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Rose of Tralee and Lee Strand show how going back to school is fun

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Maggie McEldowney, Rose of Tralee 2016, with Nicole Walker and Sophia Scroope at the launch of Lee Strand’s Homework Journals for schools. PICTURE: DOMNICK WALSH

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GOING back to school can be fun when you have snazzy stationery, such as the Lee Strand homework journal, unveiled by the Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney at the Lee Strand milk plant in Ballymullen, Tralee.

This year over 10,000 Lee Strand hardback homework journals will be distributed to national school pupils in Kerry, West Limerick and North Cork.

The specially designed homework journals, valued at €4.50 each, are printed in English and Irish with over 140 pages and include a weekly diary, where pupils can record their homework each day; a timetable; tables book; healthy eating tips; teacher and parent note forms; and lots more.

John O’Sullivan, general manager, Lee Strand, said: “Lee Strand takes great pride in supporting the local community and what better way to support our community than by supporting our local schools. Schools can avail of the homework journals by simply collecting mascots from Lee Strand packs. We have received very positive feedback from principals, teachers and parents on the homework journals as this is one less expense for parents to incur when their children return to school.”

Other Lee Strand back-to-school initiatives include the Lee Strand school milk programme and also the very popular Lee Strand school tour visits of the milk plant in Tralee. For further details or registration please contact 066-7121084.
 


 
Above: Maggie McEldowney, Rose of Tralee 2016, with Nicole Walker and Sophia Scroope at the launch of Lee Strand’s Homework Journals for schools. PICTURE: DOMNICK WALSH

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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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