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Columbarium wall to allow photos of deceased loved ones

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By Sean Moriarty

Local politicians have reacted angrily to a revelation by Kerry County Council that the new columbarium wall at Knockeenduff cost €120,000.

The columbarium wall – the first one in the county – will open before the end of this month at Killarney Burial Ground.

At Monday’s online Kerry County Council meeting, elected councillors were told that the cost of the wall would have to be recuperated and that each niche on the wall would cost €1,200.

The Council’s Director of Services John Breen told the meeting that the cost of a niche, which can hold two urns, was based on cost recuperation.

The Council officials wanted to limit the inscription to just the name of the deceased and their date of death.

Cllr Marie Moloney proposed the deceased person’s address be also included.

Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae labelled this idea as “too cold”.

He led a motion to allow photos of the deceased to be displayed in the niche and this was carried by the meeting.

“I have looked at other columbarium walls around the country and some had the option of placing a picture on what I call the plaque and what the Council call the niche. I agree with Cllr Moloney too, there could be many people from the same area with the same names,” Cllr Healy-Rae told the Killarney Advertiser. “I thought it felt a little cold and I was glad that despite the Council still objecting that we got this [permitting photos] overturned.”

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Country Queen Cliona Hagan to play Sneem Hotel

Get ready for a glamorous evening of country music as bombshell Cliona Hagan, one of Ireland’s most beloved country music stars, takes the stage at Sneem Hotel on Saturday, May […]

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Get ready for a glamorous evening of country music as bombshell Cliona Hagan, one of Ireland’s most beloved country music stars, takes the stage at Sneem Hotel on Saturday, May 11, 9:00 PM.

Known for her powerful vocals, captivating stage presence, and chart-topping hits, Cliona Hagan promises to deliver a memorable performance that will have the audience on their feet and singing along all night long.
The concert, set against the stunning backdrop of Golden’s Cove at the Sneem Hotel, promises to be an unforgettable experience for country music fans of all ages. From heartfelt ballads to lively toe-tappers, Cliona Hagan’s versatile repertoire ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Tickets for the concert are priced at €25 and can be purchased at the door on the night of the event. Don’t miss your chance to see Cliona Hagan live in concert at Sneem Hotel on May 11th. Overnight hotel stay packages including dinner and concert tickets, bed and breakfast are also available!
For more information, please visit www.sneemhotel.com or contact 064 667 5100.

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Coffee morning for Kerry Cancer Support Group at the Royal

Killarney Royal is hosting a Charity Coffee Morning on April 19, in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Join the team at Killarney Royal from 10.30am-12pm where fresh coffee, […]

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Killarney Royal is hosting a Charity Coffee Morning on April 19, in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group.

Join the team at Killarney Royal from 10.30am-12pm where fresh coffee, delicious homemade scones, pastries and treats await in the newly refurbished lobby and bar.

All guests attending will also have the chance to be entered into a raffle with a number of wonderful prizes on offer throughout the morning. Volunteers will also be on hand to accept donations, with all proceeds going to the Kerry Cancer Support Group.

“The Kerry Cancer Support Group work hard each day to provide an excellent service and are devoted to maintaining a warm, welcoming environment while ensuring that service users have immediate access to free programmes and resources. Killarney Royal are delighted to support this incredibly worthy charity,” said Brand Sales and Marketing Executive Aoibheann O’Leary.

All are welcome on the morning, with no pre-booking needed.

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