Family and smiles on Grace’s big day

Baby Grace Martina Kissane was all smiles on Sunday when she was christened at St Mary’s Cathedral.

At 13 weeks old, Grace is now very aware of her surroundings and was in her element on Sunday and extremely enjoyed the day.

Knowing it was all about her and that she was the centre of attention, she was the perfect little baby at her special occasion.

Grace Martina is the first born of Patrick and Mary Kissane from Headford who were married six years ago.

 

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Papal award for Rene’s long service

One of the highest honours the Catholic Church can confer was bestowed to a Killarney native who is the creative touch behind the magnificent Christmas crib in St Mary's Cathedral every year.

Rene Kennelly was honored for her many years of outstanding service to the Church with the prestigious Benemerenti Award, which has been approved by Pope Francis and the Vatican.

For the past 48 years, she has created and directed the creation of the life-size seasonal crib. People travel great distances just to see her wonderful work of art, which has become a popular seasonal tourist destination in and of itself.

 

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