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Red wind warning over but Council advising caution

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Kerry County Council is continuing to monitor Storm Eunice this morning (Friday) and advises that people should remain indoors and not to travel.

The storm battered the country resulting in a tree down and partially blocking N72 Killorglin to Killarney road about 1km from Killorglin.

Other trees down and crews responding include:

- Tiernaboul, Killarney
- Ross Road, Killarney
- Burnham on Dingle-Ventry road
- Aghadoe Heights to Fossa road
- Swinemount, Firies
- Ahabeg, Lixnaw
- Poles down Coad X, Castlecove
- Captain’s Table on N21
- Tiernaboul, Killarney
- Flooding at Prince's Quay, Tralee

The Council is asking members of the public to avoid unnecessary travel and reminds everyone that a Status Orange alert will be in place for Kerry until 11am.

Killarney National Park, Killarney House and Gardens and Muckross House are closed today due to the weather warnings issued by Met Éireann. The Department asks the public for their ongoing cooperation by refraining from visiting these sites for the duration of these storms.

“We expect to reopen most of our Parks tomorrow (Saturday), however, the Department will carry out site inspections today (Friday) to assess any damage prior to final decisions on reopening.”

Thousands of homes remain without power. The extent of power outages around the county is an indication of the severity of the storm and anyone travelling later today is advised to expect fallen trees, branches and debris and other disruptions.

Council crews will mobilise when it is safe to do so and will deal with any issues that arise over the coming hours.

The Council’s emergency phoneline is available at 066 7183588.

Further updates will be provided on the Council’s social media channels.

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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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