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A Cork man who lost his son to suicide is to visit Killarney next week as he attempts to ride his late son’s restored motorcycle in all 32 counties over the next month.

Bunny O’ Riordan, from Little Island, East Cork, lost his son in November 2009.

After many years of seeking to get well himself, he sought to restore his sons motorbike in his memory, and this has led to the setup of the Midleton Bike Project.

The Midleton Bike Project has developed into the Middleton Hub, a safe haven for people who need to help or who just want a quiet and peaceful place to go while suffering from mental health issues.

Over the past four years the hub has managed to rent an old warehouse and do very basic works to the building (recycled kitchens etc) and this has provided a safe place for people who have been left behind due to suicide.

The hub is completely voluntary and has no government funding at present. They are seeking to raise €100,000 to upgrade and renovate the facility.

Bunny is preparing to do a 32 county motorbike run around Ireland for suicide on the Yamaha RD350 bike that his son owned.

He will set of from Middleton on Monday morning, arriving in Bantry later that day.

On Tuesday he and his group of friends will leave the West Cork town before overnighting in Killarney.

They are due in Killarney around 4pm on Tuesday and will visit the Ballyspillane Family Resource Centre on arrival. They are also hopping to stop off at the Killarney Outlet Centre but that leg of the journey is not yet confirmed.

On Wednesday morning the group will leave Killarney and head to Limerick via Tralee and Abbeyfeale.

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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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