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RTÉ’s early Christmas present to Kerry Parents and Friends

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By Sean Moriarty

Kerry Parents and Friends Association (KPFA) has been allocated €28,913 by Community Foundation for Ireland as a result of the RTÉ Does Comic Relief national fundraiser.

Nationally, over €5.8 million was raised to help children with disabilities, people living with illness as well as victims of domestic violence.

In total 672 grants were handed out nationally, thanks to Comic Relief and while KPFA was one of many Kerry recipients, it was the only group in the Killarney area to get funding.
The KPFA allocation was the highest amount handed out to the 88 Munster based charities.
KPFA has branches and living quarters all over the county, but its training and administrative headquarters are on Port Road, in Killarney.

The RTÉ money is specifically for IT enhancement projects and something the management of KPFA has greatly welcomed.

“The first people this will help is the people we support,” CEO Marie Linehan told the Killarney Advertiser. “We have being trying hard to digitally connect all our services. With this funding, the people we support can log on to a cookery class or connect with their own friends in different parts of the county. It is especially important in these times when not everyone is in a position to attend our day-care services.”
Other Kerry facilities to benefit from the joint Community Foundation for Ireland/RTÉ scheme include Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House who received €3,000 and Castleisland Day Care Centre who got €5,000.

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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