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Aghadoe woman awarded the Freedom of the City of London

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Killarney woman Tara Cronin has been granted the freedom of the City of London.

PRESENTATION: Lord Mayor of the City Dublin native Vincent Keaveny presents Tara Cronin with her Freedom of the City of London award.

The Freedom of the City of London started around 1237 and developed into freedom or right to trade.

In 1835 eligibility for the freedom of the city was extended to anyone who lived in, worked in or had a strong connection to London.

These days it is largely ceremonial and bestowed upon people in recognition for their personal achievements and charitable work.

London-based Aghadoe native Tara, is the Events and Fundraising Manager with ICAP, an Irish Mental Health charity in London. She was the founder of the London-version of the Darkness into Light charity walk and is the former long-serving secretary of the Kerry Association.

She received the Freedom of the City of London from Lord Mayor Vincent Keaveny who is head of the City of London Corporation and the first Irish Lord Mayor of the city in 850 years.

She is also a board member of the Irish Women’s Network.

Tara Cronin was presented with the award in the Mansion House in the City of London.

She will be amongst the first recipients to have King Charles III on her award.

She was joined on the day by her parents Jerry and Margaret and brother Eoghan and a group of close friends that made the trip from Killarney.

“I feel extremely proud to have been awarded the Freedom of the City of London by the Lord Mayor of City of London in such a historic building. It is a special day and so privileged to be able to share with my parents Margaret and Jerry and my brother Eoghan family and friends,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

The celebration continued in the nearby Rising Sun, a renowned Kerry pub in the heart of the city and the following day at Corrigan’s Mayfair where Tara previously worked under Michelin star Chef Richard Corrigan.

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Coolick National School to launch online lotto

A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves. The Coolick […]

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A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves.

The Coolick National School Lotto is now live; offering a weekly prize, a weekly jackpot and a range of valuable spot prizes at launch.

Coolick NS first opened its doors in 1870 making it one of the county’s oldest primary schools. The school and pre-school is home to over 130 children from the locality. This is an increase of 20% over the past 5 years taking enrolment to an all-time high.

Coolick NS School Lotto Chairperson and parent, Pádraig Leane says properly resourcing primary school services is crucial:

“The cost of providing education is rising and the school grants provided by the department, although valuable, only do so much. We want to overcome this challenge with our school lotto. The school has a range of immediate needs but also longer-term goals to expand our facilities, add more sports equipment, wellness programmes, student support programmes and increase extra-curricular trips,” he said.

First on the list is a new set of school jerseys, gymnastics mats, replacement of end-of-lfe iPads and further expansion of their Tír na nÓg play area for the younger pupils.
Coolick National School Principal Gearoid O’Sullivan remains focused on providing the best for the children of Coolick.

“As a school we are committed to providing the best equipment, teaching and learning resources, outdoor spaces and a school interior that helps nurture each child. This school lotto will help us with our commitment to provide the very best for the school and especially for the pupils in our care,” said the principal.

The staff and students of Coolick National School are appealing to families, friends, past pupils, members of the local community, stakeholders and supporters to get behind the weekly school lotto. It is hoped that the option of 1 line for €2.50, 2 lines for €4 or 3 lines for €5 will encourage everybody to contribute. A lotto draw will take place each week with a maximum jackpot of €2,000 to be won.

Signing up is easy; through the school’s website https://www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/coolickns

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Live TV audience date with Daniel O’Donnell at INEC

People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell. TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the […]

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People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell.

TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena for the first time from June 17 to 19.

Recorded before a live audience over three nights with two concerts per night, Opry le Daniel offers a different music theme each evening and a host of special guests will join the legendary presenter Daniel O’ Donnell on stage to perform all your favourite songs.

The recordings of the show will be split into two one-hour blocks, taking place throughout each evening.

Now in its 14th year, Ireland’s favourite country music artist O’ Donnell will be joined on stage by Declan Nerney, Cliona Hagan, Mike Denver, Chrissy Mac, Dana and the Donegal balladeers ‘Onóir’ to mention but a few.

Tickets from €30.20 are available from www.inec.ie and the Gleneagle INEC Arena box office on 064 6671555.

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