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Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra Marks Milestone Anniversary Celebrating 25 Years!

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Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra has announced an upcoming event to celebrate 25 years of educational excellence at the Rathmore school.

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Past pupils now teaching in SPSL

Since its foundation in 1998, following the amalgamation of St. Mary’s Secondary School and Rathmore Vocational School, Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra has been a cornerstone of education in the Sliabh Luachra area.

From the very beginning, SPSL has been committed to fostering holistic student development, lifelong learning, academic excellence and community involvement. The 25th anniversary commemoration is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all students and staff who have passed through the doors, corridors and classrooms during that time.
To commemorate this significant milestone SPSL will host a special event on Saturday, April the 27, welcoming past and present students and staff and community members to join in the festivities, along with special guest, Minister for Education, Norma Foley.

The event will feature a gathering of the very first group that started as first years in 1998, along with former and present staff, representatives from parents, students and the Board of Management.

Minister Foley will visit the school, which has developed considerably since it first opened with building works commencing in 2015, continuing in 2017 and reaching completion in 2021, to provide a modern and state-of-the-art extension to the existing building.
Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra has been a focal point in the local community for the last 25 years and will open its doors to the public from 12-2pm on April 27 so that members of the community can call in and take a trip down memory lane.

Denis Kerins, Principal of SPSL, expressed the excitement felt among the school community about the upcoming event.

“We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of the school over the past 25 years and setting the stage for the next 25. It is a great opportunity to welcome people in to take a look around the school, view the archive of photos, meet with staff, chat with former classmates and reminisce about their school days,” he said.
“The school social media pages have recently been featuring photos of class groups going back over the 25 years of the school which has attracted a great reaction from past pupils. Lots of people have been sending in photos and archive material which will be on display on the day.”

Anyone who has photos they would like to send, can email them to snapshot@spslrathmore.ie

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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