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Milltown hosts ‘Féile Lughnasadh’ this Bank Holiday weekend

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The only place to be for all the family this August weekend has to be Milltown.

Live music, free and open air for four nights, featuring the best acts in the trad business, including Sharon Shannon, Jiggy, Killarney band The Rising, as well as local talent in the festival club and in the local bars. Kids events include Thursday night parade and storytelling and games in the square on Sunday.

Young musicians will be welcome to perform in the festival club also. All the main acts play live at 9pm on the gig rig in the square. Another popular favourite in Milltown is the outdoor Céili, always a great spectacle and reaches back to the days of crossroads dances. Uí Bhriain are a huge draw for dancers and Féile Lughnasadh will be no exception, with a full programme of events on Sunday including the Food and Craft Fair, kids’ events and the Street Entertainment Competition which will all create a wonderful atmosphere in Milltown. See facebook and Instagram for full details.

It is no mean achievement to have brought such illustrious names to this mid-Kerry village. Organiser Owen O’Shea has fond memories of memorable nights, with crowds enthralled by the best in the business.

“Bringing the best to our town is a huge part of the work of our local Comhaltas group, and we are very proud to have provided such musical experiences to the people of Kerry,” he said “Milltown’s central location, excellent facilities and local services have made it a hugely popular location for events and this is a key aspect of its continuing success.”

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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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