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Killarney colleagues saddened by Lixnaw tragedy

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By Sean Moriarty

Friends and colleagues of Jamie O’Sullivan have expressed their sadness at his passing in tragic circumstances on Tuesday evening.

Jamie, 24, was one of three family members found dead at their home in Lixnaw, in the north of the county on.

He completed his welder/fitter apprenticeship at Liebherr Container Cranes earlier this year and was well-known and liked by colleagues at the Fossa plant.

At approximately 8.30pm, on Tuesday evening Gardaí in Listowel received a call from a member of the public concerned for the residents of a domestic dwelling at Kilfeighney, Lixnaw.

The body of Eileen O’Sullivan (56) and Jamie O’Sullivan (24) were discovered in the house. Both bodies appear to have suffered gunshot wounds.

In a follow up search of the outdoor area of the site the body of Mossie O’Sullivan (63) was discovered at the boundary of the rear yard, also with gunshot wounds.

“It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the death of our colleague, Jamie O’Sullivan.

"Jamie completed his apprenticeship with Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd earlier this year and was employed with us as a fitter and welder.

"At this difficult time, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to Jamie’s family, friends and work colleagues,” said a statement issued jointly by management and staff at Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd.

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Gardaí in Listowel have commenced a criminal investigation into the incident.

The investigation is being led by Killarney-based Garda Superintendent Paul Kennedy.

Superintendent Kennedy has been in charge of the Listowel Garda District since 2020.

He told a press conference on Wednesday evening that a legally held fire arm was found at the scene.

He explained that the scene had been preserved on Tuesday night and that on Wednesday afternoon the Garda Technical Bureau commenced a forensic examination of the scene.

Dr. Margot Bolster, Locum Assistant State Pathologist, attended the scene on Wednesday.

The bodies of all three persons were removed to University Hospital Kerry, Tralee where state post mortems will take place.

“The result of the post mortem will determine the course of the investigation but preliminary findings are that all three persons died as a result of the gunshot wounds.
An Garda Síochána is not looking for any other person in relation to this investigation, at this time,” Garda Kennedy told the briefing.

“A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to the extended families of the deceased and An Garda Síochána will support the families during this personal tragedy for them.

"An Garda Síochána appeals for privacy for the family at this time.”

“An Garda Síochána is also conscious of the severe impact this incident has on the tight knit community here in Kerry and we are appealing to this community or any other persons who may have any information in relation to the tragic events in Kilfeighney, Lixnaw to contact investigating Gardaí at Listowel Garda Station on 068 50820, or the Garda Confidential Number 1800 666.”

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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