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Past pupils to bounce into action in aid of handball alleys

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GENERATIONS of schoolboys honed their skills in the old handball alleys of St Brendan’s College and the college has pulled out all the stops to refurbish the facilities.

A past pupils reunion and fundraising activity day takes place in St Brendan’s College on Saturday, April 15.

The programme of events will feature a golf classic at Beaufort Golf Club (€200 per team).

Not only that, but Con Moriarty, Hidden Ireland Tours, will offer walking activities while you can also avail of a leisurely Gap of Dunloe boat trip and walk with Donal “Dux” O’Donoghue.
Cycling activities will be provided by Padraig Sears, Green Road Cycling. “All monies raised will be used in the refurbishment of the schools old handball alleys,” said organiser Ed O’Neill, St Brendan’s College.

“We aim to transform the area into a modern, roofed indoor area with a high tech AstroTurf floor. This all-year round facility will provide the school with further indoor recreational and training facilities. A specialised kicking/hurling skills wall will feature as part of the upgrade.”

The fundraising target is €30,000 and those who would like to take part are urged to contact the school office to book tee times, walking or cycle activities; call 064-6631021.
 


 
Above: Former and current Kerry footballers at the launch of the St Brendan's College Handball Alley fundraiser. Front left are Eoin Brosnan, Brendan Kealy, Johnny Culloty, Brian Kelly and Kieran Donaghy (PST Sport). PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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