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Friars postal service is a big hit for community

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INUNDATED: Br Pat Lynch pictured with office administrations Ann-Marie O’Leary and Marguerite Herlihy at the Friary which has been inundated for its services. Photo: Michelle Crean 

By Sean Moriarty

The Franciscan Friary in Killarney is inundated with requests for postal and online Mass offerings. With its office closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Brothers and Friars are now providing a Mass card and Mass offering service via email and traditional postal services.

Each day, the Friars broadcast a live Mass at 10am via their social media channels.

Members of the community can order from a range of Mass cards at the Friary Office or send in their own card of choice. Masses are dedicated to the people on the list.

The combined online Mass and card service is uniting the community in an unprecedented fashion. Staff at the Friary office are processing two mail bags everyday – each bag contains at least 80 cards - and are connecting with people all over the county and as far afield as Cork and Limerick.

“We are trying to connect with people. It is our way of giving back to our community,” Br Pat Lynch told the Killarney Advertiser.

Additionally the Friary church remains open for private prayer between 7.45am and 7pm each day.

“A team of volunteers sanitise the church at regular intervals every day,” added Br Pat.

Mass offerings and Mass cards can be arranged by telephone, email or post, between 9.30am – 4pm Monday to Saturday by contacting 064 6631066, killarney@franciscans.ie, or via the postal services to The Franciscan Friary, Killarney.

Mass is celebrated each day on at 10am by searching Killarney Franciscans on Facebook and Masses can be downloaded and viewed at a later time too.

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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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