Local couple to feature on RTE cookery show

Local couple to feature on RTE cookery show

A Killarney couple living in the Gap of Dunloe will feature heavily on RTE One’s “Tastes Like Home” tonight (Monday). Amateur chefs Jason and Marie Walsh will appear on the popular cookery series at 7.30pm, alongside celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio, who also visits...
Killarney prepares for Viking invasion

Killarney prepares for Viking invasion

National League Division 1 Scotts Lakers v Waterford Vikings Saturday at 7.30pm   The Auracle will be rocking once again on Saturday night when the Scotts Lakers welcome the Vikings of Waterford to Killarney.   The Lakers have had an excellent start to their second...
Gardai continue appeal for missing Fossa teen

Gardai continue appeal for missing Fossa teen

Gardai are again today (Friday) appealing to the public to come forward with any information on the whereabouts of missing 19 year-old Maria Brosnan from Fossa in Killarney. The teen, who was last seen at approximately 10am on Wednesday morning at Clash, Tralee, was...
€5000 drugs and €13,000 cash seized in Kerry

€5000 drugs and €13,000 cash seized in Kerry

Gardaí in the South Kerry area have arrested a man in his 30s after seizing approximately €5,000 worth of suspected cocaine and over €13,000 in cash. Shortly after 5.30pm yesterday (Thursday), Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit executed a search warrant at a house...
Over €30k raised in John’s memory

Over €30k raised in John’s memory

Family, friends and well-wishers gathered in the Killarney Avenue Hotel recently for a coffee morning in memory of the late John Broderick. Popular Killarney man John, who tragically took his own life earlier this year, was fondly remembered at the event while...
Comfortable home win for Lakers

Comfortable home win for Lakers

National League Division 1 Scotts Lakers 85 Limerick IT 76 Scotts Lakers continued their winning run at Killarney Sports Centre on Sunday afternoon with a nine-point victory over Limerick IT. It was a match that the home side were cruising through for long periods and...
150 Community College students get QQI certs

150 Community College students get QQI certs

The QQI Awards Certification Ceremony held in Killarney Community College on Friday last was a most enjoyable and uplifting evening. Over 150 proud students were presented with their QQI Certificates. The QQI Awards were presented to both day and night students of the...
Crimes against deer continue to soar

Crimes against deer continue to soar

Tourism in Killarney is enjoying a boost this autumn with hotels and other accommodation busier than normal, thanks to numbers arriving to catch the deer rutting season amid spectacular autumn foliage. Large stags and their hinds within metres of the lakeside Lake...
Kerry star Murphy puts on his dancing shoes

Kerry star Murphy puts on his dancing shoes

Rathmore GAA and Rathmore Ladies football club return again this year with Strictly Come Dancing. This year’s theme is Hollywood so each dance will be based on a specific song from a well-known movie. Dance choreographer extraordinaire Joe Burkett is at the helm...
Controversial Casey rakes in 28% of Kerry votes

Controversial Casey rakes in 28% of Kerry votes

Controversial presidential election candidate Peter Casey appears to have struck a chord with at least some of Kerry’s voters as he pulled in 28% of votes in the county. Casey’s shock late surge in the polls left him with 23% of the votes nationally, a considerable...
Donaghy and Gooch say ‘no’ to Fine Gael 

Donaghy and Gooch say ‘no’ to Fine Gael 

Former Kerry All-Star Kieran Donaghy has become the second footballer to turn down the advances of Fine Gael in the past number of months. Donaghy, who recently announced his retirement from intercounty football, was reportedly approached by FG officials about the...
Clifford gets his first All-Star

Clifford gets his first All-Star

It may have been his first season at senior level but that didn’t prevent footballing sensation David Clifford from catching the eye. The Fossa native was Kerry’s standout player in 2018 and yesterday he was rewarded for his performances with one of the game’s highest...
Jacks Coastguard named Best Seafood Restaurant

Jacks Coastguard named Best Seafood Restaurant

Some of the finest hospitality businesses in the country were represented at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel on October 15 for the National Hospitality Awards 2018, the industry awards for the Irish hospitality sector. Kerry’s own Jacks Coastguard Restaurant in...
Brassil: No additional winter beds for UHK

Brassil: No additional winter beds for UHK

Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry and Spokesperson on Primary Care and Community Heath John Brassil has said that despite all of the spin from Fine Gael, no additional bed capacity will be brought on stream this winter to alleviate the overcrowding at University Hospital...
Strict new Airbnb ban could help solve rent crisis

Strict new Airbnb ban could help solve rent crisis

New laws effectively banning landlords from renting properties on a short-term basis in areas of high housing demand will be introduced from June 2019, it has been confirmed. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy unveiled plans for the new restrictions on Thursday and it is...
Rejuvenated Crokes ready for final battle

Rejuvenated Crokes ready for final battle

Kerry SFC Final Dr Crokes v Dingle Today at 3pm Austin Stack Park When Crokes fell apart against Kerins O’Rahilly’s at the start of September, obituaries had already been written before people had reached the bottom of the Sandpit. Half the team were past it. This...
Staggering sculpture unveiled and lit up

