Lewis Junction safety works planned for 2020

Lewis Junction safety works planned for 2020

Upgraded works at the Lewis Road Junction which will include a new roundabout – are to go ahead – but it’ll take a least another year. Serious accidents and loss of life have occurred on the busy road, which sees over 18,500 vehicles pass through every day. It...
Killarney cyclists claim top team prize

Killarney cyclists claim top team prize

Killarney Cycling Club proved their mettle at Ireland’s largest cyclocross event on Sunday last as they claimed the top team prize in the Elite Men’s Race. With close to 50 riders in the field in Fota, Cork, the Killarney team, which consisted of current Munster...
€7,200 worth of drugs seized in Cahersiveen

€7,200 worth of drugs seized in Cahersiveen

Gardaí have seized suspected cocaine, cannabis and controlled drugs worth an estimated value of €7,200 following a search at a house in Cahersiveen on Friday. Shortly after 10pm Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by uniform Gardaí in Cahersiveen, conducted a search...
“Organ donation works, I’m living proof”

“Organ donation works, I’m living proof”

Third time lucky kidney recipient urges people to carry a donor card A Milltown man who has undergone three kidney transplants is planning to give something back and also create awareness about the importance of organ donation. Colm Clifford (42), and his supportive...
“Pedestrian crossing is dangerous”

“Pedestrian crossing is dangerous”

Councillor calls on Council to extend crossing time Killarney locals have expressed their concerns saying one particular pedestrian crossing doesn’t allow them time to cross a busy road safely. Locals have called on Cllr Michael Gleeson to ask the Council to remedy...
“Not all children are being treated equally”

“Not all children are being treated equally”

Killarney mother urges government to implement vaccine for all children A Killarney mother says not all children are being treated equally after discovering that the potentially life-saving meningitis B vaccine is only available to some children. Danielle Kissane from...
New apprenticeships begin at Liebherr

New apprenticeships begin at Liebherr

The proud tradition of apprentice training continues at Liebherr Container Cranes as 14 new apprentices have started their training while 13 graduates are celebrating gaining new qualifications. As 2018 ended, 13 apprentices graduated from the Liebherr Container...
€730 raised for Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone

€730 raised for Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone

A donation of €730 from a fundraising ceili will go towards funding specialist Motor Neurone Disease care in Kerry. Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone were delighted to accept a cheque for €730 from Elizabeth and Peggy Kelleher on behalf of TJ Nelligan, at the Heights...
Lee was precise, methodical and utterly ruthless

Lee was precise, methodical and utterly ruthless

Fighter is a new book which gives us an insight into the mind of Andy Lee, who was the WBO middleweight champion from 2014-2015, the first Irish professional boxer to win a world title on American soil since 1934. He also represented Ireland in the 2004 Olympics in...
Who wants to captain Kerry?

Who wants to captain Kerry?

Traditionally speaking, being named captain of Kerry is one of the greatest honours in Irish sport. In any given year you basically have a 68% chance of winning a Munster Championship, and a 28% chance of lifting the Sam McGuire Cup in September. Lead Kerry to glory...
International recognition for Kerry beauty spot

International recognition for Kerry beauty spot

Rebranding one picturesque Kerry location is reaping rewards as it was this week named one of the ‘Best Places to Visit in 2019’ by one of the world’s leading travel guidebooks. Rough Guides, which compiles an annual list of the holiday hotspots to excite esteemed...
“The children are in danger”

“The children are in danger”

Call for safety measures outside Fossa National School A serious or even fatal accident is inevitable unless urgent safety measures are put in place – concerned parents and staff at one Killarney school said this week. Up to 300 pupils and their parents are regularly...
New external ATM at Killarney Outlet Centre

New external ATM at Killarney Outlet Centre

  Shoppers will have easier access to their cash with the installation of a brand new ATM at the Killarney Outlet Centre. Owned and operated by Euronet Worldwide the new machine is located externally on the building frontage facing the town, adjacent to the Great...
High-flying Lakers too strong for Titans

High-flying Lakers too strong for Titans

National League Div 1 Scotts Lakers 95 Galway Titans 70 The Scotts Lakers made light work of the Galway Titans on Saturday night as another fine performance by Mark Greene helped Cormac O’Donoghue’s side to an easy 25-point win. The high-flying hosts, who are firmly...

