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Late Beaufort Garda fondly remembered by colleagues

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By Sean Moriarty

A popular member of An Garda Síochána, who passed away suddenly last year, was posthumously remembered by colleagues at the West Cork Garda Youth Awards.

Garda Aidan Cremin from Beaufort had attended St Brendan’s College in Killarney and worked in Moriarty's Photographic Store for many years before he became a Garda.

He was stationed in Castletownbere Haven in West Cork, where he served as the community Garda for the Adrigole area.

He had been living in West Cork for 13 years where he was a popular member of the tight-knit community, especially in GAA circles, where he was an active member of the local Adrigole Club.

He passed away in January 2021, aged just 47.

The West Cork Garda Youth Awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years, a project Aidan was immersed in through both his roles as a Community Garda and within Adrigole Club.

He was affectionately known as ‘The Sherriff’ to friends and colleagues, while in GAA circles he was known as ‘The Kingdom-Rebel’.

“His death has left a void and is still very raw in his adopted home. Aidan’s advice kept many the young person on the straight and narrow avoiding negative engagement with the Gardaí," Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan, Divisional Officer for Cork West Division, said.

"A testament to Aidan’s popularity in his adopted county was the huge crowds who on a miserable January night lined the Beara roads in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic to pay their respects to Aidan Cremin a man whose legacy will never be forgotten."

The Posthumous Award was accepted by Aidan’s brother Mike, on behalf of the Cremin family.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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