Staggering sculpture unveiled and lit up

A wonderfully creative sculpture of a red stag leaping into the air has been officially unveiled at the busy Port Road-New Road junction. Talented tree sculptor Will Fogarty from Ballyhoura, Co. Limerick was commissioned to create the piece. The sculpture has already...
Deadline closes for submissions on Pretty Polly site

Deadline closes for submissions on Pretty Polly site

The deadline closes today, Friday, for proposals for the development of the 7.4-acre Pretty Polly site. Dublin based BNP Paribas real estate agents are handling the submissions, and they say there have been quite a few. The old factory and land was given in trust to...
Eight weeks for this? It’s an absolute disgrace

Eight weeks for this? It’s an absolute disgrace

Football fans across the country were rightly abhorred by the incident in last Sunday’s Kerry SFC semi-final which left East Kerry youngster Dara Moynihan laid out on the floor. Video footage clearly shows Dingle selector Colm Geaney rushing onto the field to punch...
Double win for Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Double win for Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa has once again been recognised for its all-round excellence in hospitality, as the hotel was awarded with two prestigious awards during the month of October. Muckross Park Hotel & Spa was awarded Best Hotel Restaurant in Munster at...
Lucey returns as Lakers bounce back in Limerick

Lucey returns as Lakers bounce back in Limerick

National League Division 1 Limerick Celtics 75 Scotts Lakers 98 Scotts Lakers bounced back to winning ways with a comprehensive 23-point victory over Limerick Celtics in St Munchin’s last Saturday night. After two recent defeats, it was a badly needed victory for the...
Ploughing Association to hold second competition

Ploughing Association to hold second competition

The recently affiliated Killarney Ploughing Association will hold their second points competition on Sunday, November 4 on the grounds of Coffey’s Farm, Fossa, leased by Tony Wharton. The ploughing match begins at 11am. It promises to be a great day of ploughing,...

Town Celebrates €250K Lotto Win!

  One lucky lottery winner scooped €250,000 on the Lotto Plus draw on Saturday night. The lucky winner bought the ticket in the popular Eagers Newsagents and Toy Shop. The ticket was sold last Wednesday and owner Pat Duggan is hoping that it was a local person that...
Locals revisit abandoned Coltsmann’s Castle

Locals revisit abandoned Coltsmann’s Castle

It has been abandoned and off-limits since the 1940s but locals recently got a rare opportunity to see the inside the walls of Coltsmann’s Castle. The doors of the famous but mysterious landmark were thrown open last week as part of the inaugural Architecture Kerry...
Smalltalk with The Gooch

Smalltalk with The Gooch

In the latest instalment of our popular Smalltalk feature, Adam Moynihan talks to Dr Crokes and Kerry legend Colm Cooper, the man considered by many to be the greatest Gaelic footballer of all time. Pic: Eamonn Keogh.   Well Colm. Thanks for talking to me.   No...
Your Credit Union can help with home renovations

Your Credit Union can help with home renovations

Now that the evenings are getting darker and colder, it might be time to start looking at some home renovations to see you through the winter months. Whether you’re planning to replace your roof, insulate your home, build an extension or replace worn-out floors, talk...
County Council showing scant regard for Killarney

County Council showing scant regard for Killarney

That budget strategy and LPT (local property tax) meeting in Tralee on Monday, where management’s and Fine Gael’s call for a 5 per cent increase over the baseline was rejected, made for interesting listening. The increase would have brought an extra €700,000 on the...
Chad is Ireland’s Head Chef of the Year

Chad is Ireland’s Head Chef of the Year

Culinary genius Chad Byrne has been named Head Chef of the Year at the annual Hotel and Catering Review Gold Medal Awards. Chad, who is the Head Chef at The Brehon, accepted the prestigious award at a lavish ceremony at Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny. The well-respected...
Ring of Kerry funds to help Ian with his rehab

Ring of Kerry funds to help Ian with his rehab

Organisers of the Ring of Kerry Cycle have confirmed that participants raised a whopping €1.2 million for charity at this year’s event. Official charities associated with the 35th year of the event were presented with their funds at a special reception at the INEC...

Work begins on Armagh House

A former guesthouse located close to the town centre has been demolished to make way for a new housing development. Armagh House, which used to stand on the main Park Road near McDonald’s, was knocked on Wednesday and a new building with six one-bed apartments will be...
Chambers hoping for “strength in numbers”

Chambers hoping for “strength in numbers”

All seven chambers in County Kerry have joined forces this week in an historic move aimed at creating jobs, developing infrastructure and sourcing funding and investment Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce will be joined in the new group by the chambers from...
Green army heading for the capital

Green army heading for the capital

Best of luck to the Killarney Celtic U-12 girls team who are heading to Dublin next weekend to take part in the National Cup finals. Although competition will be fierce, the talented young footballers have prepared well and will have their sights firmly set on winning...
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