New cinema takes shape on Park Road

New cinema takes shape on Park Road

An artist’s impression of the new cinema   By Sean Moriarty   Construction of the new cinema on Park Road, which will feature five screens, is progressing and will be open by summer 2020. The new development, a two storey entertainment facility consisting of an...
Gaelscoil celebrates International Day

Gaelscoil celebrates International Day

INTERNATIONAL DAY: Children in Gaelscoil Faithleann, pictured with Wilson da Silva, celebrated International Day in school on Friday last.   By Michelle Crean Cultures from 19 different countries were celebrated in one local school on Friday as part of their first...
Festive charity concert planned

Festive charity concert planned

CHARITY CONCERT: Singer Mary Culloty O’Sullivan will hold a charity concert in aid of KASI next Wednesday in the Methodist Church. Photo: Michelle Crean     By Michelle Crean One local soprano is lending her voice to charity next Wednesday night as she’s planning a...
Take a dip for Aware

Take a dip for Aware

CHRISTMAS DAY DIP: Niki McCarthy is organising the 11th Christmas Day Dip at Dundag for charity Aware. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean   One way to wake yourself from that sleepy slumber this Christmas Day is with a nice dip in Dundag while helping a...
School plans fundraising busking session

School plans fundraising busking session

SCHOOL CHOIR: St Francis Special School Choir Beaufort will be go busking in the Killarney Outlet Centre this Friday, December 6. By Michelle Crean Pupils at one school love singing and performing so much that they’re planning a fundraising busking day this Friday. St...
The Big Switch On!

The Big Switch On!

  The annual Christmas Charity Lights display by Denise and Joseph Purcell from Sunhill Killorglin is now in its 13th year. On the night they were joined by family, friends, neighbours and well wishers. The switch on for 2019 was carried out by The Brand Geeks. All...
Tree of Light to sparkle this Sunday

Tree of Light to sparkle this Sunday

HELPING HAND: Transition Year students from St Brendan’s College, Callaum O’Grady, Colm O’Callaghan, Jack O’Sullivan and Aaron O’Sullivan with Tree Surgeon, Billy Tangney from Killarney, who assisted with assembling the 3000 individual energy efficent bulbs for the...
No commitment for dedicated dementia unit

No commitment for dedicated dementia unit

  By Sean Moriarty   The Regional Health Forum has stopped short on giving a commitment to a dedicated Alzheimer Day Unit for the Killarney Area. Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson raised the issue at last week’s forum in Cork City Hall. Cllr Gleeson asked the...
Public meeting on Kerry transport issues

Public meeting on Kerry transport issues

  Transport issues are falling far short of what is needed for the people of Kerry a public meeting will hear tonight (Monday) in Killarney. Fianna Fáil General Election candidate Cllr Norma Moriarty is hosting the meeting in Scott’s Hotel at 8pm. “A lot of concern...
Rare spiders found in National Park

Rare spiders found in National Park

By Sean Moriarty A spider expert has found three of Ireland’s rarest breeds of spiders in Killarney National Park. Irish arachnologist (spider expert) Myles Nolan, who recently conducted a survey – revealed over 50 spider species living in the Park – and three...
Keith Barry visits The Chatroom

Keith Barry visits The Chatroom

  Keith Barry – the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker – paid a visit to The Chatroom to tell editor Michelle Crean all about his upcoming INEC show ‘INSANITY’ – and hacked her brain! Keith arrived at lunchtime yesterday...
St Finan’s site be sold

St Finan’s site be sold

By Sean Moriarty   Some of the buildings and lands surrounding the landmark St Finan’s site in Killarney are to be offered up for sale, the Cork Kerry Regional Health Forum revealed this week.   Earlier this year the Health and Safety Executive lodged a planning...
Local artists receive prizes

Local artists receive prizes

ART WINNERS: Karena McCarthy (Youth and Marketing Officer, Killarney Credit Union), with Credit Union Art Competition prizewinners Eva Stack (centre) who won first prize in 11-13 category, and Catherine Fleming, special category Over 18 prizewinner. Back from left...
Students receive QQI certificates

Students receive QQI certificates

PROUD: John Keane (Adult Education Director) with Michelle Cahillane, Denise O’Callaghan, Amanda O’Brien and Hannah O’Connell. In back row are: Christine O’Callaghan, Matilble Collins, Grainne Zarahowson, Almed Ouattare, Mary Ojegbenro and...
Hilarious play is a “holy show”!

Hilarious play is a “holy show”!

HOLY SHOW! Ray and Eoin O’Sullivan and Ann Eager launching the play ‘A Papal Blessing’ a two-act play from Killarney playwright Ray O’Sullivan.     A brand new two-act play from a Killarney playwright guarantees to create a holy show with its...
Hotel workers run for sick children

Hotel workers run for sick children

HELPING SICK CHILDREN: Stephen Dennehy (Bar Manager), Stanislav Gnjastovic (Porter), Alex Gogin (Bar Tender), Sinead Butler (Duty Manager), Javier Gonzales (Duty Manager), Catherine Burke (Front Office Manager), some of the staff at The Lake Hotel who raised €5,677 in...
“Fencing not an option” – Minister

“Fencing not an option” – Minister

    By Sean Moriarty   There are no plans to fence Killarney National Park for deer management purposes, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan has said.   Earlier this month, a deputation of concerned residents from the Ballydowney and Fossa...