Rent Crisis: 13 long-term rentals Vs 300 on Airbnb

Rent Crisis: 13 long-term rentals Vs 300 on Airbnb

As revealed in last week’s Killarney Advertiser, we are currently in the midst of a crippling rental crisis the likes of which have never been seen in Killarney. Locals and migrants alike are struggling to find suitable accommodation and there appears to be no...
Legion and Crokes clear the first hurdle

Legion and Crokes clear the first hurdle

Championship season got off to a winning start for the Killarney clubs last weekend as the Legion and the Crokes both overcame stern tests to advance unscathed to the winners’ round. I’m only back in the Legion squad myself but I know Rathmore had a bit of a run going...
Ireland has changed a lot since 1979

Ireland has changed a lot since 1979

Watching Mary McAleese’s Modern Family on RTÉ on Wednesday night, I was struck by how much Ireland has changed in such a short period of time. The former president marvelled at how diverse and varied Irish families are today compared to the 60s and 70s but the...
Can anyone stop the Crokes?

Can anyone stop the Crokes?

Dr Crokes v St Kieran’s Saturday, August 25 at 4pm (Lewis Road) The above headline is getting a bit repetitive but, unfortunately for 16 of the 17 teams in contention, so too is the Kerry County Championship. Dr Crokes are on the hunt for three-in-a-row and Pat...
One-hour parking outside cinema baffles locals 

One-hour parking outside cinema baffles locals 

A perplexing parking policy was brought to our attention this week by a mother who was forced leave Killarney Cineplex halfway through a movie to purchase a new ticket. Parking along the East Avenue Road, where the famous Killarney picture house is located, is limited...
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...
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...
Fáilte Legends go back-to-back

Fáilte Legends go back-to-back

The Fáilte Legends went back-to-back last week as they clinched their second consecutive Killarney Athletic Senior 7-a-side title. With a team made up predominantly of Killarney Celtic players, the Fáilte romped to a 5-2 victory over Liebherr in the final, despite...
No response from HSE on Killarney beds suggestion

No response from HSE on Killarney beds suggestion

I have a good one for you. In light of last week’s article on Donie Doody (SIPTU’s Branch Organiser for Kerry Hospitals) and his suggestion to utilise Killarney’s vacant hospital beds to alleviate pressure on University Hospital Kerry, I contacted the HSE for an...
Kerry v Kildare: 7 things to watch out for

Kerry v Kildare: 7 things to watch out for

All-Ireland Super 8s Group 1 Kerry v Kildare Tomorrow at 6pm Fitzgerald Stadium Fitzmaurice’s last stand? The Monaghan game was billed as do-or-die for Eamonn Fitzmaurice but, in the end, he did neither. This time out it’s do-or-die again for the Kerry manager –...
Killarney’s hospital beds could take pressure off UHK

Killarney’s hospital beds could take pressure off UHK

SIPTU has asked the government to alleviate the overcrowding problem at University Hospital Kerry in Tralee by transferring patients to Killarney. The trade union’s Branch Organiser for Kerry Hospitals, Donie Doody, says there are unused beds in Killarney and these...
The GAA continue to embarrass their members

The GAA continue to embarrass their members

To be honest, I think people are a bit quick to have a cut off the GAA. They’re the definition of an easy target. But they don’t half bring it on themselves at times. The association’s refusal to open up Páirc Uí Chaoimh for a charity soccer match in memory of the...
It’s do or die for Fitzmaurice

It’s do or die for Fitzmaurice

All-Ireland Super 8s Monaghan v Kerry Sunday, July 22 at 4pm (Clones) Whenever Kerry lose in Croke Park we tend to have a bit of a meltdown. Every big defeat is greeted with, “That was as bad as I’ve seen them…” and, lately, “Fitzmaurice has to go.” We expect Kerry to...
Positive response to our McShain campaign

