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After an amazing battle little Lily is cancer free

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By Michelle Crean

A little girl who has battled a rare form of cancer after being diagnosed last summer was eletated to finally ring the bell this week after being given the all clear.

Seven-year-old Lily (Lil) Sebestova was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour on her hand - a Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma - just days after her birthday in July.

After enduring months of treatments including many gruelling rounds of intensive radiotherapy and chemotherapy,Lily and her family - who have been through an emotional and mentally draining journey - were overwhelmed and relieved on Saturday when she finally reached her goal of beating the disease.

Killarney locals were amongst those who gave generously to a GoFundMe set up by Killarney man, Jason Clifford, the Manager at the Dunloe Hotel, where Lily's mom Lorraine has worked for the past 15 years.

In total €26,140 was raised - over double of the €10,000 target - and the support has been incredible according to Lily's parents Lorraine and Dodi Sebest who live in Tralee.

"She rang the bell on Saturday morning," Lorraine told the Killarney Advertiser.

"She's after beating cancer. We were told that there are no signs of cancer."

While it is wonderful news, according to Lorraine, she added that the family are happy but traumatised as they try to get back to normal after such a traumatic year.

"I had been praying so hard for maintenance chemo and when they told us I was bawling crying and hugging Lily. She will have a diagnostic scan on March 31 to confirm and she still has a year of maintenance chemo, but that heavy burden of fear is gone."

The family, she added, has been genetically tested as it's such a rare cancer but Lily will have to watched for life.

She added that there had been a possibility that Lily's hand would have to be amputated if the treatment didn't work.

However, after hearing the good news, last week Lily started piano lessons for the very first time.

"She went back to school and her health and her weight is up. She held her own, she's a fighter. She started piano lessons. Not only did they save her life they saved her hand."

Lorraine is thankful to everyone who so generously supported them to get to this point but most especially her colleagues and is hoping to return to the Dunloe Hotel later this year.

"They have been fantastic to me. The hotel is reopening in April. I love my job in the Dunloe and the staff are brilliant. I miss it and hope to be back later in the year."

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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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