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Virtual awards celebration for Castleisland students

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CEIST AWARD: Aoife Fleming from Presentation Castleisland received the CEIST Award.




It was a virtual event for students from Presentation Castleisland as they hosted their annual end of year celebration and awards night last week.


It marked an important occasion to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements and successes of students throughout the school year.

Principal, Ms. Broderick, opened the night with a reminder of the vision of Nano Nagle, founder of the Presentation Sisters, and her faith and belief in education. Ms. Broderick spoke of the importance of nurturing the emotional and spiritual development of students, as well as developing their academic achievement. This year brought many success stories for Presentation Castleisland, including a Late Late Show appearance for a student in Business Enterprise, national appearances for students in a Media Literacy forum, the rollout of Computer Science as a new Leaving Certificate subject as well as an exceptionally positive report from the Department of Education and Skills on the school’s provision of remote teaching and learning.

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Student achievement was recognised through a host of awards. In memory of the late Seamus Falvey, School Principal from 2000 to 2012, the Seamus Falvey Award was presented to Lauren Butler for her commitment to school life and the unwavering positivity she brings to the classroom. The Sister Clement Award is presented each year to the student who works consistently and diligently in her studies, and this year, it was awarded to Cerys Ryder. The CEIST Award was presented to Aoife Fleming, a student who models the school’s ethos every day and who actively promotes the school’s core values of respect and inclusivity. The Sister Rita Art Award is presented to a Senior Cycle student who consistently proves themselves in art. The winner of this award was Ciara Sheehan. Awards were also presented to students in the areas of sport, music, business enterprise and science. Winners of the Student of the Year were also announced – Áine Walsh (First Year), Aoife Roche (Second Year), Sarah Glennon Barreto (Third Year), Hanna Herlihy (Fourth Year), Laura Walsh (Fifth Year), and Grace Daly (Sixth Year). Fiona Brosnan, Laura Walsh and Cara Fleming were presented with silver medals in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their Junior Certificate, while a gold medal was presented to Eibhlís Brosnan, who scored maximum points in her Leaving Certificate in 2020. As part of the award ceremony, the school choir sang a heart-warming rendition of ‘One Step Beyond’, a song in the memory of Nano Nagle.

COMMITMENT: Lauren Butler was presented with the Seamus Falvey Award.

STUDENT COUNCIL


Kate O’Keefe and Lisa Flynn spoke on behalf of the Student Council. They acknowledged the important role played by the Council this year in expressing the student voice and ensuring students contributed to the major decisions made in the school. Reflecting on the successful year, Ms. Broderick paid tribute to the enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated by the whole staff team in the school, the dedication of the Board of Management, the support of parents and guardians throughout the year and the positivity and creativity displayed by students.

“The school looks forward to celebrating awards night together with everyone in the school in 2022,” she said.

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Green light for teen accommodation

By Michelle Crean  Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead. An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment. The teens living within the premises […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead.

An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.

The teens living within the premises will be supervised by applicant Eileen O’Brien who will live on the ground floor of the premises.

The two one-bed apartments on the second floor would either be rented out or used for independent living for the teenagers as they reach adulthood.

The two-bed apartment will be on the third floor. There are also plans for balconies at second and third floor levels.

The proposed apartment building is contemporary in design with a mix of stone and render finish on the lower floors and synthetic burned timber finish on the upper floors. The second floor is recessed at the front and the third floor is recessed at the front and the rear with a decorative feature on the front elevation comprising dark grey timber steel poles. The building will also have a flat roof.

Planning permission was granted subject to 14 conditions including a two-metre high boundary wall to be constructed on south, south-western boundaries of the site and there’s to be no overnight commercial guest accommodation.

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities

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An Garda Siochana is appealing to the public to park legally in designated car parks and spaces when visiting beaches, beauty spots and other public amenities. 

The good weather has seen an increase in dangerous illegal parking at these locations across the country in recent weeks. An Garda Siochana wants people to enjoy the summer but do so safely.

Parking illegally can lead to unnecessary risk and dangers such as pedestrians being forced to walk along dangerous roads. It can also prevent emergency services from gaining access to these amenities a seaside locations which could lead to the loss of life. 

“We encourage the public to plan their journeys and think safety first when parking your vehicle,” the Gardai said in a statement. 

“The outcome of parking illegally could be far more serious than a FCPN or vehicle towing and puts others and your own life at risk. 

An Garda Siochana reminds and encourages the public to social distance and follow public health guidelines when attending these locations this Summer.

An Garda Siochana is also supporting National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 14th – 20th). Information on this campaign and general water safety can be found on Water Safety Irelands Website – www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/

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