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Killarney Soroptimists are making a difference this Christmas

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By Michelle Crean

Killarney Soroptimist Club have once again banded together to provide a number of hampers for a Kerry charity.

ADAPT staff, which support hundreds of women and their children every year suffering from domestic violence, were delighted to receive the gifts yesterday (Thursday).

Killarney Soroptimist Club, together with family and friends, created Christmas hampers for the fourth year in a row.

"We are very grateful to all the members in Killarney who have again supported the women and children who use our service," Catherine Casey, Manager of ADAPT told the Killarney Advertiser.

"The refuge has admitted 65 families so far this year and we have reached out to hundreds more women across Kerry through our Outreach and Court Accompaniment services. This Christmas will bring a lot of challenges for the families we support and it is thoughtful acts such as this, that can make all the difference to women and children who have experienced domestic violence and coercive control."

The Killarney Soroptimist Club Representative, Teresa Irwin, added that they are very happy to donate these Christmas hampers to ADAPT once again this year.

"We are thrilled with the response and the generosity of our members," she said.

"We wish to thank all those that donated. Hopefully the hampers will help lift the spirits of the women who avail of supports and let them know that they are valued and supported."

ADAPT Kerry and the Killarney Soroptimists have built a very good relationship over the last number of years, Catherine added.

"There is no doubt that their work raises awareness of our service and has contributed to many more women making contact with us for support by phone, through our outreach service and availing of refuge. You can support our services through the donation button on our website kerryrefuge.com."

If you would like to talk to ADAPT Kerry please ring 066 7129100 anytime.

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Two Mile School “Says Yes to Japanese”

The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday. The Ambassador was at the school […]

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The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday.

The Ambassador was at the school to promote the teaching of the Japanese language and culture through the ‘Say Yes to Languages’ programme.

“The pupils in Two Mile were very interested to listen to stories about Japan and to learn about the links between our two countries,” said school principal Catherine Barry.
“As a multi-denominational school, we are very open to different languages and cultures and we look forward to working with the Japanese embassy from next September.”
Two Mile Community National School is the only multi-denominational school in the Killarney school district.

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 Photographer Anastasiia goes Out and About for Killarney Advertiser.

The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team. Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years […]

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The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team.

Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years and is trying to establish a freelance photography business.
“I love my job. I’ve been shooting for 11 years. I adore photography and connect my life with it. The best thing for me is to show girls and families, brides how beautiful they are. I think it’s my main mission.No need to be a model. We are all beautiful and special. You just need to build more self-confidence. And be sure, I will help you with it.”
Keep an eye out for Anastasiia as she goes Out and About for The Killarney Advertiser.
If you are organising an event and need a photographer email info@killarneyadvertiser.ie for more details.

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