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...
Heroes save man’s life at Mass

Heroes save man’s life at Mass

LIVE SAVERS: Fr Kieran O’Brien, Mabel Counihan (KCRU), Denny Murphy, Bridget Delaney (KCRU) and Martin Grady who helped save the life of an American man in St Mary’s Cathedral recently. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean   The life of an American...
Man’s body discovered in Killarney house

Man’s body discovered in Killarney house

  By Sean Moriarty Gardaí in Killarney are keeping an open mind following the discovery of a man’s body in a house in Torc Terrace on Wednesday night. Shortly after 10pm Gardaí received a report of a sudden death at a house in the quiet cul-de-sac towards the rear of...
Choirs launch charity Christmas CD

Choirs launch charity Christmas CD

  By Michelle Crean   Staff and pupils have teamed up with local musical groups to create a brand new CD collection. ‘It’s Christmas in Killarney!’, which was launched on Monday, is a choral and musical celebration of Christmas to get everyone in the festive mood.  ...