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Successful Open Night at Killarney Community College

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OPEN NIGHT: Dawn Carmody and Ms Edwina Duggan (Spanish Teacher) pictured at the Killarney Community College open night on Monday night last.
 
There were magnificent crowds of parents and students through the doors of Killarney Community College on Monday night last.
 
Doors opened at 6.30pm and a beautiful smell of freshly baked cupcakes wafted through the assembly area from the Home Economics room as everyone experienced all the various subject areas and modern facilities during their annual open night.
 
Science rooms experimented with light and students also got to witness and take part in the dissection of hearts, kidneys and livers. The practical rooms displayed beautiful creations made by the students and the grand piano echoed sweet music from the general purpose area throughout the evening.
 
“Our music students showcased their talents while rehearsing for the upcoming pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’,” Principal, Stella Loughnane, said.
“The PE Department showcased the method of assessment that is now used in the Short Course in Junior Cycle. Students demonstrated their gymnastic abilities while Ms.
Maher explained to the parents how this assessment is recorded and graded using the college’s new ICT devices. Resource area three was a hive of activity with students demonstrations of the Vex Robotics designed and coded by our students. All subjects were on display with teachers talking to parents and students about different aspects of their particular subject.”
 
Principal Stella Loughnane in her address explained how Killarney Community College is a very progressive school, highlighting the curricular development in Computer Coding in the new Junior Cycle, and the college’s involvement as a consultation school for the new Senior Cycle among other areas. Mrs. Loughnane went on to explain how the school provides excellent learning opportunities and extra-curricular activities alike. She explained to parents the high level of results achieved by recent Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle students.
Killarney Community College fully embraces new technologies and has recently implemented the innovative computer system Microsoft 365 which is helping the students be prepared for the future world of learning and work. Currently students are communicating on a daily basis with their teachers through Microsoft 365. Parents on the night commented on the ease of movement around the school and the very obvious rapport between teachers and students including the warmth and caring environment that is a hallmark of Killarney Community College.
 
“Overall Monday night was a wonderful success due to the hard work and dedication of the management and staff of the college.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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