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David’s visit a highlight of the school year!

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By Michelle Crean

Staff and pupils were delighted to welcome a special guest to their school earlier this week and the appearance coincided with a visit of little ducklings!

VISIT: David Clifford with Emily and Ronan O’Connor and their ducklings as Community Games Gold medalist Eoin Foley plays music (left) during a visit to Kilcummin NS earlier this week.

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Kilcummin NS were thrilled to welcome Senior Kerry footballer David Clifford and the Fossa man was kept on his toes, and looked very comfortable holding David the Duckling!

David congratulated all of our Community Games participants and county winners, Eoin Foley from Fourth Class wo got a gold medal for music, First Class pupil Mia Lynch O’Doherty who got a bronze medal for art, and Junior Infant Fionn O’Donoghue who received a silver medal for art. David was also delighted to finally meet Fionn, who drew a picture for him late last year!

"Eoin Foley treated the school to an outdoor concert," Principal Gillian Sheehan told the Killarney Advertiser.

"Eoin’s classmate Daragh Keane, Peter Keane’s nephew, led his class as they sang 'Amhrán na bhFiann' to mark David’s visit and the successes of our students. We were delighted to be able to celebrate these magnificent wins with the Kerry superstar! David had a very busy schedule as he presented medals to our Junior Infants who held their Sports Day at Kilcummin GAA pitch last Friday. A huge thanks to David for being so generous with his time. It was one of the highlights of our school year!"

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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