The art of local news

The art of local news

FOUNDER: Danny Casey founded the Killarney Advertiser in 1973. By Cormac Casey   In the 1970s my father, Danny Casey, had a belief that local news must be produced locally. We must remember in the ’70s we only had county and national paid newspapers and one...
Top award for Jill and her staff!

Top award for Jill and her staff!

AWARD: Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio pictured with the Sothys ‘Top Performing Salon/Spa 2019’ award. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean It’s been a tough year for businesses but one local beauty salon is...
Sweet acoustic sound surprises locals

Sweet acoustic sound surprises locals

MUSIC TO THEIR EARS: Talented acoustic guitarist Gareth Carey has been amazing locals and visitors in town with his music. Photo: Michelle Crean Passersby have stopped in their tracks in the heart of Killarney town in recent weeks as one very talented busker has been...
Free parking on Rock Road to continue

Free parking on Rock Road to continue

By Sean Moriarty The free parking scheme at Rock Road is to be extended for the duration of the Safe Streets programme. Killarney Municipal District (KMD) introduced free parking on Thursday and Fridays at the new car park near the Mercy Covent in July. It was a...
Zoom into your local camera club!

Zoom into your local camera club!

NEW MEMBERS: Killarney Camera Club are looking for new members as they take their meetings online over the next few months. Pictured is club member Julia Deady. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean   Photography can be an lonely hobby – especially...
Time to revive the Safe Cross Code

Time to revive the Safe Cross Code

SAFE CROSS CODE: Killarney Municipal District wants to revive the legendary ‘Safe Cross Code’ television advert that was sung by Brendan Grace and promoted by Gay Byrne. EXCLUSIVE By Sean Moriarty A legendary road safety television advert from the 1970s...
Double chop for Kilcummin sisters!

Double chop for Kilcummin sisters!

CHARITY CUT: Sisters Nicole and Katelyn Williams, pictured with their aunt Siobhan Reen (Jack & Jill Liaison Nurse Kerry), plan to cut their hair for the Rapunzel Foundation while raising funds for Jack & Jill. Photo: Michelle Crean EXCLUSIVE By Michelle Crean...
Kerry GAA fans deserve more than dead air

Kerry GAA fans deserve more than dead air

Kerry GAA came under fire last Saturday night when technical difficulties with their county final livestream left thousands of viewers staring at a blank screen. As had been the case in previous rounds, supporters were invited to purchase the stream for the big match...
Killarney hospitals to lose 42 beds

Killarney hospitals to lose 42 beds

By Sean Moriarty The two HSE operated care facilities in Killarney are set to lose a total of 42 beds as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, documents seen by the Killarney Advertiser can reveal. The news comes less than one week after the HSE promised an increase in...
Car park sought for Blue Pool walkway

Car park sought for Blue Pool walkway

By Sean Moriarty A car park is badly needed at the entrance to the recently refurbished Bluepool public amenity in Mangerton. That is according to Cllr Michael Gleeson who, last year, was part of Killarney National Park Mountain Meitheal volunteer group who...
Columbarium wall nears completion

Columbarium wall nears completion

CONSTRUCTION: Mayor Brendan Cronin has welcomed the construction of a new Columbarium wall at Knockeendubh cemetery. Photo: Sean Moriarty By Sean Moriarty   A new Columbarium wall at Knockeendubh cemetery in Killarney is nearing completion. The five piece wall,...
Staff donate €2k to cancer charity

Staff donate €2k to cancer charity

NICE GESTURE: Staff from Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New St donated €2,042 to the Kerry Hospice Killarney Branch on Wednesday morning. Pictured were: Jason Nolan (Head Chef) handing the cheque to Pat Doolan (KHF), Luke Crowley-Holland (Manager), Catherine...
Gene makes an emotional return to UHK

Gene makes an emotional return to UHK

DONATION: Denis Geaney and his ‘Team Geaney’ donated €27,465 to ICU in University Hospital Kerry this week. Funds were raised from charity cycle of the Ring of Kerry in July this year. Also pictured are: Gene Tangney, (centre) and his partner Máire O’Grady, daughter...