We’re delighted to present the Toy Show

We’re delighted to present the Toy Show

  MOVE over, Ryan Tubridy – there’s a new Toy Show host in town! Killarney’s answer to the Late Late Show, our Chatroom is hosting its very first Toy Show! Kieran Healy got some insider tips on the best toys, games and books around from our panel for top-class guests....
Grand Tour is back

Grand Tour is back

LAST Friday night saw the return of the Grand Tour on Amazon Prime. Not much has changed however May has had a haircut, Clarkson had pneumonia, Hammond was in a car crash. But they’re not doing the tent thing in different countries any more, they’ve got a permanent...
The Chatroom – Gemma Sugrue

The Chatroom – Gemma Sugrue

Killarney native and singing superstar Gemma Sugrue called into The Chatroom to talk about her upcoming sold out gigs in the INEC with Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra and so much...
In the frame for the great escape

In the frame for the great escape

A NEW brand identity has been launched to market County Kerry at home and abroad. With the theme of ‘Kerry – Your Natural Escape’ – the Destination Kerry brand includes icons, imagery and messaging for use on all multiple platforms and highlights some of the top...
Council makes history in Killarney

Council makes history in Killarney

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL entered the history books in Killarney today when its December or Christmas meeting unfolded in Killarney House & Gardens, the first time a council meeting has taken place there. The meeting was held at the request of Kerry mayor Councillor...
Cafe culture at its best

Cafe culture at its best

CAFÉ DU PARC at the Killarney Plaza Hotel has brought a vibrant new café culture feel to Killarney town centre with its relaxed atmosphere and super-friendly service. Serving breakfast from 8.30am to 12pm every Monday to Saturday, featuring healthy and hearty options,...
Gardai to join forces with schools throughout Killarney

Gardai to join forces with schools throughout Killarney

THE life-changing implications of safe transport for children were highlighted by Killarney Gardaí during the week. Killarney Gardaí in conjunction with the Divisional Traffic Corps have developed an awareness and enforcement campaign. This safety campaign will form...
Festival to scale new heights

Festival to scale new heights

THE inaugural Killarney Mountain Festival was launched from its “basecamp” at Killarney House and Gardens. The Mayor of Killarney Municipal District Cllr Niall Kelleher unveiled details of the event which will run over the weekend of March 9-11 and is supported by...
How Killarney man saved life of former Taoiseach

How Killarney man saved life of former Taoiseach

FORMER Taoiseach Enda Kenny has revealed how a Killarney man’s heroism saved his life after he almost choked to death on a piece of steak. Mr Kenny was staying in Killarney, where he has a holiday home, and was dining out following a day spent climbing Carrantuohill....
The Gobnaits Visit The Chatroom

The Gobnaits Visit The Chatroom

    The Gobnaits called into The Chatroom to talk about their upcoming quiz on Thursday 7th December. To say they did wreck would have been an understatement!! Make sure you watch until the...
Panto fans to enjoy tangle of fun at Rapunzel

Panto fans to enjoy tangle of fun at Rapunzel

WOULD you like a pre-Christmas fun night out for all the family and still have money left for last-minute presents? If so, why not get tangled up in the excitement of Rapunzel, a pantomime staged by Killarney Community College. This all-singing, all-dancing cast...
Applause for Killarney retailers

Applause for Killarney retailers

KILLARNEY businesses took a bow at the 2017 Killarney Retailer of the Year Awards in the International Hotel. The awards, sponsored by AIB, were organised by the retail members of Killarney Chamber of Commerce. The first prize on the night went to ladies fashion...
Legion v Rathmore: Five things to watch out for

Legion v Rathmore: Five things to watch out for

DESPITE all the controversy over the past couple of weeks, this year’s O’Donoghue Cup final promises to be a classic. The match, between Killarney Legion and Rathmore, takes place in Fitzgerald Stadium today at 2pm. 1. Renewing old acquaintances This year’s O’Donoghue...
Munster medals for Killarney Cycling Club

