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Murder of James Cahillane in Killorglin on the 19/4/12

Murder of James Cahillane in Killorglin on the 19.4.12

The Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station are continuing to investigating the murder of James Cahillane that occurred during the early hours of Thursday the 19th of April 2012.

James’s body was discovered in his burning house at Ardraw, Beaufort, Killorglin, Co Kerry.

James was fifty eight years old and originally from Killorglin town. He moved five kilometres to Beaufort in later years. James was well liked and a popular individual. He worked in a company in the town for twenty years and socialised in the town regularly.

On Wednesday the 18th of April James left his place of work and went to two local public houses.   A short time before midnight he got a taxi home from Clifford’s Pub. The taxi driver waited until he got safely inside his house. This was the last time James was seen alive.

At 2am the fire was discovered by a neighbour who alerted the emergency services. A post mortem revealed that James died as a result of blunt force trauma and smoke inhalation.

An extensive Garda Investigation was launched and continues today, James’ son Gary, daughter Lisa and other family and friends renewed their appeal for information on the 5th anniversary of James’ death.    Appeal: • Gardaí believe this investigation could be progressed with assistance from the local community in Killorglin.

Gardaí at Tralee  Garda Station are investigating - Tel: (066) 710 2300