Glamorous night out for Killarney debs

Glamorous night out for Killarney debs

GLAMOUR and glitz were the order of the day as students from Killarney cut a dash at their debs ball on Monday. Pupils from St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School, St Brendan’s College and Killarney Community College joined forces for a pre-debs reception at St...
Road accident involving car and motorcycle

Road accident involving car and motorcycle

GARDAI and ambulances are attending the scene of an accident on the Tralee road. The incident took place at around 5.30pm and involved a car and motorcycle. It occurred around a mile outside Killarney town. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to University Hospital...
Magic in the air at Aunty Nellie’s this Friday

Magic in the air at Aunty Nellie’s this Friday

WIZARDS will be touching down in Kenmare Place on August 18 so let’s hope there’s plenty of parking spaces for their Quidditch broomsticks! Aunty Nellie’s Sweet Shop is hosting a special Harry Potter-themed event on the evening, from 7pm to 9pm. A hamper full of sweet...
Set your sights on ‘the roof of Ireland’

Set your sights on ‘the roof of Ireland’

HAVE you got what it takes to scale new heights? Killarney’s’ Ultimate High Peaks Challenge, in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, is a spectacular one-day mountain challenge event that will test participant’s endurance, stamina and self sufficiency in some of Ireland’s...
Into the west for Vanessa and Gerard

Into the west for Vanessa and Gerard

THEY met in the west of Ireland, got engaged on the west coast of France and Vanessa Ní Churráin and Gerard Kelly tied the knot in west Kerry. Vanessa, from Dingle, and Gerard, from Clostoken, Loughrea, Co Galway, first met on a night out in Halo nightclub in Galway...
Killarney Celtic all set for historic FAI Cup bow

Killarney Celtic all set for historic FAI Cup bow

KILLARNEY CELTIC will make the relatively short trip down to south Cork to face Cobh Wanderers in the opening round proper of the FAI Cup tomorrow. The FAI Cup first-round game takes place at 4pm at Old Church Park, Cobh. The Hoops earned their place in the...
In the saddle for Puck Fair

In the saddle for Puck Fair

HORSE traders were out in force from early yesterday to take part in Ireland’s longest-running horse fair in Evan’s Field in Killorglin. Puck Fair’s Gathering Day saw crowds surge across the streets of Killorglin as visitors converged on mid Kerry from across the...
Legion boys are in a league of their own

Legion boys are in a league of their own

WELL done to the Killarney Legion under-14 boys who became the fourth Legion team in the last four years to win the highly competitive East Kerry Division 1 League. Having been successful in 2014, 2015 and 2016 this year’s team came out on top in a very...
Phone scam hits Killarney area

Phone scam hits Killarney area

GARDAI have alerted the public to a phone scam that has hit people in the Killarney area. The number features the digits +244661000605. You are urged to beware of answering the number as calls in the Killarney area have resulted in phone credit being...
Glenflesk is perfectly pitched for politicians’ battle

Glenflesk is perfectly pitched for politicians’ battle

IT’S rare that politicians get the chance to do battle in the great outdoors but that’s just what’s about to happen in Glenflesk this weekend. See which public representative has what it takes when it comes to showing sporting prowess in a three-legged race and a...
Decline in new car sales

Decline in new car sales

THE Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has issued the Q2 Motor Industry. The review outlined that new car sales in the first half of 2017 declined by 10% when compared to new cars sold during the first half of 2016. The report highlighted that a combination of...
‘Aisle’ be there for you…..

‘Aisle’ be there for you…..

WHEN Sheila Sheehan and Gearoid O’Callaghan were wed recently, it was not their first time walking down the aisle together. The couple, who started dating just a few years ago, have known one another since childhood and were flowergirl and pageboy together at a...
Calls for solutions to traffic congestion in Killarney

Calls for solutions to traffic congestion in Killarney

OVER the past fortnight, Killarney Advertiser highlighted the parking and congestion crux in Killarney during the busy July/August period. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – this is a problem that has been ongoing for years. One solution mooted was a...
The ultimate in feelgood magic at the Killarney Park Spa

The ultimate in feelgood magic at the Killarney Park Spa

WANT to look and feel your best before a special occasion or simply feel like a little pampering? Then a visit to The Spa at the Killarney Park Hotel is a must. The five-star hotel spa is always a wonderful haven and never more so than now, following a stylish refurb....
WRC Germany

WRC Germany

THIS weekend sees the WRC circus arrive in Germany for round ten of the championship. Kris Meeke and co-driver by Paul Nagle, Craig Breen and Andreas Mikkelsen head up the Citroen WR line-up. A reserved approach will be applied by Citroen again this weekend as they...
No language barrier in Kerry

No language barrier in Kerry

ANYONE walking along the stretch of the Kerry Way between Lord Brandon’s Cottage and the Bride Valley on a recent Saturday could be forgiven for wondering which country exactly they were in given the multi-lingual tones that were to be heard along the route. This was...
Michael Fassbender races in the Ferrari Challenge

Michael Fassbender races in the Ferrari Challenge

ENZO FERRARI’S marketing principles in the early years would only sell his road cars to the rich, famous and glamorous. The Challenge series attracted many celebrities over the years and this year, actor Michael Fassbender brings star power to the Challenge. Local boy...
Workmen’s rowers continue Brendan’s voyage

