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Local writer included in new poetry anthology

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Killarney writer Mairéad O'Sullivan was thrilled to hear that her poem ‘Graveside Rain May 2021’ is to be included in an anthology of poems concerning our engagement with our surroundings.

Her work, which was inspired during the funeral of her uncle, has been published in 'Local Wonders' which is available in bookshops and online from this week.

"I’m very excited to be included in this publication among so many brilliant poets, including Paula Meehan and Gabriel Rosenstock," she said.

"My poem was inspired by the torrential rain at the funeral of my uncle, and how rain can be seen as a positive force, especially in agriculture, and my uncle was a farmer."

She added that it's an idea that she's interested in academically as well.

"I have an MA in Anthropology and Development from Maynooth University and I did my thesis on food and agriculture, focusing particularly on current conversations around conservation, sustainability, and locality, and how people engage with these ideas. That said, poems have an emotional impulse, and I think I had to make the rain make sense. I felt it couldn’t rain that much for no reason, especially at a funeral. It’s a way of looking at the world, I suppose, and trying to pay your respects in the way that you can."

‘Local Wonders’, published by Dedalus Press and edited by Pat Boran, is available from dedaluspress.com and bookshops.

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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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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