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Kerry College to hold information webinars for September courses

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Kerry College will hold a live information webinar event tomorrow (Thursday) at 7pm via Zoom and will also be streamed live on the Kerry College YouTube Channel.

The event will feature Kerry College staff Stephen Goulding, Ioseph Nestor, John Herlihy, Elaine O’Connor, Ann Doyle, Joanne Roche and Niamh O’Donovan.

Kerry College offers over 180 full-time courses across its campus locations in Tralee at Monavalley, Clash Road and Denny Street, in Killorglin, and in Listowel.

These courses include: Applied Science, Social Studies, Culinary Arts, Nursing, IT Support, Animation, Music, Computer Game Design, CAD, Engineering, Business, Medical and Office Administration, Healthcare, Pharmacy Sales, Physiotherapy, Outdoor Activity Instructor Training, Sports Nutrition, Pre-Teaching, Pre-Law and Pre-Garda Studies and Pre-PE Teaching amongst others.

New programmes added this year include Cybersecurity and Scuba Diving Instructor.
Places are filling fast across their range of programmes with some courses operating a waiting list. Kerry College offers apprenticeships, courses that link to employment, or courses that open up progression routes to third level.

Kerry College Admissions Officer Niamh O’Donovan is advising school leavers to apply now as there are limited places available on some courses.

“At present, the start date of September 20 remains in place for all of our progression focused courses," she said.

"A number of our courses are already oversubscribed with a wait-list in operation. We have limited spaces in our Business with Marketing/Administration, Medical Administration, Office Administration, Journalism, Computer Design, Sports Nutrition, Early Childhood Care and Education, Healthcare Support and Nursing Studies. Some of these courses will enable you to progress to third level education while others will set you up with job ready skills to move straight into the world of work.”

Kerry College Principal Stephen Goulding is encouraging people to sign up.

“Join us on the 16 at 7pm. Discover the wide variety of courses we offer, get expert advice from our team and hear what college life is like at Kerry College. Afterwards, participants will have the opportunity to arrange One-to-One Sessions where they can get information, advice and guidance from a member of the Kerry College team.”

Registration is free and essential via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ypH-wBP8Rkyk5unKUr6jQg

You can browse and sign up for all courses online: https://kerrycollege.ie/full-time-courses/.

For queries, contact the Admissions Office on 066 714 96 96 or info@kerrycollege.ie.

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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