Killarney News

Plenty at stake on final day of County League

Plenty at stake on final day of County League

Division 1: Rathmore not safe yet Reigning O’Donoghue Cup champions Rathmore have a nervy trip west on Sunday in the final round of the 2018 County League. The East Kerry club currently find themselves hovering two points above the drop zone and if results don’t go...

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Looking Good Chairperson Yvonne visits The Chatroom

The ever popular and always in demand Chairperson of the Killarney Looking Good Committee Yvonne Quill popped into The Chatroom this week to talk about all things Tidy Towns. Last weekend saw the annual Killarney Looking Good Awards take place in Scotts Street and...

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Killarney hotelier warns of “dangerous” VAT increase

Killarney hotelier warns of “dangerous” VAT increase

Prominent Killarney hotelier and IHF spokesman Tom Randles says the government’s proposed VAT increase on tourism-related goods could have major ramifications for the town’s tourist trade. The rates for accommodation and food were lowered to 9% in 2011 to help promote...

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Kerry player facing serious garda assault charges

Kerry player facing serious garda assault charges

Sports fans across the country were shocked this week by the news that a prominent Kerry senior footballer is to appear in court in November on charges of assaulting two on-duty gardaí. The allegations relate to an incident which occurred when the player, who played a...

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Spraoi Chiarraí are back

Spraoi Chiarraí are back

Summer is still here. Spraoi Chiarraí are back after a big struggle to secure funding they are happy to say all is a go. This Killarney based, Irish Traditional Music, Song & Dance, Storytelling, performance collective, is presenting the finest young local talent....

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Motor Club Remember Jimmy Devane At Memorial Autocross

Motor Club Remember Jimmy Devane At Memorial Autocross

Killarney & District Motor Club held the Jimmy Devane Memorial Autocross event last Sunday 12th August. The action took place at Ballybeggan Racecourse Tralee, with over 50 competitors from all over the country taking part and driving a wide variety of cars and...

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Get set for Leaving Cert Results 2018

Get set for Leaving Cert Results 2018

Words: Niamh Dwyer The anxious wait is almost over for Leaving Certificate students as the Leaving Cert results will be issued on Wednesday next, the August 15. Results will be available in schools on Wednesday morning and can be accessed online on www.examinations.ie...

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Jack’s bingo cash goes to Cromane GAA Club

Jack’s bingo cash goes to Cromane GAA Club

A cheque for the sum of €2,500 was recently presented to officials of Cromane GAA club by Brian Keary of Jack's Coastguard Restaurant. The monies are from bingo sessions held every Tuesday at Jack's. Brian has been a regular sponsor of the Cromane club, and in his...

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Healy-Rae says HSE “lacking compassion”

Healy-Rae says HSE “lacking compassion”

Michael Healy-Rae TD has accused the Health Service Executive of being untruthful and lacking compassion as pressure mounts on the HSE to utilise Killarney’s vacant hospital beds. Deputy Healy-Rae says the HSE are being misleading by referring to “open” beds at the...

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Talented Nik captures Beautiful Killarney

Talented Nik captures Beautiful Killarney

A fabulous new book of photos which takes readers on a tour of Killarney is now available in shops. Photographer Nik Hall describes Beautiful Killarney: A Walk Through the National Park as a guide for people coming to Killarney, or a book that visitors can take with...

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