Promoting the Kerry Way

Promoting the Kerry Way

LIVE AND INTERACTIVE: Launching the new plan for the Kerry Way walking trail were: Minister Brendan Griffin, TD, Noel Spillane (CEO, South Kerry Development Partnership) and Eileen Daly (Kerry Way Ultra Race and Kerry Way Committee). Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan     A...
New youth initiative launched

New youth initiative launched

NEW YOUTH INITIATIVE: Youth Employment mentors Breda Dowling, Tralee, Louise Kiely, Killarney and Michelle Rowan Listowel, pictured at the KDYS in in Killarney. Photo: Sally MacMonagle   A new Youth Employability Initiative targeting 16 – 18-year-olds, who are not...
School opens new 400 metre track

School opens new 400 metre track

NEW WALKWAY: Pupils and staff from Barraduff NS pictured during the opening of their new Active Schools Walkway on Wednesday.   One school is focusing on inspiring pupils to get active after officially opening their brand new Active School Walkway, this week. On...
Huge turnout for annual MS walk

Huge turnout for annual MS walk

TEAM EFFORT: Kenneth O’Meara, Conor O’Donoghue, Jamie O’Meara and Annie Rose Vogels (in front), with Scott and Lisa O’Meara, Aoibhe and Claire O’Donoghue and Maureen Vogels at the Annual Old Kenmare Road Walk in aid of Multiple Sclerosis...
Clifford named as GOAL Ambassador

Clifford named as GOAL Ambassador

GOAL: Irish humanitarian aid agency, GOAL, has announced Kerry footballer, David Clifford, as its new ambassador. He is pictured with former Kerry football great and GOAL board member, Jimmy Deenihan. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan   Kerry football hero and All Star ‘Young...
Make-up artist up for national award

Make-up artist up for national award

NATIONAL NOMINATION: Make-up Artist Annette O’Brien is in the running for a national award in The Best Beauty Blog Awards next week. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean   One local businesswoman is up for a national award next week alongside some of...
Credit union launches new service

Credit union launches new service

NEW SERVICE: Killarney Credit Union has launched a brand new service. Pictured were: Helen Courtney Power (Business Development), Mary Murphy (CEO), Emma Looney (Member Services) and Shane Foley (Risk and Compliance). Photo: Michelle Crean EXCLUSIVE By Michelle Crean...
Animals blessed in Killarney

Animals blessed in Killarney

BLESSING: Fr Antony blessing Ruby with her owners Nellie and Molly Cullinane (Killarney) at the Friary. Pic: Dylan Clifford.   The Franciscan Friars in Killarney celebrated the Fest of St Francis, considered the patron saint of animals, in style this week.   On...
Kerry Way App gets European Recognition

Kerry Way App gets European Recognition

EU RECOGNITION: Moya Doherty, Gerry Kiely (Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland), John O’Connor (Béaloideas Chairraí), Julie Burgess (Springboard Opportunities), Prof. John Nolan (Waterford IT) and Senan Cooke (Dunhill Ecopark).     The Kerry Way...
Killarney plans to turn purple

Killarney plans to turn purple

  By Michelle Crean   Killarney is to celebrate retaining its Purple Flag by holding a weekend of colourful celebrations next week.   The accolade, which recognises excellence in safety, vibrancy and diversity of the evening and night-time economy of the town, will be...
Storm brings rare bird to Kerry

Storm brings rare bird to Kerry

RARE FIND: Anthony O’Connor and John O’Donghue with the Little Bittern that was blown off-course by Storm Lorenzo last week.   By Sean Moriarty The aftermath of last week’s Storm Lorenzo resulted in a very rare North American bird being swept into Kerry. A...
Further cuts to Killarney Masses

Further cuts to Killarney Masses

  By Sean Moriarty   Local parishioners were hit with another bombshell over the weekend when it was announced that the number of weekly Masses in Killarney will further be reduced. Churches in Firies, Fossa and Kilcummin and Killarney will lose one Mass each week,...
Local hero breaks up street flight

Local hero breaks up street flight

A local hero came to rescue by bringing one man to safety during a street in Killarney town yesterday (Thursday). Alan O’Neill from Killarney, who was on his lunch break, selflessly jumped in to help a man being attacked in a shocking daylight brawl on Barrys Lane,...
Killarney students attend London event 

Killarney students attend London event 

LONDON CALLING: Minister Brendan Griffin with music students and their teachers from St Brendan’s College, who performed at Tourism Ireland’s ‘Flavours of Ireland’ event in London. Also pictured are Breige Coward (front left), Joan O’Shaughnessy (front, centre) and...
Mary retires after 40 years teaching

Mary retires after 40 years teaching

FORTY YEARS: Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra French and Maths teacher Mary Healy celebrated her retirement after 40 years of service at a function with teaching colleagues and family in The Great Southern Hotel, Killarney. Mary is pictured with TJ Howard, Pat Brosnan,...
Great Southern tractor goes home

Great Southern tractor goes home

WIN THIS TRACTOR: This Ford 2600 tractor, once owned by the Great Southern Killarney, is up for grabs in a raffle to raise funds for the Killarney Micro Track and Meningitis Ireland.   By Sean Moriarty   A tractor that once belonged to the Great Southern Hotel...
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