining time is outside this ratio they are disqualified. This is why the track is so important for the athletes to train on.’

Sandra O’Callaghan from Inver stated, ‘We are delighted to support the Skellig Stars Athletics, this is an amazing organization and we wish them every success with their fundraising to build their track. Thank you to Jack and Tracy Fitzpatrick and Sharon at Inver Market House, Cahirchiveen for nominating this great organization.’

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