Saturday, 18 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

St. Patricks Day Parade In Kanturk





                                 St. Patricks Day  In Kanturk

10am  Mass featuring  the Duhallow Choral Society

2.30pm   The St. Patricks Day Parade

               Participants gather for 2pm
    
                 Click On The Link To View Video Of The Parade
       
        

                 Click On The Link To View Video Of The Parade
                             The St. Patricks Day Parade 2016
                                     St Patricks Day Parade


3pm          As part of the Kanturk Arts Festival, the opening will                       take place Of Siobhan Burke's Exhibition of paintings
                      in Kanturk Library

7pm         " A Night Of Drama"
                 And Music By Colaiste Treasa Trad.                       Group

The Kanturk Arts Festival Is On All Week End 






Also as part of the Week End we try to encourage Busnisses to decorate up in Green



Thursday, 25 February 2016

Kanturk Chamber Of Commerce -- List Of Members



                                               KANTURK  

                                    CHAMBER  OF  COMMERCE

                                          LIST  OF  MEMBERS



Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Things Kanturk Chamber Of Commerce are Involved In

Things Kanturk Chamber Of Commerce are involved in often with our partners in Kanturk , The Community Council

         https://www.facebook.com/communitycouncil.kanturk?fref=ts



Retail Shopping promotions  - involved in promoting Kanturk by holding Shopping Promotional Events which we try to promote in lots of different ways





Town CCTV SECURITY SYSTEMthis system was co-funded with Kanturk Community Council and cost a lot of money
to help Kantrk be a more safe place with cameras all over to monitor everything





TIDY TOWNS The IRD Green man was again Co-Funded with the Community Council to Keep Kanturk Tidy. Members of ours are also involved in Tidy Towns Committee.

https://www.facebook.com/kanturktidytowns/?fref=ts



WILD BOAR FESTIVAL again this is jointly organized and funded with the Community Council to have an enjoyable and lively weekend in Kanturk.






 Christmas Market  - every year this Market is organized by us to help promote the Town by having this event & giving a chance to anyone anything they have to sell






Kanturk  Arts  Festival   members are involved in the organizing of the Arts Festival





CHRISTMAS  LIGHTING –Members of ours help out with the putting up of the Christmas Lights which are absolutely fabulous and makes Kanturk look great and other places envious




ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE – again co-funded and organized with the Community Council to help people have a good day celebrating our National Day




GARDA Notices – Where we share Garda Notices by email, by Text and through all our Social Media tools

Newsletter  -- A Newsletter to inform Members and the people of Kanturk and the Locality of events by email Newsletter

Text Service -- A Text service to inform Members and the people of Kanturk and the Locality of events by Text

Going To Meetings With Cork Chamber Of Commerce - To represent our Members with wider issues in the Cork Area




Social  Media  – By Using Social Media to Advertise & Promote  events  and  Local  Businesses  through  all  the  Social  media tools

Facebook Page
TWITTER  PAGE
WEBSITE
http://kanturkcommerce.blogspot.ie/









Friday, 15 January 2016

EIGHT WINTER DRIVING TIPS FROM AN GARDA

VIRTUAL RISK MANAGER ROAD SAFETY ALERT: Northern Hemisphere Winter is here – travel safely!


With news that an arctic weather bomb could plunge Britain below freezing as first snow of 2016 falls this week, Interactive Driving Systems is providing the following winter driving tips. We have purposely kept the content in simple plain text to allow you to adapt and utilise as required.

Winter is one of the most dangerous times of year to travel, meaning that now is good time to focus on staying safe on the road – whether you are driving on work business or in your own time.

Ed Dubens CEO of Interactive Driving Systems said: ‘For many of the fleets we work with winter is a critical time for the provision of their goods and services, meaning that their vehicles and drivers can sometimes find themselves on the road in the worst possible driving conditions. For this reason, we are urging organisations to be aware of and plan for the risks of winter driving.’

EIGHT WINTER DRIVING TIPS FROM INTERACTIVE DRIVING SYSTEMS

We at Interactive Driving Systems are advising drivers to follow a few simple tips to make their journeys as safe as possible.
(1) Mobility and Journey management:

·         Assuming that you absolutely have to travel, and there is no alternative, make sure your journey well planned.
·         Check that your planned route is OK.
·         Allow realistic travel times for the conditions.
·         Ensure others are aware of your journey.

