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St Brigid's Presentation were one of 107 schools who were excited to join in the celebrations of the inaugural Ceiliúradh CEIST on Tuesday.

Teachers Carol O Dowd and Sheree Murphy.

Front: Leaving Cert students Tara Donnellan and Holly Spellman. Back: Acting Deputy Maria Neary Acting Principal Mairead Lucey nd Deputy Principal Mairead McElligott.

Teachers Christian Lyne Roberts and Kevin Sheehan.

This marks the 15th anniversary of the formation of CEIST (Catholic Education An Irish Schools' Trust) and the signing of the charter in which the school is based on.

The values of all CEIST schools are summarised in the CEIST Charter: Promoting Spiritual and Human Development, Achieving Quality in Teaching and Learning, Showing Respect for Every Person, Creating Community and Being Just and Responsible.

Ms Lucey kicked off the Ceiliúradh celebrations with the lighting of the CEIST candle on Tuesday morning.

Both students and staff are thrilled to mark 15 years since our CEIST Charter was signed.

The vision of CEIST is to provide a compassionate and just society inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Over the past 15 years and more our students and staff have done an exceptional job in promoting and undergoing the CEIST values which is the beacon of our schools ethos.

To celebrate the important day there were numerous activities planned. First, Second, and Third Year students enjoyed a visit to the cinema, TY students climbed Strickeen, LCA students went to the Caddyshack for a spot of golf followed by hot chocolate, Fifth Years enjoyed a walk and some pizza, while Sixth Years had afternoon tea.

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Wine, art and lots of catching up at popular fundraiser

By Michelle Crean Spirits were high and the atmosphere electric at this year’s Wine & Art Night which had a huge attendance on Wednesday night. Over 50 exhibitors gathered in […]

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By Michelle Crean

Spirits were high and the atmosphere electric at this year’s Wine & Art Night which had a huge attendance on Wednesday night.

Over 50 exhibitors gathered in the Great Southern Killarney as the Killarney Rotary Club’s fundraising event – which is one of the biggest in the town each year – was back after a COVID break.

During the afternoon the artists and crafters, many who travelled from all over Kerry, Clare, Cork and even Waterford this year, organised their display for the event. Later that evening there were a lot of familiar faces but also some new people who absolutely loved the evening.

There were many wines available to taste as well as cheese and breads at the event which is run in conjunction with Daly’s SuperValu, Killarney and Killarney Brewing Company.

“There was a huge attendance and everybody was in good spirits to be back to normal,” President of Rotary, Rayla Tadjimatova, said.

“Many of the patrons were buying some art as Christmas presents and the members of Rotary were delighted to be kept busy packing these. A portion of all art sales goes to the fundraiser. One local young man, who is only 16, exhibited his beautiful photographs of local scenic areas. There was an auction of donated works of art and a Kerry Jersey. All one hundred percent of the proceeds from this auction goes to the fundraiser.”

Mike Neeson entertained the crowd on arrival and right until the end of the night.

“Mike is a great supporter of our events and we would like to thank him for keeping everybody entertained.”

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust ran the raffle and they had some wonderful hampers and gifts to be won.

Beneficiaries from this year’s event are: Coolick NS, Gaelscoil Faithleann NS, Knockanes NS, Holy Cross Mercy NS, St Francis Special School, Kerry Stars, Killarney Athletic AFC, and Killarney Cougars Basketball Club.

She thanked everybody for attending and everyone for their help organising the event.

Some, she added, had never been before and said they did not know what exactly the night involved but will definitely be back again next time as it was “so enjoyable”.

“We hope the money raised will help the beneficiaries to proceed with projects,” she said.

“We are delighted for Rotary to be able to help these charities, community groups and schools through our fundraising event.”

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Comedy drama ready for the stage

By Michelle Crean Get out your diary and book in these December dates as Dochas Drama Group is ready to take to the stage. What does a hypochondriac, a grumpy […]

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By Michelle Crean

Get out your diary and book in these December dates as Dochas Drama Group is ready to take to the stage.

What does a hypochondriac, a grumpy father and a confused visitor to the dentist, all have in common? You’ll have to come along to the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Monday, December 12, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 at 8pm to find out.

The popular drama group will present their three new comedies featuring the work of playwrights Brian Bowler, Ger Madden and Mary Quirke.Come along for a night filled with fun and laughter. Just the right beginning to the festive season. Doors open at 7.15pm and tickets are available at the door. All tickets; adults, seniors, students and children are €10. Don’t miss a great night out.

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