Tips for filling up the CAO form

Tips for filling up the CAO form

    As many students are busy preparing for their mocks at the moment, worrying about the CAO is bound to bring extra stress. However, students are urged not to worry unnecessarily. Applicants who have registered ahead of the January 20 early bird deadline at 5.15pm...
Entries open for Ring of Kerry Cycle  

Entries open for Ring of Kerry Cycle  

ENTRIES OPEN: Entries are now open for the 2020 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. Pictured during the 2019 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle are: David Healy, Nelllie Moriarty, Seamus Coffey and Tom Lynch. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan   Registration is now open for the Ring of...
Funding announced for local groups

Funding announced for local groups

  Councillor Michael Cahill has welcomed funding for community groups and organisations under the 2019 Community Enhancement Programme; Beaufort Community Care Group €750 Purchase sports equipment, Ballydribeen Residents Association Killarney €500 for gardening...
Volunteers raise €900 for Trocáire

Volunteers raise €900 for Trocáire

HELPING OTHERS: A cheque for €900 was donated from The Friary to Troc‡áire. Pictured were: Fr Antony Jukes (OFM), Fr Liam McCarthy (OFM), Sue McDonough (Troc‡áire) and Ann Marie O’Leary. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean   Lives are truly changed thanks...
One-to-one expert weight loss mentoring

One-to-one expert weight loss mentoring

  If you want to take the first steps towards a healthier, happier you then working one-to-one with an expert is the way to go.   Pat Sheehan Health and Fitness Killarney, offers a comprehensive 12-week programme in lifestyle management and weight loss, with weekly...
School traffic remains a concern

School traffic remains a concern

  A forum to discuss traffic issues on New Road during busy school pick-up and drop off times is to be set up by Killarney Municipal District.   Traffic on New Road, which has over 2000 students and pupils attending St Brendan’s College and Killarney Community School,...
Jessie Buckley is now a BAFTA nominee

Jessie Buckley is now a BAFTA nominee

  By Sean Moriarty   Talented local actor Jessie Buckley is in the running for a BAFTA, it was announced this week.   The Killarney woman has been nominated in the Leading Actress category for the 2020 British Academy Film and Television Awards.   Buckley is nominated...
Solutions sought to save Celtic Steps

Solutions sought to save Celtic Steps

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: David Rae, owner of Celtic Steps, is hoping to apply for planning permission to save the show and 30 jobs. Photo: Francis Foley   By Sean Moriarty   The operators of Celtic Steps say they are hopeful that a solution can be found to safeguard its...
Killarney second cleanest town in Ireland

Killarney second cleanest town in Ireland

CELEBRATIONS: Locals volunteers are this week celebrating as Killarney came second in the Irish Business Against Litter League (IBAL). Photo: Michelle Crean     By Michelle Crean   Killarney proved that it is up there when it comes to cleanliness as it was this week...
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...
Beekeeper course planned in Killarney

Beekeeper course planned in Killarney

BEEKEEPERS: Kerry Beekeepers Association officers Ian Flude, Pat O’Connor, Michael Culloty, Tim Regan (Chairman) and Hilde Rischbode launching their series of weekly lectures that will take place in Killarney. Picture: Eamonn Keogh   By Michelle Crean   Aspiring...
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...