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Killarney well represented at film festival

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By Michelle Crean

The future of filmmaking is in safe hands as two local enthusiasts received Best Music Video and Best Director at a recent film festival.

MUSIC VIDEO: Emma Murphy daughter of Seán and Máire Murphy of Murphy's Bar won Best Music Video with co-director Darragh Scott at the First Cut Youth Film Festival in Cork.

Emma Murphy, daughter of Seán and Máire Murphy of Murphy's Bar, won Best Music Video with co-director Darragh Scott at the First Cut Youth Film Festival in Cork. Emma is a graduate of IADT in Dublin and is currently working as an animator. Their music video is for an unreleased song of Irish/Zimbabwean rapper God Knows.

Meanwhile young Killarney filmmaker Dylan Shortt was also recognised for his talent and won the Best Director award 2022.

Dylan's award was presented to him by Irish multi-award winning director and filmmaker Yvonne McDevitt at The Regal Cinema in Youghal for the film he worked on entitled 'Airbag', which deals with the horrors of trauma and the unrelenting effects it has on people.

The Leaving Cert student is one of the youngest filmmakers to receive this award. Dylan wrote, directed, starred in and composed the score for the film. The film 'Airbag'.

A fantastic group of young people from Killarney worked and starred in the film including Rachel Griffin who brilliantly co-starred in the film along with Kalem Lloyd, Eoin O'Reilly and Luke O'Sullivan, aswell as helping operate equipment on set. Patrick O'Connor Mason from Kenmare also worked with the Killarney group, operating equipment and edited the film, produced by Filmmaker in Residence Mieke Vanmechelen.

"I am beyond thrilled and honoured to have received this amazing award!" Dylan said.

"And I am extremely grateful to have met and worked with everyone who was a part of this film, it's an experience I'll never forget! I'm looking forward to next year's First Cut Youth Film Festival!"

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International day was a recipe for success

By Michelle CreanSpicy dishes and sweet treats were part of the experience in Killarney Community College as students took time out on Monday to celebrate a variety of different cultures. […]

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By Michelle CreanSpicy dishes and sweet treats were part of the experience in Killarney Community College as students took time out on Monday to celebrate a variety of different cultures.

The Modern Foreign Languages Department organised many events throughout the week but activity that took centre stage place was MasterChef for International Culture Day.

60 students from different countries took part by cooking dishes from their native countries. The judges had their work cut out for them but they finally agreed on a deserving winner.

First place went to Greece with a classic but simple Greek salad which was unbelievably well received by all. In second place was the Polish representatives who made mouth-watering pierogi dumplings while students from Germany produced a sweet cake from their own specific region and took third place.

First Year students got the opportunity to sample the food and learn about the dishes and cultures.

Stickers were worn on students’ jumpers from European Day of Languages and allowed students to speak with other students from their country and make new friends.

“It’s important to recognise and celebrate the ever-growing variety of different cultures within our society and our school setting,” Principal Stella Loughnane said.

“These opportunities provide a great scope for our students to learn and have a better understanding of these cultures while creating a greater respect for everyone’s backgrounds. I also got to taste a few of the dishes and even managed to snag a couple of recipes, they were that good.”

BREWING UP

Meanwhile it was a feel-good morning last Thursday at the school as students and staff brewed up for the Kerry Hospice Foundation.

They enjoyed many delicious treats kindly donated by staff all for an amazing cause. The Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning in aid of Kerry Hospice raised a whopping €650, this will no doubt be put to great use in supporting people in difficult times. This charity has an extra special meaning for Killarney Community College as they have had members of staff, who in challenging times, were supported by this outstanding service.

Ms Loughnane commended the efforts of staff involved adding that it was such a worthwhile cause.

“The college was delighted to host this event to raise funds for Kerry Hospice who provide so much support to our community at times of need, it is so important to give a little back.”

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Godley fourth in National Ploughing competition

By Sean Moriarty Four years on from his last appearance at the National Ploughing Championships, Shane Godley continues to move up the ranks in his age group. The Killarney Ploughing […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Four years on from his last appearance at the National Ploughing Championships, Shane Godley continues to move up the ranks in his age group.

The Killarney Ploughing Association member last represented Kerry in the Under 21s in 2018 when he placed sixth in the two-furrow conventional class in the national competition.

Last week at the 2022 National Ploughing Championships at Rathinaska, County Laois he placed fourth in the under 28 age group for the same category.

“Weather conditions for both the ploughing days was very good but the ground was very hard,” he said.

Club mate Mike Brosnan from Gortalea, finished 20th in the ‘Vintage Mounted’ class. They were the only two members of Killarney Ploughing Association to compete at the event.

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