Coffee morning to benefit mental health charity

Coffee morning to benefit mental health charity

COFFEE TIME: Ann Marie O’Leary, Grainne Fitzgerald and Billy Carver (Killarney Royal), launching the annual Big Coffee Morning that will take place in The Killarney Royal Hotel on Saturday, April 27. Proceeds from the event will go to Pieta House. Picture: Eamonn...
New App links the new with the old

New App links the new with the old

NEW APP: A new innovative App, showcasing the heritage and folklore of the Kerry Way walking route, has been launched by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan at Muckross School House, Killarney. Included are: Mike Morris (Secretary Béaloideas Chiarraí), Séan De...
Local Macra set for national drama final

Local Macra set for national drama final

COMEDY: Killarney Macra members rehearsing their play ‘Where There’s a Will’. Front from left: Robert Lucey, Emma Cronin, Edmond McSweeney and Conor Brosnan. Back from left: Aisling O’Sullivan Darcy, Sarah Hunt, Jeremiah Murphy, Rebecca...
Annual charity walk this Easter Monday

Annual charity walk this Easter Monday

LAUNCH: Pictured at the launch of the Red Fox Holy Well Walk front row l-r were: Anna Hoare, Caoimhe Foley, Zara Tomlinson. Middle row: Sean Walsh, Valerie Aherne, Adam Tomlinson, Maura Healy, Ada Marmion, Mary Counihan, Madeline Lynch, Catherine Lynch, St John Lynch,...
Taoiseach helps out at County Clean Up day

Taoiseach helps out at County Clean Up day

CLEAN UP: An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD speaking to volunteers Mary McGillicuddy, James Daly, Killorglin, Mike Myers, Barleymount and Johnny McGuire, Killarney. Photos: Valerie O’Sullivan By Michelle Crean A record 6,000 volunteers took part in the eighth annual...
New €3m staff accommodation complete

New €3m staff accommodation complete

NEW ACCOMMODATION: Four new state-of-the-art staff accommodation blocks are ready at the Europe Hotel. Pictured l-r were: Michael Brennan (Managing Director of Killarney Hotels), Leeann Keating, Vincent D’Orazio, Ewelina Pamrowska and Clodagh Teahan. Photo:...
Championship Preview: The Mexican Standoff

Championship Preview: The Mexican Standoff

With all sides dead level heading into the final game of the opening phase of the Club Championship, it all comes down to this for Rathmore, Legion, Kerins O’Rahilly’s and Dr Crokes. It’s as close to a good old-fashioned Mexican standoff as you can get – without...
Opinion: Delaney’s Kerry backers should be ashamed

Opinion: Delaney’s Kerry backers should be ashamed

There was a long-held perception in the Irish soccer community that the FAI were mismanaging their finances and that much-needed funding wasn’t ending up where it should. Little did we know. Although the full details are yet to be uncovered, it is now obvious from...
Gardai to monitor ongoing Ballyspillane feud

Gardai to monitor ongoing Ballyspillane feud

FEUD: Gardai and Emergency Services in Ballyspillane Estate on Thursday morning. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean A bitter feud between Traveller families erupted in a Killarney estate in the early hours of Thursday morning – after an accelerant –...
Old photo turns up after appeal

Old photo turns up after appeal

A local vintage club is looking for photos and memorabilia connected with the 1954 World Ploughing Championships in Fossa. Members of Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club, who are also members of South Kerry Ploughing, are behind a plan to help National...
U11 doubles title for Glenbeigh sisters

U11 doubles title for Glenbeigh sisters

CHAMPIONS: Sisters Maggie and Clodagh Quirke from Glenbeigh are winners of the All-Ireland Cumann na mBunscoil handball finals. Photo: Con Dennehy By Con Dennehy It was a case of aces high for two Glenbeigh sisters who began their handball sporting career with the...
Killarney pupils are put through their paces

