Sinead's got the talent

13-year-old Sinead Gleeson (13) blew the competition out of the water at Killarney Community College's annual talent show last week when she sang her way into first place.

A daughter of Maurice and Liz Gleeson, Crohane, Clonkeen, the first year student with a remarkable voice wowed the judges of the school's ninth annual 'Who's Got Talent' contest with her own take on the Ed Sheeran hit, 'Lego House'.

Gillian's hens flutter to Listowel

Bride-to-be Gillian Doody, Kilcummin, and her hens returned from their flutter in Listowel last weekend chirping the praises of the hospitable North Kerry town.

Gillian and the flock of about 16 hens chose the Listowel Arms Hotel as their roost on Saturday night. They found the hotel staff 'so accommodating' and everyone in the bars around Listowel 'outstanding'. "I'd recommend Listowel to anyone," Gillian said.

The hen party, which had a Paddy's Day theme, was organised by Gillian's bridesmaids, Lisa O'Connor, Ellen Doody and Pearl Flynn. Ellen is her sister.