A WORTHWHILE YEAR FOR THESE GRADUATES!

A WORTHWHILE YEAR FOR THESE GRADUATES!

Back row – Left to right Michelle O Sullivan, Georgina O Shea, Sadie Murphy, Kaylyn Murhill, Natalia Kennedy, Anne Lynch, Sara Fitzgerald, Sally Almanassier, Jessica Chain, Elaine Kearney Front row – Left to right Christopher Buckley, Tara O Shea (Tutor), John Keane...
3,500 people become Irish citizens at INEC

3,500 people become Irish citizens at INEC

Around 3,500 citizens from 120 countries became citizens of Ireland at a ceremony in the INEC on Monday. It was the first time a citizenship ceremony on this scale took place outside of Dublin. 683 Polish nationals were granted Irish citizenship, the most of any...
The Caseys of Sneem

The Caseys of Sneem

As you enter Sneem from Killarney you are met with the imposing lifesize monument erected in memory of Steve Casey, a world champion from a family of champions. Weeshie Fogarty did a fine Terrace Talk programme on Steve and on his six other brothers, also world...
Songs From Ireland Opens to Rave Reviews

Songs From Ireland Opens to Rave Reviews

Celtic Steps Entertainment launched their new sensational Irish show, Songs From Ireland, featuring the incredible vocals of the O’Neill Sisters last Saturday night. The O’Neill Sisters, who are renowned locally for their talents, have also recently...
The Black Sheep Cafe opens its doors 

The Black Sheep Cafe opens its doors 

Coffee fans are in for a real treat today as The Black Sheep Cafe opens its doors for the very first time. Located in Unit 1, New Market Lane (where Plan B used to be), the cafe will serve speciality coffee, loose leaf tea, pancakes and smoothies. The project is the...
Community College honours top students

Community College honours top students

Last Thursday night was a star-studded occasion in Killarney Community College as teachers, students, parents and distinguished guests assembled for the annual awards ceremony to honour and recognise students in the college. The awards night at Killarney Community...
Johnny Buckley leaves Kerry squad

Johnny Buckley leaves Kerry squad

Kerry’s All-Ireland hopes were dealt a major blow this week as Johnny Buckley announced that he won’t be making himself available for selection for the upcoming championship. Buckley, a versatile player who can operate in midfield or in the half forward line, cited...
Killarney mourns snooker legend Danny (46)

Killarney mourns snooker legend Danny (46)

The town of Killarney was left in a state of shock this week following the tragic passing of 46-year-old local man Danny McGough. The well-liked father of three is considered by many to be one of the best snooker players the county of Kerry has ever produced, and his...
If you can at all, get out and vote

If you can at all, get out and vote

A lot of us might have conflicting opinions when it comes to today’s referendum but I think we can all agree on one thing: we’ll be glad to see the back of it. It’s clearly a hugely emotive issue and there has been a lot of animosity and ill-feeling throughout the...
Things to remember when going voting

Things to remember when going voting

Firstly, make sure you know where you’re voting. This information will be printed on your polling card. You should also plan when you’re going to vote. The polls are open from 7am to 10pm so you have 15 hours to work with. Leave your badges, signs and jumpers at home....
Getting Revved Up For The Honda 50 Run

Getting Revved Up For The Honda 50 Run

The Annual Honda 50 run around the beautiful Ring of Kerry, takes places on Sunday 3rd June, starting out from the Old Killarney Inn, Aghadoe at 10.30 am. Anybody with a Honda 50, 70, 90 or a Vesper or a moped, who would like to participate, dust them down and join us...
Walking 10K for Brú Columbanus

Walking 10K for Brú Columbanus

A 10k fundraising trek will take place on Saturday  9th June in Kenmare to raise much needed funds for Brú Columbanus. The walk will go along the old Kenmare butter road from Galway’s Bridge and back to Kenmare. (Walkers will be transported to the start, at Galway’s...
Special BBQ to raise funds for Inspirational Ian

Special BBQ to raise funds for Inspirational Ian

The incredibly brave local man who was paralysed from the shoulders down in August last year is to benefit from a special summer BBQ on the June bank holiday Monday. Sixteen year old St Brendan’s College student Ian O’Connell has spent the last nine months in hospital...
The Chatroom – Ozzy’s In The House!

