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Lydia receives letter from President Higgins

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By Michelle Crean

Part of a class project was to write a poem - but little did one pupil think that it would lead to her receiving a letter from the President!

Lydia Leader, along with her Fourth Class classmates all wrote poems to mark Poetry Day Ireland on April 28 under the direction of their class teacher Mr Mannix.

Lydia Leader was selected as the winning poet from the class and the decision was made to send her poem ‘Hope’ to poetry lover, President Michael D. Higgins.

Lydia couldn't believe it when she then received a letter from the President’s office in Áras an Uachtaráin.

President Higgins expressed that he was grateful for Lydia’s thoughtfulness and sent her his best wishes.

"We are very proud of all our poets at Kilcummin NS," Principal, Gillian Sheehan, told the Killarney Advertiser.

"Well done and congratulations to Lydia on this wonderful feat! We are very proud of her and we have published her poem on our school website."

"It was a huge surprise," Lydia added.

"I didn't expect to receive a letter from the President. I'm thrilled. I will keep this letter in a very safe place. I am so thankful to the President for his letter. It means so much to me."

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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Rising cycling star selected for Belgium Project

By Sean Moriarty Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders with ambitions to turn professional.

Northern Ireland-based Belgian Danny Blondell is the man behind the project.

For the last 15 years Blondell selects between four and six Irish riders and sends them to Belgium where they stay with local families and contest pro and semi-pro races.

As a race commentator Blondell is well placed to decide who is deserving of inclusion in the project.

Over the first six months of the year he makes decisions while attending early season races.

Those lucky enough to get selected go to live and race in Belgium for the second six months of the year.

Bolger, from Lewis Road, was selected after winning the junior race in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Mayo in March and the Orwell Stage Race in County Wicklow in June.

“He is delighted, it is a very big deal,” his father Paul told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He has had a very good year and the wins in Mayo and Wicklow secured the Belgium Project.”

Bolger will head to Belgium in late July and after to the Junior Tour of Ireland which takes place in County Clare between July 12 and 17.

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