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Killarney writer’s book opens a new chapter on hidden history

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A KERRY author tonight opened a fascinating new chapter on the history of the Easter Rising and events surrounding 1916.
Killarney-based writer Joan O’Reilly’s book "Simplified History - The 1916 Rising" was launched by Irish Examiner editor Tim Vaughan in Killarney Library.
This is Joan’s first book and it tells the whole story of the Rising, the people involved and what happened day by day. “I love history because it is full of so many fascinating facts, stories and people. However, these are often hidden in pages and pages of academic writing,” said Joan.
Part of the Simplified History series (www.simplifiedhistory.com), Joan's book takes out all the jargon and just tells what happened in a way that is clear, simple and easy to follow. She adds many little drawings to make it even more interesting.
Although it’s just 55 pages long, the publication tells a complete story and is aimed at both adults and older children. The book is available from local bookshops and from www.simplifiedhistory.com
 


 
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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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New 33-apartment development for town centre

New 33-apartment development for town centre Planning permission has been granted for a 33-apartment development on Monsignor O’Flaherty Road. The development will consist of 23 two-bedroomed apartments and a further ten one-bedroomed units. It also includes plans to build related bicycle parking bays, car parking, bin stores and a landscaped courtyard amenity area. Attachments 0219178_Unknown-32 […]

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New 33-apartment development for town centre

Planning permission has been granted for a 33-apartment development on Monsignor O’Flaherty Road.

The development will consist of 23 two-bedroomed apartments and a further ten one-bedroomed units.

It also includes plans to build related bicycle parking bays, car parking, bin stores and a landscaped courtyard amenity area.

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