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Celebrate Poetry Day at Killarney House

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Poetry lovers young and old are invited to Killarney House for a weekend of events next week.

In honour of Poetry Day 2023, Killarney House will open its door to poetry buffs in a weekend of events that promises to stimulate the mind and foster an appreciation for poetry and nature.

The former seat of the Earls of Kenmare and more recently the residence of John and Mary McShain is blessed with a library of books that have been beautifully restored and preserved by the Mucros Bookbindery and Paper Conservation Workshop.

Some of these books are over 300-years-old and although the library is usually closed to members of the public, Saturday April 29 at 6.30pm, the magic of the books will come alive with poetry readings from the wider Killarney community. This event will take place in the Garden Room but all readings are from books in the library.

Killarney House is also hosting two inter-generational poetry-writing workshops. People are encouraged to come in pairs; bring your grandson, grandmother, aunt, great grand-uncle, cousin or just a friend from another generation to these workshops that will celebrate creativity as we age and the National Park/natural world.

On Saturday April 29, 2 - 4.30pm, Kerry’s own John W. Sexton, will lead a class.
On Sunday April 30, 2 - 4.30pm, Killarney native Eileen Sheehan, will lead a class.

People may attend this event solo but anybody under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. It is also advised that any children attending be over 11-years-old.

Any poetry lover would loathe to miss this event that promises to inspire and unite through the power of verse.

All events are free but due to limited spaces, booking is essential. To secure a spot, people may call Killarney House at 01 539 3620 or email infokillarneyhouse@npws.gov.ie.

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Two Mile School “Says Yes to Japanese”

The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday. The Ambassador was at the school […]

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The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday.

The Ambassador was at the school to promote the teaching of the Japanese language and culture through the ‘Say Yes to Languages’ programme.

“The pupils in Two Mile were very interested to listen to stories about Japan and to learn about the links between our two countries,” said school principal Catherine Barry.
“As a multi-denominational school, we are very open to different languages and cultures and we look forward to working with the Japanese embassy from next September.”
Two Mile Community National School is the only multi-denominational school in the Killarney school district.

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 Photographer Anastasiia goes Out and About for Killarney Advertiser.

The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team. Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years […]

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The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team.

Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years and is trying to establish a freelance photography business.
“I love my job. I’ve been shooting for 11 years. I adore photography and connect my life with it. The best thing for me is to show girls and families, brides how beautiful they are. I think it’s my main mission.No need to be a model. We are all beautiful and special. You just need to build more self-confidence. And be sure, I will help you with it.”
Keep an eye out for Anastasiia as she goes Out and About for The Killarney Advertiser.
If you are organising an event and need a photographer email info@killarneyadvertiser.ie for more details.

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