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Mr. Deenihan also said Spielberg had heard about O’Connell — who was born at Carhan, Caherciveen, and lived in Derrynane House, also on the Ring of Kerry.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
An Athy mother is too terrified to return to her home after it was broken into twice in three days.
Sabrina McMahon claims she has been threatened that her home in Pairc Brid will be firebombed if she returns to live there and says her house is now being used as a “drug den.”
The house was first broken into sometime between midnight and noon on January 8, and, on that occasion, flat-screen televisions and a set of keys were taken. The burglars are understood to have returned to the property again three days later on January 11, when a radio cassette player and a check-book were stolen. It’s understood that the keys stolen on January 8 were used to access the house on January 11.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
Local filmmaker Gabriel Murray will showcase his documentary George Clooney’s Irish Roots at Dunamaise Arts Centre on Friday, February 1.
The documentary was shot on location in Counties Kilkenny, Laois and Waterford.
It traces the emigration of George Clooney’s, Irish ancestor, Nicholas Clooney, from Kilkenny to Kentucky, during the Great Famine of 1847.
It also involved an intensive search for his Irish links, as well as the discovery of George’s ancestral home.
The film features Fiona Clooney, who historically made the initial contact with George’s father in 2008, when he came to Ireland in search of his Irish roots.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
A Chinese national convicted of cultivating cannabis plants has been ordered to leave the country in return for a suspended sentence.
Zhe Lin, of no fixed abode, committed the offense at Boherard, Ballacolla, on June 19.
Garda (Police Officer) Robert Foran gave evidence that, acting on a search warrant, he and a number of Gardaí attended the defendant’s rented accommodation on that date. The premises were empty, so the Gardaí gained access via an open window at the rear, where they discovered what Garda Foran described as “a grow-house.” The Garda said that 180 cannabis plants were discovered in the upstairs bedroom of the house, while a bag of cannabis leaves and a box of cuttings to be used for propagation were also found.
[Source: Leinster Express]
The communities of Aughavas and Carrigallen are mourning the death of Eugene Charles, known locally as “Gino,” who was buried two weekends ago.
Mr. Charles was last seen leaving Carrigallen at 12:40 a.m. on Friday, January 11. He was missing for five days, before his body was discovered at Kilahurk, Carrigallen on Wednesday, January 16.
A large number of locals from Aughavas and Carrigallen searched the area around the town with the Gardaí (police), before the body was discovered opposite Carrigallen Church that afternoon.
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