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Cannes accolade for Jessie

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By Michelle Crean

Gaining an award at the Cannes Film Festival is a pipe dream for many - but that's exactly what happened for local actress Jessie Buckley.

The talented Muckross woman shared the prestigious Trophée Chopard with actor Kingsley Ben-Adir - which is awarded by a jury of professionals to two young actors to recognise and encourage their career.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal, and director of 'The Lost Daughter' which stars Jessie, Olivia Colman who is currently filming 'Joyride' in Kerry, Dakota Johnson, an Irish man Paul Mescal, took to the stage where she prised the Killarney native.

"I'm so honoured to be able to talk about Jessie," she said.
"I'm beyond thrilled for her and I have a feeling that the world is about to get blown away by Jessie Buckley."

Jessie, who is in Toronto preparing for another role, thanked her by video link.

"It's such an honour to be joining this family tree of people who have inspired me my whole life, so thank you so much. This is for you and for the best bits that are yet to come out."

Her proud dad Tim Buckley told the Killarney Advertiser this week that it's great to see Jessie get the recognition she deserves especially as the Cannes Film Festival is a "big deal".

"These are all big stepping stones in someone's career," he said. "It's important to get the recognition from your colleagues when you do good work."

He added that Jessie will be starring in 'Cabaret' at London's Playhouse Theatre from October to March.

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Christmas magic begins as Santa arrives in Killarney

He came dashing through the town on Saturday night and packed streets greeted him with huge excitement. Yes, that’s right – Santa Claus took some time out of his very […]

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He came dashing through the town on Saturday night and packed streets greeted him with huge excitement.

Yes, that’s right – Santa Claus took some time out of his very busy schedule and arrived to town for the annual switching on of the Christmas lights and magic parade.

The streets were lined with children and their families and they’d huge smiles on their faces when they spotted the man in the red coat making his way around the town on the colourful float.

Grace O’Hare was pictured with her dad Conor – she had the best seat in the town to watch Santa Claus as she was perched high on her dad’s shoulders.

It was the same for the Patterson family, Alex, Irene, Catherine and Robert, while Parade safety steward, Marie Brosnan-Leahy, was on hand to make sure everything went off OK.

Killarney Municipal District Councillors, Cllr Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, Cllr Donal Grady, Cathaoirleach Killarney Municipal District Cllr John O’Donoghue, Cllr Brendan Cronin, Cllr Marie Moloney, also enjoyed the occasion while the Sam Maguire took pride of place and centre stage in Killarney for the annual fun filled event.

And while he was in town Santa took some time off to have a chat with Killarney Advertiser columnist Marie Carroll-O’Sullivan – check it out on page 14 of this week’s edition.

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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By Sean Moriarty

HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

“Topics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,” said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

“We welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.”

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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