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Boy George and Moya Brennan join forces with Liam O’Connor

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SINGER Boy George, currently starring as a judge on The Voice UK television talent show, is the featured guest vocalist on the new single by Killarney accordion virtuoso Liam O’Connor.

The track is called “Am I Losing Control?” and it’s taken from O’Connor’s acclaimed album Tico Mystico.

“Am I Losing Control?” was originally written by Boy George and John Themis for Boy George’s album U Can Never B 2 Straight recorded in 2002, but when Themis produced O’Connor’s Tico Mystico album he suggested inviting Boy George to guest on the track.

“Working on Tico Mystico with such a respected and passionate producer as John Themis was an experience I’ll never forget, so having such a revered musical icon as Boy George guesting as the lead vocalist on ‘Am I Losing Control?’ was the icing on the cake,” said Liam.

Meanwhile, Killarney-based Liam is poised to raise rafters of the Franciscan Friary when his show takes centre stage there on Sunday, October 1. The show, with special guest, Moya Brennan of Clannad fame, will commence at 7pm.

Tickets, €30, are available by calling the box office on 087-2296000 and are also available at the Friary Bookshop.

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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