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Shock and sadness at the passing of Pádraig Harnett  

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By Sean Moriarty

There was widespread shock and sadness across the town on Friday morning when the news broke that Pádraig Harnett had passed away suddenly the previous evening.

TRIBUTE: A Killarney Celtic flag draped over the coffin for the late Pádraig Harnett for his final journey through Killarney town on Sunday evening. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

GUARD OF HONOUR: Past and present officers players and members of Killarney Celtic provided a guard of honour for the late Pádraig Harnett for the funeral cortege through Killarney town on Sunday evening. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

GUARD OF HONOUR: Past and present officers players and members of Killarney Celtic providing a guard of honour for the late Pádraig Harnett for the funeral cortege through Killarney town on Sunday evening. Photo: Eamonn Keogh

SUPPORTER'S CLUB: Pádraig Harnett at the first ever Munster Nottingham Forest Supporter's Club meeting in 2016. The photo also features the late Weeshie Fogarty.

The popular club official and sports journalist died on Thursday evening after a short illness.

There was no aspect of Killarney sporting life that did not have Pádraig’s fingerprints on them.

While best known for his role in soccer throughout the county, he was also heavily involved in basketball, cycling and motorsport.

He held almost every role possible within the ranks of Killarney Celtic FC, including chairman.

Nationally, he represented Kerry at the Football Association of Ireland’s General Assembly and was one of the driving forces behind the foundation of Kerry Football Club which will play League of Ireland football next season – the first Kerry team do so.

Locally Pádraig was Press Officer for the Kerry Schoolboys and Girls League.

“We lost a friend, a companion, a mentor, and a big brother to us all,” said Aidan Murnane, Chairperson of the Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League.

Pádraig was also popular in basketball circles and Scotts Lakers (St Paul's) held a minute's silence ahead of its game on Saturday night.

He was also the Kerry Area Basketball Board PRO.

Without doubt, he was the county’s cycling expert and a familiar face at all the big events like the Rás Tailteann and Ras Mumhan when they passed through the county.

As a sports journalist he worked for Radio Kerry, the Tralee Advertiser and Kerry’s Eye, and was a frequent contributor to the Killarney Advertiser.

Outside of sport, he was a dedicated charity worker and only recently, through his contacts with Nottingham Forest Football Club in Britain, organised a charity fundraiser in Killorglin with former players of that club.

A native of Park Road in Killarney, he lived in Currans with his wife Maura.

His popularity was evident on Sunday evening after a large crowd turned out for his removal service in O'Shea's Funeral Home Killarney.

A Killarney Celtic flag was draped over his coffin as he made his final journey through the town he loved so well.

Past and present officers, players and members of Killarney Celtic provided a guard of honour on Sunday evening and again after his Requiem Mass yesterday morning (Monday) in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Currow. He was laid to rest in Ardcrone Cemetery.

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Efforts to find owner of designer jewellery found in Fossa

A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago. Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on […]

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A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago.

Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on s footpath in the Lackabane Estate in Fossa on December 29 last.

Since then she has exhausted all channels in an effort to find the owner including regular contact with the Gardai and local word of mouth.

“Since that time I worked to find the owner through word of mouth and by filing a report with Gardai. Since I’ve been unsuccessful,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The owner could ring the Killarney Gardai station and provide details to be connected with me. To be reunited a description will be needed, such as the brand and designer and type of ring It’s quite an expensive ring so I’m really hoping to get it back to the right place.”

Kristy can be contacted on 087 3443500

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Celtic Whiskey Bar now offering wine Wednesdays and Sundays

The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to […]

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The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to become a wine lovers paradise.

The bar is launching a Wine Wednesday and Sunday experience.Every Wednesday and Sunday, with a full wine menu available, offering a delightful selection ranging from fizz to rich reds and delicate rosés. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or just beginning to explore the world of wine, there’s something for everyone to savour.“Step into the cosy establishment nestled in the heart of Killarney and prepare to embark on a journey through vineyards and varietals, all at heavily discounted prices that won’t break the bank,” said the bar in a statement.“And the best part? Bottles start from just €20, making indulgence accessible to all.”Each week, the bar will be showcasing special wines available by the glass to  complement a delectable menu offerings.“The perfect pairing with their new and updated menu. The perfect spot for some casual drinks and dinner. Treat yourself to cheeseboards, chowder or any of the tasting offerings the new menu has to offer. Whatever your preference, their knowledgeable staff are on hand to guide you through our extensive wine selection, offering expert recommendations and ensuring that each sip is nothing short of perfection,” added the statement.

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