Local chefs learn from Ireland’s best

Local chefs learn from Ireland’s best

GOOD FOOD: Brehon Head Chef, Chad Byrne (centre) with eight of the commis chefs who took part in the ‘Table of Ireland’ event at the Irish Hotels Federation Conference last week. Photo: Sally MacMonagle Commis chefs from several top Kerry hotels were given...
Charity fishing competition planned in Killarney

Charity fishing competition planned in Killarney

FISHING: Launching ‘The Charity’ Lough Lein Anglers Association, Killarney annual charity event at Reen Pier, Ross Castle, Killarney were: Timo O’Sullivan (Chairman), Ian O’Connell and organising members, Phil Horan and Padraig Coughlan. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan The...
Great night of song and dance in Fossa

Great night of song and dance in Fossa

  The Kerry County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann held an evening of music, song and dance in Fossa recently. Musicians of all ages entertained a packed house in the Innisfallen Hotel, which included a visit from the Beaufort Biddy Group and students from ‘The...
Brehon Hotel wins national employer award

Brehon Hotel wins national employer award

AWARD: Michael Lennon (President IHF) and Minister Brendan Griffin presenting Eilish Loughrey (HR Manager) and Sinead McCarthy (General Manager) from The Brehon Hotel, with the Quality Employer of the Year award at the IHF conference in the Gleneagle Hotel. Photo Don...
Smalltalk with para athlete Jordan Lee

Smalltalk with para athlete Jordan Lee

Killarney native Jordan Lee was born with one hand but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his sporting dreams. In 2018, the high jumper won a bronze medal for Ireland in the Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin. Adam Moynihan sat down with the talented...
Over 19,000 hits on Ian’s first podcast

Over 19,000 hits on Ian’s first podcast

By Darragh Doolan Killarney teenager Ian O’Connell has taken his message to a whole new level – by starting a podcast on YouTube. At just over 16 minutes long, the first episode of ‘Be Yourself’ has reached almost 20,000 views on the site since it was uploaded...
“It’s the worst it’s ever been”

“It’s the worst it’s ever been”

NOISE POLLUTION: Residents in Whitebridge Manor say they are tormented with the noise of vehicles near their homes. Pictured at the front were: Angela Cremins, Noreen Dineen and Denis Murphy with Anne Brosnan, Caroline Hurley, Mike Brosnan, Sean O’Sullivan, Joe...
Fill your boots at charity coffee morning

Fill your boots at charity coffee morning

FUNDRAISER: Staff from Boots will hold a coffee morning for the Irish Cancer Society tomorrow (Saturday) in the Killarney Plaza Hotel. Pictured l-r were: Norma O’Connell, Lauren O’Sullivan, Timmy O’Connor, Theresa O’Neill and Marilyn Keane....
Killarney students got plenty of talent!

Killarney students got plenty of talent!

TALENT: Jack Ryan (drums) with Jamil Khaleel, Brian Kelleher, Ethan McKeon and Kirill Healy at The Killarney Community College ‘Who’s Got Talent’ event on Friday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh It was very apparent on Friday last that local students have plenty of...
Tragic American died of blunt force trauma

Tragic American died of blunt force trauma

By Anne Lucey The inquest into the death Rosalyn Joy Few, one of two people killed at the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney while on a pony and trap trip during an Easter family holiday opened at the coroner’s court in Killarney yesterday (Thursday). Coroner for south...
Further strike threats at Liebherr

Further strike threats at Liebherr

STRIKE: Liebherr workers on strike on Wednesday. Pictured were: Mike Fleming, TJ McCarthy and David Breen with colleagues. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Sean Moriarty Industrial action at the Liebherr Container Crane factory in Fossa could escalate as SIPTU members have...
Muckross staff donate funds to charity

Muckross staff donate funds to charity

DONATION: Pictured at the Muckross Garden Restaurant for the official cheque presentation from the restaurant to the Kerry Hospice Foundation front row l-r were: Colin Baker (Restaurant Manager), Joe Hennebery (Chairperson Kerry Hospice Foundation) and Denis Reidy...
Students tour Liebherr during Engineers Week

Students tour Liebherr during Engineers Week

  Liebherr Container Cranes showcased advanced research and development to young students during Engineers Week this week. The Killarney based company, one of Ireland’s leading engineering firms with a global presence, took part from March 2 to today (Friday)....
“Eyes Down” for a lifesaving cause

“Eyes Down” for a lifesaving cause

BINGO: Beaufort Defibrillator Group are planning a fundraising bingo night to maintain the area’s nine life-saving defibrillators. Pictured were: Norma McHugh, Susan English, Gemma Robins, Mary O’Connor and Miriam Malone. Beaufort Defibrillator Group plans to...
Aldi plans 20 jobs in new Cahersiveen store

