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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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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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