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Models at the Killarney Rotary Afternoon Tea at The Malton which showcased fashion by Clodagh Irwin Owens, Kerry Woollen Mills, Paco at Killarney Outlet Centre, and Lynes of Killarney, as well as jewellery from Brian de Staic and millinery by Mary Kelliher and Clodagh Irwin Owens.

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BREWING up support for a good cause proved extremely enjoyable on Saturday as Killarney Rotary Club hosted its eighth annual Afternoon Tea at The Malton. As always, the fundraiser was sold-out event well in advance and it was easy to see why. Ladies – and a few gents – mingled in the elegant hotel foyer during a champagne reception, which was followed by a mouth-watering afternoon tea in the Garden Restaurant.

Talented young Kilcummin singer Lily Foley held the audience spellbound throughout the afternoon with showstopping renditions of such classic songs as Diamonds are Forever and Hallelujah and the event had Killian Foley as DJ.

During the catwalk show, which was co-ordinated by award-winning fashion designer Clodagh Irwin Owens, Clodagh showcased her latest collection, while models also displayed outfits from Kerry Woollen Mills, Lyne’s of High Street and Paco at Killarney Outlet Centre.

Must-have accessories that featured in the glamorous fashion extravaganza included jewellery by Brian de Staic Jewellers and elegant headpieces by Mary Kelliher Millinery and Clodagh Irwin Owens.

Breda Dwyer of St Vincent De Paul told the gathering how the funds raised by the afternoon tea would make a difference to the lives of people in need in the community.

Killarney Rotary Club President Angela O’Connor thanked the businesses who supported the event, ensuring that all the funds raised go directly to The St Vincent De Paul.

Ciara Irwin Foley, former Killarney Rotary Club president and organiser of the event, thanked all those who bought tickets at the event on the day.

The raffle featured a number of exciting prizes, including first prize, an original painting by Carmel T Madigan, valued at over €450.

 


 
Pictured above: Models at the Killarney Rotary Afternoon Tea at The Malton which showcased fashion by Clodagh Irwin Owens, Kerry Woollen Mills, Paco at Killarney Outlet Centre, and Lynes of Killarney, as well as jewellery from Brian de Staic and millinery by Mary Kelliher and Clodagh Irwin Owens.

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Comedy drama ready for the stage

By Michelle Crean Get out your diary and book in these December dates as Dochas Drama Group is ready to take to the stage. What does a hypochondriac, a grumpy […]

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By Michelle Crean

Get out your diary and book in these December dates as Dochas Drama Group is ready to take to the stage.

What does a hypochondriac, a grumpy father and a confused visitor to the dentist, all have in common? You’ll have to come along to the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Monday, December 12, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 at 8pm to find out.

The popular drama group will present their three new comedies featuring the work of playwrights Brian Bowler, Ger Madden and Mary Quirke.Come along for a night filled with fun and laughter. Just the right beginning to the festive season. Doors open at 7.15pm and tickets are available at the door. All tickets; adults, seniors, students and children are €10. Don’t miss a great night out.

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Teens theory is a national winner

Watch out Dallas as three local students are ready to take their science theory and blow the competition out of the water. Liam Waldron, Rachel Griffin and Luke O’Sullivan, Sixth […]

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Watch out Dallas as three local students are ready to take their science theory and blow the competition out of the water.

Liam Waldron, Rachel Griffin and Luke O’Sullivan, Sixth Year students from Killarney Community College, were named SciFest STEM Champions 2022 for their Group Theoretic Approach to Pythagoras’ Theorem.

The national finals of SciFest Ireland were held at the Marino Conference Centre in Dublin last Friday and they were attended by finalists from across Ireland.

The amazing trio will now go on to represent Ireland at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF) which will be held in Dallas, Texas in May 2023.

The students secured their place at the national final after they won the overall prize at the SciFest regional competition at MTU Kerry in May this year.

Their project takes possibly one of the most well-known theorems that everyone remembers from school, Pythagoras’ Theorem. It provides an alternate proof of it, while also highlighting how right-angled triangles naturally provide a link between two coordinate systems and how this special case can naturally recreate the Pythagorean Theorem.

Supported by Intel Ireland and Boston Scientific, SciFest was set up 17 years ago by Sheila Porter and her husband George.

It is the largest, most inclusive STEM fair programme for second-level students in Ireland.

“The aim of SciFest has always been to develop a love of STEM and of inquiry-based learning and every year it is refreshing to see how the students of today continue to love and enjoy immersing themselves in science, technology, engineering and maths,” Sheila Porter, SciFest CEO, said.

“As SciFest grows each year, we grow more excited to see what new experiments and technologies are thought of and created. This year, students have shown incredible innovation in how STEM can make a positive impact on society, with initiatives in farming, space exploration and healthcare.”

Each year SciFest awards a ‘Teacher of Excellence’ and this year Máire Spillane was the recipient for her work with Luke, Rachel and Liam. She accompanied them to both finals and could not be prouder of this huge achievement at national level.

Killarney Community College held a whole school assembly to congratulate the SciFest champions in school and the SciFest STEM Champions 2022 were met with rapturous applause from all students and staff.

Ms Spillane spoke about the importance of STEM subjects and acknowledged the fact that Killarney Community College offers all students the opportunity to study all four of the disciplines, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and how our students are encouraged to submit projects every year into SciFest. It may be a competition run by science teachers, but in KCC cross-curricular co-operation by teachers of all subjects, is practiced on a daily basis.

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