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Killarney success at World Irish Dancing Championships

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WINNER: Caoimhe O'Halloran from Kilcummin, second place Globe Winner, U12 Girls.

By Sean Moriarty

Several young Irish dancers from the Aine Murphy Dance Academy represented Killarney at the recent World Irish Dancing Championships Greensboro, North Carolina.

A total of 10 dancers entered the competition and they returned with a total of three Globes, a World Medal and four recall medals.

 

The first success was Caoimhe O’Halloran from Kilcummin, who claimed second in the U12 Girls category on the first day of the event.

 

This was followed by Mark Clifford, from Killarney, who came second in the U16 Boys Competition and Seán Slemon from Moyvane, who claimed third in the U17 Boys, who was already crowned All-Ireland Champion earlier in the year.

Mark’s sister Saoirse added to the haul of world medals by winning one in the U13 Girls Competition.

 

Dancers Eloise O’ Doherty, Ellen Burke, Liam Healy and Emma Kent all made it through to the final rounds of their perspective competitions and brought home four more medals.

“These dancers worked tirelessly over the past few months to prepare for these World Championships and their success in Greensboro made it the school’s most successful World Championships to date,” Aine Murphy, Head Teacher, said.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney” Kerry County Council

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm. Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney Due to the significant risk […]

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County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm.

Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney

Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not travel for the rest of the evening. Everyone is advised to follow updates on weather warnings from Met Éireann as well as the local media and social media.

There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

The N71 road at the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare remains closed to traffic as does the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine Road at the hairpin bends. There are a significant number of local and regional and local roads blocked or partially blocked by fallen trees, electricity poles and debris in all parts of the county so travel should be avoided.

The Ballycasheen Road in Killarney and Main Street in Ballybunion (and the surrounding area) should be avoided due to concerns about potential falling debris.

The Council’s emergency contact number is 066 7183588 and it will be operational through this evening and tonight.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

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Muckross Road reopened after fallen tree cleared

By Sean Moriarty Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel. A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park. Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open. Kerry County Council and the ESB […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel.

A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park.

Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open.

Kerry County Council and the ESB are aware of the incident.

“Electricity wires are tangled up in that one so ESB will have to attend,” a Council spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We can only clear these issues when it is safe to do so.”

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