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The talent and craic was mighty at Killarney Community College on Thursday with the return of their ever popular 'Who’s Got Talent' competition.

It took weeks of auditions to get it down to the final seven acts and they didn't disappoint as there was juggling, singing and dancing - even an act by a magician, as the students battled it out in the grand final for the top spots.

The event was organised by Ms. Mary Fuller, Ms. Denise O’Sullivan and Ms. Joanna Hughes and was the 10th year of this very successful event which showcased the vast talents within the college.

The glamorous judges for the competition included teachers; Ms. Marcia Kissane, Mr. Mike Lynch and student judge Ethan McKeon.

After a most entertaining afternoon of amazing talents displayed by the students the overall winners were announced as; 1st place Chloe Lynch Herlihy, 2nd Place Trainwreck (David Lynch, Misha McCarthy, Sinead Greene and Grace Foley), and 3rd Place Dawid Szabat, and they received trophies and GameStop vouchers.

“There was a huge buzz around the competition this year," music teacher and principal organiser, Ms Joanna Hughes, said.

"Students were mad to perform and this was shown in the quality of their performances. They’ve probably been practising in their bedroom for the last two years so it was nice to perform in front of friends and classmates for a change. The competition encourages students to be creative, expressive and have fun in a safe and encouraging forum."

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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