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Students had a “lawful-lot” to learn on solicitor’s course

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Transition Year students from across the county got a chance to learn a lot about law as part of The Bar of Ireland’s TY Programme ‘Look into Law’. St Brigid's Secondary School student Meadhbh Bennett filled us in this week on what she learned.

"During midterm, I was very fortunate to be able to take part in an online programme. This course was run over four days from Monday to Thursday with 38 other TY students. Normally, students would have gone up to Dublin for the week but this year the course took place virtually through Zoom. I was also very lucky to get a place on the course, as it was a nationwide lottery-based system.

Even though the days were long, I had an amazing time. Each day began at 10am and finished at around 4pm. It was a great experience, and the course leaders Cian Monahan and Suzanne Crilly were lovely. There was a wide variety of topics covered throughout the programme ranging from Criminal Law to Human Rights, we also covered different topics such as Aviation Law and Social Media and the Law."

There were a plethora of guest speakers giving lectures each day and it was very interactive, she added.

"We were required to have our cameras on, and we were also put into small breakout rooms regularly to complete different activities. The highlight of the week was the ‘Mini Mock Trial’. Each student was given a different role: a judge, a landlord and a tenant. I was a landlord but unfortunately I lost the case due to ‘lack of evidence’. Later I found out that all the landlords lost their cases too as the evidence against them was too strong.
I found this course to be extremely enjoyable, inspirational, diverse and interactive. On the last day, each participant was presented with a certificate of completion. I am delighted to have done this course as it has given me a great insight into the complex world of the legal profession and the different career prospects stemming from it."

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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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