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Loreto and Lissivigeen kids have all the right answers

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There was huge excitement in the INEC on Sunday, January 28 when 64 primary school teams from all over South Kerry competed in the annual Killarney Credit Union School Quiz.

Scoil Bhríde Loreto emerged victorious in the Under 11 category and Lissivigeen National School came first in the 11-13 section.

This year, 20 primary schools were represented in the quiz with parents, pupils and teachers all in attendance. Killarney Credit Union has been hosting the quiz for over 20 years.

In the Under 13 section, first place went to Lissivigeen National School represented by Shane O’Sullivan, Hannah Ryan, Oisín Dineen, and Aoibhín Kelly. Second place went to Gaelscoil Faithleann represented by Daire Ó Briain, Adam Ó Súilleabháin, and Sinéad Olibhéar and Conor Sowerby. The 3rd place position went to Fossa National School with team members Finn Kennelly, Roan Daly, Philip Lyons and Olivia Gaffey.

In the Under 11 category, 1st place went to Scoil Bhríde Loreto represented by Craig Leggate, Luke Courtney, Paddy Moore and Norah McGlynn. 2nd place went to Cullina National School with a team consisting of Rachel O’Loughin, Dimitris Charalampakis, Fionán O’Sullivan, and Eanna Coffey. 3rd place was awarded to St Oliver’s National School whose team members were Aoife McClarence, Seán O’Leary, Max O’Gara, Kevin Looney.

Each participating school received a gift from Killarney Credit Union. “We would like thank all those that participated in the quiz this year as well as parents, pupils and teachers who attended on the day,” said marketing officer Karena McCarthy. “We would also like to acknowledge the staff, management and volunteers who helped out with correcting, stewarding and adjudication.”

Each of the winners received trophies while a perpetual cup will be given to those who finished in 1st place.

The 1st and 2nd placed teams will go on to represent their school in their age category at the Chapter 23 Regional Quiz on Sunday, March 4 at 2pm at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee.

 

 

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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