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Kerry College has a range of courses and apprenticeships on offer

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If you're looking at trying your hand at something new or even upskilling then an event next week may be just what you need.

Kerry College of Further Education and Training is holding its Open Week from tomorrow Monday (February 20) to Friday (February 24) at its campus locations in Tralee and Listowel.

Elaine O’Connor, Manager of the Admissions Office at Kerry College, is encouraging potential students, parents, and guardians to attend the campuses to see the range of courses and apprenticeships on offer.

Clash Road Campus are hosting their Open Day on Tuesday (February 21) from 10am to 7pm with a special event geared toward parents and guardians of young applicants that evening, from 5pm – 7pm.

Principal Stephen Goulding is delighted to announce that special guests Miriam Magner Flynn, CEO of Career Decisions, and James Leonard of The Two Norries will be speaking on the night.

He is also delighted to welcome visitors to the brand new Listowel Campus, at their Open Day Thursday (February 23) from 10am to 7pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak to members of staff, visit the brand new campus facility, and develop a relationship with this uniquely supportive and friendly campus.

The Monavalley Campus will be open all week and Campus Manager Con O'Sullivan is delighted to announce that they will be hosting a brand new careers information event on Monday next (February 20) from 6pm-8pm. This event is an ideal opportunity for day workers, career changers and returners to visit the campus and chat face to face with Admissions Officers, Part-Time/Evening Training co-ordinators, Business Support Unit, Adult Guidance Counsellors and Learner Support Teams.

The highly successful Apprenticeship Information Event will return again this year on Thursday (February 24) from 5pm-8pm. More than 30 employers will be exhibiting and available to answer questions on the night. This is a must see event for any aspiring apprentice.

Kerry College Killorglin Campus Manager, Aodhnait Carroll, will be onsite at the Monavalley Campus for all five days. The Killorglin Campus specialises in outdoor education and training and Aodhnait encourages anyone who has an interest in a career in the great outdoors to come along and explore what her campus has to offer. Visitors will get the chance to breath under water with a scuba respirator, try their hand balancing on a surf board, and test their skills walking on a tight rope.

Teachers, tutors, instructors, guidance and support teams, students, apprentices and employers will be on hand during Open Week to chat about career options and answer any career related queries visitors may have.

Second level school groups are invited to visit during the week. Guided tours of the campus will be held between the hours of 9am and 3pm daily. Times differ depending on the campus location. Tours can be booked through the Admissions Office on 066 7149696 or email openweek@kerrycollege.ie.

For a full schedule of events and times, visit https://kerrycollege.ie/news/open-week-2023/.

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Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry

This year’s Three Peaks Challenge, organised by Killarney Cycling Club will raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry. The June 15 event,  the only one day cycle event Down Syndrome Kerry […]

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This year’s Three Peaks Challenge, organised by Killarney Cycling Club will raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry.

The June 15 event,  the only one day cycle event Down Syndrome Kerry is associated with this year, promises to be a fabulous day of cycling and fun!.

The 100km route challenges the stronger cyclists and the 75km route gives cyclists the chance to become familiar with Moll’s Gap which is part of the Ring of Kerry route.
The cycle sets out from Killarney, heading out the Cork Road. The 75km route (one peak) turns right at Loo Bridge for Kilgarvan and onto Kenmare, while the 100km route, (three peaks) heads over the county bounds to Ballyvourney, onto The Top of Coom and then Kenmare. Both routes continue on over Moll’s Gap, passing through the picturesque Ladies’ View and back into Killarney, where all participants will be treated to a burger and drink at the finish line.

“We will guarantee plenty of laughs and refreshments along the way, there are two routes available; 100km or 75km, to meet all abilities, covering some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland. This is the perfect warm-up for anyone thinking of doing the Ring of Kerry cycle this year or anybody looking for a really well run sportive with great craic compulsory,” Chairperson of Killarney Cycling Club, Kevin Murphy.

All cyclists who register online will be entered into a raffle for some great spot prizes kindly donated by our sponsors, winners collecting their prize at the finish line.

Down Syndrome Kerry’s goal is to help people with down syndrome to make their own futures as bright and independent as possible by providing them with education, support and friendship every step of the way.
Funds raised from this cycle will help Down Syndrome to continue to provide vital services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and job coaching to their members.
As Down Syndrome Kerry do not receive any government funding, they are totally dependent on your support to continue to make these services available to those who need them.
You can register for the cycle which is €40 for Cycling Ireland members, €20 for accompanied under 16’s on event master:- https://eventmaster.ie/event/dW04CnGSwV

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BAR 1661 is teaming up with Pig’s Lane for a night of cocktail mastery

BAR 1661, the winners of Ireland’s Bar of the Year 2022, are taking up temporary residency in Killarney’s first underground hotspot, Pig’s Lane for one night only on May 21. […]

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BAR 1661, the winners of Ireland’s Bar of the Year 2022, are taking up temporary residency in Killarney’s first underground hotspot, Pig’s Lane for one night only on May 21.

The dynamic team at Dublin’s BAR 1661, who have recently taken their talents to venues in Sweden, London, and the famous Dead Rabbit Bar in New York, are now hitting the road to Killarney for an epic takeover event.

Staunchly Irish and fiercely independent, BAR 1661 have two goals in mind; to introduce the world to Poitín and lift Irish cocktail culture to fresh heights.
Headed up by their founder Dave Mulligan, the Dublin team will transform Pig’s Lane on College Street for one night only. Since opening just a few months ago, Pig’s Lane has been raising the bar in Kerry with its cocktails, whiskey and wine offering. Kicking off at 6pm, experience a curated selection of Poitín-infused cocktails, featuring a bespoke rendition of BAR 1661’s drinks menu.

The crew will also serve up their unique take on the classic Irish Coffee with their Belfast Coffee, steeped with cold brew coffee, top-quality Irish Poitín, and rich demerara syrup. Guests will be able to chat with the team, get some insider knowledge on how to elevate their own cocktail-making skills, as well as learn insider tips on how to blend flavours to satisfy their own palette.

Two-time World Championship Mixologist and Drinks Development Manager for the O’Donoghue Ring Collection and Pig’s Lane, Ariel Sanecki said of the upcoming takeover: 

“We are very excited to welcome one of Ireland’s leading bars, BAR 1661, for an exclusive collaboration with us here at Pig’s Lane. This takeover is a great opportunity for people to meet with innovative mixologists who will be crafting bespoke creations right in front of them! We look forward to welcoming guests on the night, to what promises to be an epic event, featuring premium drink producers and unforgettable flavours.”

Before the takeover starts, drinks aficionados can join Dave for an intimate Poitín Masterclass. Attendees are invited to explore the diverse landscape of Poitín, accompanied by fascinating insights into its vibrant history and contemporary revival.

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