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Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh to share his best stories

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Veteran GAA commentator Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh will tell his best football stories and direct a workshop at the ‘Storied Kerry’ annual conference which will be held in Killarney next month.

The conference will open on Saturday, November 2 in St Oliver's National School with a rousing recital by St Oliver's Mass Choir and a few words of encouragement from 12-year-old Micheal O'Brien – who appeared on RTE’s ‘When Michael Met Davy’.

The day will be peppered with five minute stories. There will be a storyteller from each of the eight districts Kerry divides into. There will also be stories from each of the aspects of our story – legend, landscape, flora, fauna, archaeology, history, folklore and our contemporary story.

Each member of the Storied Kerry/Ciarrai Scealach board will give a five minute report on story activity in their area during the year. This includes all parts of Kerry.

As well a panel drawn from the public and private sector will give their response to the ‘Storied Kerry’ initiative.

Conference information as well as booking for the conference and for the workshops is to Storied Kerry, ‘Gallan’, Mangerton Road, Muckross, Killarney, email storiedkerry@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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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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Staff and students highlight important message

By Michelle Crean Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion. Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. All staff wore […]

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By Michelle Crean

Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion.

Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

All staff wore a rainbow colour and students wore rainbow coloured accessories to show their support for the campaign as Killarney Community College is a diverse, inclusive, accepting, and welcoming safe space for everyone.

The majority of students made a particularly great effort in terms of wearing rainbow coloured accessories were awarded house points.

During the week, the LGBTI+ flag was hanging proudly in the school canteen. Transition Years decorated the General Purpose area with informative posters, and in SPHE classes, students learned about LGBTI+ terminology and history.

“It’s important that school is a safe and inclusive place for anyone attending regardless of their race, sex, religion or sexuality,” Principal, Stella Loughnane, said.

“I’m delighted that our school community marked the occasion and brought great colour while highlighting a very important message. One of the key words of our mission statement is inclusion making this awareness day a very apt one.”

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