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New store set to open at Outlet Centre

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Just weeks after top fashion store Born unveiled a super new and incredibly busy 4,734sq ft unit at Killarney Outlet Centre, exciting news has emerged that another hugely popular retailer is to open there on Thursday, next week.

Children’s fashion specialists Mods & Minis have announced plans to move base from Deerpark to the town centre to occupy the former Tiger store on the ground floor of the spacious shopping centre.

Hugely popular with locals and visitors, Mods & Minis first opened its doors to the public in 2004 and it has been a real success story.

Founder Deirdre McCloskey, who is from Killarney, successfully set out to create a space where families could not only shop for the latest trends and styles in children’s clothing but where they could create memories while enjoying an exceptional customer experience.

The arrival of Mods & Minis is another big boost to Killarney Outlet Centre, which is now under new ownership, and further exciting news on great new tenants will emerge in the coming weeks.

“This is a great endorsement of Killarney Outlet Centre which is really developing at a very fast and impressive pace,” said centre manager Paul Sherry.

“We will have more exciting news coming very shortly and it’s great to welcome new tenants who will attract new customers and add to the overall shopping experience at Killarney Outlet Centre,” he said.

There will be a real party atmosphere at the new Mods & Minis store on opening day, from 10.00am, and shoppers can avail of amazing exclusive offers, a super summer sale with a whopping 50 per cent off and the unveiling of fabulous new stock.

From 11.00am to 1.00pm there will be live entertainment and face painting for the children – and the young at heart – and an opportunity to meet and greet and maybe get a selfie with a host of hugely popular characters including Buzz, Woodie, Peppa Pig, LOL Doll, Sofia the First and Olaf.

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Top 10 Essential tips for Leaving Cert Students in lead up to June 5

The final weekend leading up to the Leaving Cert exams can be very tough, as you try to balance last minute revision with much needed rest after a long, exhausting […]

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The final weekend leading up to the Leaving Cert exams can be very tough, as you try to balance last minute revision with much needed rest after a long, exhausting year.

The natural anxiety felt by students is often heightened by the annual media hype around the state exams and it is really important that you do your best to manage that stress effectively, so that you are ready to perform to the best of your ability once the exams start. The following tips may help to keep you focused and a little calmer in the lead up to June 5.

1. Review, don’t cram – Focus on summary notes, flashcards, or mind maps. This reinforces what you’ve already studied. Prioritise areas where you feel less confident, but don’t try to learn new material.

2. Practise past papers – Review marking schemes and time allocation for each question you will need to answer on each paper. Practise a sample of questions against the clock. This will maximise your scoring potential.

3. Organise your materials – Check the exam timetable and highlight your own exams. Prepare the stationary that you need, gather pens, pencils, calculators, and so on. Pack your bag the night before to avoid last-minute stress.

4. Maintain a healthy balance – Aim for 8 hours of sleep each night. Proper rest is crucial for memory, concentration and stamina. Eat well, include proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbs in your meals to maintain energy levels. Drink plenty of water, hydration is essential.

5. Try to manage stress – Schedule short breaks during study sessions and do something enjoyable and relaxing, like a short walk, playing or listening to music. Get fresh air and some light exercise. Use relaxation techniques like breathing exercise, mindfulness and meditation.

6. Focus on a positive mindset – Focus on your strengths and remind yourself of your preparation. Concentrate on what you know and not on what you think you don’t! Try to avoid negative self-talk and steer clear of discussions that heighten anxiety, such as comparing how much you’ve studied with friends.

7. Plan your weekend – Create a realistic timetable for the weekend, balancing study sessions with breaks and relaxation and don’t overdo the study. You need plenty of energy for the exams.

8. Stay connected – Talk to friends and family, if you are feeling overwhelmed reach out and get support from loved ones. If it’s helpful, have a short, focused study session with friends to clarify doubts.

9. Keep things in perspective – The Leaving Cert is important but won’t define you and regardless of what happens you have several options open to you. Try to reframe the media hype as the whole country getting behind you, for what they know to be a tough time for you.

10. Get Set for exam day – Double-check the venue, seating arrangements, and required materials for the day of the exam. On the evening before the exam, do a light review of key concepts but avoid heavy studying. Ensure you know how to get to the exam venue and plan to arrive early (at least 30 mins on the first day). Decide what you’ll wear to avoid rushing in the morning and have your water and snacks ready to go.

Above all else, give the exams your best shot! Once they are over you have a lovely ‘study-free’ summer and bright future to look forward to. Go n-éirí libh ar fad, the very best of luck to each and every one of you!

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Disability toilets for Killarney Library

Works to build new toilet facilities for people with disabilities should commence later this year. Cllr Marie Moloney tabled a motion at a recent Kerry County Council meeting. She said: […]

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Works to build new toilet facilities for people with disabilities should commence later this year.

Cllr Marie Moloney tabled a motion at a recent Kerry County Council meeting.
She said: “Application has been made for funding to the Department. As soon as the funding is approved, work will commence on the provision of Disabled Toilet Facilities.
“While ramps are installed for accessibility, it is unacceptable that any public building be without disabled toilet facilities in this day and age.
“I am aware of several people with a disability who constantly use the services of the Library and are very happy with the staff and the services that Killarney Library offers but are disappointed at the lack of disabled toilets.”
“I will be keeping the pressure on to have these facilities provided as soon as possible.”

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