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Town building to light up purple for international day

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A town centre building will light up purple for International Recovery Day tomorrow (Thursday) to spread the message that recovery from addiction is possible.

The Killarney Municipal District Office building will be lit in the colour as part of the ‘Leave a Light On’ campaign.

Cork Kerry Community Healthcare is supporting the campaign with the Cork/Kerry Social Inclusion team who are working with the Recovery Academy of Ireland and Coolmine Therapeutic Community.

Other buildings in Kerry planning to light up include Tralee’s County Buildings, Princes Quay Building and Ashe Memorial Hall for International Recovery Day, a day which aims to offer hope of recovery from addiction for people, families and communities.

Cork Kerry Community Healthcare funds a Recovery Academy co-ordinator role for the region, as well as funding for activities including health and fitness programmes and pop-up cafes.

“Recovery is a cause to be celebrated and normalising it within the community is essential to breaking the stigma that is often attached to people who have come through extremely challenging circumstances," Mark Wright, the Project Coordinator Recover Academy Cork/Kerry, said.

"It gives me great hope and pride to light up buildings across Cork and Kerry but also to organise pro-social events throughout recovery month.”

The public can support the initiative by using the hash tag #LeaveALightOn to share a story or share an image on social media tomorrow.

If you or someone you know if impacted by substance issues, contact the HSE’s Alcohol and Drugs Helpline for information on support services - freephone1800 459 459 Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.30pm or email helpline@hse.ie.

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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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