Killarney News

Killarney apprentices in National Skills final

By Sean Moriarty Several Killarney-based apprentices will compete in the National Skills competition finals in the RDS Dublin today (Friday). The National Skills competition showcases over 20 varied skills and trades in a competitive setting, the winners in each event...

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Loreto National School wins website award

Loreto National School wins website award

By Michelle Crean Scoil Bhríde, Loreto National School are celebrating this week after receiving an accolade for their colourful and well laid out website. Scoilnet, the official education portal of the Department of Education and Skills in Ireland, were impressed...

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Three arrested and €14,000 of cocaine seized

Three arrested and €14,000 of cocaine seized

Gardaí have arrested two men in their 20s and 30s, and a woman in her 30s in relation to the seizure of suspected cocaine worth approximately €14,000 following an incident that occurred at a Garda checkpoint on Pembroke Street, Tralee, yesterday (Sunday). Shortly...

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“Close playground at night” – says councillor

“Close playground at night” – says councillor

A Kerry County Councillor has called for Killorglin playground to be locked at night due to anti-social behaviour. Councillor Michael Cahill said the playground is a place for children to play and enjoy themselves and is not a place for anti-social behaviour, drink...

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Seriously injured cyclist to return home to Waterville

Seriously injured cyclist to return home to Waterville

By Sean Moriarty The Waterville man who was seriously injured in a cycling accident in France last summer, and who has spent the last six months in a London hospital, is finally coming home. Mike Curran, a former Kerry minor, suffered brain bleeds, broken ribs and...

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Valiant Lakers fall short at semi-final stage

Valiant Lakers fall short at semi-final stage

National League Division 1 Semi-Final DBS Éanna 95 Scotts Lakers 78 (Dublin) The Scotts Lakers' Super League dreams are on ice for another season at least after they fell to a valiant defeat at the hands of DBS Éanna in Dublin on Saturday. The visiting Lakers actually...

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€10,000 raised for Down Syndrome Kerry

€10,000 raised for Down Syndrome Kerry

  By Michelle Crean A whopping €10,000 was donated to Down Syndrome Kerry this week following a coffee morning in Killarney town earlier this month. Almost €5,000 was raised in just a matter of hours in Lír Café at Kenmare Place as part of their annual fundraising...

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Inquest records verdict of accidental death

Inquest records verdict of accidental death

By Anne Lucey A cyclist in a mentoring programme for new cyclists, run by Killarney Cycling Club, died after she went under the wheel of a large agricultural trailer, on the N22 Killarney bypass, an inquest was told. Annette Mannix (48) St Brendan's Place,...

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40k allocated to Ballyspillane Community organisation

40k allocated to Ballyspillane Community organisation

Sean Moriarty Ballyspillane Community and Family Resource Centre will receive €40,266 as they’re one of 17 Kerry services that will receive funding from the Government’s Community Services Programme (CSP). The CSP supports community-based organisations delivering...

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Volunteers plan to restore Bluepool area

Volunteers plan to restore Bluepool area

  By Michelle Crean Dedicated Killarney National Park Mountain Meitheal volunteers put in a record of 29 outings, facilitating 2,377 hours of voluntary work last year - 14 of which focussed directly on the rhododendron problem. Tomorrow (Sunday) and again on Tuesday...

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Local club to host Kerry’s first autojumble

Local club to host Kerry’s first autojumble

  The Mid Kerry Vintage Club will host  the county’s first autojumble in Castlemaine this tomorrow (Sunday), at 8am. Autojumbles, a bring-and-buy sale for classic vehicle enthusiasts, are a popular way of sourcing unusual parts and other memorabilia that is not on...

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