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SCAVENGER HUNT: Local teacher Sarah Cahill has come up with an alternative to school tours this year by creating a scavenger hunt around Killarney. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

By Michelle Crean

 

One local teacher is so impassioned that pupils won't get to experience the joy of this year's school tour that she decided to come up with her own local one!

Sarah Cahill who teaches Fourth and Fifth Class in Loreto NS came up with a local scavenger hunt that is based around the children’s locality - Killarney town.

Unexpectedly teaching online due this COVID this year was certainly different and oftentimes challenging and Sarah thought that getting the children out and about with family around town would be a real learning experience.

"Children love a school tour, the freedom, the adventure, the excitement," Sarah explained to the Killarney Advertiser this week.

"This year they will not get to enjoy the school tour experience with their classmates but they may be able to enjoy it with their family. I have created a scavenger hunt that is based around the children’s locality, suitable for all ages and is easy for all to access. You can completed it on foot or you can drive to different areas to tick off each element."

Sarah said that some of her pupils this week enjoyed the experience and shared it with classmates in the Seesaw App which they use for online learning.

"The children in my class are very excited to be completing these alternative school tour activities this week.
"It's a great way to see Killarney town from a different perspective to see things you would not normally notice. I would love for all the children in Killarney to have the opportunity to feel some sense of normality to take part in a school tour!"

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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