Sem Boys prove they’ve got talent

Sem Boys prove they’ve got talent

    BY MICHELLE CREAN   Talent scouts from one of the world’s leading TV shows have invited a team of musical Killarney students to England for an audition. Excited students from The Sem are now anxiously awaiting the call to go and perform at the next stage of the...
New video highlights work of first responders

New video highlights work of first responders

BY ADAM MOYNIHAN After months of planning and filming, an innovative new video highlighting the lifesaving efforts of the Killarney Cardiac Response Unit has been released online. The video had almost 10,000 views on Facebook at the time of going to print and speaking...
Footpath now safer – says local councillor

Footpath now safer – says local councillor

  A route heavily used by pedestrians is now safer thanks to Council works this week. Overlaying work on the footpaths outside Aldi, at the Countess Road/Park Road junction stretching from the entrance to Park Drive to Countess Bridge, began on Tuesday night. Cllr...

Church concerts bring €250k to Killarney

    St Mary’s Church of Ireland has revealed that their popular concerts programme attracted a whopping €250,000 to the local economy in 2018 alone.   Some 50 concerts took place at the landmark church this year, raising €25,000 for the Church Restoration Fund in the...
Heart-warming Kerry ad viewed 56,000 times

Heart-warming Kerry ad viewed 56,000 times

Adam Moynihan An inspirational advert co-starring Kerry footballer David Clifford has been viewed 56,000 times on Facebook this week. The ad, which was commissioned by the Kerry GAA Store, portrays a young boy trying on a Kerry jersey under the watchful gaze of his...
Couple donate almost €4,000 to Féileacáin

Couple donate almost €4,000 to Féileacáin

A selfless couple who overcame personal tragedy, kindly donated almost €4,000 to charity last week. Bridget and Stephen McCarthy from Listry, who sadly lost their baby daughter Avery at 20 weeks in October 2016, donated €3,830 to Féileacáin, a not-for-profit...
Kerry woman lends voice to Alzheimer campaign

Kerry woman lends voice to Alzheimer campaign

A Kerry woman is this week calling on the Government to wake up and listen to family carers in rural Ireland – who are feeling lost and isolated. Jane O’Sullivan from Ballyfinnane cares for her husband Donie, who was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease four years...
Local girl thrilled to win dream Lapland trip

Local girl thrilled to win dream Lapland trip

It will be an extra special festive season for one lucky local girl as she and her family will be jetting off to Lapland to get up close and personal with Santa Claus. Barraduff National School pupil Portia Gordon (10) couldn’t believe her good fortune when her name...
3rd place Carlow ready to pounce on Lakers

3rd place Carlow ready to pounce on Lakers

National League Div 1 Scotts Lakers v IT Carlow Sunday at 3pm (Killarney Sports Centre) If things go well for IT Carlow this weekend, the intimidating-looking nine-point gap to the second place Lakers could be cut to just three. The top two teams from each conference...
1.5m viewers watch Michael on Late Late Toy Show

1.5m viewers watch Michael on Late Late Toy Show

Killarney boy Michael O’Brien (11), charmed over 1.5 million viewers during his appearance on Friday night’s Late Late Toy Show – the most-watched programme on Irish television for 2018. Visually impaired Michael, who said appearing on the country’s most loved show...
Parknasilla graduate claims top award

Parknasilla graduate claims top award

Talented Parknasilla Resort and Spa employee Keara O’Brien has been named Graduate of the Year by the Irish Hospitality Institute. The Kenmare native, who was nominated by her college, IT Tralee, was honoured at the IHI’s annual Founders’ Banquet in Dublin last week....
Neighbours unveil bench in Amy’s memory

Neighbours unveil bench in Amy’s memory

  The town of Killarney was united in grief this past February when brave local girl Amy O’Connor lost her battle with cancer, but her memory lives on in the hearts and minds of family and friends.   This was clear for all to see recently when neighbours in...
Heartache for Lakers in cup quarter-final

Heartache for Lakers in cup quarter-final

President’s Cup 1/4 Final Scotts Lakers 81 Limerick Celtics 83   There was heartache for the Scotts Lakers on Saturday night as they crashed out of the cup following an agonising overtime defeat to the Limerick Celtics.   The Lakers thought they had won it when Séamus...
Christmas parade draws record crowds

Christmas parade draws record crowds

  There was a magical atmosphere in Killarney town last Saturday week as record crowds enjoyed the first Christmas parade of the season. Streets were lined with thousands of excited visitors of all ages and from all over, as the Magic Parade, which kick-started an...

Des Cahill book signing in Killarney

This Sunday, RTE’s Des Cahill will be in Eason Killarney, at 3pm, signing copies of his new autobiography ‘Play it Again, Des’. Sports-fanatic Des is best known as the voice of the ‘Sunday Game’ and won the hearts of the nation following his appearance on ‘Dancing...

