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Lee Strand to distribute over 10,000 homework journals

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LAUNCH: Minister for Education, Norma Foley launches the 2020 Lee Strand Homework Journal pictured with Gearoid Linnane (CEO), Teresa Higgins-Walker (Marketing Manager), and Emma Mulcahy (8) with her sister Lauren (5) from Knocknagashel. Photo: Domnick Walsh

 

Over 10,000 Lee Strand hardback homework journals are being distributed to national school pupils in Kerry and West Limerick once again.

 

Lee Strand was delighted to welcome Norma Foley, Minister for Education, to officially launch the 2020 Lee Strand Homework Journal at the Lee Strand milk plant in Ballymullen, Tralee.

The homework journals are valued at €4.50 each and are printed in full colour with a hardback cover for extra durability in pupils’ school bags. They are filled with lots of interesting and educational material and are printed in English and Irish with over 140 pages. The homework journal includes: a weekly diary where pupils can record their homework each day; a timetable to record classes and activities; a tables book featuring addition, subtraction, multiplication, division; healthy eating tips; Irish culture and heritage; spelling and grammar; teacher and parent note forms, as well as homework tips for pupils and parents. The homework journal also includes lots of Mighty Mikey Milk activities and after school recipes including the popular Lee Strand smoothie and cookie recipe.

“Lee Strand is delighted to offer homework journals to national school pupils in Kerry and West Limerick over the past nine years," Gearoid Linnane, CEO, stated.

"To celebrate Lee Strand’s one hundredth year the homework journal has a special one hundredth year theme for pupils and teachers to enjoy in the classroom. Lee Strand takes great pride in supporting the local community and what better way to support our community than by supporting our local schools with over 10,000 complimentary homework journals. The homework journals are one less expense for parents to incur when their children return to school. We would like to wish pupils, teachers and parents a safe return to school and wish everyone the very best in the academic year ahead.”

Schools can receive further information on the Lee Strand homework journals by contacting Teresa Higgins-Walker, Marketing Manager, Lee Strand on 066 7121084.

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Katie celebrates 20 years in business

If you enjoy what you do, sure it’s not work at all – and that has been the case for Katie Hickey who has been in business locally for two decades. For the past 20 years Katie has been successfully running Sheer Beauty which is now located at 1 Hogans Lane (Hillary’s Lane). 

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If you enjoy what you do, sure it’s not work at all – and that has been the case for Katie Hickey who has been in business locally for two decades.

For the past 20 years Katie has been successfully running Sheer Beauty which is now located at 1 Hogans Lane (Hillary’s Lane).



She said that it was a milestone she felt she may not reach on more than one occasion after coming through a pandemic, a recession, a re-location, and three maternity leaves.

However, she said that the loyalty of her clients over the years have given her great encouragement.

“Sincere thanks to my clients past and present who, without doubt, have been the reason I kept going,” Katie said.

Originally located in Fleming’s Lane for 19 years, Katie then re-located her business to Hogan’s Lane in Norma’s Flair for Hair.

“The beauty industry has evolved so drastically over the past 20 years. For me it is keeping things simple and enjoyable. Realising a client’s needs may not be the treatment itself but the time you give to them. Through the years you get to know your clients so well and some beautiful friendships have developed. I hope my clients have gained from me what I have from them. I have so many people I would like to thank and I will personally, but without doubt my husband Andrew and my family, 20 years in business would not have been achieved.

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She has remained loyal to the brands she has carried over the years including Lycon Waxing, Aviva Tanning, Shellac and Jessica Manicure and Pedicure.

“I was also delighted to bring on board the fabulous facial range that is Killarney Organic. Killarney has been incredibly kind to me. I’m so proud to be part of such a wonderful community. If the past 19 months have proved anything for business it is together we are stronger.”

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County Board open to GAA museum proposals

By Sean Moriarty The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county. There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built […]

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The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county.

There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built in their home town.

Before he retired from politics in April, Michael Gleeson was campaigning to build a GAA and cultural museum on the grounds of Fitzgerald Stadium.

His campaign goes back several years before the recession set in, with a €0.5 million bridging loan secured from Croke Park along with funding from Fáilte Ireland. That funding was lost with the onset of the recession before 2010.

Tim Murphy, the outgoing chairman of the Kerry County Board, has confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that no approaches have been made to the County Board at executive level during his five year stint at the helm.

However, he said the Board would be open to such approaches provided there is sound financial planning behind the project in place.

“The first and most important aspect is the capital funding and my understanding is there needs to be Fáilte Ireland funding in place first,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “If it gets up and running, there needs to be very clear talks with all stakeholders so everyone knows each others expectations. A museum attracts footfall, but it costs a lot of money to run. We would offer an open door policy to all proposals but funding, first from a capital point of view and then from an operational point of view, will need to be in place.”

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