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St Patrick’s Day parade is back

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By Sean Moriarty

Organisers of the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Killarney say they are confident that this year’s event will go ahead.

It is three years since Killarney hosted a St Patrick’s Day Parade.

The first COVID-19 lockdown was announced on Thursday March 12, 2020 just five days before the planned parade and the event became one of the first victims of crowd gathering rules.

Killarney’s St Patrick’s Day parade is organised by a sub-committee within the Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, the same people that organise the Christmas in Killarney parades.

The success of the festive events have given them the courage to press on with a parade on the national holiday which falls on a Thursday this year.

“We are quietly working behind the scenes and plans are at an advanced stage. We are hoping to pick up where we left off back in March 2020 so we are staying with the pre-pandemic theme of Earth/An Chré as so many people had already put a lot of work and effort into preparing for that theme two years ago, said. said festival committee voluntary chairperson Paul Sherry.

“Following on from the extremely successful and safe Christmas In Killarney parades last December we are super confident that come March 17 we will be in a position to present a safe and spectacular event for everyone to enjoy.”

Organisers are hoping to pick up where they left off in 2020.

“We are staying with the pre-pandemic theme of ‘Earth' (An Chré)’ as so many had already put a lot of work and effort into preparing for that theme back in 2020,” added the release.

“We are quietly working behind the scenes and plans are at an advanced stage.”

Application forms can be downloaded from:  www.stpatricksfestivalkillarney.ie.

 

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Leona named PRO of the year

By Sean Moriarty She is best known for promoting the county’s GAA news – and now Leona Twiss has been rewarded for her efforts. The Gaelic Games Writers’ Association named […]

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By Sean Moriarty

She is best known for promoting the county’s GAA news – and now Leona Twiss has been rewarded for her efforts.

The Gaelic Games Writers’ Association named Leona as its Public Relations Officer of the Year at an awards ceremony at Iveagh Gardens in Dublin on Friday night last.

Leona has been the PRO for Kerry GAA for the last five years but will have to step down this year due to County Board rules.

“I was speechless, it was wonderful to get PRO of the Year but I am only as good as the team around me and this success is attributed to the hard work of the entire PR team at Kerry GAA,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

As well as her busy schedule managing the media affairs for the Kerry County Board, Leona is also principal at Cullina National School in Beaufort.

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Any victory for Ukraine is important!

By Natalya Krasnenkova On the eve of the final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, President Zelensky said “Ukrainians need victory – big and small”. That is why Ukrainians who […]

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By Natalya Krasnenkova

On the eve of the final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, President Zelensky said “Ukrainians need victory – big and small”.

That is why Ukrainians who gathered around the world on Saturday night were waiting for Ukraine’s win in the song contest, just like the victory in the war.

The Ukrainians from the Innisfallen Hotel were waiting for that too and the overall winner, Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, caused a real emotional storm in the hall!

“After my country’s victory at Eurovision, I felt proud, cried, laughed and couldn’t believe it. I am also grateful to everyone who voted for us, because this victory shows how much most European countries support us,” Iryna Melnychuk said.

“Voting around the world for Ukraine gives us hope for support from the world community not only in the Eurovision Song Contest,” said Stepan Krasnenkov.

The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra received the highest number of points from the audience during the entire existence of the competition: 439 points from the audience, 192 points from the professional jury. In the end – 631 points, which brought Ukraine victory.

Also, thanks to the Kalush Orchestra, the whole world now knows about the humanitarian catastrophe in Mariupol and the Azovstal enterprises, where wounded Ukrainian soldiers and civilians are under blockade without food, water and medicine.

After their performance, Kalush Orchestra addressed the audience from around the world with a request to save the defenders of Mariupol, who are at the Azovstal plant.

“Please help Ukraine, Mariupol! Help Azovstal! Right now!” – the band called.

After these words, search queries for Azovstal and Mariupol took off on the Internet as people were looking for what they meant.

Irish Eurovision contestant Brooke also sang it and the whole world sings the song of the winners ‘Stefania’.

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