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St Vincent de Paul receives generous donation

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GENEROUS: Nick and Anne Foley from The Christmas Tree Farm donated €1,000 to Breda Dwyer, President of the local conference of St Vincent de Paul, from their recent fundraiser.

By Michelle Crean

January can be quite a bleak month - but with the added COVID restrictions this year it's leading to further hardship for more people than ever. However, thanks to the good will of one local company a generous donation was made to a number of charities.

Nick and Anne Foley from The Christmas Tree Farm raised €3,600 with their magical Santa experience in Aghadoe before Christmas with money divided up between St Vincent de Paul and the homeless in Kerry.

Breda Dwyer, President of the local conference of St Vincent de Paul, said that the funds, issued via vouchers to those who need it most, is very much appreciated.

"On behalf of SVdP, we'd like to thank them for what they did," Breda told the Killarney Advertiser.

"They converted the money into shop vouchers which will be distributed during January. This year due to the virus we're seeing more demand than any other year."

Nicola added that they used Mike Cahillane's Butcher Shop, Keane’s SuperValu and Daly’s in Killarney for the vouchers.
"The money collected we bought local vouchers so the people in need could get food supplies themselves," Nicola Foley said. "Ryan's sweetshop made €2,004 for Fossa GAA."

Breda added that anyone who needs assistance can contact SVdP Killarney Conference on 064 6634012, 087 6164888 or 087 7718200.

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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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