WELL, nothing beats the cup of tae in the hand and a whole lot of laughs and these were available aplenty this morning as rambling house hostesses extraordinaire helped launch Culture Night 2016 in Killarney.
The event will be hosted throughout Kerry on Friday, September 16, and an enticing programme of events was unveiled by Kerry County Council’s arts department at a function in Killarney House and Gardens.
St Mary’s Church of Ireland will showcase the talents of artists such as Grace Foley, Sarah Finnan and Lorraine Nash as well as the Scotia Ensemble.
The School House in Muckross will host Frankie Gavin and Dé Dannan in concert and Afro Trad will present From Kampala to Killarney at the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service centre in Killarney.
Killarney CCÉ dancers and musicians will provide outdoor entertainment at Killarney Courthouse while Scartaglin (with Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch), Kilcummin Rambling House and Tureencahill are all hosting evenings of music, song and dance.
It will be a case of round the house and mind the dresser at Fossa Community Centre which will be the venue for a set-dancing extravaganza with the Uí Bhriain Céilí Band.
And, for movie buffs Killarney House and Gardens will present open-air screenings of The War of the Buttons (PG rating) at 7pm and Older Than Ireland at 9pm.
Poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice will lead a tour to Muckross Abbey where he will speak about the three renowned Gaelic poets buried there. And theatre lovers have the chance to see Donal Courtney’s play about Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty God Has No Country at the INEC.
Above: Launching Kerry County Council's Arts Department schedule for Culture Night 2016, on Friday, September 16, are Maeve McGrath, Kerry Film Festival, with Kathleen Hannigan, Bridie Garvey and Kathleen O'Sullivan, Kilcummin Rambling House. PICURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN
Comedy drama ready for the stage
By Michelle Crean Get out your diary and book in these December dates as Dochas Drama Group is ready to take to the stage. What does a hypochondriac, a grumpy […]
By Michelle Crean
Get out your diary and book in these December dates as Dochas Drama Group is ready to take to the stage.
What does a hypochondriac, a grumpy father and a confused visitor to the dentist, all have in common? You’ll have to come along to the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Monday, December 12, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 at 8pm to find out.
The popular drama group will present their three new comedies featuring the work of playwrights Brian Bowler, Ger Madden and Mary Quirke.Come along for a night filled with fun and laughter. Just the right beginning to the festive season. Doors open at 7.15pm and tickets are available at the door. All tickets; adults, seniors, students and children are €10. Don’t miss a great night out.
Teens theory is a national winner
Watch out Dallas as three local students are ready to take their science theory and blow the competition out of the water. Liam Waldron, Rachel Griffin and Luke O’Sullivan, Sixth […]
Watch out Dallas as three local students are ready to take their science theory and blow the competition out of the water.
Liam Waldron, Rachel Griffin and Luke O’Sullivan, Sixth Year students from Killarney Community College, were named SciFest STEM Champions 2022 for their Group Theoretic Approach to Pythagoras’ Theorem.
The national finals of SciFest Ireland were held at the Marino Conference Centre in Dublin last Friday and they were attended by finalists from across Ireland.
The amazing trio will now go on to represent Ireland at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF) which will be held in Dallas, Texas in May 2023.
The students secured their place at the national final after they won the overall prize at the SciFest regional competition at MTU Kerry in May this year.
Their project takes possibly one of the most well-known theorems that everyone remembers from school, Pythagoras’ Theorem. It provides an alternate proof of it, while also highlighting how right-angled triangles naturally provide a link between two coordinate systems and how this special case can naturally recreate the Pythagorean Theorem.
Supported by Intel Ireland and Boston Scientific, SciFest was set up 17 years ago by Sheila Porter and her husband George.
It is the largest, most inclusive STEM fair programme for second-level students in Ireland.
“The aim of SciFest has always been to develop a love of STEM and of inquiry-based learning and every year it is refreshing to see how the students of today continue to love and enjoy immersing themselves in science, technology, engineering and maths,” Sheila Porter, SciFest CEO, said.
“As SciFest grows each year, we grow more excited to see what new experiments and technologies are thought of and created. This year, students have shown incredible innovation in how STEM can make a positive impact on society, with initiatives in farming, space exploration and healthcare.”
Each year SciFest awards a ‘Teacher of Excellence’ and this year Máire Spillane was the recipient for her work with Luke, Rachel and Liam. She accompanied them to both finals and could not be prouder of this huge achievement at national level.
Killarney Community College held a whole school assembly to congratulate the SciFest champions in school and the SciFest STEM Champions 2022 were met with rapturous applause from all students and staff.
Ms Spillane spoke about the importance of STEM subjects and acknowledged the fact that Killarney Community College offers all students the opportunity to study all four of the disciplines, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and how our students are encouraged to submit projects every year into SciFest. It may be a competition run by science teachers, but in KCC cross-curricular co-operation by teachers of all subjects, is practiced on a daily basis.
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