Positive response to our McShain campaign

In last week’s edition of the Killarney Advertiser, historian Damien Switzer put forward the idea of renaming Killarney House & Gardens in honour of the late John McShain, the great American businessman and philanthropist who bought a large chunk of Killarney and...
Ballyhar girl aiming for Miss Universe crown

Ballyhar girl aiming for Miss Universe crown

Talented Ballyhar native Molly Sullivan will have the whole of Kerry behind her when she takes part in Miss Universe Ireland in Dublin on August 2. Molly is one of 28 participants who will be hoping to claim the top spot at the Mansion House and go on to represent...
Pony the hero in 7-a-side’s first ever MLS shootout

Pony the hero in 7-a-side’s first ever MLS shootout

There was high drama this week down at the Killarney Athletic 7-a-side as we saw the first MLS shootout in the tournament’s 42-year history. In the first round of the playoffs, Dunboy Construction held my own team, The Speakeasy, to a 1-1 draw and, in a departure from...
The Football Qualifiers: Three things to watch out for

The Football Qualifiers: Three things to watch out for

The fourth and final round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers takes place this weekend and the results will have major ramifications for Kerry and Dublin, writes Adam Moynihan Who’s coming to Killarney? Kerry’s first ever home Super 8s game is just around...
Lowry gunning for glory at revitalised Irish open

Lowry gunning for glory at revitalised Irish open

Former winner Shane Lowry will be hoping for good luck at Donegal’s Ballyliffin Golf Club for this weekend’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, the fourth Rolex Series event of the 2018 Race to Dubai. For the first time in his career, Lowry has...
Are Killarney’s buskers “lowering the tone”?

Are Killarney’s buskers “lowering the tone”?

In a recent article in the Irish Times, Killarney Advertiser columnist Anne Lucey highlighted the ongoing issue of Killarney’s street entertainers and the council’s plans to regulate buskers in the town. Some councillors have complained that members of the public are...
Annual 7-a-side up and running

Annual 7-a-side up and running

The 42nd annual Killarney Athletic 7-a-side in association with Killarney Credit Union got under way this week and already there have been some cracking games down at the club grounds in Woodlawn. MD O’Shea’s are the early front-runners in the senior following...
Celtic edge derby to complete league and cup double

Celtic edge derby to complete league and cup double

Killarney Celtic completed the double in Tralee on Sunday as they defeated great rivals Killarney Athletic 1-0 in the final of the Greyhound Bar KO Cup. There was little to choose between the sides as both sets of players struggled to cope with the blazing sun and the...
The A to Z of the World Cup

The A to Z of the World Cup

The biggest show on earth is finally upon us. The 2018 World Cup kicked off yesterday in Russia and a month of (hopefully) exciting soccer action lies ahead. Adam Moynihan takes you through the A to Z of this summer’s tournament. A – Africa’s year? In two words,...
Keane corner kick seals title for Celtic

Keane corner kick seals title for Celtic

Experienced midfielder Gary Keane scored a dramatic late winner direct from a corner kick as Killarney Celtic defeated Dingle in the 2017/18 Kerry Premier A League Final on Friday last. It was a remarkable way to clinch such a huge tie and it’s certainly a moment that...
Celtic 90 minutes away from perfect season

Celtic 90 minutes away from perfect season

Kerry Premier A League Final Killarney Celtic v Dingle Bay Rovers Friday, June 8 at 7.45pm (Mounthawk Park) As they face into tonight’s league final against Dingle Bay Rovers, Killarney Celtic’s players know that they are just 90 minutes away from completing the...
National Park gets a makeover ahead of Royal visit

National Park gets a makeover ahead of Royal visit

Although the trip itself is yet to be officially confirmed (a statement is expected from Buckingham Palace early next week), Killarney is gearing up for the visit of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla with renovations already under way around the National Park....
Clare get burned by stylish Kerry

Clare get burned by stylish Kerry

It felt a bit like a Munster final in Killarney on Sunday as Kerry turned on the style in a sun-drenched Fitzgerald Stadium. The weather was unreal. Fellas were baking up in the terrace. One of my friends resorted to lining up alongside some random children who were...
Moving on from the referendum

