Connect with us

News

Fabulous Frances is on top of the world

Published

on

Holy Cross Mercy Killarney National School teacher Frances Arthur received a hero's welcome from pupils she returned to school after success in the World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation Championships in Lake Garda, Italy. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

A

A HERO’S welcome awaited champion powerlifter Frances Arthur when she arrived at work today. The Killarney teacher was on top of the world as pupils and her fellow staff members at Holy Cross Mercy National School gave her a standing ovation in recognition of her triumph at the World Powerlifting Championships in Italy at the weekend.

Frances had a clutch of coveted international awards to show her pupils after she won top prizes in the championships, which are organised by the World Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation and took place in Lake Garda.

The Killarney native, who trains at Phoenix Fitness gym in High Street with Sean McCarthy, competed in the 53kg weight category in which she came third overall and second in her age category. “I achieved a new personal best in the three categories – 85kg squat, 47.5 bench and 127.5 deadlift,” she told Killarney Advertiser.

Frances, who qualified for the world championships in Dublin in May, paid tribute to the support of her trainer Sean and was delighted that he and her friend and fellow powerlifting enthusiast, Melanie Aranda, travelled with her to Italy to support her. “I have really loved powerlifting since I started it and the deadlift is my favourite category,” she said.

Frances was also congratulated at the homecoming this morning by her husband William Moloney, children Maebh and Liam, parents James and Margaret Arthur and niece Ava Considine.
 


 
Above: Holy Cross Mercy Killarney National School teacher Frances Arthur received a hero's welcome from pupils she returned to school after success in the World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation Championships in Lake Garda, Italy. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

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 […]

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

News

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, […]

Published

on

0210646_0210265shutterstock1442995190.jpg

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’.

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending