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WINNER: William Loughnane was one of the winners of the Wild Postcard Project’s Art Competition celebrating Irish Biodiversity. Photo: Michelle Crean

By Michelle Crean

Colourful Irish flowers, animals and insects formed a beautiful winning picture for one local boy.
Seven-year-old William Loughnane, a pupil in Holy Cross Mercy, was thrilled when when his creation 'The Puffin under the Rainbow' was one of 13 winning artworks in the Wild Postcard Project’s Art Competition celebrating Irish biodiversity.

A very happy William took part in a virtual ceremony last Saturday and his work will be turned into a postcard to raise awareness for Irish biodiversity.

The winners were celebrated in a virtual ceremony on Zoom which saw each winner “receiving” their award certificates and culminated in a confetti shower, orchestrated between the organisers and the parents, his mom Amélie Gangé explained.

Founded in 2016, the Wild Postcard Project aims to increase awareness of biodiversity through artwork competitions for kids and teens in locations across the world. The winning artworks are converted into postcards, allowing local biodiversity – as depicted by artistically inclined youth – to be shared to all corners of the globe. They are available through the Etsy website.

Needless to say, William was delighted with his success!

“I couldn’t believe I was one of the winners, I was so happy! I loved working on this picture, I wanted it to be very colourful," William told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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