Aldi plans 20 jobs in new Cahersiveen store

  Aldi has this week confirmed its plans to open a new store in Cahersiveen town – creating up to 20 new jobs in the area. Aldi, who submitted a planning application for the new store on Friday, February 1, plans to have the new 140sqm ‘Project Fresh’ store opened by...
“Keep the election campaign poster free”

“Keep the election campaign poster free”

  By Michelle Crean   It’s his first time running in the local elections – but Neily O’Connor wants to keep the campaign poster free – and is calling on fellow candidates to follow his lead. Neily, from Ballagh, Killarney, who is running in the Killarney...
New upgrade means accessibility for all

New upgrade means accessibility for all

  By Michelle Crean   The new facilities at Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre’s gym, which includes new flooring and equipment, was officially opened last weekend. Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD was on hand to do the honours at...
€23,000 Winning Streak win for Killarney lady

€23,000 Winning Streak win for Killarney lady

WINNING STREAK: Julia (Patricia) Foley from Killarney, pictured with Marty Whelan, Dermot Griffin (Chief Executive Officer at the National Lottery) and Sinead Kennedy, won €23,000 on Winning Streak Game Show on RTE on Saturday night last. A bingo-loving Killarney...
Kerry Youth Day takes place this Sunday

Kerry Youth Day takes place this Sunday

  Over 1,500 young people from all over Kerry will gather at Killarney’s INEC this Sunday to celebrate KDYS Youth Day.   Youth Day has now grown to become one of the largest annual youth events in Ireland as a day to celebrate, innovate and illustrate what it means to...
Shelley’s shocked after surprise 80th party

Shelley’s shocked after surprise 80th party

80th BIRTHDAY: Shelley O’Donoghue Lehane, celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends in The Killarney Avenue Hotel on Saturday night. Front from left are: Julie, Jerry, Shelley, Pacella and Marguerite Lehane. Back from left are: Seamus and Margaret...
Killarney’s stately house hotel reopens today

Killarney’s stately house hotel reopens today

REOPENED: Cahernane House Hotel reopened to the public today (Friday). Pictured were: General Manager Emer Corridan, (centre), with staff members Scott Kapitan, Mieszko Polakiewicz, Eric Kavanagh (Head Chef), Andre Butca, PJ Browne, Leona Hennessy (Assistant Manager),...
Contracts signed for 29 new social housing units

Contracts signed for 29 new social housing units

CONTRACTS: The contracts have been signed for 29 new social housing units in Kerry. The new homes are being constructed by Kerry County Council (KCC) in Listowel, Milltown and Killorglin under the Rebuilding Ireland programme.   The contracts have been signed for the...
Crafty ladies raise funds for local hospice

Crafty ladies raise funds for local hospice

CHEQUE: Killarney Craft Ladies presented a cheque to the Kerry Hospice Foundation recently. Pictured front l-r were: Kate O’Connor, Pat Doolin, Margaret McCarthy, Angela Curran and Honor Doyle. Back l-r were: Peg Coffey, Betty Benson, Dermot O’Reilly,...
Table quiz will fund pilgrimage to Lourdes

Table quiz will fund pilgrimage to Lourdes

The late Tim Moore   A popular annual table quiz, which raises funds to send Kerry children and young adults with special needs to Lourdes, will be held in Killarney on Thursday, March 7. The Tim Moore Memorial Table Quiz will be held in the Gleneagle Hotel at 7.30pm...
Awards season at The Gleneagle Group

Awards season at The Gleneagle Group

AWARDS: Gleneagle Group CEO, Patrick O’Donoghue (first left) presenting the Employee of the Year Awards at a special ceremony at the INEC, Killarney. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan   Awards season is in full swing at The Gleneagle Group as staff members from right across...
INEC is filled with ‘The Sound of Music’

INEC is filled with ‘The Sound of Music’

SHOW: Some of the cast of Killarney Musical Society’s ‘The Sound of Music’ pictured before the opening night of the show at the INEC on Tuesday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh   By Michelle Crean Yet again the local talent shone brightly as Killarney...
Birthday bash is a fundraising smash!

Birthday bash is a fundraising smash!

PARTY: Lisa Ní Iarlaithe celebrated her 50th birthday party with family and friends in The Killarney Avenue Hotel recently. Picture: Eamonn Keogh By Michelle Crean A birthday celebration turned into a huge fundraiser on Saturday night last for Lisa Ní Iarlaithe...
Priest appeals to public over parking issue

Priest appeals to public over parking issue

A local priest is this week appealing to the public to avoid parking on church grounds for prolonged periods. Fr Kieran O’Brien this week issued a statement asking the public not to park for prolonged periods and to be mindful of those needing parking spaces at St...
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