Workmen’s rowers continue Brendan’s voyage

THE late Brendan Heffernan was honoured by Workmen’s Rowing Club during the week with a plaque unveiled at the club in his memory. Brendan, who passed away in September 2013, was the popular treasurer of the club. A very special boat ‘Brendan’ was named in his honour...
LEGO McLaren 720S gets in gear

LEGO McLaren 720S gets in gear

McLAREN, the makers of the exotic P1 and 570S, has gone to excessive lengths to re-create its latest sports car, the 720S, in LEGO no less. Taking 2000 hours to build, with up to six builders on the project at any one time, the 1:1 scale LEGO McLaren 720S was...
Buskers tune up at Market Cross

Buskers tune up at Market Cross

IT’S always music to the ears of anyone with a love for street entertainment and today’s bank holiday busking session at Market Cross promises to offer something for everyone. The annual charity event takes place until six pm, in aid of the Killarney and South...
Tractors and trucks get in gear to catch the bus

Tractors and trucks get in gear to catch the bus

TRACTORS, trucks and musical entertainment are taking centre stage in Milltown today as Kerry’s first “Truck n Tractor Show” is hosted in the mart field. The event is being organised in aid of the Kerry Parents & Friends “Buy a Bus” campaign and will run from...
Daly’s Supervalu deli team has the recipe for success

Daly’s Supervalu deli team has the recipe for success

THERE was applause for Daly’s SuperValu, Killarney, at the Checkout Best in Fresh Awards which took place at the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin recently. These awards reward and promote excellence in fresh food retailing and are open to all retail groups and independent...
Killarney’s Shona shines on the red carpet

Killarney’s Shona shines on the red carpet

KILLARNEY lady Shona Guerin found herself in the limelight at the premieres of Dunkirk, with the 21-year-old cutting a dazzling dash as she accompanied her boyfriend, actor Barry Keoghan. Shona, a makeup artist at Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty, Killarney, turned...
Kerry TD hits out at ‘completely insane’ proposal

Kerry TD hits out at ‘completely insane’ proposal

KERRY TD Michael Healy-Rae has branded “insane” a proposal that people pay a 33% tax on the sale of their own homes. Deputy Healy-Rae said: “At this time of year in particular it is a well-known fact that the Department of Finance are inclined to fly a number of...
The Ross shakes it up with Mr Blue Sky

The Ross shakes it up with Mr Blue Sky

KILLARNEY’S homegrown video stars from The Ross Hotel have shaken their way into the spotlight yet again with another smash-hit video (https://youtu.be/hAv3kHevxJk) The previous films starring Team Ross have won the town-centre hotel a whole host of additional fans...
A finish for Meeke and Nagle

A finish for Meeke and Nagle

TWELVE months on from an epic win on Rally Finland, the fastest rally on the calendar, Meeke and Nagle brought their under-performing Citroen C3 home in eighth place. Meeke is one of the fastest drivers on the WRC at present. To take advantage of his speed and talent,...
Shortage of parking is just not good enough

Shortage of parking is just not good enough

THE tourist season is in full swing and so the parking crisis rears its head in Killarney yet again. No matter what time of day, or what day of the week, locals and visitors are faced with a lack of spaces. So what ends up happening? Motorists are driving around in...
Killarney welcomes Rotary Ireland leaders

Killarney welcomes Rotary Ireland leaders

THE importance of increasing Rotary membership was highlighted by Rotary Ireland leaders at a keynote gathering in Killarney this afternoon. Killarney Rotary Club hosted Rotary Ireland District Governor Garth Arnold and Assistant Governor Conny Ovesen at a special...
Stupid tailgating

Stupid tailgating

EIGHTY kilometres from home on the final leg of a three-week 7,000km roadtrip taking in unrestricted Autobahn routes, nine Alpine passes, a few busy Italian cities and London’s M25 only to encounter the most dangerous leg of the journey – from Adare to Newcastlewest....
It’s the space age as Kerry looks to the skies

It’s the space age as Kerry looks to the skies

STARGAZING topped the agenda in recent days as 25 members of the International Space University touched down in South Kerry. The visitors, from 18 different countries, were here to see the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve over the weekend and tour the historic...
The Beauty Boutique hosts glamorous launch event

The Beauty Boutique hosts glamorous launch event

EVERY good wish to The Beauty Boutique, which hosted its launch last night. Sandra Horan and Louise Quilligan is the dynamic duo behind The Beauty Boutique, which is located at Unit 13, Block 1, The Reeks Gateway. Sandra and Louise were delighted to treat guests to...
Dromhall in the running for top wedding award

Dromhall in the running for top wedding award

THE team at the four-star Dromhall Hotel is delighted to have been nominated in the Mrs2Be Bride’s Choice Awards for 2017 for the fourth year running, following on from winning the Best Wedding Venue – Hotel Category in 2016. Mrs2Be Bride’s Choice Awards recognise...
Do you want to help save lives?

Do you want to help save lives?

THE Killarney Cardiac Response Unit needs to fill a roster 24 hours, seven days a week so new volunteers are essential and very welcome. If you would like to find out more about what the team does, why not come along to its information event in the Killarney Plaza...
Killarney Cycling Club powers its way to glory

Killarney Cycling Club powers its way to glory

AS THE Tour de France concluded its run, Killarney Cycling Club was setting records of its own at the weekend at the Kerry Cycling Championships. The annual championships, in Killorglin, drew from clubs across the county with the most coveted title being the senior...
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