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Gardai appeal for vital information to help solve murder case




By Michelle Crean

Killarney Gardai investigating the horrendous murder of Miriam Burns (née Kelliher) at her home in Ardshanavooley say they are totally committed to finding justice for her family.

SCENE: Garda Forensic Officers pictured outside the home of Miriam Burns in Ardshanavooley on Tuesday morning.

The 75-year-old mother of four and grandmother and was found dead at her home lunchtime on Monday by neighbours after her son Shane in Australia failed to make contact with her.

The devastating news sent shockwaves through the quiet estate, the whole town and beyond.

Garda Forensic Officers conducted a technical examination on Monday evening and again on Tuesday morning, while searches also took place along the Ross Road area.

A post-mortem examination was conducted on Tuesday afternoon at University Hospital Kerry by State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster, the results of which were not released for operational reasons but Gardaí launched a murder investigation and shortly after a man in his 50s was arrested.

However, yesterday afternoon (Thursday) he was released from Garda custody without charge. A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The scene is still preserved and subject to an extensive investigation including the examination of CCTV footage in the area.

Now Gardai are appealing to members of the public who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm lunchtime Monday to come forward.

"Firstly An Garda Síochána would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Miriam Burns," Superintendent Flor Murphy told the Killarney Advertiser.

He said the public are “the eyes and ears of the community” and is calling on them to come forward no matter how relevant they feel the information is.

"We thank the public for their assistance to date. We’re appealing very strongly to the public for their assistance. We want people who saw anything unusual or suspicious in the area whether it’s pedestrians, cars, or people on push bikes to get in touch. It’s probably one of the most extensive investigations conducted in Kerry in recent times. Our investigation is progressing and is totally committed to finding justice."

The investigation is "fully resourced" and that “will remain the case”, he added.

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.

Mrs Burns funeral will take place on Sunday arriving at St Mary's Cathedral at 2.15pm for service at 4pm, followed by private cremation.

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Wedding open day at the Kenmare Bay

The Kenmare Bay Hotel is hosting a wedding open day on Sunday. The event will run from 2pm to 5pm and couples planning on tieing the knot in the future […]




The Kenmare Bay Hotel is hosting a wedding open day on Sunday.

The event will run from 2pm to 5pm and couples planning on tieing the knot in the future are invited to meet the hotel’s wedding planning team.

New for 2023 is the recently refurbished Banqueting Suite.

“See our new table arrangements and sample our new menu options, tour our hotel facilities and accommodation options,” said the hotel’s wedding manager Alan Donnery.

“Appointments are advised to ensure you get to speak to a member of the wedding team on the day,”

Every attendee will get a ‘Lucky Dip’ wedding prizes on the day.

“Make a night of it with our VIP Wedding Experience including overnight stay, wedding fayre evening meal chosen by our head chef, sparkling wine, late lazy checkout and more,” added Alan.

For more information call Alan or Síle today on 064 6679300, email or go to


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Ghost hunter’s video goes viral

By Michelle Crean They have a love of things that go bump in the night – and it seems the public do too – as a Killarney man’s ghost hunting […]




By Michelle Crean

They have a love of things that go bump in the night – and it seems the public do too – as a Killarney man’s ghost hunting video has gone viral.

PJ O’Sullivan from Púca Vogue Paranormal Ireland and his ghost busting team posted a video online around Christmas time, but it was only over the last two weeks that it went viral – clocking up 1.9 million views and over 2k likes on Facebook.

“We were naturally shocked ourselves at this,” PJ, who is originally from Gneeveguilla but lives in St Mary’s Terrace in town, told the Killarney Advertiser.

The video was taken in Redwood Castle in, Lorrha, Co Tipperary in October when the Irish paranormal investigator invited like-minded people to the location for Hallowe’en.

PJ, who has been a paranormal investigator for over 15 years, set up Púca Vogue Paranormal Ireland three years ago and works alongside his son Leo and his partner Eva Walsh.

In the clip, Eva and Liz Kelleher are in the background with singer/songwriter Rebecca McRedmond front and centre.

“On the night we had a total of 10 people in the castle for the lockdown investigation including our own Rory Murphy and Veronika Slomiany,” he said.

“It was filmed on the ground floor inside the main entrance area. It was a Hallowe’en paranormal investigation where we had guests including Damien O’Rourke from Cuppa Tea TV.

“We were investigating the ground floor. It was filmed in total darkness and Rebecca had felt a touch as we started and shortly in this clip she felt another touch at her leg. Eva had also commented the room had now felt tense, so on review of the footage we can see what we believe is her dress floating outward, and on inspection both her ankles show her feet were on the ground; there was no drafts, and it tied in with the experience so we shared that clip.”

He added that they share clips from investigations but let people decide for themselves what it is that they see.

“We share what we believe we capture and this is just a few minutes as a part of the whole night as we investigate the castle over all floors usually from around 9.30pm to 4am with breaks and we have up to five cameras recording in 50 minute segments continuously which we download after for review. But as you can imagine with full-time jobs and life it takes time to review all the footage so we mix what we do with pictures and sites of interest. We are non-profit on all events. We had done Leap Castle the previous night, this is claimed as Ireland’s most haunted castle and again shared the experience, but this is the reel that just took off on Facebook which has us surprised, but we are all very proud of Púca Vogue Paranormal.

“This is not our first capture from this castle as we have previously shared on their social media, we experienced more on the night which we will share at future dates.”

To see the video go to our Facebook page: Púca Vogue Paranormal Investigations.

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