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By Michele Crean

Get your tickets before the clock strikes midnight or it might be too late to see the incredible talents of local students on stage.

YOUR CARRIAGE AWAITS: Horse Frankie pauses in front of the cathedral with David Lynch as Prince Charming with Amy Healy as Cinderella for the launch of Killarney Community College’s Cinderella panto. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

It's the first time post-COVID that Killarney Community College has staged an event and they've an exciting night in store with their latest production 'Cinderella: A tale of love at first sight', the anarchy of societal expectations and the grandeur of romanticised patriarchy in the form of a happily ever after.

While the original screenplay offered each of these traditional aspects, there is much more to be said about the classic fairytale told from a modern perspective.

Under the direction of costume manager Mary Fuller, musical director Joanna Hughes, and producer Mike Lynch, the students have turned the children’s classic into a piece grounded in reality. And rather than presenting Cinderella in its traditional form, these talented students made a point to acquaint the characters within the production to modern representations.

Preparations for this year’s Panto have been underway since the start of the school year.

The first show debuts on Tuesday, November 8 in the school followed by a second night on Wednesday November 9. With rehearsals ongoing each week it's drawing ever closer to opening night and the cast are having a ball!

At the moment, the halls of Killarney Community College are lined with sparkles, bloomers, petticoats - you name it!

Costumes are being sown and beaded to get ready for the big dress rehearsal. The talented staff of KCC have come together to make a 'seamless' array of costumes!

"There is great excitement around the panto as it is the first production we have staged since COVID," music teacher and director, Ms Hughes, said.

"The students and staff have been putting in an enormous amount of time and effort into it with many staying back for hours after school and giving up their free time on Saturdays. We are really happy with how things are going and can't wait to bring it to the big stage and a sell out crowd."

Tickets are still on sale through the school office.

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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