Well-known faces highlight local water pollution problem

A one-minute video combating Tralee’s water pollution problem is being screened at secondary schools across the town this week.

Shot at locations including Cockleshell Beach, the Canal Walk, Blennerville and the Wetlands in Tralee, the video is celebrating World Toilet Day and aims to highlight the damage caused to beaches, rivers and wastewater systems when items like cotton buds, cigarettes and face wipes are flushed down the toilet.

Football star Kieran Donaghy features in the video along with local women Gillian Wharton Slattery (Team Bramble and Tralee Tidy Towns) and Betesaida Hailegeorgis (CH Chemist Tralee).

Family fun for Sadhbh on Friday the 13th

Lucky for Sadhbh Fleming being born on Friday the 13th hasn’t done her any harm - the birthday girl was spoiled rotten by her family who made a big fuss to celebrate her special day - also on Friday the 13th!

Dubbed the ‘most caring of the Flemings’, the 22-year-old from the famous Fleming family of internet fame recently took a break from her work as a care assistant in Fatima Home, Tralee, to look after her nana Mary O’Brien, who suffered a spell of ill-health recently.

The Flemings didn’t let the opportunity for a bit of ‘craic’ pass them by. They threw a Gatsby-themed bash for Sadhbh at home in Ballymacelligott, to let her know that her kindness hasn’t gone unnoticed, and that even in lockdown, you can still have a bit of fun.