(2) Check your vehicle:

·         Has been maintained/serviced and you have a good battery. Your battery has to work much harder in the winter (working lights and wipers, for example) and can fail completely with hardly any warning.
·         Tyres have a good tread depth and are inflated correctly (including the spare).
·         Cooling system contains antifreeze at the correct strength.
·         Windscreen wipers and washers are working properly - in cold temperatures use high strength screen-wash.
·         Lights are clean and working.

(3) Check the weather conditions:

  • Look at local and national TV and Radio for travel and weather information.
  • See that all your vehicle windows, mirrors and lights are clear from mist, frost and snow. Snow and ice reduce what you can see, and can be dangerous to other road users as it falls off your vehicle.

(4) In extreme weather conditions such as falling snow:

  • Ask yourself is my journey essential?
  • Check to see if you have a full tank of fuel.
  • Let someone know your destination and your expected time of arrival.
  • Take a mobile phone if you have one, but remember you could break down in a ‘dead area’, so take warm high visibility clothing, hot drinks, food, boots, a torch and shovel as well - it could be a long walk to a phone.

(5) If you are out on the roads in poor conditions:

  • Use the main roads which have been salted as much as possible. Map of routes that Councils salt are normally available on their websites.
  • Allow extra time for your journey.
  • Avoid the rush hour to help reduce congestion.

(6) Generally, when driving in wintry weather:

  • Drive according to the conditions - on treated and untreated roads.
  • Reduce speed in poor visibility, where there is snow, or if ice may have formed.
  • Use the highest gear possible to help keep control of the vehicle and avoid harsh braking and acceleration.
  • Maintain larger safer stopping distances - two seconds between vehicles is for good conditions! A wet road surface means you'll take twice as long to stop, so you need to be at least four seconds behind the vehicle in front.
  • Use dipped headlights in poor visibility and snow, so others can see you!
  • Use rear fog lights in poor visibility but remember to switch them off when conditions improve.
  • Watch out for other road users, including motorbikes, pushbikes, pedestrians and children, who may also be having difficulties in the conditions.

(7) If you do break down:

  • If you get into trouble, stay with your vehicle if possible, until help arrives.
  • If you do have to leave your vehicle, make yourself visible to others.
  • If you have to abandon your vehicle, give local police the details and park safely to avoid obstruction to maintenance vehicles such as snow ploughs when they are trying to treat the roads.

(8) Advice for particular weather conditions:

Fog is especially a danger in autumn and winter, and is a major cause of collisions.

  • Slow down, keep your distance, and turn your lights on in fog.
  • Drive very slowly using dipped headlights. Use fog lights if visibility is seriously reduced, but remember to switch them off when visibility improves.
  • Don't hang on the tail lights of the vehicle in front - this gives you a false sense of security and means you may be driving too close.
  • Don't speed up suddenly - even if it seems to be clearing, you can suddenly find yourself back in thick fog.

Ice, snow and slush drastically reduce the ability of your tyres to grip the road, which means that slowing down, speeding up, or changing direction all become hazardous. The trick to driving in these conditions is to be as smooth as possible.

  • Drive slowly, allowing extra room to slow down and stop.
  • It can take ten times longer to stop in icy conditions than on a dry road.
  • Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin, manoeuvre gently, and avoid harsh braking and acceleration.
  • To brake on ice and snow without locking your wheels, get into a low gear earlier than normal, allow your speed to fall, and use the brake pedal gently.
  • If you skid, ease off the accelerator but do not brake suddenly.

Floods: It is best not to enter floodwater at all - if you can take an alternative route, do so. If you enter floodwater:

  • Drive slowly in first gear, but keep the engine speed high by slipping the clutch - this will stop you from stalling.
  • Go through the water one vehicle at a time.
  • Avoid the deepest water, which is generally near the kerb. Don't attempt to cross if the water seems too deep. Watch others!
  • Remember - test your brakes a few times after you are through the flood before you drive at normal speed.

REMEMBER:

  • Be sure to give cyclists and motorcyclists extra room in bad weather.
  • Dazzle from the low winter sun can be dangerous. Carry a pair of sunglasses in the car just in case it's too low for the visor.
  • It takes twice as long to stop on a wet road as it does on a dry one, and up to ten times longer in icy conditions.

Interactive Driving Systems wishes you safe and happy travels.

Ends

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Will

Dr Will Murray, Research Director
Interactive Driving Systems®