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Local drivers lead out Cannonball 4×4

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The two local drivers who participated in last weekend’s Cannonball 4x4 Overland had the honour of leading the convoy as it made its way through South Kerry.

The new for 2021 event arrived at Killarney’s Great Southern Hotel on Friday evening.

Car enthusiasts were in awe at the sight of several high-end off road vehicles including a Bentley Bentayga, a Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, Range Rover SVRs, a BMW X5 M-Sport, and many more.

The Saturday leg of the two-day charity road run featured roads in South Kerry including Bealach Oisin Pass and Ballaghbeama Gap.

Two local drivers, who were both driving Ford Raptors, had the honour of leading the convoy through these daunting South Kerry roads.

The drivers were Donal O’Sullivan from Kilcummin also better known as Killarney’s Cleaning Doctor, and Henry Bartlett from Farranfore, who runs Independent Irish Health Foods.

Donal was joined by Ryan Doherty, Sligo’s Cleaning Doctor.

Henry had his wife Paula alongside after she paid the entry fee as birthday present to her husband.

“Believe it or not,” said Henry, “This will be my first time driving the Gap of Dunloe.”

Cannonball events raise funds for The HOPE Foundation, an Irish charity working with the street children of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in India.

The Cannonball 4x4 Overland is a sister event to the Supercar Cannonball that visited Kerry in September.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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Staff and students highlight important message

By Michelle Crean Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion. Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. All staff wore […]

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By Michelle Crean

Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion.

Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

All staff wore a rainbow colour and students wore rainbow coloured accessories to show their support for the campaign as Killarney Community College is a diverse, inclusive, accepting, and welcoming safe space for everyone.

The majority of students made a particularly great effort in terms of wearing rainbow coloured accessories were awarded house points.

During the week, the LGBTI+ flag was hanging proudly in the school canteen. Transition Years decorated the General Purpose area with informative posters, and in SPHE classes, students learned about LGBTI+ terminology and history.

“It’s important that school is a safe and inclusive place for anyone attending regardless of their race, sex, religion or sexuality,” Principal, Stella Loughnane, said.

“I’m delighted that our school community marked the occasion and brought great colour while highlighting a very important message. One of the key words of our mission statement is inclusion making this awareness day a very apt one.”

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