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‘Vital service helps people realise they are not alone in their time of need’

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KILLARNEY turned out in force to support the work by SouthWest Counselling Centre on Lewis Road. The team from the centre were joined by a host of locals who brewed up support at a coffee morning on Friday hosted by Lir Cafe and supported by Monex.

Lindsay Fredman, CEO, SouthWest Counselling Centre, said: “The event provided the opportunity to promote and create awareness of our service to the entire community.”

She added: “We would hope that this increased awareness of our vital service will help the general community at large realise that they are not alone in their struggle, and that a local service is available in their time of need.”

Founded by the Franciscan Community in 1994, SouthWest Counselling Centre continues to provide a low-cost counselling service in a confidential and caring environment in response to the needs of the community and on-going funding is required.
 


 
Above: At the SouthWest Counselling Centre fundraising coffee morning at Lir Cafe, Killarney on Friday were front from left, Frank Murphy (Monex CEO), Lindsay Fredman (SWCC CEO) and Cllr Niall Kelleher (Mayor of Killarney). Back from left are Ciara Irwin Foley, Alan Oliver (Lir Cafe), Aileen Maher, Mickey Ned O'Sullivan and Anna Marie O'Shea. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

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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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