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Local runners plan to tackle marathon in aid of local school

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HITTING THE ROAD: Preparing for the Dublin City Marathon in aid of Knockanes National School Parents Association are: Marian O’Connell, Nicole O’Brien, Shane Dennehy, Eileen Dineen and Niamh O’Connor. Photo: Seamus Healy

 

Making each mile count

By Michelle Crean

Five runners will push their endurance and strength to the limits next week – as they take on 26.2 miles – all in aid of a local school.

On Saturday, October 27, a group of Glenflesk runners will bravely try to conquer the challenge of completing the Dublin City Marathon – and intend to raise funds for Knockanes National School Parents Association.

Runners Niamh O’Connor, Eileen Dineen, Mary Doherty, Marian O’Connell, Shane Dennehy and Nicole O’Brien hope funds raised will be donated to the school to help in the completion of a sensory room and to purchase extra physical education resources for the 63 pupils that attend.

Sensory rooms are special spaces within a school that allow students of all abilities to self-regulate, rebalance and have their sensory needs met. Such a room will provide a calm and relaxed environment that can be enjoyed by all pupils at different times throughout the school day, explained Principal Lucy O’Sullivan.

With a strong sporting tradition, particularly in the GAA, Knockanes National School is also ready and set to purchase further sporting equipment, providing pupils with the opportunity to build on their talents in areas such as basketball, gymnastics, athletics and dance.

“These funded projects will enable all pupils to become more active throughout the school day, contribute to their sense of well-being and allow for better learning and creativity in the classroom. We wish our team of runners all the best as they embark on this test of endurance and strength. Their time and effort are very much appreciated by all the pupils, staff and parents of Knockanes National School.”

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Treat your loved ones or yourself to a powerful professional skincare gift set. Rarely can you, or should you, get by with using one single skincare product. For a well-rounded skincare routine you have to at least use a cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser and SPF. Whether […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

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Killorglin mother and son pen poetry book

By Michelle Crean What do roses, wrens, King Puck, fairies and Santa Claus have in common? Well, all now feature in a new children’s book co-written by a mother and son. The new illustrated poetry collection for children, ‘A Very Kerry Year’, by Killorglin mother and son, Jacinta and Conor Browne, has been published just […]

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By Michelle Crean

What do roses, wrens, King Puck, fairies and Santa Claus have in common? Well, all now feature in a new children’s book co-written by a mother and son.

The new illustrated poetry collection for children, ‘A Very Kerry Year’, by Killorglin mother and son, Jacinta and Conor Browne, has been published just in time for Christmas.

And all proceeds will be donated to Comfort for Chemo, an organisation whose mission it is to build and equip a chemotherapy unit for the people of Kerry.

The charity is close to the young author’s heart as Conor himself was undergoing cancer treatment while writing this book.

With original poetry by the mother and son, the book also has another separate family connection as the talented illustrators are local artists, father-daughter duo Con and Rochelle Lucey, with each page awash with colour and beautiful drawings.

“I know first-hand how important it is to have a comfortable environment while receiving chemotherapy,” Conor said.

‘A Very Kerry Year’ is currently available for €12 from The Crystal Cave and the Reeks District Tourist Office in Killorglin and will soon be available in many more outlets throughout the county.

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