Sadness at death of Mike John Moynihan

Sadness at death of Mike John Moynihan

    By Sean Moriarty   There was widespread sadness in the Gneeveguilla and Killarney areas on Monday morning  after popular local man Mike John Moynihan died as a result of a road traffic accident near Castleisland.   Mike John’s van was in collision with a lorry at...
Man charged over suspected firearm

Man charged over suspected firearm

By Michelle Crean EXCLUSIVE Killarney Gardai have this week arrested and charged a man in his 20s in relation to the possession of a suspected firearm. Last month Gardaí became aware of a video on social media which showed a man firing a shot from what is believed to...
New cinema causing traffic concern

New cinema causing traffic concern

CINEMA TRAFFIC: Construction of the new cinema on Park Road was a strong talking point at Wednesday’s Council meeting. Photo: Francis Foley   By Sean Moriarty Elected members of Killarney Municipal District have warned that the new cinema currently under...
TD calls for overhaul of Kerry service

TD calls for overhaul of Kerry service

  A Kerry TD is calling on HSE for an urgent overhaul of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) in Kerry, which has an approximate waiting time of two years.   Michael Healy-Rae said that it’s a crisis in waiting and needs serious and immediate...
New footpaths for Listry cemetery

New footpaths for Listry cemetery

    Cllr Brendan Cronin has secured funding to improve the footpaths in the grounds of Listry Cemetery.   Kerry County Council has confirmed the allocation of €2000 to tarmac footpaths in graveyard. An engineer has been appointed to the project and work will be...
Highland games a first for Killarney

Highland games a first for Killarney

  By Sean Moriarty Killarney Town Twinning Association, in conjunction with Scottish Masters Athletics International, will host the Masters World Championships (MWC) for the traditional Scottish Highland Games next June – the first time the event will take place...
Local teen has eyes set on Hollywood

Local teen has eyes set on Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD HERE I COME: Killarney teen Olamide Ojegbenro has his eyes firmly set on Hollywood. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean   Filmmaking has become a huge passion for one local teen – so much so that he is planning a Hollywood career. Leaving Cert student...
Local chefs take on vegan challenge

Local chefs take on vegan challenge

VEGANUARY: Local chefs plan to take on a vegan challenge this month. From l-r were: Exec Chefs, Rory Gabriel (Great Southern Killarney), Cyril Durand (Dromhall Hotel), Abraham Nur (The Brehon), John Drummond (Gleneagle) and Chad Byrne (The Brehon).   By Michelle Crean...
€1.3m announced for Kerry Airport

€1.3m announced for Kerry Airport

  By Sean Moriarty   Kerry Airport is to get an additional €1.3m in Government funding towards operating expenses.   This is in addition to the previous €2m that was announced earlier this year by Minister Griffin. This first lot of funding is earmarked for capital...
Four in a row for Lakers

Four in a row for Lakers

Four in a row for Lakers   By Eamon Keogh Basketball: National League Division One IT Carlow  70 Scotts Lakers  Killarney 111 SCOTTS  Lakers picked up their  fourth win on the trot with a very impressive and comprehensive victory on the road against  IT Carlow last...
Micro Track’s mysterious local backer

Micro Track’s mysterious local backer

EXCLUSIVE   By Sean Moriarty   The Killarney Micro Track project has benefitted from the generosity of a mysterious local business – which will allow them to purchase a new state-of-art jump mat.   The new track will have Olympic standard high jump facilities in...
Local swimmers receive awards

Local swimmers receive awards

WELL DONE: Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre staff Shane Kerins and Daniel O’Donoghue pictured with Aoife Hamilton who received the ‘Swim for All’ certificate.   Local children received awards at Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre for their...
Kerry Clubs Fair to return this January

Kerry Clubs Fair to return this January

CLUBS FAIR: Killarney Lions Club have announced details of their second annual Kerry Clubs Fair, set up to combat social isolation, this January. Pictured were: Ronan Doyle (President of the Killarney Lions Club), Laurence O’Keeffe (Killarney Lions Club), Con Stack...
Aveen gifts her hair to charity

Aveen gifts her hair to charity

THE GIFT OF GIVING: Seven-year-old Aveen Kennedy from Faha, pictured with her mom Annett Moench, donated 12 inches of her hair to the The Little Princess Trust. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean   She may be only seven-years-old but one local girl has proved...
Kilcummin ladies think pink!

Kilcummin ladies think pink!

THINK PINK: Ladies from Kilcummin are planning a pink night for ‘Comfort for Chemo’. Pictured front l-r were: Kathleen Ryan, Carmel O’Riordan, Kate Fleming and Mary O’Leary. Back l-r were: Susan Healy, Marie Brosnan, Teresa Casey and Eileen...
Brewery appeal withdrawn

Brewery appeal withdrawn

  By Anne Lucey   Plans for a €24 million brewery and whiskey distillery, visitor centre and restaurant at Fossa, Killarney, will get underway in January – after an appeal to An Bord Pleanála was withdrawn. Aidan Forde, Director of Torc Brewing of Church Close,...
New bike lane a first for the town

New bike lane a first for the town

A FIRST FOR KILLARNEY: Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Michael Gleeson pictured with Eileen O’Donoghue (Killarney Munipical District Officer) at the town’s first covered bicycle stand on Bohereencaol Glebe Lane. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan   EXCLUSIVE   By Michelle Crean  ...