Plans for new anonymous Garda text service

Plans for new anonymous Garda text service

Plans are in the pipeline for a new anonymous text service alerting Killarney Gardai to trouble in the town. Following the success of the ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign in Tralee, which was launched last July, Superintendent Flor Murphy who is in...
Man arrested and €12,000 of drugs seized 

Man arrested and €12,000 of drugs seized 

A man in his 30s arrested in relation to the seizure of approximately €12,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb in Gortatlea yesterday (Thursday), has since been charged and is due to appear before Tralee District court at a later date. Gardaí arrested the man and...
Local students learn life-saving skills

Local students learn life-saving skills

Critical life-saving skills are now part of the curriculum for local students who are currently learning all about First Aid. Transition Year students from Killarney Community College are currently completing an emergency First Aid training course, mentored by expert...
Lewis Junction safety works planned for 2020

Lewis Junction safety works planned for 2020

Upgraded works at the Lewis Road Junction which will include a new roundabout – are to go ahead – but it’ll take a least another year. Serious accidents and loss of life have occurred on the busy road, which sees over 18,500 vehicles pass through every day. It...
Killarney cyclists claim top team prize

Killarney cyclists claim top team prize

Killarney Cycling Club proved their mettle at Ireland’s largest cyclocross event on Sunday last as they claimed the top team prize in the Elite Men’s Race. With close to 50 riders in the field in Fota, Cork, the Killarney team, which consisted of current Munster...
€7,200 worth of drugs seized in Cahersiveen

€7,200 worth of drugs seized in Cahersiveen

Gardaí have seized suspected cocaine, cannabis and controlled drugs worth an estimated value of €7,200 following a search at a house in Cahersiveen on Friday. Shortly after 10pm Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by uniform Gardaí in Cahersiveen, conducted a search...
“Organ donation works, I’m living proof”

“Organ donation works, I’m living proof”

Third time lucky kidney recipient urges people to carry a donor card A Milltown man who has undergone three kidney transplants is planning to give something back and also create awareness about the importance of organ donation. Colm Clifford (42), and his supportive...
“Pedestrian crossing is dangerous”

“Pedestrian crossing is dangerous”

Councillor calls on Council to extend crossing time Killarney locals have expressed their concerns saying one particular pedestrian crossing doesn’t allow them time to cross a busy road safely. Locals have called on Cllr Michael Gleeson to ask the Council to remedy...
“Not all children are being treated equally”

“Not all children are being treated equally”

Killarney mother urges government to implement vaccine for all children A Killarney mother says not all children are being treated equally after discovering that the potentially life-saving meningitis B vaccine is only available to some children. Danielle Kissane from...
New apprenticeships begin at Liebherr

New apprenticeships begin at Liebherr

The proud tradition of apprentice training continues at Liebherr Container Cranes as 14 new apprentices have started their training while 13 graduates are celebrating gaining new qualifications. As 2018 ended, 13 apprentices graduated from the Liebherr Container...
€730 raised for Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone

€730 raised for Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone

A donation of €730 from a fundraising ceili will go towards funding specialist Motor Neurone Disease care in Kerry. Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone were delighted to accept a cheque for €730 from Elizabeth and Peggy Kelleher on behalf of TJ Nelligan, at the Heights...
International recognition for Kerry beauty spot

International recognition for Kerry beauty spot

Rebranding one picturesque Kerry location is reaping rewards as it was this week named one of the ‘Best Places to Visit in 2019’ by one of the world’s leading travel guidebooks. Rough Guides, which compiles an annual list of the holiday hotspots to excite esteemed...
“The children are in danger”

“The children are in danger”

Call for safety measures outside Fossa National School A serious or even fatal accident is inevitable unless urgent safety measures are put in place – concerned parents and staff at one Killarney school said this week. Up to 300 pupils and their parents are regularly...
New external ATM at Killarney Outlet Centre

New external ATM at Killarney Outlet Centre

  Shoppers will have easier access to their cash with the installation of a brand new ATM at the Killarney Outlet Centre. Owned and operated by Euronet Worldwide the new machine is located externally on the building frontage facing the town, adjacent to the Great...

No more library fines on overdue books

Libraries across Kerry will no longer be imposing fines on overdue books – and all outstanding fines on members’ accounts will also be removed. This is in line with all public libraries nationally and is one of the key aims of the new public library...
Two rally competitors awarded for bravery

Two rally competitors awarded for bravery

  The bravery of two rally competitors who risked their lives to help extract two rivals from a burning rally car was rewarded at the Moriarty’s Centra Kingdom of Kerry Rally Championship awards presentation on Saturday night. Last June, father and daughter crew Jason...
Volunteers wanted for Killarney National Park

Volunteers wanted for Killarney National Park

  By Michelle Crean If you’re contemplating a New Year’s resolution which involves the great outdoors  – then joining a voluntary clean-up group in Killarney might just be your answer. Giving just an hour or two week is all that’s required as Killarney National...
Shock at death of Headford man in Australia

Shock at death of Headford man in Australia

  A fundraising campaign has exceeded its €30,000 target to repatriate the body of a 25 year-old Killarney man who suddenly took ill and died in Australia – just days before Christmas. €37,145 of the €30,000 goal was raised through a GoFundMe campaign...
Kerry’s first New Year baby

Kerry’s first New Year baby

The first New Year’s Day baby born in University Hospital Kerry is from Killarney! Baby Nicolas Sroczynski was born on January 1, 2019 at 7.40am weighing 7Ibs and 5 oz, to parents Sandara Sroczynski, who works in the Kings Court Killarney, and Wojtek Sroczynski,...
Road safety message highlighted by local pupils

Road safety message highlighted by local pupils

  Three Killarney primary school pupils have had their artwork chosen for the 2019 Kerry County Council Road Safety Calendar. Sixth class pupil Ciara O’Donoghue, from Loughguittane NS, has had her art work selected for the month of August while sixth class pupil James...
Busy year for mountain rescue volunteers

Busy year for mountain rescue volunteers

  BY MICHELLE CREAN With seven mountain fatalities, 44 callouts resulting in 67 people assisted, and a total of 2400 rescue hours – it’s certainly been a busy year for the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team. And the voluntary organisation, which currently has 35 voluntary...
Killarney troops to spend Christmas in Lebanon

Killarney troops to spend Christmas in Lebanon

  BY ADAM MOYNIHAN   It will be a festive season with a difference for six Killarney men as they make plans for an unusual Christmas Day in Lebanon.   Lt Denis Sheahan, Private David Crowley, Private Cameron Murphy, BS Henry Leahy, Cpl Luke Switzer and Lt Shane...
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