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Local show to celebrate epic female performers

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By Michelle Crean

A local singer-songwriter is excited for an upcoming show where she'll feature the music of epic female performers down through the years.

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The songs and stories as well as the impact they have made as artists - including Peggy Lee, Billie Eilish, Whitney Heuston, Lady Gaga, and Killarney's very own Jessie Buckley - will be part of 'Women of Note' in the Gleneagle INEC Club on Sunday, May 31.

The show will include interesting facts about these women, as well as direct quotes of things they have said. Their images will appear on a projector screen on stage, thus making this show a true feast for the senses.

Grace Foley is organising the event alongside local musicians Noel O'Sullivan and Padraig Creedon with narrator Laura Reidy.

"This show is something I would like to tour and this first performance at the INEC will allow me to bring this concept to life in front of a live audience at an amazing local venue," Grace explained.

"In today's world, the role of women is constantly changing and, I would hope, is being more understood and appreciated. The women whose music we will feature in this performance are not/were not only musicians. They are/were people with hopes and dreams and hardships."

She said that she'd like the audience to leave the show feeling like they really know and understand these incredible women.

"I am very proud to be a woman and I am personally blown away by the incredible females who have had a huge impact on the music industry. I want to give our audience a show where they can enjoy great live music and also learn about these female trail blazers."

The show is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Local Live Performance Programming Scheme with support from Kerry County Council.

Tickets are available at www.inec.ie/gigs/women-of-note/ or you can simply buy them on the night. To avail of a group discount for five people or more, simply ring the INEC Box Office on 064 6671555 and quote 'GRACE20'.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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