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Marty Whelan recommends Killarney singer’s music!

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By Michelle Crean

Top RTE broadcaster Marty Whelan has this week chosen a Killarney singer’s latest record as his top music recommendation.
The RTE Lyric FM presenter, who also co-hosts the RTE One Winning Streak show, chose Grace Foley’s record ‘Unleashed’ for his 'Marty Recommends' weekly spot on the show.
Grace released her record ‘Unleashed’ in December and it has received rave reviews, including recent praise from the presenter. The news comes after Grace was interviewed on his show last week.
“I was thrilled when I received an email from RTE asking if I would come into RTÉ Studios in Dublin for an interview on 'Marty in the Morning',” Grace told the Killarney Advertiser this week.
On Wednesday last, Grace met Marty and he was immediately complimentary of her voice and her record.
The presenter described her voice as 'so different' and 'fantastic'. He encouraged people to book the Killarney singer and also said 'the voice just hit us'.
One of her songs was played each morning this week on his show and they have also being posting regularly on social media about the singer.
Grace, who is currently planning an Irish tour and will be performing at Cahersiveen Festival of Music and Art in August and at Kilkenny Yulefest in December, said it was an honour to be featured on his show.
“I am overwhelmed by the positive feedback through the show and cannot wait to see what comes next on my exciting journey.”
If you would like to buy a copy of 'Unleashed' go to www.gracefoley.ie and like her Facebook Page: Grace Foley Singer, to keep an eye on upcoming announcements and performance dates.

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Black Valley broadband installation gets underway

Works are under way to install a high-speed fibre broadband network in the remote Black Valley area of Kerry. The Black Valley was one of the last areas of Ireland […]

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Works are under way to install a high-speed fibre broadband network in the remote Black Valley area of Kerry.

The Black Valley was one of the last areas of Ireland to be electrified but broadband in the region is expected to be live in the second half of the year with residents already able to pre-order their connection. 
“It is well known that Black Valley was one of the last locations to get electricity due to its remoteness and challenging terrain, so we are extremely pleased to be commencing the rollout of our high-speed fibre network now with a view to connections being available later this year,” said National Broadband Ireland Deployment CEO, TJ Malone.
  
“We are determined to ensure the rollout is as fast as possible and connection is made easy for Black Valley residents, and we have a plan in place to work around the location’s all-important tourist season.

“Black Valley is a symbol of NBI’s mission that no area will be left behind no matter how rural or remote and we are delighted that this beautiful location moves one step closer to high-speed fibre today, with all the opportunities that will unlock for the local community.” 

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Players of the year don’t duck a challenge

They never duck when faced with a big challenge on the field so it was safe to assume that GAA players of the year David Clifford and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh […]

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They never duck when faced with a big challenge on the field so it was safe to assume that GAA players of the year David Clifford and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh weren’t going to shy away from the latest task on their home patch.

The two top footballers in the country teamed up to launch a charity duck race which will form part of this year’s St Patrick’s Festival in Killarney, where they both live.

When the working day was done, busy secondary school teachers David and Louise had some great quack and they got caught up in the spirit of the occasion along the scenic River Deenagh in Killarney National Park.

The reigning Player of the Year and Ladies Player of the Year award winner demonstrated their competitive streak when they expressed confidence that their own ducks will win The Deenagh Duck Dash on the same river at noon on Monday, March 18.

But, luckily, festival chairman Jason Clifford was there to keep the peace and he even threatened to cry fowl and brandish a card at the star players – with duck yellow deemed the most appropriate colour.

Considered by many to be the greatest players of all time in their respective codes, between them, Fossa hotshot David and Corca Dhuibhne star Louise have an incredible nine All-Star awards.

But they might be tempted to swap one if their duck wins the fun-filled race on the day after St Patrick’s Day.

All proceeds from the event will go to St Francis Special School in Beaufort, Killarney which provides specialist education for young people with learning disabilities.
Festival chairman Jason remarked: “This isn’t just a race – it’s great fun for the whole family.
“Picture the scene with a flotilla of vibrant rubber ducks racing down a winding river, their owners cheering them on and all in the name of a fantastic cause”.
Super prizes await the winners, the cost of a rubber duck to participate in the race is just €5 and they can be bought online at https://stpatricksfestivalkillarney.ie/.

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