The Chatroom – Ozzy’s In The House!

With the Kerry International Tattoo Convention just around the corner, we invited the organiser Ozzy De Quadros into The Chatroom to tell us all about it. Ozzy’s Pachamama Tattoo Studio has been open in Killarney for 10 years and this is his 6th year running the...
Killarney Basketball Legend Laid To Rest

Killarney Basketball Legend Laid To Rest

KILLARNEY Basketball legend and former Mayor  Paudie O’Connor was fondly remembered at his funeral mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, last Saturday morning. Killarney Parish Administrator Fr Kieran O¹Brien, chief celebrant, recalled Paudie’s...
Help us get this guy home!

Help us get this guy home!

We’re putting out an appeal to the people of Killarney to try and get this guy back to his family. This adorable Collie Sheep Dog was found today on the main cork road near Kennedy’s farm, he was taken to the pound for safe keeping. For more info contact the...
St Brigid’s 2nd year action project

St Brigid’s 2nd year action project

2nd year students at St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School in Killarney organised and carried out a project on reducing waste and pollution locally. Yvonne Quill from Killarney Tidy Towns kindly accepted an invitaion and gave up her time to be a guest speaker at...
Visitors hail another superb Kerry EXPO

Visitors hail another superb Kerry EXPO

Organisers have thanked the 140 businesses, institutes and organisations from all over Kerry who seized the opportunity to take part in the Kerry EXPO 2018, which was held in the INEC, Killarney last Sunday. The event attracted thousands of visitors the feedback from...
Five-star Celtic remain unbeaten, Blues slip up again

Five-star Celtic remain unbeaten, Blues slip up again

A Peter McCarthy hat-trick helped Killarney Celtic to an easy 5-1 victory away to Castleisland on Sunday and Eoghan Donnellan’s men are now 12 points clear at the top of the table. Danny Roche and Vukasin Ocic completed the scoring in another rout. If you take the...
Big-Hearted Bikers Rally Together for Charity

Big-Hearted Bikers Rally Together for Charity

Big-hearted motorcyclists and scooter riders worldwide will take to the roads on June 3 to raise funds for charity. Ride Sunday is the international day of riding for a cause and any rider with a motor and two wheels is encouraged to participate and raise funds for...
Talented O’Neill sisters to star in new show

Talented O’Neill sisters to star in new show

Celtic Steps Entertainment presents a new sensational Irish show, Songs From Ireland, starring the fabulous vocals of the O’Neill Sisters. The show will take place every Saturday night from 8.30pm at the Killarney Racecourse. The O’Neill Sisters, who are...

The Chatroom – Remembering Major Colgan

Muckross Park Hotel’s Danny McClure visited us in The Chatroom this week to talk about the new name of their main bar out in Muckross Park Hotel, Major Colgan’s! Who is Major Colgan, I hear you ask? Well, no better man to tell us about him than Danny, who has spent...
Spa and Crokes still unbeaten in Division 1

Spa and Crokes still unbeaten in Division 1

Spa maintained their 100% record in Division 1 of the County League last Saturday evening as they defeated Junior Premier champions Beaufort in Tullig. Mike McCarthy, Evan Cronin, Mike O’Donoghue and Ryan O’Carroll all impressed for the hosts and the result means that...
Mayor all set to tie the knot 

Mayor all set to tie the knot 

Mayor Niall Kelleher will take a rare break from politics tomorrow when he marries his bride-to-be Linda Gordon at St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. The Mayor has had a busy week already: on Wednesday he was interviewed by Fianna Fáil top brass about being added to the...
“Matt would be feeling so loved right now”

“Matt would be feeling so loved right now”

The family of the late Matt Hodd (42) have expressed their gratitude to the people of Killarney for the outpouring of support they have received since the sad news broke of his untimely death. Matt, an ecologist and the founder of Poetry in the Park, had last been...
Scorchers put Ireland on the cheerleading map

Scorchers put Ireland on the cheerleading map

The Killarney Scorchers put Ireland on the world cheerleading map at the recent Summit Cheerleading Championships held in Orlando, Florida. Up against the might of the United States, the very cradle of cheerleading, Scorchers held their own and won second place in the...
The Chatroom – 10 Years of M&S Killarney!

