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Almost playtime as Beaufort playground plans advance

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By Michelle Crean

The children of Beaufort are set to have a whole lot of fun when their brand new playground is opened - after €47,269 was granted for the development this week.

Located at Kilgobnet National School the playground - which received the money under Clár Funding - will be for the whole community to use.

According to School Principal Maura O'Connor, it's an exciting development which is set to bring a lot of fun and smiles to the children.

"It was a nice message to get," she told the Killarney Advertiser.

"We talked about a playground for the last number of years and Cllr Michael Cahill made us aware of the funding. This will benefit Kilgobnet and the parish, and we will try to get it going as soon as possible."

Fianna Fáil Councillor, Michael Cahill added that "it's wonderful news for all the children in Beaufort".

"I am particularly pleased as I was involved in the project myself and I know that a lot of hard work went into the application. This development will ensure the playground will be for the benefit of the whole community in Beaufort,” Councillor Cahill said.

“I would like to congratulate the Principal, teachers and parents on their success in this venture in Kilgobnet. I hope this will set a precedent for many more similar worthy projects throughout the county."

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Camera Club ready to celebrate its 21st anniversary

Killarney Camera Club is ready for the new season and as well as celebrating their 21st birthday – they’re also looking for new members. Next Thursday night they will be […]

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Killarney Camera Club is ready for the new season and as well as celebrating their 21st birthday – they’re also looking for new members.

Next Thursday night they will be holding an Open Night at 7.30pm in the Plaza Suite at The Brehon Hotel.

The club meets every other Thursday at 7.30pm and is open to everyone with an interest in photography, including a junior membership category for 16 to 17-year-olds.

“Whether you’re a complete beginner, or you already know your way around a camera, everyone is welcome,” Deirdre Donohue from the club said.

The club activities include speaker nights, outings, project nights and competitions. At part of the club’s 21st celebrations they will be mounting an exhibition at Killarney House in late October.

“As well as a warm welcome, including tea and biscuits, the Open Night will feature a presentation, by professional photographer Micheál O’Sullivan, of his wonderful landscapes, so come along for a lovely evening of chat and photography!”

If you have any queries, you can contact the club secretary via email at secretary@killarneycameraclub.ie.

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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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