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School girls’ festive acts of kindness



TOY DONATION: Eilish O'Riordan, Enterprise Teacher and LCA Enterprise class will donate toys to the Adapt Women's Refuge, Tralee and the Homeless Shelter.

By Michelle Crean

It seems that kindness is exuding out of local students as the festive season gets closer and the girls in St Brigid's want to see everyone happy after such a tough year.

Not only have the Leaving Cert Applied (LVA) students instigated not one - but two - acts of kindness, Third Years have also got in on the act, as well as others who are, this November, remembering those who have died.

Following a conversation with their teacher Eilish O'Riordan one afternoon, LCA girls were inspired to help others.

They launched a Christmas card competition throughout the whole school, and to be totally inclusive a winner will be chosen from each year as part of the pack of cards which will be on sale shortly. With funding raised the girls plan to make up hampers for the elderly in Killarney Community Nursing Unit.

However, that's not all they're doing, as they have also been thinking about the younger generation who have also had a tough year, many of whom may have parents who lost jobs or have had reduced hours due to COVID. So, the girls decided to use their own money and buy toys which were then donated to Garda Mary Gardiner in Tralee Garda Station who will drop them to the Adapt Women’s Refuge and Homeless Shelter.

"It came up as a topic in the classroom one afternoon," teacher Eilish O'Riordan said. "We saw an appeal on the Kerry Acts of Kindness Facebook page. The girls are brilliant, they instigated this themselves and even bought the toys with their own money. We got a lovely email from Mary Gardiner thanking us."

Third year students also believe in helping others in the local community by supporting the SVP Christmas Food Appeal. They donated non-perishable festive food items to help families and individuals enjoy an extra-special Christmas season.

And with November a time for remembering and praying for loved ones each student in the school was given a leaf to remember a person close to them that has passed and two giant trees were created.

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Detox Wrap will leave you feeling energised

It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap. This wrap is suitable for males and […]




It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap.

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Puck Goat removed from platform in searing heat

Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat. Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in […]




Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat.

Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in Killorglin town. As part of the fair’s tradition a wild mountain goat presides over the town from his tall platform over the course of the three days.

Organisers employ a dedicated vet to look after the goat and a team of experienced goat handlers are also on duty for the duration of the festival.

There is also a temperature monitoring device on the platform.

As temperatures hit 29 degrees today (Thursday), the vet and handlers decided it was safer for the goat to be removed from the platform for the rest of the day.

“He is currently resting in the shade,” spokesperson Marcella O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser. “The handlers were monitoring him in case it got too hot, the decision was made to take him down, and the vet says he is happy.”

A decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) on the goat’s return to the platform for the final day of the fair.


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