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New book traces the untold stories of Kilcummin

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HISTORY BOOK: Local historian Conor Doolan has published a book on the history of Kilcummin. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

By Sean Moriarty

A new book on the stories of the Kilcummin area, the first of its kind to be published in 20 years, was launched by author Conor Dolan last night (Thursday) at Kilcummin GAA club.

Doolan, a well-known local writer and historian, has compiled the book entitled ‘Kilcummin: Folk, Land and Liberty’.

At last night’s launch Dolan, and former Irish Examiner journalist local man Donal Hickey, discussed the process and content of the book to a packed audience.

Conor believes the publication will prove vital for genealogists, the Irish diaspora or anyone tracing family history. The book’s main focus is the period between the 1700s and 1920s.

“It is a combination of trade directories, information from old maps, newspaper and military archives and it paints a picture of Kilcummin in that period of time,” Conor told the Killarney Advertiser. “There has been great interest from abroad.”

Popular former parish priest of Kilcummin, Fr Tom Looney, was guest of honour at last night’s launch.

“Fr Tom assisted in the choosing of the title of the book,” he added. “I spent a lot of time in Killarney Library and the Local History and Archives department at Kerry Library in Tralee. I thank all the institutions and individuals who assisted me during my research.”

The evening concluded with music by local musician Thady O’Connor who sang ‘My Killarney Rose’, a song written by the author’s grandfather, Daniel J Hannon of Brosna and written in praise of his grandmother Peggy Guerin who hailed from the Reanlougha area of Kilcummin.

 

 

 

 

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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By Sean Moriarty

With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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