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“Cycle for us we need a bus” – school appeals for funds

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By Michelle Crean

School tours and social outings could hopefully be in the pipeline for school students but first they need the public's help to buy them a wheelchair accessible bus.

Named as beneficiaries of this year's Ring of Kerry '170k My Way', a virtual cycle instead of the usual physical cycle around the ring due to COVID, students and staff from St Francis Special School (SFSS) are appealing for funds to help their cause.

And even better, this year's change to a virtual event means that all the students in the school and their families now have an opportunity to participate in this annual event, with cycling due to begin on 'World Bicycle Day on Thursday, June 3.

"The students, staff and all those who support SFSS are delighted to be taking part in the 170k my way, which is a novel way to ensure that the Ring of Kerry takes place," principal Liam Twomey told the Killarney Advertiser.

The cycle is open for the entire month of June. That's four weeks to cycle, run, walk and even dance the Ring of Kerry!

"All our students at SFSS are excited and ready for this challenge. We are so delighted that this year's event is inclusive, it gives SFSS the opportunity to become part of the Ring of Kerry family! All the money that's raised through this organisation will go towards buying a wheelchair assessable bus for our school. Getting our students out into the community for social trips, school tours, is so important for the social development and education of our students."

Breda, a teacher for the Alder class, which caters for pupils who are wheelchair users with additional needs, added that "a bus would open up so many opportunities and experiences for the students by allowing them to experience the local environment and communities".

To help out go to www.idonate.ie: St. Francis Special School.

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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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