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Non-stop Summer Entertainment at the Glen & INEC

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Live in Killarney brings you the best of entertainment this summer at the Gleneagle Hotel and INEC Killarney. The non-stop line up of events features something for everyone including music, kids shows, comedy, dance and musicals.

Every Monday during July and August we are delighted to welcome Michael English to the line-up, the legendary Brendan Shine every Tuesday and King of Country Mike Denver every Wednesday. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays sees a medley of singers and bands perform, including Johnny Brady, Lisa McHugh, Joe Dolan As it Was, Bagatelle, Brendan Grace, The High Kings and a whole lot more.

Grab your dancing shoes as Country Sundays returns with performances by Ireland's best loved country stars including Cliona Hagan, Jimmy Buckley, Patrick Feeney, Ciaran Rosney and Paddy O’Brien to name but a few.

It’s off to Grandma’s house we go on July 22 when Little Red Riding Hood and the Silly Billy Wolf will thrill our young audience. From July 10-14, we are so excited to welcome Legally Blonde: The Musical to the INEC. The smash hit Broadway and West End show features X-Factor’s Lucy Jones, BBC EastEnders’ Rita Simons, and Bill Ward, star of ITV’s Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Legally Blonde: The Musical is an all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy, a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest.

Daniel O’Donnell plays his only summer concerts in Ireland in the INEC from August 14-19. The international dancing phenomenon Riverdance returns to the INEC Killarney from September 12-16. For over two decades, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance and we are delighted to welcome it back to Killarney for a limited run.

With fresh air aplenty, acres of National Park to run wild in and all the nature you can possibly imagine, Killarney is a kid’s paradise. The team at The Gleneagle Hotel roll out the red carpet for families, from family-friendly dining options to one of the best hotel leisure centres in the country. They offer a selection of room sizes, suites and self-catering apartments so families big and small can book their perfect space.

Their famous kids clubs and kids entertainment runs during the school holidays. They also have pitch and putt, tennis and squash facilities open all year round. Book your summer family break today www.gleneaglehotel.com.

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Rathmore students look to the future

Students in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore looked to the future as they explored third level opportunities. The teens took part in a number of activities to mark College Awareness […]

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Students in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore looked to the future as they explored third level opportunities.

The teens took part in a number of activities to mark College Awareness Week which was held in schools and other education settings nationwide last week.

The focus throughout the week in their school was to highlight the wide range of options open to them when they leave school and to realise that there are pathways to suit all types of learners.

Students from First to Sixth Year took part in activities to get them thinking about their future plans.

First and Second year students completed a module on ‘My Pathways’ and Third Years had an introductory talk on options after school.

Transition Year students worked on a display on all the options and pathways available after school which will remain up permanently.

Senior Cycle students attended the Careers Fair in Munster Technological University (MTU) where they got a chance to meet universities, colleges of Further Education, agricultural colleges, apprenticeship and more education and training providers from around the country including past sudent Aidan O’Mahony at the stand with An Garda Síochána.

Leaving Cert and LCA students had a really informative talk in school on Further Education and apprenticeships from Ella O’Donoghue, Admissions Officer of Kerry College.

The week finished with a talk for Senior Cycle students on Business and Law options in UCC by Ian Wallace.

“A highlight of the week was the involvement of past students, who sent us video clips on their career stories so far and shared tips with students,” Niamh Dwyer, Guidance Counsellor at the school, said.

“It was fabulous to see how well our former students have done and it was really important for our current students to see the diversity of pathways they have taken including apprenticeships, Further Education courses, university, travel, setting up businesses and returning to education as mature students. We are really grateful to the past students who reconnected with us for this week, their input was inspiring and invaluable.”

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Students have education and fun London trip

Leaving Certificate students from St Brigid’s returned home Saturday night after a hectic four-day tour to London. The 87 girls took a tour of London on their first day in the city […]

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Leaving Certificate students from St Brigid’s returned home Saturday night after a hectic four-day tour to London.

The 87 girls took a tour of London on their first day in the city after landing. They visited some of the famous locations on the journey, such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square. They enjoyed a night at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End watching ‘The Lion King’.

The girls went to The Natural History Museum on day two, which has one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artefacts. They took their time looking around the massive cathedral-like structure’s sculptures and frescoes. Four coloured zones that focus on topics including the environment, evolution, the planet, and wildlife make up the museum’s divisions. They then took pleasure in a trip to the fascinating Science Museum. It was the ideal location for someone with an inquisitive mind, full of amazing things to do and explore.

The Victoria and Albert Museum was the next stop on the itinerary. The V&A’s collection of art spans 5,000 years, from prehistoric periods to the modern era. The Mouse Trap, an Agatha Christie play, was the entertainment for this evening at the St Martin’s Lane Theatre. The play’s 70th anniversary was this week.

On day three, the girls boarded a capsule for a 30-minute spin of the London Eye and marvelled at the breath-taking sights of London. After that, they went to the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Planetarium and Astronomy Centre, where they experienced an amazing adventure through space. They went to the Prime Meridian in Greenwich, planting one foot on the eastern and the other on the western hemisphere of our planet.

The girls ended their evening at what was a highlight for many at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

On the final day before flying home, the girls went to Oxford Street to do a spot of shopping.

“A great trip was had by all where many memories were made,” said Sheree Murphy, one of the teachers who travelled with them on the trip.

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