Crafty bonnets raise €600 for Kenyan charity

Crafty bonnets raise €600 for Kenyan charity

EASTER CRAFTS: Pupils from Holy Cross Mercy School recently held an Easter Bonnet Parade and raised over €600 for the Kenya Education Project. By Michelle Crean Not only did they design and create their own colourful bonnets, but local school children also helped...
Photography exhibition explores mindfulness

Photography exhibition explores mindfulness

EXPLORING MINDFULNESS: Members of the Kerry Parents and Friends Community Programme mindfulness group will launch a photo exhibition in Killarney Library. Pictured were: Katie Gleeson, Daniel Cronin, Brian Heffernan and Anthony Jones. Exploring the sensory connection...
Citizenship ceremonies return to Killarney

Citizenship ceremonies return to Killarney

  Over 7,000 visitors are expected in Killarney tomorrow (Monday) as the town plays host to its third citizenship ceremony day. 2,500 people will formally become Irish citizens at three ceremonies taking place in the INEC on the day. The candidates will be accompanied...
Annual Shrone City Mass postponed for a week

Annual Shrone City Mass postponed for a week

  By Sean Moriarty Shrone locals – who for decades have celebrated a very special Mass every May – have kindly agreed to postpone it by a week – to facilitate this year’s Rally of the Lakes. The outdoor Mass in the City of Shrone in Rathmore was due to take...
Strong Killarney support for fundraising cycle

Strong Killarney support for fundraising cycle

  Killarney locals came out in force over the weekend and helped to raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry – by partaking in the Tom Crean Unsung Hero Cycle in association with Tour de Munster. The cycle and family fun weekend took place on both Saturday and...
Sem students share stage with The High Kings

Sem students share stage with The High Kings

TALENT: Musical students from St Brendan’s College in Killarney on stage with ‘The High Kings’. By Sean Moriarty   Musical students at St Brendan’s College in Killarney enjoyed a second cameo appearance with top performers in as many weeks – this time with...
Locals prepare to launch ‘Nathan’s Walk’

Locals prepare to launch ‘Nathan’s Walk’

By Michelle Crean A local mother, whose young son took his own life, is now calling for an outreach service for Killarney town to help others in distress. Marie O’Carroll, who has spearheaded ‘Nathan’s Walk Darkness Into Light’ since 2011 to remember her “beautiful...
Tragic teen laid to rest today (Friday)

Tragic teen laid to rest today (Friday)

By Michelle Crean Shocked communities in Beaufort, Killorglin and Castlemaine are still coming to terms with the tragic death of teenager Ryan Nagle, who was laid to rest today (Friday). The 13-year-old, who was a First Year student in Killorglin Community College,...
New boxing courses commence next week

New boxing courses commence next week

BOXING COURSE: Experienced boxer and trainer Darragh Keogh has two new boxing courses coming up in Killarney. Boxing enthusiasts will have an opportunity to develop their skills with two new courses set to commence at The Peak Performance Academy at The Deerpark...
Coffee morning to benefit mental health charity

Coffee morning to benefit mental health charity

COFFEE TIME: Ann Marie O’Leary, Grainne Fitzgerald and Billy Carver (Killarney Royal), launching the annual Big Coffee Morning that will take place in The Killarney Royal Hotel on Saturday, April 27. Proceeds from the event will go to Pieta House. Picture: Eamonn...
New App links the new with the old

New App links the new with the old

NEW APP: A new innovative App, showcasing the heritage and folklore of the Kerry Way walking route, has been launched by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan at Muckross School House, Killarney. Included are: Mike Morris (Secretary Béaloideas Chiarraí), Séan De...
Local Macra set for national drama final

Local Macra set for national drama final

COMEDY: Killarney Macra members rehearsing their play ‘Where There’s a Will’. Front from left: Robert Lucey, Emma Cronin, Edmond McSweeney and Conor Brosnan. Back from left: Aisling O’Sullivan Darcy, Sarah Hunt, Jeremiah Murphy, Rebecca...
Annual charity walk this Easter Monday

Annual charity walk this Easter Monday

LAUNCH: Pictured at the launch of the Red Fox Holy Well Walk front row l-r were: Anna Hoare, Caoimhe Foley, Zara Tomlinson. Middle row: Sean Walsh, Valerie Aherne, Adam Tomlinson, Maura Healy, Ada Marmion, Mary Counihan, Madeline Lynch, Catherine Lynch, St John Lynch,...
Taoiseach helps out at County Clean Up day

