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Fire service urge caution for Hallowe’en

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Fire Service is wishing everyone a safe and fun Hallowe'en - but urged caution when it comes to bonfires and candles.

Thousand will mark the year's most scary date on Monday night but with fun comes an element of danger. Local fire officer Martin O’Grady has issued a list of precautions families can take to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time. They include the use of battery candles where possible. “If you use a real candle, use with extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit,” he said. “Be sure to place candle-lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, or walkways.” Bonfires are another traditional element to festivities and not having a bonfire is “like not having turkey with your Christmas dinner”, he added. “Don’t attend unsupervised bonfires,” he added. “Stay well back from bonfires as they are unstable and collapse as they burn. Don’t use accelerants to start bonfires such as petrol or diesel.” Trick or treaters should be aware of their surroundings as many costumes are dark or black. “In poorly lit areas be sure to be safe and be seen and use flash lights,” he said. “Happy Hallowe'en from all at Kerry Fire and Rescue Service.”

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There has been a separate warning about fireworks after a wayward fire cracker found its way on to a Killarney Celtic training pitch after being launched from a nearby estate earlier this week.

“Luckily no one was injured,” club vice chair Paul Sherry said.

Be mindful of pets, dogs and cats can get spooked by fireworks.

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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