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Garda resources stretched to the limit on Saturday night

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By Sean Moriarty

 

Garda resources in Killarney were stretched to the limit on Saturday night as they responded to three separate incidents that all took place between 11pm and 12 midnight.

The most serious incident resulted in the unexplained death of a man in his 20s that occurred on Muckross Road at around 11.15.

At the same time, the now infamous anti-social behaviour incident took place on Main St and within minutes a fight involving several youths broke out on College St.

Separately, earlier in the day a motorcyclist was killed in a road traffic accident on the Ring of Kerry and Killarney Gardai were tasked with investigating that crash too.

“An Garda Síochána had resources on patrol in the Killarney District with local Gardai reporting a large number of persons socialising in Killarney over the evening. An Garda Síochána in Killarney were involved in the ongoing investigation of a Fatal Road Traffic Collision and responded to a number of further incidents including the serious investigation into the unexplained death of a male,” a spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser.

Superintendent Flor Murphy said that the first incident on the Muckross Road took up the majority of their resources but they still attended the other two incidents within minutes of getting the call.

“Our members were administrating first aid on the Muckross Road, this turned into a tragedy for all involved,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “We responded to the other two incidents in a short space of time but a lot of our resources were at the Muckross Road helping the emergency services.”

Gardai are continuing to investigate the Muckross Road incident which has been upgraded to a criminal investigation.

A post-mortem has since been completed, the results of which will not be released for operational purposes.

Meanwhile Superintendent Murphy confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that both the Main St and College St incidents are under investigation.

“An Garda Síochána does not comment on an extract of audio/video footage, the timeline and context of which cannot be determined,” said the spokesperson. “Gardaí did attend College St shortly before midnight on August 29 as a crowd had gathered.”

Anyone with information, on any incident 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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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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