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Saoirse Ronan to attend Tradition premiere in Killarney

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Acclaimed Hollywood actress Saoirse Ronan is expected to attend the premiere of hotly anticipated movie Tradition, which will be held at Cinema Killarney in October.

The Golden Globe winner is rumoured to be coming to town to support her father, Paul, who stars in the hilarious comedy centred around a controversial Gaelic football match. The film, which was produced, directed and co-written by talented local filmmaker Damien O’Callaghn, was shot entirely in Killarney and features cameos from a number of well-known celebrities, such as Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Pat Spillane and Marty Morrissey. All will be in attendance on the night, as will renowned British director David Putnam, casting directors Ros and John Hubbard, and comedian Brendan Grace.

Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser, director Damien O’Callaghan thanked the people of Killarney and said the project was a testament to what could be achieved when we come together as a community.

“It’s great for Killarney,” he said. “We filmed around the town and we got some great footage of the area - I think the film shows Killarney in its best light. We got so much help from local people. This film wouldn’t have been possible without them.”

Tradition will be screened as part of the gala opening of the Kerry Film Festival on October 17 and tickets sold out within two hours of going on sale. Locals will be hopeful that rumours of a second screening are accurate but the good news is that the film will be coming to all good cinemas in the not too distant future.

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“Avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney” Kerry County Council

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm. Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney Due to the significant risk […]

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County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm.

Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney

Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not travel for the rest of the evening. Everyone is advised to follow updates on weather warnings from Met Éireann as well as the local media and social media.

There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

The N71 road at the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare remains closed to traffic as does the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine Road at the hairpin bends. There are a significant number of local and regional and local roads blocked or partially blocked by fallen trees, electricity poles and debris in all parts of the county so travel should be avoided.

The Ballycasheen Road in Killarney and Main Street in Ballybunion (and the surrounding area) should be avoided due to concerns about potential falling debris.

The Council’s emergency contact number is 066 7183588 and it will be operational through this evening and tonight.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

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Muckross Road reopened after fallen tree cleared

By Sean Moriarty Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel. A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park. Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open. Kerry County Council and the ESB […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel.

A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park.

Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open.

Kerry County Council and the ESB are aware of the incident.

“Electricity wires are tangled up in that one so ESB will have to attend,” a Council spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We can only clear these issues when it is safe to do so.”

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