Taoiseach helps out at County Clean Up day

CLEAN UP: An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD speaking to volunteers Mary McGillicuddy, James Daly, Killorglin, Mike Myers, Barleymount and Johnny McGuire, Killarney. Photos: Valerie O’Sullivan By Michelle Crean A record 6,000 volunteers took part in the eighth annual...
New €3m staff accommodation complete

New €3m staff accommodation complete

NEW ACCOMMODATION: Four new state-of-the-art staff accommodation blocks are ready at the Europe Hotel. Pictured l-r were: Michael Brennan (Managing Director of Killarney Hotels), Leeann Keating, Vincent D’Orazio, Ewelina Pamrowska and Clodagh Teahan. Photo:...
Gardai to monitor ongoing Ballyspillane feud

Gardai to monitor ongoing Ballyspillane feud

FEUD: Gardai and Emergency Services in Ballyspillane Estate on Thursday morning. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean A bitter feud between Traveller families erupted in a Killarney estate in the early hours of Thursday morning – after an accelerant –...
Old photo turns up after appeal

Old photo turns up after appeal

A local vintage club is looking for photos and memorabilia connected with the 1954 World Ploughing Championships in Fossa. Members of Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club, who are also members of South Kerry Ploughing, are behind a plan to help National...
U11 doubles title for Glenbeigh sisters

U11 doubles title for Glenbeigh sisters

CHAMPIONS: Sisters Maggie and Clodagh Quirke from Glenbeigh are winners of the All-Ireland Cumann na mBunscoil handball finals. Photo: Con Dennehy By Con Dennehy It was a case of aces high for two Glenbeigh sisters who began their handball sporting career with the...
Killarney pupils are put through their paces

Killarney pupils are put through their paces

FOCUS ON FITNESS: Fit Squad instructor Tom Dalton with children in St Oliver’s National School, Ballycasheen, Killarney for the Fit Squad Children’s Interactive Health and Fitness session. Picture: Eamonn Keogh   By Michelle Crean   Two Killarney schools –...
Legion launch their annual golf fundraiser

Legion launch their annual golf fundraiser

GOLF CLASSIC: Launching the Legion GAA Club Golf Classic from left: Stephen Stack, Kevin Breen, Patrick O’Donoghue (Gleneagle Hotel, sponsor), Padraig Lucey, Ann McCann, John Foran, Sean Murphy and Tom Moriarty. Picture: Eamonn Keogh Legion GAA Club this week...
Lisa hopes birthday funds will help others

Lisa hopes birthday funds will help others

KINDNESS: Lisa Ní Iarlaithe from Lissivigeen donated €2,785 to ‘Straight Ahead Ireland’ this week. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michele Crean This week a generous €2,785 was handed over to charity – thanks to the selfless act of kindness by one local lady. Lisa Ní...
Michael plans trip to help needy children

Michael plans trip to help needy children

VOLUNTEER: Michael Shannon, from Lissivigeen, plans to volunteer in Kolkata, this summer. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean A 20 year-old UCC student is planning to give his spare time to help the poor and needy this summer. Michael Shannon, from Lissivigeen,...
London calling for Beaufort marathon runner

London calling for Beaufort marathon runner

MARATHON: Killarney Valley Athletic Club member Caitriona Shanahan is raising funds for Killarney Micro Track by participating in the London Marathon later this month. Also included are Killarney Micro Track campaigners Jerry Griffin and Brid Stack. Photo: Eamonn...
Motoring enthusiasts enjoy vintage charity run

Motoring enthusiasts enjoy vintage charity run

ENJOYING A DAY OUT: Jamie Mannix, Michael Leslie and Liam Fleming enjoying the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club annual April Charity Car and Tractor Run on Sunday. On Sunday, vintage motoring enthusiasts came together for the annual Killarney Valley Classic...
Hosts wanted to accommodate cyclists

Hosts wanted to accommodate cyclists

HOSTS WANTED: Julett Culloty is seeking host families in Killarney for this year’s Cycle Against Suicide. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean Participants in this year’s Cycle Against Suicide will be wheeling into town on May 1 next – and organisers are...
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