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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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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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