Countdown to the Flesk Fest family day

Countdown to the Flesk Fest family day

Glenflesk GAA club will host “Flesk Fest’ on Saturday (July 20) on the grounds of The Kerryway Steakhouse and Bar and two of Ireland’s most popular folk bands will take centre stage. Flog the Dog, one of best wedding bands on the local scene will join The Klkennys,...
54321 Go!

54321 Go!

Organisers of the 54321 Challenge released details of this year’s event at the challenge’s  launch at Ross Castle on Monday evening. Now in its seventh year, the 54321 Challenge sees participants taking on five separate challenges, over four days, for three different...
Passing of Sliabh Luachra’s Dan Cronin

Passing of Sliabh Luachra’s Dan Cronin

There was widespread sadness in the Rathmore area last week with the passing of legendary local author Dan Cronin. Aged 98, Dan wrote in the Shadow of the Paps, which has been described as a hugely significant book on the heritage of the area. Dan’s book (published in...
Half a century on the hoof at the track

Half a century on the hoof at the track

A wonderful tradition that dates back half a century will be maintained at Killarney Races this week when a third generation of one local family will provide the all-important farrier service at the track. Timmy McGillycuddy from Ballydribeen, Killarney, will follow...
BREAKING: Ballyspillane latest

BREAKING: Ballyspillane latest

Two Killarney women have appeared before Listowel District Court following a violent assault in the town on Monday. Kathleen Harty of Pinewood Estate,  faced two assault charges, a charge of producing a weapon and a violent disorder charge. Vera Dooley of...

Ten new social housing for Killarney Planning permission has been granted ten social houses on Rock Road on land donated by the Mercy Sisters. The proposed development will include eight two-bedroom apartments and two three-bedroom apartments. Currently there are over...
Vintage club revving up for show day

Vintage club revving up for show day

  Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Charity Club member are flat out preparing for their annual car show on Sunday July 21. The event will take place at Killarney Racecourse with hundreds of classic and vintage cars and tractors expected to attend. There are...
 Council split over the future Plunkett St

 Council split over the future Plunkett St

Elected members of Killarney Municipal District Council are divided over the future of Plunkett St. Two years ago the council introduced a pedestrian-only plan for the street between 7pm and 7am every day. The recently elected council met for the first time on Tuesday...

Huge disappointment as bishop fails to show There was widespread disappointment in the parish of Kilcummin on Tuesday night when Bishop Ray Browne failed to turn up for a public meeting. Local parishioners are reeling from the news that they will no longer have a...
Calls for Lyme disease risk signs in parks

Calls for Lyme disease risk signs in parks

Councillors are calling for signs to be erected in the National Park to highlight the potential risk of Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is an infection that is transmitted by a bite from an infected tick carrying the bug. It is named after the town in Connecticut, USA...
Greed driving Killarney price increases

Greed driving Killarney price increases

Killarney hoteliers and service providers to the tourist industry are in danger of pricing themselves out of the market. That is according to councillor Donal Grady who raised the matter at the first meeting of Killarney Municipal District on Tuesday of this week....
Action on Pawn Office Lane issues

Action on Pawn Office Lane issues

Following a report in last week’s Killarney Advertiser residents and property owners in Pawn Office Lane just off Main Street have been promised that action will be taken to eliminate anti-social behaviour on the street. The issues were brought to the Killarney...
New community hospital: Is it happening or not?

New community hospital: Is it happening or not?

Plans for a new community hospital in Killarney are in the final design stages and a planning permission application was due to be submitted by the end of June. That is according to a report that the Health Information and Quality Authority published this week on...
Epsom Derby winners ply their trade in Killarney

Epsom Derby winners ply their trade in Killarney

RACING: Manager of Killarney Race Course, Philip O’Brien.   The team at Killarney Racecourse is celebrating ahead of the July Festival of Racing following a glorious double that links the track with one of the premier classic events in world racing. This year’s Epson...
Locals take to the skies in memory of Stephen

Locals take to the skies in memory of Stephen

FLYING HIGH: Aidan O’Connor during the skydive in memory of Stephen Lyne. By Michelle Crean Locals took to the skies – a whole 10,000 feet in fact – to remember one local lad who tragically died 10 years ago. The 10 participants, who travelled to Edenderry in...
Strong turnout for Tidy Towns

Strong turnout for Tidy Towns

CLEANING UP: Killarney Tidy Towns volunteers out cleaning and edging recently.   By Michelle Crean Killarney Tidy Towns group reported the largest turnout so far this year following a Killarney Advertiser feature in last week’s edition. The local dedicated group, who...
Something fishy in school art competition

Something fishy in school art competition

ARTY: Pupils in Lissivigeen NS were presented with their prizes for winning the annual nature art competition on Tuesday morning. Pictured were: Garda Laura Cahill, Max O’Neill (1st Prize), Pat Kelleher (Chair of Lissivigeen Community Alert), Mike McAuliffe...
New extension at Gneeveguilla National School

New extension at Gneeveguilla National School

FLAG DAY: Gneeveguilla NS officially opened their new extension on Friday (June 21). The day included raising of an active school flag and a green schools flag   By Sean Moriarty The new extension at Gneeveguilla National School, which boasts two resource rooms and a...
Hollywood stars visit Killarney

Hollywood stars visit Killarney

HOLLYWOOD STAR: Peter Gallagher from ‘The OC’ pictured after enjoying a meal in Paul Treyvaud’s restaurant on High Street.  Some of the biggest names in Hollywood and sport were spotted enjoying their holidays in Killarney over the last week. Former...
Family fun day planned this Sunday

Family fun day planned this Sunday

FAMILY FUN DAY: Fiona O’Sullivan is helping to organise a Summer BBQ and family fun day, taking place tomorrow (Sunday) in St Brendan’s College football field, for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. Photo Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean One local woman...
A tale of two captains

A tale of two captains

EXCLUSIVE By Sean Moriarty Two members of the Dr Crokes GAA club have the unique honour of holding the captaincy of both Men’s and Women’s County football teams at the same time. Gavin White led the Kingdom to their 81stMunster title in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Saturday...
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