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Buckley’s film to hit Killarney cinema tonight (Friday)

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“Critics say film is a star-making role”

By Michelle Crean

She’s a Killarney girl at heart – but Jessie Buckley’s latest film ‘Wild Rose’ – which hits cinemas tonight – is set to propel the local girl to Hollywood stardom.
29-year-old Jessie, daughter of Tim and Marina, stars in the 15A rated British drama musical film alongside Julie Walters. Locals who want a glimpse of Jessie’s talent on screen can see her in CinemaKillarney this evening (Friday) at 6.40pm and again at 9pm.
In the 100 minute long film, which is receiving rave reviews from the critics worldwide, Jessie plays sassy Glaswegian Rose-Lynn, a cleaner with a criminal record who dreams of going to Nashville and becoming a star.
And her family, who are very proud of Jessie’s achievements, say unfortunately she isn’t in town to see the film with them.
“Unfortunately she’d love to be here but she’s filming a new Charlie Kaufman film in New York,” Jessie’s dad, Tim Buckley, told the Killarney Advertiser yesterday (Thursday).
“It’s a fantastic occasion,” Tim, who will be there with family to see it, said.
“It’s a great film that everyone will enjoy with laughter and tears in equal measure. It’s a film which a lot of the critics say is a star-making role.”
He added that the film is about a person realising their dreams but it’s not as easy as that – and it’s a role which suits Jessie perfectly.
“Kerry and Killarney are part of her make up,” he said. “It’s a film which is essentially about being true to yourself and that’s her own motto as well. Her fear is getting caught up in the celebrity bubble. She’s very real and trying to keep herself grounded. She’s still a Kerry girl at heart.”
Jessie’s rise to stardom was not overnight as she headed to London aged 17 and has grafted hard ever since for big time roles.
However, Tim added that locals have been very supportive of her throughout her career.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to Tommy Cooper in Killarney Cinema – he’s been a big supporter of Jessie’s. He got ‘A Winter’s Tale’ into the local cinema.”
Also, coinciding with the film’s release is the film’s album which features six songs written by Jessie.
When ‘Wild Rose’ premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jessie received a 20 minute standing ovation for her role in the film, Tim added.
“The next one to watch out for is ‘Chernobyl’, a five-part series from Sky and HBO starring Jessie and Barry Keoghan.”

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Laura’s new look for Leaving Cert

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NEW LOOK: Laura Cronin, who is currently sitting her Leaving Cert, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

By Michelle Crean

Rathmore’s Laura Cronin headed into her Leaving Cert exams this week with a whole new look after transforming her hairstyle for charity.

Laura, daughter of Una and Donal from Rathbeg, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

As her long locks didn’t get cut over the last year Laura decided to get a good chop in Katelynn’s Hair Design in Rathmore instead, and use the left over hair to create wigs for sick children.

“I thought, rather than trim it I’d cut a lot off,” Laura, who hopes to study pharmacy in college, told the Killarney Advertiser. “I wanted to cut off a lot of it, I was sick of long hair. I said that if there’d be enough I’d donate it as it’d be a shame to see it on the floor.”

Laura said that hopefully it can make a child happy if it allows them to receive a specially made wig for their First Holy Communion, or a similar occasion.

“I’d encourage anyone who has long hair to think about what they could do with it.”

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€1m upgrade for Killarney store

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INVESTMENT: DV8 have invested €1m to update their store in the Killarney Outlet Centre. Pictured at the reopening were staff members: Clodagh McCarthy (Store Manager), Lorraine McGough (Assistant Manager), Anuka Altanson and Sarah Murphy. Photo: Don MacMonagle

A popular Killarney fashion shop, which reopened last week, securing up to 15 jobs, has had a facelift after a €1 million investment.

Leading fashion retailer DV8, which has a network of over 50 stores across Ireland, reopened its 4,000 square feet store in the Killarney Outlet Centre.

And customers admired the new look.

DV8 sells over 40 top fashion clothing brands as well as footwear and accessories in its stores and online at www.dv8fashion.com. The hip fashion house is well-known for its uber cool shop interiors and has dedicated customers across Ireland and the UK.

“We are delighted to be reopening our new store in Killarney and confident it will compliment the existing retail offering in the town, with DV8’s unique range of male and female clothing and footwear,” David Scott from DV8 said.

“We think local shoppers will enjoy the DV8 experience, including the top fashion brands and excellent customer service.”

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Kodaline to play stripped down Killarney gig

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By Michelle Crean

One of Ireland’s best known bands – who have had their recently released studio album streamed more than 60 million times – as well as reached 100 million YouTube views – are set to come to Killarney.

Kodaline will play their first ever stripped down fully acoustic tour on December 4 in the Gleneagle INEC Arena, which is part of a nationwide tour across the country.

Tickets went on sale yesterday (Friday) from the www.inec.ie.

‘One Day At A Time’ is the band’s fourth album, and adds a new chapter to a career that has already encompassed three number 1 albums in Ireland, two Top 5 albums in the UK, and more than a billion streams at Spotify. Kodaline approached the album with a streamlined process that took them back to their roots. The majority of the sessions revolved around the four band members alone in their modest recording space in Dublin, with bassist Jason Boland leading the production side of things.

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In 2019, Kodaline played some of the biggest shows of their career. At home in Dublin they sold-out two huge outdoor shows at St Anne’s Park, while a 10-date UK tour culminated with a packed show at London’s historic Roundhouse. Further afield, they hit festivals including Lollapalooza, Benicàssim and Open’er before becoming the first Irish band to headline the massive NH7 Weekender in Pune, India. Their extensive touring throughout Asia also included a headline set at Monsoon Music Festival in Vietnam plus dates in China, Japan, South Korea, The Phillippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and Singapore.

“We’re excited to do our first ever stripped down fully acoustic tour, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and something that’s gonna be very special for us. Hope to see you guys there,” the band said.

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