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Killarney makes a splash in aid of Aware

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IT FIRST made a splash eight years ago and in that time the Christmas Day dip at Dundag has generated just over €40,000 for depression support charity Aware.

Niki McCarthy, Tiernaboul, who started the event in memory of her sister Sylvan Money, presented the proceeds of the most recent event, €5359, to Dolores Gallagher of Aware this week. “The day was a great success despite the weather which included high wind and heavy rain,” Niki told Killarney Advertiser.

“We had over 100 participants, which is the highest number so far. I would like to thank the lifeguards Derek and Conor O'Leary and the Order of Malta for providing first aid cover. It means so much to me that these people give their time on Christmas Day to support the dip and without them it would not be possible.”

Dolores said the funds will go towards supports provided by Aware in Kerry. “In Kerry we have two support groups as well as education programmes,” said Dolores. “The support groups are for people with experience of stress, anxiety depression and mood-related conditions. It is a free service, no referral is needed and no booking is required.”

The Killarney support group meets in the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service centre in Fairhill, on Mondays from 8pm to 9pm, while the Tralee venue is the parish centre, St John’s Church, on Tuesdays, 8pm to 9pm.
 


 
Niki McCarthy presents the proceeds of the Christmas Day dip at Dundag to Dolores Gallagher, Aware.

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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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