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Kerry Stars to shine thanks to Patrick production

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Martina McCarthy, Siobhan Looney, front, Rosie Healy, Brian Hickey, Oisin O'Mahony, Pat Looney, front, and Aidan O'Connor, Una Moynihan and Sheila McCarthy, back. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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Martina McCarthy, Siobhan Looney, front, Rosie Healy, Brian Hickey, Oisin O'Mahony, Pat Looney, front, and Aidan O'Connor, Una Moynihan and Sheila McCarthy, back. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

THE Kerry Stars Special Olympic Club has welcomed a windfall thanks to the author and cast of smash-hit production Patrick.

Author Aidan O’Connor and the performers from the show gathered at The Malton last night to make a donation to the club, which is close to Aidan's heart. “Oisin, my son, is a member for many years and I've spoken and written many times publicly on the issue of special needs," said Aidan.

Between Rathmore and the INEC, Killarney, 4,000 people have seen Patrick. The cast and crew are to be awarded a civic reception later this year and hopes are high that another performance will be staged – perhaps towards the end of the year.

"The Ireland that Patrick O'Connor and all of the others died for in 1916 was one where everybody, including all of the Kerry Stars athletes, could feel equal and loved," said Aidan.

"Patrick O'Connor died so that the Proclamation might be fulfilled, so that people like the Kerry Stars would be cherished equally as children of the nation."
 


 
Martina McCarthy, Siobhan Looney, front, Rosie Healy, Brian Hickey, Oisin O'Mahony, Pat Looney, front, and Aidan O'Connor, Una Moynihan and Sheila McCarthy, back. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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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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