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The results are in for students as Education Minister watches on

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By Michelle Crean

It was the day hundreds of nervous and excited Killarney students waited for - Leaving Cert results - and some had a special guest with Education Minister Norma Foley there for support.

FIRST STOP: Minister Norma Foley's first stop on Leaving Cert results day was Killarney Community College where she was welcomed by principal Stella Loughnane and student George Turchkenko from Ukraine. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

READY FOR RESULTS: Minister for Education Norma Foley visited five Kerry schools on Leaving Cert results day first up Killarney Community College where the students eagerly awaited 10am to open their results online. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

AWAITING RESULTS: Approaching 10am on Leaving Cert result day Patrycja Stefanczyk Killarney Community College eagerly awaits her results with the Minister for Education Norma Foley. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

RESULTS: Minister for Education Norma Foley TD congratulated Patrick O'Connor and Tia McNabb from Killarney Community College after they received their results today. Photo: Domnick Walsh

The Kerry TD visited five secondary schools this morning (Friday), first Killarney Community College where she congratulated students on their achievements.

Student George Turchkenko from Ukraine and principal Stella Loughnane welcomed the Minister on her first stop. Students eagerly awaited the clock turning to 10am to open their results online.

One happy student was Robin Smith who secured the required points for a place at Trinity College Dublin.

Then it was off to St Brendan’s College at 10.30am where she met students, followed by a stop off at St Brigid’s Presentation.

Then she made her way to Killorglin Community College, Killorglin Intermediate School and Presentation Secondary School Milltown.

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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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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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