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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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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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