The Chatroom – 10 Years of M&S Killarney!

Store Manager of M&S Killarney Paul Daly popped into The Chatroom to talk about their plans for the Killarney Store’s 10th Birthday celebrations next weekend. Paul told us about the different charities that M&S support here on a local level. One of those...
How will Kerry line out in the championship?

How will Kerry line out in the championship?

The race for the 2018 Sam Maguire began in earnest last weekend with games in the three provinces but no action in Munster. That  Munster series gets underway tomorrow at the Gaelic Grounds where Clare and Limerick meet at 7pm. It is of special interest to Kerry as...
The Killarney Park Invite You To “Be Their Guest”

The Killarney Park Invite You To “Be Their Guest”

  Killarney Park Hotel have a fantastic video released just today! Iit was premiered at the Failte Ireland #WOWSummit2018 at the Guinness Storehouse, where the Killarney Park Hotel GM was a keynote speaker.  We absolutely love it! Check it out and well done to all...
David Clifford launches Valley 70 Cycle

David Clifford launches Valley 70 Cycle

Boasting a less challenging route, a more convenient base in Fossa, a move to Sunday and no change to the ticket price, the upcoming Valley 70 Cycle on Sunday, May 20 has the makings of a great day out. Launched this week by Kerry senior star David Clifford and...
A unique gym experience at Activate

A unique gym experience at Activate

“It’s a facility where members can find something totally different that’s not available in any other gym in Killarney,” says Activate co-founder Brian Foley. “It’s fairly unique in Kerry in general as well, in terms of the space we have and the type of work we do...
Biodiversity Week at Killarney National Park

Biodiversity Week at Killarney National Park

Biodiversity Week is just around the corner, starting next week Monday 21st May and it’s all taking place in Killarney National Park. Here’s all the info you need to know! Location: Killarney House and Gardens Launch of Biodiversity Week (Monday, May 21 @...
An end to the baptism barrier 

An end to the baptism barrier 

This week Minister Richard Bruton announced plans to remove the baptism barrier from 95% of Ireland’s primary schools. This means that from 2019 schools will not be allowed to take a child’s religion into account when considering their prospective enrolment. The law,...
Killarney student Natalia named Supreme Chef

Killarney student Natalia named Supreme Chef

Secondary school students from across Munster and Leinster came to Kerry yesterday to cook in the IT Tralee state of the art kitchens for the 2017/2018 Flogas Ireland and Fáilte Ireland supported Apprentice Chef Finale. Earlier this year, each finalist was assigned an...
Good bloody man yourself, Michael!

Good bloody man yourself, Michael!

A familiar face is to retire from Kerry County Council after nearly 40 remarkable years of service. Micheal O’Donoghue joined Kerry County Council in 1979 and has worked in both the roads and environment departments but has spent the vast majority of his career at the...
Female-led business wins €3,000 Elevator Pitch comp

Female-led business wins €3,000 Elevator Pitch comp

The Busy Botanist was the winner of an Elevator Pitch competition worth €3,000 in Killarney recently. The competition was part of the Fuelling Ambition ‘Lead and Succeed’ Roadshow event in the Great Southern Hotel organised by Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland,...
The Search For Matt Hodd Continues

The Search For Matt Hodd Continues

Killarney Gardai’s search for popular Killarney man Matt Hodd who has been missing for over 24 hours, resumed this morning. Local man Matt who is the founder of Poetry in the Park, was last seen in the Whitebridge area at 11 o’clock on Friday morning, Gardai...