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First international priests graduate from the Friary

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INTERNATIONAL: Franciscan Novices Ian Cunningham, Theodore Splinter, Benedetto Ressa and Adrian Macor who made their First Profession at the Franciscan Friary Killarney pictured with Franciscan colleagues on Thursday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney’s Franciscan Friary was celebrating yesterday (Thursday) as five new Friars - four of them from overseas - completed the first portion of their training with the Order.

Two-years-ago the Friary was declared an International Novitiate, and four of this year’s graduates are international students marking the first time the Killarney Friary celebrated overseas success.

Yesterday, two priests from Canada, one from the Netherlands, one from Sweden and one from Ennis, County Clare completed the first year of their ordination process.

During this year, the novice lives as a member of the fraternity at the International Franciscan Novitiate in the Friary in Killarney.

“This is the first step in their training for the order,” Fr Caoimhin O’Laoide told the Killarney Advertiser. “Last year we had five men, all from Ireland, who had what is called their first profession. This year it is nice and sad at the same time. All of these countries would have had their own Novitiate in the past, but with the falling numbers it was decided to consolidate this into one country and Killarney was chosen.”

The five priests who celebrated their first profession with a special Mass at the Friary were, Fr Theo van Adrichem, Provincial of the Friars in Holland, who received the vows of Br Benedetto Ressa. Fr Pierre Charland, Provincial of the Friars in Canada received the vows of Brothers Adrian Macor and Theodore Splinter.
Fr Aidan McGrath, Provincial of the Irish Franciscans, received the vows of Brother Ian Cunningham and Brother Joel Karlsson will make his Profession in Sweden on August 24.

“The newly professed will return to their homelands to continue their formation and studies.”

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

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Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

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