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Kerry College is helping to build a skilled future

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Kerry College is helping to support employees of the future through its sponsorship of WorldSkills Ireland which is returning to the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, from this Tuesday to Thursday.

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A partnership between enterprise, industry, education, training, and government, WorldSkills Ireland raises the profile and recognition of skills and apprenticeships and prepares the talent of today for the careers of the future. Kerry College say they're thrilled to be onboard supporting the show.

Taking place under one roof, free to attend and packed with interactive events, demonstrations, talks and competitions, WorldSkills Ireland will present a wide selection of options, careers and pathways to excite every type of learner.

Offering a unique opportunity to learn about different industries, discover exciting job pathways and options for a vocation in the skills and trade industry, it is a fantastic event for Kerry College to support employees of the future and secure a pipeline for skills through apprenticeships. This will provide a systemic solution to today’s skill and business challenges.

Kerry College are excited to be displaying their new Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician (WTMT) along with their Commis Chef Apprenticeship and Stone Cutting and Stone Masonry apprenticeship at the event. They will be based at the ETB Green Technologies Demo area, Stone Masonry Demo area and Restaurant area.

Broadcast Production Skills learners along with instructor Brian Nolan are operating all live streaming of each day’s activities, the awards event and covering all social media for the three day event. Live segments will be presented by RTÉ’s Brian Hurley. This is a huge high-level partnership for Kerry College and the WorldSills Ireland Competition.

Kerry College are proud to have two national expert instructors, Tom Cronin for Mechanical Automotive Maintenance Fitter (MAMF) and Tara O'Halloran for Beauty Therapy.

A preliminary training morning was held to prepare for the Worldskills Ireland 2022 Beauty Therapy competition at the state-of-the-art, newly refurbished Kerry College of Beauty, Clash Campus on September 6.

Competitors from Kerry College - Claire Kiely currently working at Therapie Clinic Ireland and Emma Godley who is employed with The Glampod Tralee, along with Emma Hearty from FX Makeup Academy and Laura Stack from Brid's Beauty Salon in Glin Co. Limerick looked forward to the final checks prior to the RDS event.

A must-attend event, WorldSkills Ireland is set to inspire the next generation of skilled young people to follow their passions, interests and talents.

For further information on WorldSkills Live, please see www.worldskillsireland.ie or follow WorldSkills Ireland on social media.

To visit the show, register free via www.worldskillsireland.ie.

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Last chance to enter Spa GAA’s fundraising draw

By Sean Moriarty There is just less than one week left to enter Spa GAA’s fundraising raffle. The ‘Cairde Spa’ draw takes place on Thursday night (February 2) the Spa’s […]

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By Sean Moriarty

There is just less than one week left to enter Spa GAA’s fundraising raffle.

The ‘Cairde Spa’ draw takes place on Thursday night (February 2) the Spa’s clubhouse at 7pm.

Funds raised will go towards the upgrade and development works planned over the next few years.

Guest of honour on the night is national GAA president Larry McCarthy and the Sam Maguire Cup will make an appearance too.

“Apart from ongoing and essential maintenance work, the club has a number of development projects in the pipeline. The money is being raised towards improving our grounds to provide top class facilities that can be used year-round, including car parking, perimeter fencing for pitches, ladies and juveniles dressing rooms, outdoor skills wall, player dug outs for senior and juvenile pitches, safety enhancements and lighting on the walking track, landscaping, scoreboard, viewing gallery to the sports hall, alignment of entrance to the grounds and a remembrance garden,” said Michael Cronin, Club Chairman.

“We are calling on everyone to get behind the fundraiser. Our vision is to provide top class grounds and facilities where everyone is welcome to use and participate fully in our activities, games and culture. In order to achieve this vision, we are setting out exciting new developments and investments in our facilities – and we need your support.”

There are 10 prizes up for grabs: 1st Prize: €15,000, 2nd Prize: €3,000, 3rd Prize: €2,000, 4th Prize: €1,000, 5th Prize: Two nights dinner and B&B at the Killarney Park Hotel, 6th Prize: €500 Voucher for Killarney Carpets & Furniture, 7th Prize: €300 Voucher for O’Sullivan’s Cycles, 8th Prize: €250 Voucher for Killarney Oils, 9th Prize: €150 Voucher for Killarney Hardware and 10th Prize: A signed Kerry jersey.

Tickets are €100 each and can be collected/returned at the clubhouse this Saturday (10.30am-12noon), Monday (7-8pm) or Wednesday (7-8pm), and tickets are also available online on spagaa.com.

Any queries contact Andy (087 2236754), Michael (085 8213027), Assumpta (087 6779292) or Deirdre (085 1216359) or any Club Officers.

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Marian Players excited to get back on stage

By Michelle Crean With a cast of over 50 it’s no small undertaking – but that won’t deter one panto group who are only too happy to get back on […]

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By Michelle Crean

With a cast of over 50 it’s no small undertaking – but that won’t deter one panto group who are only too happy to get back on stage this weekend.

It’s been two years since they staged a show due to COVID but the Marian Players Rathmore are rearing to go tomorrow night (Saturday) with their hilarious show ‘Dame Annie Goes West’.

A medley of comedy and colour, combined with music and dance, locals from both sides of the border have been working together to make it a great production.

“We’re very excited, we can’t wait! It’s great to be back,” Mary Hickey told the Killarney Advertiser.

“They [the cast] got together in October and they’re at it since.”

Val Moynihan is the “genius behind it”, she added, and it’s produced by her son Brian Hickey, and co-written with Eilish Coakley.

She said that they have loads working in the background also doing the stage curtains, lighting and making costumes amongst other tasks.

“It’s a pantomime without the pantomime in the background! It’s a whole community effort both sides of the border.”

Evening shows start at 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday) and again Sunday (January 29) at 3pm.

Mid-week shows continue on Wednesday next (February 1) at 7.30pm, Thursday (February 2) at 7.30pm and also Saturday (February 4) at 7.30pm and Sunday (February 5) at 3pm.

The booking office (085 2031730) will be open every day from 2pm to 6pm to reserve seats and collect tickets and is located adjacent to the community centre, next to Christy’s Take Away.

Seats may be reserved over the phone too and paid for using a bank card. All proceeds are going to Kerry Parents & Friends Association.

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