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Killarney students got plenty of talent!

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TALENT: Jack Ryan (drums) with Jamil Khaleel, Brian Kelleher, Ethan McKeon and Kirill Healy at The Killarney Community College ‘Who’s Got Talent’ event on Friday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

It was very apparent on Friday last that local students have plenty of talent as they took part in the final of the Killarney Community College, ‘Who’s Got Talent 2019’.

The school was awash with musicians, singers and there was even some magic tricks up one student’s sleeve.

The event, which is now in its tenth year, was organised by teachers Mary Fuller, Denise O’Sullivan and Joanna Hughes. Students went through four weeks of auditions, and of the 23 entries, the final eight acts battled it out in the grand final.

The glamorous judges included teachers; Siobhan O’Brien, Ciaran Gallagher, Mike Lynch and student judge Grainne O’Sullivan.

And the winners who received trophies and vouchers were announced as Rachel Griffen in first place, who sang her own original song called ‘Lazy Generation’ winning €100, magician Jamil Khaleel won second prize bagging himself €75, while talented drummer Jack Ryan, was delighted to be placed third – winning €50.

“This is the tenth year of this very successful event which showcased the vast talents within the college,” teacher Joanna Hughes said.

“The school’s spirit is uplifted when the whole school community shares their many talents.”

Teacher Denise O’Sullivan added that the talent show is one of the highlights in the arts calendar in the school.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the amazing talents of the students,” she added.

Students tutored by Mary Fuller also presented at the event.

“This event is student led from beginning to end, giving a warm glow to everyone leaving the college on a sunny Friday,” Mary said.

 

 

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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