Killarney pupils are put through their paces

FOCUS ON FITNESS: Fit Squad instructor Tom Dalton with children in St Oliver’s National School, Ballycasheen, Killarney for the Fit Squad Children’s Interactive Health and Fitness session. Picture: Eamonn Keogh   By Michelle Crean   Two Killarney schools –...
Legion launch their annual golf fundraiser

Legion launch their annual golf fundraiser

GOLF CLASSIC: Launching the Legion GAA Club Golf Classic from left: Stephen Stack, Kevin Breen, Patrick O’Donoghue (Gleneagle Hotel, sponsor), Padraig Lucey, Ann McCann, John Foran, Sean Murphy and Tom Moriarty. Picture: Eamonn Keogh Legion GAA Club this week...
Lisa hopes birthday funds will help others

Lisa hopes birthday funds will help others

KINDNESS: Lisa Ní Iarlaithe from Lissivigeen donated €2,785 to ‘Straight Ahead Ireland’ this week. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michele Crean This week a generous €2,785 was handed over to charity – thanks to the selfless act of kindness by one local lady. Lisa Ní...
Michael plans trip to help needy children

Michael plans trip to help needy children

VOLUNTEER: Michael Shannon, from Lissivigeen, plans to volunteer in Kolkata, this summer. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean A 20 year-old UCC student is planning to give his spare time to help the poor and needy this summer. Michael Shannon, from Lissivigeen,...
London calling for Beaufort marathon runner

London calling for Beaufort marathon runner

MARATHON: Killarney Valley Athletic Club member Caitriona Shanahan is raising funds for Killarney Micro Track by participating in the London Marathon later this month. Also included are Killarney Micro Track campaigners Jerry Griffin and Brid Stack. Photo: Eamonn...
Motoring enthusiasts enjoy vintage charity run

Motoring enthusiasts enjoy vintage charity run

ENJOYING A DAY OUT: Jamie Mannix, Michael Leslie and Liam Fleming enjoying the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club annual April Charity Car and Tractor Run on Sunday. On Sunday, vintage motoring enthusiasts came together for the annual Killarney Valley Classic...
Do or die for Glenflesk and Spa

Do or die for Glenflesk and Spa

As we approach the midway point in this month for clubs, it’s judgement day for two of East Kerry’s main Intermediate hopefuls.   Intermediate Club Championship (Group 4) Glenflesk v John Mitchels Sunday at 2.30pm Glenflesk Things are looking up for last year’s beaten...
CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: East Kerry clubs feeling the heat

CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: East Kerry clubs feeling the heat

If it’s true what they say and a good start is half the battle, then Legion, Rathmore, Kilcummin, Spa, Firies, Listry, Currow and Fossa have some serious scrapping to do. For each of the above teams, another setback this weekend will officially kill off their 2019...
Hosts wanted to accommodate cyclists

Hosts wanted to accommodate cyclists

HOSTS WANTED: Julett Culloty is seeking host families in Killarney for this year’s Cycle Against Suicide. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean Participants in this year’s Cycle Against Suicide will be wheeling into town on May 1 next – and organisers are...
Lakers bid farewell to “hugely popular” O’Brien

Lakers bid farewell to “hugely popular” O’Brien

Scotts Lakers officials have paid tribute to outgoing American star Seán O’Brien who has departed the club with immediate effect. O’Brien joined as a last minute signing just before the 2018/19 season began and the Philadelphia native spearheaded the team’s playoff...
New Head Chef enjoys a culinary challenge

New Head Chef enjoys a culinary challenge

HEAD CHEF: David Lee, Head Chef at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa, with Niall Coffey (General Manager). What does a Head Chef do during his first week at the renowned five star Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa – host a sell-out dinner – feeding over 100 of...
Discover Killarney’s improved hidden gem

Discover Killarney’s improved hidden gem

IMPROVED AREA: Members of the Killarney National Park Liaison Committee say lots of work has been done at the Blue Pool Wood and it’s looking great. Pictured were: Patricia Hanley (Chair), Liam Kelly and Corry O’Flaherty (Lough Lein Anglers). Photo:...
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