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Last Friday, transition year students graduated from Killarney Community College. The morning was delivered by TY co-ordinator Ms Kerri McCarthy who congratulated the TY class of 2018 on their many magnificent achievements throughout the year. Transition year students spoke about the highlights of the year including: The Apprentice Chef, making a film with artist and filmmaker Mieke Vanmechelen, completing their Bronze Gaisce President’s Award, going to the Ploughing Championships, completing their emergency first aid course with Sheilah Nolan, surfing at Inch Beach, involvement in the Business in the Community Programme in association with Marks & Spencers, and completing public speaking with Fair City actor Alan Devine. They spoke about learning new photography skills with Michéal O’Sullivan, and completing their car safety course with the Munster Driving Campus. They also recalled their involvement in the Jigsaw programme and the positive impact that it has on the school community. They spoke about the volunteer work that they completed in the community, fundraising for various organisations throughout the year such as Barnardos, SouthWest Counselling, The Irish Cancer Society and the Special Olympics.

TY students received the following certificates:

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Bronze Gaisce President’s Award Certificate
  • Young Social Innovators
  • FAI Coaching Certificate
  • Sign Language Certificate
  • Rowing Certificate
  • Business in the Community Cert – active participation in the skills at work programme
  • Driver Safety Programme Certificate
  • Aware - Live life to the full Skills Course with Dolores O’Riordan
  • Public Speaking certificate from Alan Devine

A special part of the morning included Special Certificates given for the following categories:

  • Commitment and Dedication Award 2018 – Karen O’Donoghue.
  • TY Student of the Year 2018 was awarded to Karolina Gunia.

According to Ms Kerri McCarthy: “Transition year in the college was another huge success. Each year it’s evolving more and more. The students are excelling in all areas, both academic and extra-curricular. In particular this year our TY student Natalia Leane won the All-Ireland Apprentice Chef title. Graduation is a very proud day for parents, teachers and students in the college as we get to celebrate and acknowledge the many achievements and accolades received throughout the year.”

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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