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Town decked in green and gold ahead of All Ireland final

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By Sean Moriarty

Anticipation for next Sunday’s All Ireland Football final is reaching fever pitch in Killarney.

DECK THE STREETS: The Tree Brothers Ger and TJ Brosnan hard at work decorating the town in green and gold ahead of the All Ireland final. Photo: Sean Moriarty

DECK THE STREETS: The Tree Brothers Ger and TJ Brosnan hard at work decorating the town in green and gold ahead of the All Ireland final. Photo: Sean Moriarty

DECK THE STREETS: The Tree Brothers Ger and TJ Brosnan hard at work decorating the town in green and gold ahead of the All Ireland final. Photo: Sean Moriarty

On Thursday this week contractors working on behalf of Killarney Municipal District and Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce started erecting green and gold flags and buntings all over the town centre.

The Tree Brothers, better known for their emergency work clearing trees during winter storms were in action on a mobile platform throughout the morning.

Operated by brothers Ger and TJ Brosnan from Faha, The Tree Brothers put their height skills to the test as the turned to town into a sea of green and gold.

They were clearly enjoying their new task and were getting a great reaction for locals and tourists as they went about their decoration job.

“It is great craic,” Ger told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everyone is getting in to the spirit of it – we are in an All-Ireland final – everyone is getting behind the team.”

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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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