Munster medals for Killarney Cycling Club

MEMBERS of Killarney Cycling Club pedalled into the limelight after competing in the Munster CX Championships last Sunday. The club delivered some impressive results. Richard Maes took overall victory in the A race while in the b-race, James O’Sullivan finished...
Muckross Rowing  Club hosts major time trial

Muckross Rowing Club hosts major time trial

MUCKROSS ROWING CLUB is hosting a rowing time trial today, Saturday, December 2, in the National Rowing Centre in Cork. This event has attracted some high-profile competition and a large entry of clubs. Celebrated Irish rowers who are taking part in the event include...
Enda Kenny honoured in Killarney

Enda Kenny honoured in Killarney

ENDA KENNY inherited an “economic basket case” when he became Taoiseach but he reset the default button from one of negativity to one of positivity, a gathering in Killarney was told yesterday. The former Fine Gael leader was inducted into the Order of Innisfallen –...
Tragedy as young woman dies in road accident

Tragedy as young woman dies in road accident

A WOMAN has tragically lost her life in a road accident in Glenflesk. The woman, in her 20s, was crossing the main road in the village when she was struck by a car at around 7.15pm yesterday evening, say Gardai. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the...
Carpool Killarney-oke is here!

Carpool Killarney-oke is here!

WELL, tonight we have a treat instore for you with very first broadcast of Killarney Advertiser’s Carpool Killarney-oke. Local singer and musician Donal Shine talks to Kieran Healy, our very own answer to James Corden, about how long he has been performing around...
Top honour for Tom as he heads to world games

Top honour for Tom as he heads to world games

KILLARNEY athlete Tom Doherty was honoured at the Irish Wheelchair Association Sport Athletics Grand Prix national awards dinner in Kilkenny at the weekend. Never one to rest on his laurels, Tom is continuing with a busy schedule as he jetted to the International...
Artists and wine lovers in the frame

Artists and wine lovers in the frame

THE Killarney Rotary Evening of Wine & Art provided picture-perfect entertainment at The Malton Hotel last night. Killarney Rotary president Eduard Schmidt-Zorner and his team welcomed the many artists, wine connoisseurs and guests who converged on the venue from...
Bottas wins in Abu Dhabi

Bottas wins in Abu Dhabi

THE 2017 F1 season finished last weekend in Abu Dhabi with a win for Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton followed in second and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in third. Bottas had a dominant weekend with quickest in practice then putting his...
Minister for Health to cut the tape on Deer Lodge

Minister for Health to cut the tape on Deer Lodge

THE Minister for Health Simon Harris will be in town on Monday to perform he official opening of the Deer Lodge Mental Health Facility. The opening had originally been scheduled for earlier this month but was postponed. Cork Kerry Community Healthcare stated that it...
At last! Solution on the horizon for danger junction

At last! Solution on the horizon for danger junction

KILLARNEY ADVERTISER welcomes news that a solution could be near for the accident blackspot at the Lewis Road junction on the N22 Killarney Bypass. We have tirelessly spearheaded the campaign for action at this danger junction throughout this year and now Transport...
WRC round-up

WRC round-up

THE 2017 WRC Championship saw the most dramatic change to regulations since the group B era and the season delivery the most exciting championship in years. All four registered manufacturers recording a win. Seven different drivers took the top step of the podium with...
Move over, John Lewis: Kerry video melts hearts

Move over, John Lewis: Kerry video melts hearts

WELL, it’s certainly giving retail giants such as John Lewis a run for their money in the heartstring-tugging stakes. A Kerry café has got people talking everywhere thanks to its ad, entitled Christmas Is Better Together. Shot in black and white, the film shows an...
The art of communication

The art of communication

ONE mistake we all make time and time again is measuring someone’s abilities against our own – particularly the ability to communicate. This is never more prevalent than when it comes to getting behind the wheel of our cars. On Tuesday night I was picking up a...
Curtain to rise on Killarney play