Neighbours unveil bench in Amy’s memory

  The town of Killarney was united in grief this past February when brave local girl Amy O’Connor lost her battle with cancer, but her memory lives on in the hearts and minds of family and friends.   This was clear for all to see last Saturday when neighbours in...
Captain Greene hoping for big crowd

Captain Greene hoping for big crowd

  President’s Cup Quarter-Final Scotts Lakers v Limerick Celtics Saturday at 7pm (Killarney Sports Centre)   Adam Moynihan   Scotts Lakers captain Mark Greene is hopeful that Killarney’s basketball community will come out in force this Saturday night for a crucial cup...

Former Sem student among 3,000 new Irish citizens

  BY ADAM MOYNIHAN   A former St Brendan’s College student who fled war-torn Somalia as a teenager was among the 3,000 people to be conferred with Irish citizenship at a ceremony in the INEC this week.   Nasir Yasin, who arrived in Ireland in 2005, was just one of...

Maura is IHF Kerry Employee of the Year

  Aghadoe Heights Hotel Lounge Supervisor Maura Casey was the toast of the town on Tuesday last week as she was named the Irish Hotels Federation Kerry Branch Employee of the Year.   Maura, who has welcomed guests to the stylish Heights Lounge and Piano Bar for over...

A fun Bingo night with the Gobnaits  

They’re back…and hoping for a ‘full house’! Christmas in Killarney’s best loved Gobnaits are back again this year with more fun and madness for their annual Christmas Bingo night. The famous four arrived in town on Monday morning, courtesy of Pat Moynihan’s ‘Bingo...

St Oliver’s School show racism the red card!

Pupils and staff St Oliver’s Primary School in Killarney showed racism the red card last week as they took part in the ‘Wear Red Day’ national campaign. Part of the charity work by Show Racism the Red Card, St Oliver’s joined other schools, businesses and...

Killarney lady wins restored Land Rover 90

A Killarney lady was the lucky winner in the recent Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage bumper charity draw. Tara Buckley from Crohane, Fossa, was the lucky winner of the club’s restored Land Rover 90, on Saturday, November 17. The Land Rover was restored over the...
Almost €43,000 raised for three local charities

Almost €43,000 raised for three local charities

    27 people who took on an epic endurance challenge like no other – handed over almost €43,000 to three local charities on Saturday night.   The group, part of the 54321 Challenge, cycled The Ring of Kerry, climbed Carrauntoohil, cycled from Killarney to Dingle and...

“Thanks for the memories, Weeshie”

We are truly indebted to the late, great Weeshie Fogarty, says Killarney Advertiser Sport columnist Eamonn Fitzgerald Weeshie at his beloved Fitzgerald Stadium in 2015 with the GAA McNamee Award and PPI Radio Gold Award. Pic: Eamonn Keogh.5 I am going to miss him; I...

Spectacular Tomies walk gets green light

BY ADAM MOYNIHAN   There was cause for celebration in Killarney this week as the government announced €500,000 funding for a new looped walk at one of the town’s most renowned beauty spots.   Local tourism industry chiefs have been working tirelessly on the...

Players must come together to force schedule change

Adam Moynihan   It certainly appears as though last week’s article struck a nerve locally, particularly amongst players who are sick and tired of training and playing well into December. Everyone I’ve spoken to – players, club officers and supporters alike – agrees...
Charity Christmas Toy Appeal

Charity Christmas Toy Appeal

Next Monday, November 26, the team at Great Southern, Killarney Royal and Hayfield Manor, will be accepting children’s toys and gifts on behalf of the homeless charity, Focus Ireland. If you, your children or grandchildren would like to make a donation, you are very...

Joe O’Connor to MC Killarney Olympian event

    On Monday next, November 26, Killarney will pay tribute to some of its elite athletes at an innovative event aimed at inspiring and educating the sportspeople of the future.   ‘Strategies for Life’, which is being hosted by the Killarney Chamber of Tourism and...
O’Sullivan replaces Botty at Kerry GAA Store

O’Sullivan replaces Botty at Kerry GAA Store

Former Kerry footballer Seán O’Sullivan has taken the reins from Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan at the Kerry GAA Store in Killarney and the four-time All-Ireland winner says he has big shoes to fill. “I know Botty since he joined the Kerry set-up in 2004 as our equipment...
Tributes pour in for GAA legend Weeshie

Tributes pour in for GAA legend Weeshie

Tributes have been pouring in for legendary Killarney broadcaster Weeshie Fogarty, who died on Sunday morning aged 77. Fogarty was best known as a broadcaster and commentator on Radio Kerry but he was also a talented goalkeeper, coach and referee. The Legion man won...

Best of the best to take part in Historic Rally

  Best of the best to take part in Historic Rally BY JOHNNY HICKEY   Killarney and District Motor Club will hold the official launch of the ‘Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally’ this Sunday, in Scotts Hotel Killarney – and all are welcome to attend.   The rally...
Moon magic at Killarney Library

Moon magic at Killarney Library

    Author Breda Joy will recreate the magic of the first moon landing at a reading of her novel ‘Eat the Moon’ at Killarney Library on Thursday, November 22, at 6.30pm. The giant steps of 1969s Apollo 11 moon landing echo throughout the new novel in which...
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