No more library fines on overdue books

Libraries across Kerry will no longer be imposing fines on overdue books – and all outstanding fines on members’ accounts will also be removed. This is in line with all public libraries nationally and is one of the key aims of the new public library...
Two rally competitors awarded for bravery

Two rally competitors awarded for bravery

  The bravery of two rally competitors who risked their lives to help extract two rivals from a burning rally car was rewarded at the Moriarty’s Centra Kingdom of Kerry Rally Championship awards presentation on Saturday night. Last June, father and daughter crew Jason...
Volunteers wanted for Killarney National Park

Volunteers wanted for Killarney National Park

  By Michelle Crean If you’re contemplating a New Year’s resolution which involves the great outdoors  – then joining a voluntary clean-up group in Killarney might just be your answer. Giving just an hour or two week is all that’s required as Killarney National...
Shock at death of Headford man in Australia

Shock at death of Headford man in Australia

  A fundraising campaign has exceeded its €30,000 target to repatriate the body of a 25 year-old Killarney man who suddenly took ill and died in Australia – just days before Christmas. €37,145 of the €30,000 goal was raised through a GoFundMe campaign...
Lakers ready to start the year off right

Lakers ready to start the year off right

National League Div 1 Scotts Lakers v Galway Titans Saturday at 7.30pm (Killarney Sports Centre) Following a break from league action in recent weeks, Scotts Lakers return to Killarney Sports Centre this Saturday, January 5 and will play host to the Galway Titans. It...
Kerry’s first New Year baby

Kerry’s first New Year baby

The first New Year’s Day baby born in University Hospital Kerry is from Killarney! Baby Nicolas Sroczynski was born on January 1, 2019 at 7.40am weighing 7Ibs and 5 oz, to parents Sandara Sroczynski, who works in the Kings Court Killarney, and Wojtek Sroczynski,...
Road safety message highlighted by local pupils

Road safety message highlighted by local pupils

  Three Killarney primary school pupils have had their artwork chosen for the 2019 Kerry County Council Road Safety Calendar. Sixth class pupil Ciara O’Donoghue, from Loughguittane NS, has had her art work selected for the month of August while sixth class pupil James...
Busy year for mountain rescue volunteers

Busy year for mountain rescue volunteers

  BY MICHELLE CREAN With seven mountain fatalities, 44 callouts resulting in 67 people assisted, and a total of 2400 rescue hours – it’s certainly been a busy year for the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team. And the voluntary organisation, which currently has 35 voluntary...
Killarney troops to spend Christmas in Lebanon

Killarney troops to spend Christmas in Lebanon

  BY ADAM MOYNIHAN   It will be a festive season with a difference for six Killarney men as they make plans for an unusual Christmas Day in Lebanon.   Lt Denis Sheahan, Private David Crowley, Private Cameron Murphy, BS Henry Leahy, Cpl Luke Switzer and Lt Shane...
Rena creates Killarney’s 45th Christmas crib

Rena creates Killarney’s 45th Christmas crib

  For 45 years one Killarney woman has been the inspiration behind a much-loved popular local attraction – St Mary’s Cathedral Christmas crib.   Local children and adults alike are intrigued by the now local annual tradition – and they have one woman in...
Take the plunge this Christmas Day

Take the plunge this Christmas Day

BY EVE KELLIHER   Whether you feel like showing off a few Michael Phelps-inspired moves on Muckross Lake or simply fancy dipping a toe in the water, plans are already in place for the 10th annual Christmas Day Dip at Dundag. Killarney mum Niki McCarthy first organised...
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