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Four people were arrested in town at the weekend following "unruly behaviour".

Gardai in Killarney had extra resources on the streets of the town centre in anticipation of large gatherings as two major events – the Killarney Historic Rally and the first Christmas in Killarney Parade - took place on Saturday.

Four arrests were made late on Saturday night and early on Sunday morning after large crowds spilled out onto the streets close to 12 midnight as a result of new licensing laws brought in last week to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Sergeant Dermot O’Connell, who was on duty in the College St and the Glebe car park area, described it as “unruly behaviour” and confirmed there were four arrests made.

“The important thing is there were no serious assaults,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “We had extra resources deployed in the town centre. The whole thing lasted no more than an hour – huge crowds exited [bars and clubs] at the same time.”

The most serious incident under investigation by local Gardai is the criminal damage to a Lexus car as it exited the Glebe car park.

Video footage, shared on social media channels this week, shows a large crowd rocking and shaking the car. A rear window was smashed in the car and its rear boot door spoiler was ripped off in the incident.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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