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Students make huge donation to local charity

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By Michelle Crean

Over 18 boxes packed full of food and €500 was this week donated to charity to help local families in need this Christmas.The Transition Year class of Killarney Community College collected food items from students and staff in the school. The entrepreneurial and fundraising spirit from the TY class exploded as they they themselves donated a hamper they produced as a reward for every item of food that each student donated to Killarney Lions Club.

They also organised a non-uniform day that took place on Friday, and teachers enjoyed a special homemade surprise from the TY’s Home Economics class. The amazing committee of Lauren Fleming, Teagan O’Sullivan and Cian O’Shea led a fundraising campaign within the school. They raised awareness in the whole school community about the magnificent work of the local charity.

It's all part of a three-school initiative which kicked off in mid-November when a Zoom call between Killarney Community College, St Brigid's and St Brendan's took place with the President of the club John Fuller and committee member Denis Doolan outlining how the three secondary schools would help the Lions Club fundraise and collect food to create hampers for people in need in the Killarney area.

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On Tuesday, President of Killarney Lions Club John Fuller with Denis Doolan packed up the boot of their car with 18 boxes of food that will be made into hampers. They were also presented with a donation of €506 from Principal Stella Loughnane to go towards the club's Christmas fundraiser.

It was a privilege for Killarney Community College students and staff to take part in this year's Killarney Lions Club Christmas Food Appeal, Killarney Community College TY co-ordinator Kerri McCarthy, explained.

“It was fantastic to see the enthusiasm and fundraising work of our students. They endeavoured to making the food appeal and donation a success," she said. "We are so proud of our wonderful students who excelled in this local fundraising activity in raising awareness for the Killarney Lions Club. Now more than ever it is so important to support local."

Anyone who wishes to donate to the Christmas Food Appeal can do so at the following link:
GoFundMe: On-LION Christmas Food Appeal.

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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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