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Armed incident in Crookstown

GARDAÍ were involved in a protracted standoff in Crookstown for several hours on Monday (October 20th). Gardaí from Macroom are investigating the incident which occurred in Crookstown where a firearm was discharged from a house during the incident. Armed Gardaí, attended the scene and a media blackout was put in place at the farm located between Crookstown and Beal na Blath. Gardaí maintained a presence at the scene and at 7pm on Monday evening an elderly gentleman walked out of

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Be safe on the roads and wear high-vis this winter

Nicola O’Leary, Sponsorship, Electric Ireland with children from Ballinspittle National School after she presented them with high-vis vests. Also included are teacher Kathleen O’Donovan and Principal Tommy Gunning. Electric Ireland are delighted to partner with the RSA for the fifth year running to promote road safety among our youngest road users. Since the beginning of this campaign, the RSA and Electric Ireland have distributed over 300,000 high visibility vests to children starting school. This reflects Electric Ireland’s ongoing commitment to

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Kerry through the eyes of a Dutch master

THE work of talented Dutch painter Joop Smits will go on exhibit at the Purcell Gallery in Kenmare on October 31st. Smits, who died earlier this year, had a home on the Beara Peninsula for more than 20 years and painted prolifically. This is the first opportunity to see a full collection of his Kerry landscapes since his death. While in Kerry, Smits exhibited in many of the top galleries both here and in Northern Ireland. He lived a quiet,

Community News

Christmas Pop-up & Santaland planned for Bantry

AN attempt to add some extra interest into the annual Santaland & Christmas Bazaar has now taken on a life of its own as Our Lady of Mercy National School are planning to open a Christmas Pop-up Shop in Bantry Town. Stock has been gathered from around the country and the school will be offering Christmas decorations at discount store prices to Bantry shoppers on the run up to Christmas. The Timberland shop in William Street is the venue for