INTERNATIONALLY renowned Killarney musician Liam O’Connor was tonight reunited with thousands of euro worth of property stolen from his home.
Following a burglary on Wednesday, January 3, gardaí conducted an investigation which led to the recovery of laptops, cash, jewellery, watches and electronic items including a games console. The robbery occurred between 8pm and 9pm on January 3 when the house was unoccupied. “All of the property was recovered in the Muckross Road area,” Superintendent Flor Murphy told Killarney Advertiser. “Two people have since appeared before a special court in Killarney on Sunday in relation to the matter.”
Liam, a gifted accordionist, thanked Killarney Gardaí, including Supt Flor Murphy, Sergeant Dermot O’Connell, Garda Finbarr Donovan and all the detectives involved in the investigation. “They were outstanding,” he said as he retrieved his property from Killarney Garda Station tonight.
An accordion player who holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest fingers in the world, Liam is a master of over 20 instruments. He has performed throughout the world and has also mesmerised audiences at Croke Park.
Other houses in the vicinity were targeted on New Year’s Eve and in one nearby house an attempted burglary was interrupted by vigilant neighbours.
Separately, Gardaí are continuing investigations into a spate of burglaries that occurred in recent days in the Scrahan, Pinewood, Park Road and Woodlawn Road areas.
Above: Liam O’Connor identifies his stolen property including jewellery, laptops, watches and games console with Garda Finbarr Donovan at Killarney Garda Station on Thursday evening. Pic: Don MacMonagle