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Rebecca’s work is ‘Best Translation in Munster’

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By Michelle Crean

A Killarney teen has been awarded 'Best Translation in Munster' after taking part in a national competition by the European Commission. At a virtual ceremony on Friday morning, Fifth Year student Rebecca Doyle from St Brigid's Presentation Secondary School, was presented with her prize.

Rebecca took part in 'Comórtas na hAistritheoirí Óga' and translated a document from English to Irish with her translation skills rated the best in Munster. 62 students from 28 schools took part in this competition.

Minister for State, Gaeltacht Affairs and Sport, Jack Chambers along with Seán Hade, head of the Irish Department in the European Commission both attended the awards ceremony.

Rebecca also recently reached the Munster Final of an Irish Public Speaking competition 'Comórtas Óráide' run by Gael Linn. Rebecca spoke about issues such as 'Mental Health during Lockdown' and 'The suitability of the 2nd level curriculum for students in Ireland'.

"Rebecca has done tremendous work over the past few months and has a wonderful passion for our native language. Sár-éacht ar fad a Rebecca!" her Irish teacher Michelle Clifford said.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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