Curtain to rise on Killarney play

TWO Killarney schools join forces to tread the boards this week as St Brendan’s College and St Brigid’s Secondary School stage “Our Day Out”. The classic play, by Willy Russell, will be presented tomorrow, Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1, at the...
Scotts Lakers to face Fr Mathews again this weekend

Scotts Lakers to face Fr Mathews again this weekend

IN NATIONAL League Basketball Division One, Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney will face Fr Mathews of Cork again this weekend in the quarterfinal of the President’s National Cup in Coláiste Chríost Ri, Cork, on Sunday, December 3, at 3pm. Fr Mathews will...
Tanaiste expected to announce resignation this afternoon

Tanaiste expected to announce resignation this afternoon

THE Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is expected to announce her resignation from Government this afternoon. This move will prevent a general election from taking place before Christmas. The resignation is expected to come ahead of a no-confidence motion in the Dáil. Ms...
Get in the frame for Evening of Wine & Art

Get in the frame for Evening of Wine & Art

ALWAYS to be relied on to get the giddy whirl of festive revelry off to a fine start, this year’s Evening of Wine & Art is shaping up to be as spectacular as ever. The fun commences at 7.30pm this Thursday in The Malton Hotel and we’d advise you to be...
Branch out and enjoy tree of giving in Killarney

Branch out and enjoy tree of giving in Killarney

WHAT’S 30 feet tall, has over three thousand lights and can be seen pretty much all the way from the North Pole? The magical Christmas Tree at The Brehon will once again be the centre of attention at the annual party in aid of St Vincent de Paul which takes...
Pit your wits to help mountain rescue team

Pit your wits to help mountain rescue team

CALLING all quiz whizzes – here’s your chance to help Kerry Mountain Rescue Team. Elite Event Management and Quest Adventure Race Series are hosting a table quiz to raise much-needed funds for the dedicated voluntary group at 8pm this Wednesday coming, November 29, in...
Emergencies only, pleads overcrowded hospital

Emergencies only, pleads overcrowded hospital

THE emergency department at University Hospital Kerry (UHK) is currently experiencing significant overcrowding due to a very high volume of presentations and subsequent admissions. Management at the hospital is asking members of the public to only attend in the case...
Luxury cars, jewellery and cash seized by Gardai

Luxury cars, jewellery and cash seized by Gardai

A FLEET of luxury vehicles including high-end BMW jeeps and BMW and Mercedes cars were seized in Killarney this morning. The vehicles, along with over €100,000 in cash and valuable jewellery, were seized as Gardai swooped on 11 properties as part of Operation Tarmac....
Pres and Sem students to tread the boards

Pres and Sem students to tread the boards

TWO Killarney schools join forces to tread the boards these coming weeks as St Brendan’s College and St Brigid’s Secondary School get set to stage “Our Day Out”. The play, by Willy Russell, will be presented on Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1, t the...
Niall Horan To Bring Flicker World Tour To Killarney

Niall Horan To Bring Flicker World Tour To Killarney

Ex-One Direction member turned solo superstar Niall Horan is set to bring his Flicker world tour to the INEC Killarney on Saturday, March 10th 2018. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am. Niall, fresh from winning New Artist Of The Year at the American Music Awards...
Free December parking  aims to set tills ringing

Free December parking aims to set tills ringing

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL has announced details of free parking arrangements for the Christmas season in council-owned car parks in the county’s three largest towns. Car parking will be free for the month of December in Killarney in both the High Street and Lewis Road car...
Community gardai on patrol

Community gardai on patrol

A NEW community policing division has been welcomed in Killarney. Two officers, Garda Diane Collins and Garda Deirdre Quinn, will be spearheading the unit, liaising closely with Sergeant Dermot O’Connell, sergeant-in-charge, Killarney Gardaí. “The new community...