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St Oliver’s is a hub of Irish activity

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St Oliver’s National School is embracing our native language, participating in a number of events to mark ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’.

From Irish performances and interviews to Irish Spelling Bees and Irish poetry writing, the school is a hub of Irish activity!

Recently, Kerry Comhaltas ran a ‘Cum Dán’ competition. Children from Third to Sixth Class all over Kerry were invited to write an Irish poem based on the theme of ‘Saoirse’ meaning freedom.

St Oliver’s pupils embraced this challenge, coming up with some wonderful poems through the medium of Irish. Three of the pupils were awarded prizes at the Munster Technological University (MTU) on Sunday last.

Rian Gleeson and Daniel Quinlan from Ms O’Donoghue’s class won second place and a Teastais Fiúntais (merit award) respectively in the Third/Fourth Class category and Jagoda Szwedo from Ms Brosnan’s Sixth Class also won a Teastais Fiúntais (merit award) in the Fifth/Sixth Class categories.

To further mark Seactain na Gaeilge, co-ordinated by Mr Gleeson, pupils from St Oliver’s will participate at 12 o’clock Mass in the Cathedral on St Patrick’s Day.

"The children will lead us in prayer through Irish and members of the Glenflesk Comhaltas branch will provide Irish music," St Oliver's teacher and Chairperson of Glenflesk CCE, Micheál Gleeson, told the Killarney Advertiser.

"It will be an uplifting Mass to celebrate our patron saint. We would love to see as many children and families as possible. 'Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla cliste'!"

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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