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Experience the adventure with a course in the great outdoors

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If you are interested in a career in the great outdoors then it's time to sign up to Kerry College’s Webinar to find out more about the great outdoor education and training courses Kerry College has to offer.

Whether this is your first step into the outdoor sector or you want to strengthen your outdoor career with further qualifications, Kerry College has a course that will suit you!

This free Zoom event on June 8 at 7pm will feature graduates from the Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship, Scuba Diving and Ecology courses, Kerry College Admissions Office staff and Kerry College Killorglin Campus manager and instructors.

The next Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship course starts in July. Recruitment has already begun. Scuba Diving Instructor is also open for applications now and is due to start in August. Ecology and Practical Fieldwork (Applied Ecology) and Surf Instructor and Beach Lifeguard Training will start later in the year.

Kerry College Admissions Manager Elaine O'Connor is advising people to apply now, as these are popular courses, which lead to direct employment at home and abroad.

“At present, the start date for our Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship course is the 11th of July 2022. Anyone interested in this course is encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The reason this course is so popular is it will set you up with job ready skills to move straight into the world of work.”

Kerry College, Killorglin Campus Manager Aodhnait Carroll is also encouraging people to sign up.

“If you are thinking of beginning or strengthening your career in the outdoors then check out our two outdoor instructor programmes in our Killorglin Campus. There are no fees, all equipment is provided and you keep the essential equipment you need to begin your career in the outdoor sector. For those that may need to relocate to Kerry for these amazing courses, financial support is available! The adventure capital of Ireland awaits.”

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get information on how to apply for these courses from a member of the Kerry College team.

The event is free and pre-registration is essential.

You can browse and sign up for all courses on www.kerrycollege.ie.

For queries, call the Admissions Office on 066 714 96 96 or email info@kerrycollege.ie.

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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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