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Three arrested and €14,000 of cocaine seized

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Gardaí have arrested two men in their 20s and 30s, and a woman in her 30s in relation to the seizure of suspected cocaine worth approximately €14,000 following an incident that occurred at a Garda checkpoint on Pembroke Street, Tralee, yesterday (Sunday).

Shortly before 2am, Gardaí from the Roads Policing Unit in Tralee attempted to stop a car at a checkpoint. The car failed to stop and drove off at speed. Following a pursuit, in which a Garda car was rammed, the three suspects were arrested in Tralee Town Centre. A search of the car was carried out which resulted in the seizure of suspected cocaine worth approximately €14,000 along with drug paraphernalia. The suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis. The car involved in the incident was also seized.

The three suspects were brought to Tralee Garda Station and where detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. The man in his 20s and woman in her 30s have since been released without charge. The third man is still currently detained in Tralee Garda Station.

No member of An Garda Síochána was injured during the incident.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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