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“Dan was a gentleman, very helpful and great company”

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By Michelle Crean

There’s a deep sense of shock and sadness at the sudden death of Kilcummin man Dan Healy who died suddenly whilst cycling the Tralee-Killarney road in Rockfield early on Monday morning.

67-year-old Dan, of Rockfield and late of Dooneen, Kilcummin, Killarney, was involved in an accident at approximately 8.20am. Emergency services rushed to the scene and the road was closed off for a number of hours to facilitate the services of Forensic Collision Investigators.

On Wednesday, in accordance with Government and HSE guidelines, a private funeral took place for Dan, but neighbours, friends and members of Kilcummin GAA came out in force to form a guard of honour as Dan was laid to rest in the Old Kilcummin Graveyard.

In his early days Dan was a footballer with the club and was part of the 1973 O'Donoghue Cup winning panel.

The former ESB worker was a familiar face on the Tralee-Killarney Road as he cycled to and from town every morning and evening.

“There’s a sadness in Kilcummin for people that had known him,” Michael O’Riordan, PRO with Kilcummin GAA, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Dan was a gentleman, very helpful and great company. Anybody that would meet him regularly would enjoy his company. He was a great character.”

He added that those who formed the guard of honour wanted to pay tribute to him as restrictions meant that they couldn’t attend his Funeral Mass.

“We had a presence close to the graveyard. Needless to say, we maintained social distancing. About 40 from the club turned out, along with his neighbours and friends.”

Killarney Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and for any road users who may have camera footage, including dash-cam, who were travelling in the area at the time to make it available to Gardai on 064 667 1160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Dan was predeceased by his son Daniel. He is survived by his wife Imelda, daughter Mary, brothers Johnny and Willy, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, his many friends, neighbours and his former colleagues in the ESB.

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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