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STARCAMP BRINGS THE MAGIC!

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Summer fun, camp games, singing, dancing, acting and confidence building have always been the staple ingredients behind the infamous, award-winning camp experience that is Starcamp. Now you can add news reporting, interviewing, band practice, superhero masterclasses, starlympics, and arts and crafts. This year, they are also introducing a touch of magic for all those budding magicians. The week is jam-packed with all children’s favourite things to do

“Children have never needed Starcamp in their lives more than they do now,” says owner Aideen O’ Grady, who is also a regular panellist on TV3’s The Elaine Show and was also a memorable winner on Dragons Den. “It is a proven fact that the performing arts, music and general creativity are essential for a child’s overall well-being. They emit the ‘happy hormone’ in bucket loads. Children should feel free to find and to be themselves without being judged. They should be using their imagination, making noise, jumping and dancing around and laughing out loud. Children should celebrate being children and that is why we started Starcamp 12 years ago.”

Starcamp leads the way each summer as Ireland’s number 1 and only nationwide performing arts camp. It runs in almost 220 towns nationwide and staff at Starcamp HQ work 12 months of the year to create the best summer camp experience possible for all children aged 4 to 12. The camp runs for five days from 9.30am-2.30pm and children are sub divided into their own age groups for advancing programs.

Starcamp is also a clear favourite amongst Ireland’s celebs. Rachel Allen sent her child and said: “My daughter took part in Starcamp and really, really enjoyed it. All the teachers were so kind and encouraging to the children and they put on such a great show at the end.” Pamela Flood had this to say: “My little man had his 1st day at the fantastic Starcamp today! He absolutely loved it! Well done to all. Starcamp really does live up to its incredible reputation. It is the must-do summer camp for all children. It’s not like any other.”

Others who regularly speak highly of it include Jedward, Elaine Crowley, Ramona Nicholas, Alison Curtis and many more.

Starcamp has become a household name as parents ensure their child’s place as early as November of the previous year, so make sure to secure your child’s place as most of their nationwide camps will be full by the time you go to book!

Book your limited place now at www.starcamp.ie or by calling 021 4377900.

 

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Pedestrianisation poll: Our readers have their say

By Sean Moriarty The question of pedestrianisation in the town centre has divided Killarney for years but a survey by the Killarney Advertiser this week shows the town slightly more in favour of it. A total of 37.14 percent of respondents want the pedestrianisation of Plunkett St to remain as it is – closed to […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The question of pedestrianisation in the town centre has divided Killarney for years but a survey by the Killarney Advertiser this week shows the town slightly more in favour of it.

A total of 37.14 percent of respondents want the pedestrianisation of Plunkett St to remain as it is – closed to traffic on a permanent basis while 24.76 want it to go back to its pre-pandemic arrangement where the street was only closed to vehicular traffic between 7pm and 7am each night.

An additional 34.29 percent want to see an increase in pedestrianisation in town centre by extending the Main St arrangement that was in place during the summer. In that period the town’s main thoroughfare was closed to traffic, day and night, during the weekend.

Only 20 percent of the respondents want to abolish pedestrianisation altogether, but that is still a significant number ensuring that this debate will linger on for a long time yet.

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National television exposure for local campaign

By Michelle Crean A local group hosting a life-saving information day tomorrow (Saturday) are to receive huge exposure on national TV after a crew came down to interview them about their campaign. Members of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit (KCRU) – who are planning a ‘Restart a Heart Day’ to raise awareness about life-saving techniques – […]

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By Michelle Crean

A local group hosting a life-saving information day tomorrow (Saturday) are to receive huge exposure on national TV after a crew came down to interview them about their campaign.

Members of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit (KCRU) – who are planning a ‘Restart a Heart Day’ to raise awareness about life-saving techniques – invited journalist Paul Byrne and Virgin Media TV crew to town this week.

It’s hoped their campaign will be broadcast tonight (Friday) or tomorrow (Saturday).

The KCRU event takes place tomorrow in ANAM Arts and Cultural Centre between 10.30am and 4pm as part of the European Restart a Heart Day. It’ll include CPR demos, public information, an art display, a video launch w️ith many prizes to be won.

“The crew interviewed Community Responder Helen Duggan who explained the events taking place on Saturday,” Kevin O’Leary from KCRU told the Killarney Advertiser.

“European Restart a Heart Day was founded with the support of the European parliament and takes place on October 16 every year. We’re spreading the message that 20 minutes of your time could make all the difference saving a life.”

In 2021, the focus of the event is on survivors with the hashtag #CPRSavedMyLife.

“With this campaign we want to create awareness that everyone can learn CPR and facilitate BLS courses in schools and public locations.”

He said they hope that Kerry TDs Danny Healy-Rae, Brendan Griffin and Minister for Education Norma Foley will be in attendance throughout the day, and the public are invited to attend.

“Find out how simple actions can save lives. Prizes include a three day First Aid course valued at €300, two First Aid kits, and a voucher for a local business.”

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