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Schools send out heartfelt message to confirmation pupils

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By Michelle Crean

Four local schools pooled their resources and created a heartfelt online message for their pupils who couldn’t make their confirmation this week.

Wednesday was supposed to be Confirmation Day in Agatha's Church, Glenflesk for the pupils of Raheen NS, Knockanes NS, Glenflesk NS and Barraduff NS.

However, due to restrictions currently in place, it meant that the big day they had all looked forward to, had to be postponed.

To mark the occasion and to acknowledge the disappointment of the children, the four confirmation teachers organised a short video clip of themselves holding a candle showing that their pupils were in their thoughts.

Teachers, Caroline Kissane Raheen, Lucy O’Sullivan Knockanes NS, Paul Favier Glenflesk NS and Gearoid O’Sullivan from Barraduff NS, and Fr George Hayes, Parish Priest of Glenflesk, took part in the video which received over 4.1 thousand views within 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

“We got a lot of feedback to the schools from parents and pupils saying it was a lovely gesture and they were very grateful for the sentiment,” teacher Gearoid O’Sullivan from Barraduff NS told the Killarney Advertiser.

"There is great comradery between the four schools and staff in the parish. It has been widely shared within local community groups, GAA, Tidy Village Group etc., and it is being well received as a very uplifting idea and gesture in these challenging times. Everyone was so enthusiastic about taking part and we are delighted that it meant so much to our fantastic pupils."

 

 

 

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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