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Killarney’s Liberace set for the big lights of London

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He has become one of Killarney’s biggest entertainers - but now it’s time for pastures new for ‘The Piano Man’ – who is moving on to the bright lights of London.

Jack Patrick Healy, best known for his entertaining music and friendliness in The Liquid Lounge at the Killarney Grand, made the decision to say farewell to the town he loves so well - as he has just been signed with a musical-theatre agent in the West End.

Currently he’s in London but is planning his final farewell show in the Liquid Lounge, Killarney Grand, on Saturday March 2, at 11.30pm.

It was inevitable that Jack Patrick would grow up to entertain the masses as he was born in the Gap of Dunloe to father, Gerard ‘The Singing Jarvey’ Healy and mother Julie.

He began his music career under the training of the Tara Little Stage School Company and studied vocal training with Rebecca Storm of ‘Blood Brothers’ fame and Peter Corry of ‘Les Misérables’.

He went on to work as resident pianist and entertainer in Nick’s Restaurant Killorglin in 2010, then on to The Plaza Hotel Killarney, and finally for the past three years, in The Liquid Lounge.

Last November, he took his award-winning show to Chicago, Germany/Switzerland and Austria prior to the States, and is now moving over lock, stock and barrel to the bright lights of London.

“I’m thrilled to be moving over completely, and brightening my horizons with my fantastic girlfriend Emma-Jane, who is a native of North Kensington,” Jack told the Killarney Advertiser this week.

“I have just been signed with a musical-theatre agent for work on the West End stages and I’m looking forward to working on Kensington High Street and Notting Hill with my piano-bar show.”

 

 

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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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