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Premier of Kerry film ‘Joyride’ showcased to a full house at Cinema Killarney

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By Sean Moriarty

The glitz and glamour of Hollywood came to Killarney on Wednesday night when the Kerry International Film Festival premiered ‘Joyride’.

The film, shot entirely on location in County Kerry and stars Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and newcomer (and the star of the show) Charlie Reid made its Kerry debut in Cinema Killarney ahead of going on general release this weekend.

It tells the story of family, motherhood and social issues in an action packed, often funny and often sad, journey through life and Kerry.

A huge number t of local people were involved in the production of Joyride, both as cast and crew and by providing locations, so there was great excitement in the cinema to see the finished film on the big screen

Filmed exclusively in Kerry last year, 'Joyride' is set to be released across the UK and Ireland on Friday, so those who attended the preview screening were in for a real treat as they got to see an array of local actors, extras and of course, world-renowned Kerry scenery on the big screen for the first time.

‘Joyride’ was written by Kerry based Ailbhe Keogan, who is a Kerry International Film Board member and a graduate of Kerry College, and directed by Emmy award winning Emer Reynolds.

Keogan told the packed audience how she was inspired to write the screenplay when she herself struggled with motherhood and, at the same time, heard a radio news story about a young joyrider who stole a car in County Tipperary with a new-born baby on board.

“I wondered if this boy racer could have been my own saviour,” she said.

Dublin-based Reynolds, an Emmy award winning director and writer added: “It was really important to show this film in Kerry, we got incredible help from the people of Kerry and the county is another character in the film.
 

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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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