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Youth reach Amber status for promoting positive mental health

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By Michelle Crean

Hard work promoting positive mental health and well-being has secured an Amber Flag for the students and staff at Killarney Youthreach.

The Amber Flag is an initiative run by Pieta House that recognises the individual efforts of schools, Youthreach centres, third level institutions, and community groups to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental well-being.

Killarney Youthreach students and staff came together in order to create a safe, positive and healthy attitude towards general physical and mental health and well-being.

In order to promote positive mental health and well-being, they engaged in a range of activities and actions including: mindfulness, creating a mental health and well-being noticeboard, organising a positive mental health week, engaging in mental health awareness training, timetabling physical activity in the outdoors, practicing gratitude and journaling. Students and staff are mindful of the five pillars of good mental health: connect with others, be active, take notice, keep learning and give.

“The efforts our young people put in were monumental and we are delighted that their hard work is being recognised nationally with the presentation of the Amber Flag,” Majella Hegarty, Killarney Youthreach Amber Flag staff leader, told the Killarney Advertiser.

Accepting Applications

Killarney Youthreach is now accepting applications from students who have left school. Kerry Education and Training Board’s Killarney Youthreach is operating out of a new purpose built premises at the rear of 50 High Street. Two main courses are on offer; Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Level 3 (NQF Junior Cert equivalent) and QQI Level 4 (NQF pass Leaving Cert equivalent). Each course has a range of subjects including computers, maths, communications, biology, and interpersonal skills. Killarney Youthreach also offers work experience, sports, outdoor activities, personal development, as well as CV and interview preparation.

Youthreach is co-funded by the Government of Ireland, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning. A training allowance is provided. If you are looking for a second chance at education, are aged between 16 and 20, and interested in joining Killarney Youthreach, please ring 064 663 2559 to set up an appointment for an interview.

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Rodeo lasso demo to kickstart 4th of July Festival on Friday

Killarney’s 4th of July celebrations will get underway today (Friday) when the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus put on an unusual show at St Mary’s Church of the Sloes. The choir […]

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Killarney’s 4th of July celebrations will get underway today (Friday) when the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus put on an unusual show at St Mary’s Church of the Sloes.

The choir is due to perform a concert in the town centre church on Friday evening..

However part of their act is a demonstration in the art of lasso ropes – a tradition that stems from the early farming days of the Wild West – and there isn’t enough room in the church for that element of their act.

Instead they will give a lasso demonstration on the grounds of St Mary’s from 5pm Friday.

“They are showcasing on the green space outside our church at 5pm,” the Venerable Simon J Lumby the Rector of Killarney said.

“They will perform rodeo lasso stunts as part of their act. We couldn’t accommodate that during the concert so we’ve got them to do it earlier outside.”

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GAA stars set to gather for A Night With Legends

By Sean Moriarty Over 1,500 people are expected to attend Fossa GAA Club’s ‘A Night With Legends’ on Tuesday night. GAA royalty will grace the INEC stage as part of […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Over 1,500 people are expected to attend Fossa GAA Club’s ‘A Night With Legends’ on Tuesday night.

GAA royalty will grace the INEC stage as part of an ambitious fundraiser by the club.

The event will be styled on RTÉ’s popular pre All-Ireland Final show ‘Up for the Match’ where footballing legends will tell some of their life stories in between music and songs.

It will be hosted by author and raconteur Billy Keane and horseracing photographer Pat Healy. The event is one of the key fundraisers for the expanding Fossa GAA Club.

Coming just days before Kerry’s All-Ireland semi-final with Dublin, ‘A Night With Legends’ will also serve as a light-hearted preview to the important game.

Kerry greats like Pat Spillane, Mike Frank Russell, Paul Galvin and Eamon Fitzmaurice will be joined on stage by Dublin hero Bernard Brogan Sr. Killarney greats Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper and Ambrose O’Donovan will also be there.

“This is not going to be a boring night, it is going to be filled with fun and banter, music and craic,” Fossa GAA chairman, Dermot Clifford, told the Killarney Advertiser.

Several raffle and auction prizes are up for grabs on the night too, the most unusual being a chance to bid on a racing greyhound, donated by the Murphy Family from Brosna.

The fundraiser has already raised €10,000 thanks to a recent auction organised by Paul Nagle. The local rally star sold one of his world championship helmets for €25,000 with the balance going to Recovery Haven in Tralee.

Limited tickets are still available at a cost of €25 per person or groups can buy a table of 12 for €250.

Ticket enquires: nightoflegends2022@gmail.com.

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