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It’s red carpet time…for St Francis Special School!

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By Michelle Crean

Up to one thousand people are expected to turn up to what is being anticipated as one of the biggest nights of the year at the INEC next month.

'A Night at the OsKarS' will see teachers, SNAs, the school secretary, house staff, bus escorts, parents, family and members of the children’s therapy team from St Francis Special School, Beaufort, appearing in seven different movies.

These ‘movie stars’ will then compete for the highly coveted 'OsKaR' categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor.

The school teamed up with Kevin Rowe Events and a celebrity judging panel includes popular entertainers and TV personalities and your vote will be included on the night. So dress up in your favourite evening gown or tuxedo for a great night out.

"We will all compete on the night for a highly coveted 'OsKaR'," School Principal, Keith Ó Brolacháin, said.

"Our judging panel includes popular entertainers and TV personalities and those attending on the night will also get a chance to vote."

All money raised is going to refurbishing the school's therapy rooms including Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and Sensory Rooms.

"Get your ticket from any of our school staff, our school reception or via the email below. Tickets cost €25 each, the red carpet entrance from 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

There'll also be an after party with DJ Donal directly after the show. Contact Claire at 064 6644452 for ticket enquiries and sponsorship package details.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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