Moving on from the referendum

It’s finally time to move on from this pesky referendum, although I suppose that’s easier for me to say as a Yes voter. There are sure to be plenty of people who will feel angry or upset, and those feelings aren’t going to disappear overnight just because the other...
If you can at all, get out and vote

If you can at all, get out and vote

A lot of us might have conflicting opinions when it comes to today’s referendum but I think we can all agree on one thing: we’ll be glad to see the back of it. It’s clearly a hugely emotive issue and there has been a lot of animosity and ill-feeling throughout the...
Five-star Celtic remain unbeaten, Blues slip up again

Five-star Celtic remain unbeaten, Blues slip up again

A Peter McCarthy hat-trick helped Killarney Celtic to an easy 5-1 victory away to Castleisland on Sunday and Eoghan Donnellan’s men are now 12 points clear at the top of the table. Danny Roche and Vukasin Ocic completed the scoring in another rout. If you take the...
Spa and Crokes still unbeaten in Division 1

Spa and Crokes still unbeaten in Division 1

Spa maintained their 100% record in Division 1 of the County League last Saturday evening as they defeated Junior Premier champions Beaufort in Tullig. Mike McCarthy, Evan Cronin, Mike O’Donoghue and Ryan O’Carroll all impressed for the hosts and the result means that...
Work begins on Athletic’s new training pitch

Work begins on Athletic’s new training pitch

It has taken years of toil and planning but work has finally commenced on Killarney Athletic’s state of the art all weather training facility in Woodlawn. The new pitch, which is located to the left of the car park as you enter the club’s grounds, will allow Athletic...
O’Leary the hero as Kilcummin bounce back in style 

O’Leary the hero as Kilcummin bounce back in style 

It was an excellent team performance by Kilcummin but one young star stood out more than most, writes Adam Moynihan All-action wing-back Seán O’Leary was the undisputed hero in Tralee last Sunday as he threw off the shackles to score 2-2 in Kilcummin’s six-point...
Nathan’s Walk continues to challenge the stigma

Nathan’s Walk continues to challenge the stigma

This weekend, Darkness Into Light fundraising events will take place across the globe in aid of the suicide and self-harm crisis centre, Pieta House. Here in Killarney, the annual walk is held in memory of the late Nathan O’Carroll who took his own life in 2007. He...
Inspirational Ian comes home to Killarney

Inspirational Ian comes home to Killarney

After spending nine long months in hospital, Killarney teenager Ian O’Connell has returned to his hometown to the delight of all his friends, family and the community in general. Ian suffered serious injuries to his neck and spine when he fell from his bicycle in the...
Intermediate final to be played in Tralee

Intermediate final to be played in Tralee

The Intermediate Championship final between Glenflesk and Kilcummin will be played this Sunday, May 6 at 4pm in Austin Stack Park. Locals had been hoping that Fitzgerald Stadium would be the chosen venue but the massive, all-East Kerry decider will instead form part...
Locals rejoice as problem roads finally fixed

Locals rejoice as problem roads finally fixed

There was cause for celebration in Killarney this week as the council confirmed that the problem roads by the Hahah would finally be repaired, after a prolonged period of inaction on the issue. The state of the surfaces on East Avenue Road, the Hahah, and the start of...
Can deadly Geaney derail the Crokes?

Can deadly Geaney derail the Crokes?

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL Dr Crokes v Dingle Sunday, April 29 at 2.30pm (Austin Stack Park)  Dingle are a good side. The bookies have them as second favourites to win the County Championship and their unblemished record in the Club Championship to date speaks for...
Pedestrian crossings at roundabouts

Pedestrian crossings at roundabouts

Can anyone tell me the logic behind placing pedestrian crossings directly after roundabouts? It’s a genuine question that has perplexed me for a while now. Surely it’s dangerous? We seem to have quite a few in Killarney; in fact, there’s a very prominent one quite...
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