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Cathedral concert “very special” for Liam

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By Sean Moriarty

Liam O’Connor has described his first concert in St Mary’s Cathedral as "one of the most special local concerts” of his career.

Liam and his musical family took his ninth annual St Brendan’s College Christmas event into the cathedral for the first time on Wednesday night.

They were joined on stage by Moya Brennan of Clannad as well as her musical family, and were backed up by 35 music students from St Brendan’s.

“It was one of the most special concerts of my career," he told the Killarney Advertiser.

"St Brendan’s concerts are always special but this was inside the cathedral. It was one of my most memorable nights in Killarney, the sound, the lighting, we had a crew of 25 working in there, it was incredible.”

Legendary Galway hurler Joe Canning was the guest of honour.

“He gave a fantastic speech,” Liam added. “It was all about leadership, don’t give up and most of all listen.”

Both Brennan and Canning were presented with ‘Clann Bhreanainn’ medals by St Brendan’s principal Sean Coffey as a memento to the occasion.

Liam thanked Bishop Ray Browne and Fr Kieran O'Brien for allowing the use of St Mary’s.

“It was a special occasion for Bishop Ray, he got to meet Moya for the first time,” he added. “He went to school with her brother!”

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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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