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Teen dies in Ross Road accident

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A teenager - believed to be aged 14-years-old - has died following a traffic accident on the Ross Road in the early hours of the morning.

Gardaí are investigating the single vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 1.10am.

The driver of the car, a male, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the car, also a male youth in his teens, was taken to Kerry University Hospital (UHK) to receive treatment for serious injuries.

The vehicle was subject to interaction with Gardaí prior to the collision and has been referred to GSOC.

The scene remains closed this morning (Wednesday) to allow for a technical examination.

Meanwhile a man, aged in his 30s, involved in a separate accident at Listry Bridge just hours earlier and rushed to University Hospital Kerry has also died. The road also remains closed this morning to allow for a technical examination.

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Cathaoirleach of the Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Marie Moloney, this morning issued her condolences to both families of the victims.

"I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family of the young boy killed on the Ross Road in Killarney last night," she said.

"The people of Killarney have been deeply shocked by this dreadful news and it is really the worst possible news to wake up to this morning, not least for the family, neighbours, and friends of those involved. We hope and pray that the other passenger in the car will make a full recovery."

Sadly, another fatal accident occurred in our Municipal District last night, she added.

"I want to express my sympathies to the family of the man who lost his life in a collision near Listry and to say how deeply saddened we all are at the news of that incident. On my own behalf and on behalf of the elected councillors in the Municipal District, I express our solidarity with all those affected by both of these dreadful tragedies."

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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