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Killarney exhibition to feature artists’ landscapes

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By Michelle Crean

Three Kerry based artists will show their inspiring landscape work in an exhibition opening today in town.

Olivia O'Carra, Dominika Piekarska O'Connell and Jessica Baron's work will feature in The Killarney Framer, on New Street until January 8.

Based in Killarney, Olivia loves to paint in a traditional manner building up in layers starting with fairly thin paint but gradually adding thicker paint.

Dominika, originally from Poland and has been living in Killarney for many years, is an emerging visual artist.

She captures the beauty of nature that surrounds her which she uses as inspiration for her landscape work using mostly oil and acrylics.

She is a regular Artist in Residence in Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat in Ballinskelligs and was recognised as the 'Emerging Artist of the Year 2020'. She participates in solo and group shows and art auctions, and her work is so popular that she is currently illustrating a children's book for a reputable book publisher.

Jessica is a contemporary visual artist, originally from Quebec in Canada now based in Ballydesmond. She launched her art business in 2016 selling original paintings.

"We will be featuring three different styles of landscape paintings from impressionist to realist," John Treloar from The Killarney Framer told the Killarney Advertiser.

"People are welcome to come and see the work. We are open Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm."

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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By Sean Moriarty

With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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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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