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Lions Campaign a ‘Spectacular’ Success

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Over 1,000 pairs of used eyeglasses have been donated for reuse in Africa as part of an inaugural ‘Spectacles Campaign’ involving Killarney Lions Club, national schools and local opticians.

Sixteen schools along with Kennelly’s Pharmacy and Opticians, Urban Optics, Specsavers and The Optical Suite provided collection points for donations of glasses, sunglasses and prescription reading glasses over recent weeks.

All four opticians have agreed to provide an ongoing collection point on their premises, which means members of the public can continue to donate used glasses all year round from now on.

"We are thrilled with the response to this campaign by the people of Killarney," said Denis Doolan, President of Killarney Lions Club. "Thanks to everyone’s generosity, and to great collaboration by all local national schools and opticians, people with sight issues in Africa will now be able to get a pair of glasses that will make a big difference to their daily lives. On top of that, from now on as part of an ongoing arrangement, anyone who has a pair of unused glasses can from drop them into one of the opticians’ premises in Killarney, which is fantastic and will hopefully lead to many more glasses being donated”.

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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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