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Residents “sick” of boy racers “doing laps” of the town

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By Sean Moriarty

A Killarney woman, with a young child, says she is sick of the disruption that is being caused by boy racers in the town on a regular basis.

Last Saturday night “was worse than usual” according to the resident. 

Gardai took an action on three separate incidents. 

Killarney Gardai were aware of an unauthorised gathering, after following social media channels, and deployed extra resources in to the town to monitor the event.

As a result one an was arrested and two cars were impounded.

A man in his  20s will appear before Killarney District Court on February 1 after being for arrested for road traffic offences in the town on Saturday night last.

The arrest was one of three separate incidents in the Deerpark area on Saturday night. It is understood he was arrested for driving while disqualified.

Two cars were also seized by Killarney Gardai for non-compliance with road traffic legislation

“The man has since been charged and is due to appear before Killarney District Court on February 1,” a Garda spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser.

“On the evening of Saturday, 15 January, Gardaí in Killarney seized two vehicles, during separate incidents, for offences under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act in the Deer Park area of Killarney.”

The resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said she felt last weekend was particularly bad and that she and her neighbours are sick of it.
“Tonight [Saturday] for some reason, it seems to be worse than usual, although this is an issue every night of the week,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.
“There is a huge amount of these modified cars constantly doing laps around the town. They seem to be pausing regularly to rev-up and backfire, just to make themselves more annoying. I have spoken to neighbours who also find them very disruptive.
“I have a two-year-old here who should be sleeping at 10.30 at night and instead she is screaming, like I have never heard her scream before, in absolute terror at the noises some of these cars are making.
“There are a large number of people living in this area who deserve a bit more consideration than this.
“We are so sick of this issue and we don't know what to do about it.”

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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