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Heartfelt story to be screened in Killarney

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The highly anticipated feature-length documentary film about singer-songwriter Mic Christopher is to be screened at the Kerry International Film Festival this Sunday, October 20.

Mic Christopher and his music touched and inspired a generation of Irish talent, galvanizing his friends into following their dreams and sending them onto great success. This is the story of a man whose life and love for it changed Irish music forever.

A co-production between Single Cell Films and Speed of Life Films, directed by Alan Leonard, written by Alan Leonard and Níall Carver, produced by Níall Carver, Alan Leonard and Fiona Graham, the heartfelt story charts singer-songwriter Mic Christopher's humble beginnings busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street in the mid-80s, his rise to indie-rock-star in the ‘90s with his band The Mary Janes, the near fatal accident that left him millimetres from death, through to his final year where he lead an entire generation of Irish musicians onto fame, success and new artistic highs.

Told through the eyes of those whose lives he touched, Oscar-winner Glen Hansard, writer/actor Sharon Horgan, Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Bronagh Gallagher, Josh Ritter,
Lisa Hannigan, Rónán Ó'Snodaigh, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Paddy Casey, Mundy and many more, this epic story of extraordinary music and friendship will inspire.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/343529092/950c4fcd07

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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Staff and students highlight important message

By Michelle Crean Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion. Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. All staff wore […]

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By Michelle Crean

Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion.

Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

All staff wore a rainbow colour and students wore rainbow coloured accessories to show their support for the campaign as Killarney Community College is a diverse, inclusive, accepting, and welcoming safe space for everyone.

The majority of students made a particularly great effort in terms of wearing rainbow coloured accessories were awarded house points.

During the week, the LGBTI+ flag was hanging proudly in the school canteen. Transition Years decorated the General Purpose area with informative posters, and in SPHE classes, students learned about LGBTI+ terminology and history.

“It’s important that school is a safe and inclusive place for anyone attending regardless of their race, sex, religion or sexuality,” Principal, Stella Loughnane, said.

“I’m delighted that our school community marked the occasion and brought great colour while highlighting a very important message. One of the key words of our mission statement is inclusion making this awareness day a very apt one.”

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