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Locals say they’re living in fear of their lives

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By Sean Moriarty

Anti-social behaviour continues to be an issue in the Ballyspillane Estate in Killarney this week as a number of residents contacted the Killarney Advertiser concerned that nothing is being done.

Last week’s article revealed that large groups of people are gathering in the estate to play road bowls, breaking current social distancing measures, and causing a general nuisance to locals.

We highlighted how wayward bowls were landing in local gardens and the players were walking into private properties to retrieve them, many where children were playing.

Several local residents contacted the Killarney Advertiser and told us that there are many other problems there.

All of the residents that we spoke to did so on the condition that we would not name them as they live in fear of retaliation.

They all say that the Gardai are not doing enough to control the issues in the estate and that many of their calls for action fall on deaf ears.

"The last time I reported this to the Gardai my house was damaged,” one resident told the Killarney Advertiser.

Another former resident who grew up on the street where his parents still live said his family lives under the constant threat of intimidation.

“I grew up in the estate and can assure you it was a great place to grow up but unfortunately it has deteriorated drastically in the last years,” he said.

“My parents still live in the estate and the bowling which you mention in last week’s article occurs outside their back gate. They also have had bowls come into their back garden and had individuals climbing in over their wall to retrieve them, leading to much distress.”

Another reader who contacted the Killarney Advertiser confirmed that the individuals were climbing over eight-foot-high perimeter walls after bowls entered properties through gates.

He also said that the steel balls used for road bowling were clattering off gates at any hour of the day and night.

Killarney Gardai declined to comment on the matter.

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Gaelscoil pupils compete in Fleadh for the first time

By Michelle Crean It was their first time entering Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí but Gaelscoil Faithleann pupils proved they’ve got talent as they made it to the next stage of the […]

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By Michelle Crean

It was their first time entering Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí but Gaelscoil Faithleann pupils proved they’ve got talent as they made it to the next stage of the competition.

Muinteoir Treasa Uí Scannláin and Muinteoir Lisa Ni Iarlaithe prepared the children over the last two months on Thursday evenings after school.

For the competition 22 kids were entered in the Under 11 and 13 categories in the Comhra Gaeilge competition in Tralee.

Three of the Under 11s and three of the school’s Under 13s are now going forward to represent Chiarraí the Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Newcastle West on July 15.

“The standard was very high and it was our first time entering this competition. All of the children were representing Cill Airne Comhaltas,” Lisa said.

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Kilcummin has strong representation in Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí

Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí may have been absent in the live sense over the previous two years, however it returned over the last two weekends and it delivered with aplomb! The […]

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Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí may have been absent in the live sense over the previous two years, however it returned over the last two weekends and it delivered with aplomb!

The home of Kerry Comhaltas, the Dúchas Centre on the MTU campus in Tralee, was the host venue on the first weekend of the Fleadh, which accommodated the dancing competitions.

“We were spoiled with the spectacle of live dancing of the highest calibre accompanied by live music from accomplished musicians … food for the soul!” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCE PRO, said.

“Much credit and thanks goes to the Moriarty School of Dancing, Mary, John and Adrian who represented Kilcummin CCE and prepared our teams to compete at the highest level.

“We also had such a great weekend in the singing and music competitions over the second weekend of Fleadh Cheoil Charraí, held in the Dúchas Centre and other areas of the MTU campus. All of our competitors performed to the highest standard in robust competition. Well done to all who competed and congratulations to all who go forward to represent Chiarraí the Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan, in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick from July 10 to 16.”

Kilcummin had strong representation throughout the dancing competition during the first weekend of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí.

U12 Ladies 1st place and County Champions.

“Well done to our second U12 Ladies set who weren’t placed but danced beautifully.”

U12 Mixed 1st place & County Champions.
U12 mixed 2nd place.
15-18 Mixed 2nd place.
15-18 Ladies & Mixed Half set 3rd place
U12-15 Ladies 3rd place
Senior mixed half set 1st place and County Champions
Over 35’s 1st Place & County Champions

Kilcummin also excelled in the music and singing competitions of the second weekend of the Fleadh.

Eoin Foley – Accordion 1st place
Eoin Foley – Melodeon 2nd place
Aisling O’Connor – 1st place – Ladies O18 English Singing
Liam Kerrisk – 1st place – 15-18 Melodeon
Michael Healy – Button accordion (12-15) 1st place
Michael Healy – Melodeon (12-15) 1st place
Sean Butler – Button Accordion (12-15) 2nd place
Colleen Anland and Michael Healy – Duets (12-15) 1st place
Seán Fleming – Kerry Comhaltas U15 History Project 1st place

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