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HELPING OTHERS: Killarney artists John Sheahan and Olivia O'Carra have donated some of their work towards Enable Ireland Kerry's 'Wild Atlantic Art' fundraiser. Photo: Michelle Crean

By Michelle Crean

Artists from Killarney have generously gifted some of their creative work to help a Kerry charity which is struggling with funding due to the year that's passed.

Enable Ireland Kerry Services, have, like most charities, felt the brunt of COVID through their fundraising this year. And like so many, Enable Ireland, who are based in Tralee but have clients of all ages across Kerry who avail of their services, have felt the pinch.

Community fundraiser for the service, Sean Scally, asked many artists across the county for their support, and without hesitation received a tranche of replies.

Amongst them were Killarney artists John Sheahan from Tiernaboul, Olivia O'Carra from Park Drive, and Mark Eldred, who have each donated some of their work towards Enable Ireland Kerry's 'Wild Atlantic Art' art sale fundraiser. The pottery department at Muckross House also donated a bowl, while photographer Peter Cox also gave a print of his work.

“Lots of our fundraising events and activities have been cancelled due to COVID so we came up with an online fundraiser for our services,” Sean told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The response has been amazing and we have secured donations from artists from Cork and Donegal, including quite a few from Kerry. Without the support of the artists we wouldn't be able to do this. The arts sector is also struggling this year and we were very conscious of that and didn't want to put them under pressure. We'd like to say a huge thanks to them all for supporting Enable."

John, who runs web company Egg Design and is an artist on the side, said he was delighted to participate.

"A friend of mine saw it online and sent me the link. I donated two pieces and one sold straight away. I donate to charity every year through Egg Design but I never donated my art before."

Olivia took up art after retiring as a Science teacher from Presentation 18 years ago.

She said she was more than happy to help.

"I just think it's a good cause."

To view the art simply click here.

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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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