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Two IFTA awards for Jessie Buckley

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By Michelle Crean

Kerry actors proved they've got talent as they took home some prestigious Irish awards on Sunday night.

It was yet again another triumph for Killarney's best loved actress Jessie Buckley who secured two Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) on RTÉ hosted by comedian Deirdre O'Kane. The event, which was presented virtually this year due to the ongoing pandemic, showed an emotional Jessie accept her awards; 'Winner of Best Actress' for her role in 'Wild Rose', and 'Best Supporting Actress Drama' for Chernobyl.

Tralee native and Love/Hate star, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, won the 'Best Actor' award for his role in the movie 'Rialto'.

On screen Jessie appeared emotional saying "This is a complete honour, I feel completely shellshocked".

The Muckross native, who is currently living in the UK, is daughter of Tim and Marina Buckley and cut her teeth in music and drama with Killarney Musical Society. She began her career in 2008 as a contestant on the BBC TV talent show 'I'd Do Anything' and has gone on to star in many more top films and stage performances since.

Her latest roles include 'The Lost Daughter' which she has just finished filming in Greece with Paul Mescal, star of hit Irish drama 'Normal People'. She was due to appear on stage at the English National Theatre in 'Romeo and Juliet' but that has been halted due to COVID.

Fans can also catch her in Season 4 of 'Fargo' which will be coming out on Netflix shortly, and she is also currently on Netflix in 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things'. And unfortunately her film 'Misbehaviour' where Jessie stars alongside Kiera Knightley had just been released in cinemas as the country went into lockdown.

"All her roles are so diverse," her proud father Tim told the Killarney Advertiser this week.
"She even has the ability to suspend the belief that she is my daughter when I'm watching her on screen. She has the properties to get inside your head."

He said that he is delighted she is getting the recognition she deserves.

"It's nice to see. She's been very lucky, but she has made deliberate choices - she's quite picky with her roles."

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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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