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Garda Twohig’s family thank the people of Killarney

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Almost one month after his passing, the wife of the late Garda Paudie Twohig has issued a heartfelt thank you to the people of Killarney and beyond for their "emotional and practical support".

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Diane Collins Twohig, also a local serving Garda, said that both herself and her family "will be forever grateful" for the send-off given to Paudie (44), as well as the support offered from their colleagues in Killarney Garda Station, where Paudie was a popular staff member.

Paudie also leaves behind two daughters Tara Grace (2) and baby Olivia Hope born just days before his passing.

He was diagnosed with a stage four melanoma in April and sadly succumbed to the illness on Sunday, August 1 at Cork University Hospital (CUH).

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“We offer our heartfelt thanks to the many friends, neighbours and well-wishers who gave us emotional and practical support during Paudie’s short, but hard fought illness,” Diane said. “To the people of Killarney town our family will be forever grateful for the send-off you gave Paudie. Killarney was very close to his heart and his drive through town one last time was so special. The expressions of love and support and the continued shared memories has made our loss more bearable.”

She also thanked her colleagues at Killarney Garda Station and the medical staff at Cork University Hospital.

“A special word of thanks to our colleagues in An Garda Síochána who supported our family over the last number of months and their exceptional professionalism on Paudie’s final journey. To Dr Derek Power, the staff in CUH, CUMH and MUHH we wish to express our deepest gratitude for the excellent care, support, kindness and respect shown at all times. Fr Kieran O’Brien, thank you, your personal service was a comfort and source of strength to our family. Also thank you to Monsignor O’Donnell, Canon Roberts, Fr Manning, Fr O’Mahony, Fr Cormac, and Fr Keane.

“Thank you to Fitzgerald Funeral Directors Macroom for their guidance and organisation. To John O’Sullivan Event Videography, a kind friend and neighbour who streamed Paudie’s funeral. You went above and beyond for us.

“To Cathal Flaherty your incredible voice and lyrics were so poignant, Paudie was your biggest fan, thank you for performing for him one last time. Also, a kind word to Sarah Twomey, Aghinagh GAA, Killarney No Name Club and to all who donated to The Garda Benevolent Fund and Neo Natal CUMH.

“As it is impossible to thank everyone, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.”

Paudie's Months Mind will be celebrated on September 1 at 8pm in St John The Baptist Church Ballinagree and will be streamed on www.munsterfunerallivestream.ie/paudie-twohig.

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Artists invited to showcase work at Wine and Art night

It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November. The pandemic enforced its absence and now […]

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It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November.

The pandemic enforced its absence and now every effort is being made to make up for lost time.

Widely regarded as one of the social highlights of the year in Killarney, this year’s gathering will take place in the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday, November 30, commencing at 7.15pm.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at €20 and all proceeds raised on the night will go to deserving local charities and community organisations.

Over the years the evening of wine and art has raised tens of thousands of Euro for great causes and the 2022 proceeds will be of enormous benefit to the chosen groups.

This year, once again, the event is being held in association with Daly’s SuperValu and supported by Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company.

Rotary Club President, Rayla Tadjimatova, has appealed to all artists who might like to showcase their work on the night to get in touch with club members, as soon as possible, to guarantee inclusion.

“We are reaching out not only to artists who have supported the event in the past but to any new artists who wish to take the opportunity to place their work in front of a very appreciative local audience of up to one thousand people on the night,” she said.

Those interested should email killarneyrotaryclub@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Gardai seek whereabouts of missing Kerry teen

Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager. Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3). He is described as being […]

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Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager.

Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3).

He is described as being approximately 6ft in height, of a slim build with brown hair and green eyes. When last seen Nicolas was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black hoody top. He was also carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information on Nicolas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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