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Killarney women create helpful childcare podcast

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By Michelle Crean

Two Killarney women who are no strangers to chatting are using their skills to highlight topics which is sure to interest parents.

Aoife Murphy (27) and her sister-in-law Jenny McCarthy (25), both Early Years professionals from Killarney recently set up podcast 'Little Steps, Big Futures: The Podcast' talking everything child related and it's proving very popular.

The idea came in August when chatting one day about the changes in childcare and how there were no real resources out there for parents and guardians. They immediately decided to create an Instagram and Facebook account and it proved so popular they they soon put together podcasts covering a range of topics including biting, toilet training, screen time, attachments, childcare schemes available to single parents, wages, and men in childcare.

"The Instagram was doing well and we had a wild idea to start a podcast then as we can expand on so much more on there," Aoife, who managed a Naionra in Killarney but after the lockdown in March moved to Washington DC, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

"So in September we started the podcast with just myself and Jenny. We chatted about who we were and why we were here. Then we expanded and asked some guests to come on. We wanted to set up an informative and educational platform for educators, carers, parents and guardians as there was a gap in the market. We received lots of messages about the music therapy and the ASD preschool guests as many parents did not even know these resources existed. Helping spread awareness about the different channels available for children and families is so rewarding."

Recently they had a guest called Megan Buckley Heelan who spoke about her sister Mia who has a very rare condition called Chromosome Deletion Syndrome 13q.

"The response we got from that episode was unreal and because of that we have set up a fundraiser for CUH Children's Charity and BUMBLEance both picked by Mia and Megan's family as they are close to their hearts."

On Wednesday they had a 'Raise Awareness Day" for this condition using the #wearpurplefor13Q.

For more see their Instagram and Facebook page: 'Little Steps, Big Futures'.

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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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