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Young girls are being invited to apply to be Rose Buds during this year's Rose of Tralee International Festival. PICTURE: DOMNICK WALSH

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YOUNG girls aged 6-10 from all over Ireland are being invited to enter the selection process to find 67 Rose Buds for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival which will take place from August 17-23.

There’s more to the Rose of Tralee than being a Rose or a Rose Escort because 67 young girls from all over Ireland will each be paired with an international Rose during the festival in Tralee.

This year’s Rose Buds, who will be sponsored by Crag Cave, Castleisland, and McDonald’s, Tralee, will take part in two parades during the Festival on August 20 and 21.

Everyone who enters the selection process must pay a €10 fee per application form, from which €2 will be donated to Barretstown Camp, Co Kildare.

Children will have over six weeks to send in their entries before the May 26 closing date. The names of 67 Rose Buds will be announced on www.RoseofTralee.ie on Friday, June 10, and only the 67 successful applicants will be contacted.

Entry forms are now available from www.roseoftralee.ie, Facebook, Crag Cave and the Rose of Tralee Festival Office, Denny Street, Tralee.

The entry fee is payable by cheque, postal order and cash and for more information, email Rosebuds@roseoftralee.ie.
 


 
Young girls are being invited to apply to be Rose Buds during this year's Rose of Tralee International Festival.
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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