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Eco conscious students win environmental awards

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By Michelle Crean

Their projects were all about raising environmental awareness so it was no surprise when students were awarded for their hard work.

SAVE THE BEES: Senior Eco Art and Design winners at the ECO UNESCO finals were Abbie O'Sullivan Eabha Rudden Anna Moynihan and Lauren O'Mahony for their project 'Save the Bees'.

BUTTERFLIES: Sarah Pigott Ava O'Mahony and Juliet Copper were Highly Commended in the senior section of the ECO UNESCO finals for their project 'Beauty and the Butterfly'.

LESSER LITTER: Aoife O'Donoghue Saoirse O'Brien Emma Horan Jessica Flynn and Molly O'Donoghue pictured with their project 'Lesser Litter'.

LOCAL TO GLOBAL: Senior Local to Global winners at the ECO UNESCO finals were Ali O'Donoghue and Eilis Mullane with their project titled 'Where is our food sourced?'.

Girls from the Transition Year class in St Brigid's Secondary took part in the ECO UNESCO finals winning three senior category awards and two Highly Commended awards.

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is an all-Ireland environmental programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment.

Usually the finals take place in Dublin but this year they were held online.

The five successful groups included Senior Eco Art and Design winners Abbie O'Sullivan, Eabha Rudden, Anna Moynihan and Lauren O'Mahony with their project "Save the Bees'. Senior Waste winners were Aoife O'Donoghue, Emma Horan, Molly O'Donoghue, Saoirse O'Brien and Jessica Flynn with their project title 'Lesser Litter'.

Senior Local to Global Winners were Eilis Mullane and Ali O'Donoghue with their project titled 'Where is our food sourced?'

"We also had two groups that were Highly Commended in the Senior Section of the competition and they were Ava O'Mahony, Juliet Copper and Sarah Pigott for their project 'Beauty and the Butterfly' and Jessica Fuller, Helen O'Connor and Meabh O'Sullivan Darcy for their project 'Save the Waves'," teacher Sheree Murphy said.

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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Rising cycling star selected for Belgium Project

By Sean Moriarty Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders with ambitions to turn professional.

Northern Ireland-based Belgian Danny Blondell is the man behind the project.

For the last 15 years Blondell selects between four and six Irish riders and sends them to Belgium where they stay with local families and contest pro and semi-pro races.

As a race commentator Blondell is well placed to decide who is deserving of inclusion in the project.

Over the first six months of the year he makes decisions while attending early season races.

Those lucky enough to get selected go to live and race in Belgium for the second six months of the year.

Bolger, from Lewis Road, was selected after winning the junior race in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Mayo in March and the Orwell Stage Race in County Wicklow in June.

“He is delighted, it is a very big deal,” his father Paul told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He has had a very good year and the wins in Mayo and Wicklow secured the Belgium Project.”

Bolger will head to Belgium in late July and after to the Junior Tour of Ireland which takes place in County Clare between July 12 and 17.

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