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Parade running order announced

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Thursday will be an exciting day in town as everyone is eagerly awaiting the parade after a two year hiatus due to COVID.

And what a line up it will be! Details of the parade's running order has been revealed.

1 The Mayor of Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Marie Moloney and her
  husband Michael Moloney and guests of honour Margaret Cahill and her husband Jimmy Dunne,
  Chamber President Niall Kelleher
   
2 Mike McDonough, Annalisa and Roberto carrying the St Patrick's Day banner
   
3 The Colour Party

4 An Garda Síochána, Killarney celebrating 100 years of An Garda Síochána
   
5 Killarney Fire Service
   
6 Order of Malta
   
7 Fiona Crowley Stage School
   
8 12 indigenous butterflies of Killarney National Park
   
9 Eagle float 4th of July
   
10 American Legion Fr Francis P Duffy
   
11 Gleneagle Brass Band

12 Killarney Celtic Football Club
   
13 The 'Mac'ademy
   
14 Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
   
15 Raheen National School
   
16 Little Explorers Preschool
   
17 Two Mile Community National School
   
18 Balloon float
   
19 Irwin School of Irish Dancing
   
20 Spa GAA Club
   
21 MD O'Shea’s float
   
22 Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club
   
23 Kingdom Party Pals
   
24 Millstreet Pipe Band
   
25 Enchanted Ireland Tours
   
26 American Flag float
   
27 Killarney Legion GAA Club
   
28 Great Southern Hotel

29 Killarney Park Hotel and The Ross Hotel Wander Wild float
   
30 Killarney Rugby Football Club
   
31 Killarney Athletic AFC
   
32 Hat Float
   
33 Scorchers Cheerleaders
   
34 Bubble Garden
   
35 Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage
   
36 Killarney Ploughing Association
   
37 Purple Flag Mascot
   
38 Kilcummin GAA Club
   
39 Nicky Lenihan

40 Craiceann Drum Band
   
41 Dr Crokes GAA Club
   
42 Christmas In Killarney float
   
43 Michael Joe Lenihan

44 Fossa GAA
   
45 Pat Cullinane
   
46 Munster Honda Goldwing Club

47 Saloon Bar float

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Top awards for innovative students

By Michelle Crean Killarney students proved that their projects can make a positive impact after being honoured at the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland (YSI) Awards. The five […]

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By Michelle Crean

Killarney students proved that their projects can make a positive impact after being honoured at the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland (YSI) Awards.

The five members of ‘Operation Red’ in St Brigid’s Secondary School were celebrating this week after receiving a national Bronze Award for their project which is raising awareness about the lack of knowledge surrounding menstrual disorders. Their goal is to encourage open discussion on these issues, so no woman ever feels alone. The team will receive a prize bursary of €750, which can be put towards developing their idea and increasing the impact of their innovation.

Young Social Innovators is a non-profit organisation that believes in the power of youth. Its vision is to empower, equip and inspire young people to change the world for good. The girls’ project was one of 34 shortlisted from over 400 YSI groups around Ireland.

“As part of our project we’re in the process of developing resources for the SPHE classes in our school,” Transition Year student Anna Cashman told the Killarney Advertiser.

“We’ll try it here as a pilot project and branch out to other schools.”

She added that plans so far include educating students by putting an information booklet together using HSE and NHS advice.

“It’s important to have the right information as it’s a very under researched issue. We have had a positive response to it.”

Cait Fitzgerald Healy from YSI arrived to the school as a surprise to the group and presented the girls with their trophy towards the end of the online ceremony. There was huge excitement all round! Teacher and mentor Catherine O’Donoghue also received the ‘Let them Shine’ award for her involvement with YSI over the last five years.

MAKE OUR WORLD SAFER AWARD

Picking up the ‘Make Our World Safer Award’, a team from St Brendan’s College was recognised for its ‘One Punch Can Kill’ project, which aims to combat toxic masculinity and raise awareness amongst young men of the seriousness of ‘one punch attacks’.

When researching the issue, the team found that many perpetrators rarely reoffend and the percentage of male-on-male violence in society is extremely high. The group examined the route cause of the issue, which stems from a variety of factors, and wanted to raise awareness that spontaneous and random ‘one punch attacks’ can have serious and life-changing consequences.

Amongst its many actions, the team embarked on media outreach, designed and delivered student workshops, created a poster campaign, held an Anti Violence Week and is currently working on a children’s book in an effort to promote the important message that ‘One Punch Can Kill’.

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Pres footballers are in seventh heaven

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The St Brigid’s Presentation Second Year footballers were crowned County Junior B champions on Friday last following a superb seven-goal victory over Mercy Mounthawk Tralee in the Ballymac sunshine.

The girls hit the ground running, bagging two quick goals from the boots of Lily O’Shaughnessy and Niamh Cantillon.

The Pres defence was solid and dogged throughout and managed to keep Mounthawk from breaching their goal for the duration. Abby Cronin scored three goals and a point to torment the oppostion and Niamh Cantillon scored a second goal plus a point to keep the Killarney school well in front.

Further scores from Muireann Healy and a final goal from Lara O’Neill gave us a final score of 7-4 to 0-11.

It was an excellent performance from the entire team, including the substitutes who all played their part. Captain Eve Culhane proudly accepted the cup on behalf of the team, and St Brigid’s, at the end of the game and joyous celebrations followed.

Congratulations to all the players and to their trainers: Mr Counihan, Ms Healy and Ms Brosnan.

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