NEW KILLARNEY BURIAL GROUND OPENS

NEW KILLARNEY BURIAL GROUND OPENS

A new graveyard to provide for burials in the greater Killarney area was opened this morning. The facility, at Knockeendubh, on the outskirts of the town, will provide approximately 2,300 burial spaces or plots. The opening of the graveyard on Wednesday morning was...
Damien Wins National Pitch & Putt Title

Damien Wins National Pitch & Putt Title

AFTER three podium finishes in the event in the last six stagings, including two third placed finishes in 2016 and 2017, Deerpark’s Damien Fleming became only the second Kerry player ever to win a National Senior Gents Strokeplay title when he emerged with a one...
Michael Goes Cap Shopping For A Prince

Michael Goes Cap Shopping For A Prince

TD Michael Healy Rae was in Killarney shopping over the weekend for a gift fit for Royalty! Last Tuesday Michael was one of the invited guests to that got to meet Prince Harry & Meghan Markle in Dublin on their first official state visit since their fairytale...
The Chatroom – Brendan Kealy

The Chatroom – Brendan Kealy

  This week in The Chatroom GAA Goalkeeping legend Brendan Kealy popped into the studio to tell Kieran all about his upcoming GAA Goalkeeper Clinic that he’s running in Tralee at John Mitchells Gaa Grounds from July 23rd to 26th. A few months ago, Brendan started...
Ballyhar girl aiming for Miss Universe crown

Ballyhar girl aiming for Miss Universe crown

Talented Ballyhar native Molly Sullivan will have the whole of Kerry behind her when she takes part in Miss Universe Ireland in Dublin on August 2. Molly is one of 28 participants who will be hoping to claim the top spot at the Mansion House and go on to represent...
Is Killarney dealing with “over tourism”?

Is Killarney dealing with “over tourism”?

Now this column prides itself on being sometimes ahead of the curve, nationally. Not that we do pride very well. Mostly we try to avoid what until recently at least was the greatest of sins and most offensive types of behaviour, in Christian as well as pagan cultures....
Pony the hero in 7-a-side’s first ever MLS shootout

Pony the hero in 7-a-side’s first ever MLS shootout

There was high drama this week down at the Killarney Athletic 7-a-side as we saw the first MLS shootout in the tournament’s 42-year history. In the first round of the playoffs, Dunboy Construction held my own team, The Speakeasy, to a 1-1 draw and, in a departure from...
Kids take part in mini Ring of Kerry

Kids take part in mini Ring of Kerry

A host of youngsters and their families took part in a fun-filled cycling event last Friday in what resembled a mini Ring of Kerry around Killarney National Park. Pedal in the Park, in collaboration with Killarney Cycling Club and the Ring of Kerry Cycle Committee,...
Ian helps launch Puck Fair 2018

Ian helps launch Puck Fair 2018

With just over a month to go before Ireland’s oldest festival kicks off for another year, the Puck Fair committee officially launched the 2018 programme during an exciting event that was held at Sheahan’s Bar last Saturday at 8pm. This year’s event was particularly...
New winning team for Killarney Race Company

New winning team for Killarney Race Company

It’s certainly a case of winner alright at Killarney Race Company where a top class new team has been appointed to spearhead on track and off course developments into the future. The progressive board of directors, under chairman Gerard Coughlan, has announced the...
Exciting times for Bellview Woods Childcare

Exciting times for Bellview Woods Childcare

There was great news for Bellview Woods Childcare recently as they received a grant from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. This will allow for the creation of 16 new spaces for children 3 years of age and under. The popular crèche will also be adding a...
Carpool Killarney-oke: The O’Neill Sisters

Carpool Killarney-oke: The O’Neill Sisters

  We’re spoiling you this week with not only a Chatroom but also the return of Carpool Killarney-oke! Kieran was joined in the car by the ridiculously talented O’Neill Sisters. Fiona, Eve and Naomi chatted about their new show Songs From Ireland which is running in...
Celtic hope to Raise Funds Through FAI Club Draw

Celtic hope to Raise Funds Through FAI Club Draw

Tickets are now on sale at Killarney Outlet Centre for this year’s FAI National Club Draw which helps support local football clubs with their ongoing fundraising efforts. There are four brand new design Ford Fiestas to be won (an example of which is on display in the...
Little Stars celebrate 10 great years

Little Stars celebrate 10 great years

Little Stars Childcare Centre in Greenfields, Firies celebrated their milestone 10th birthday on Friday, June 29. The team at Little Stars opened their doors in June 2008 and they aim to provide a happy, caring, secure, educationally-based environment for each and...
The Football Qualifiers: Three things to watch out for

The Football Qualifiers: Three things to watch out for

The fourth and final round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers takes place this weekend and the results will have major ramifications for Kerry and Dublin, writes Adam Moynihan Who’s coming to Killarney? Kerry’s first ever home Super 8s game is just around...
Lowry gunning for glory at revitalised Irish open

Lowry gunning for glory at revitalised Irish open

Former winner Shane Lowry will be hoping for good luck at Donegal’s Ballyliffin Golf Club for this weekend’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, the fourth Rolex Series event of the 2018 Race to Dubai. For the first time in his career, Lowry has...
Anthony to cycle Ring on penny-farthing

Anthony to cycle Ring on penny-farthing

One brave man will be pedalling his penny-farthing around the Ring of Kerry tomorrow. Anthony Cronin will be joined on the charity cycle by participants on vintage bikes and high nellies to raise funds for the Ian O’Connell Trust. Founder of the Ring of Kerry...
Celebrity couple to judge Ladies Day

Celebrity couple to judge Ladies Day

GLAMOROUS pop star Una Healy and her dapper rugby star husband Ben Foden are the celebrity judges lined up for this year’s stylish Dawn Dairies Ladies Day at Killarney Races. They will select the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent at what is considered to be one...
Fexco Announces Creation of 175 Jobs

Fexco Announces Creation of 175 Jobs

Fexco announced today that it is creating 175 jobs over the next three years at its headquarters in Killorglin. The jobs will be in the areas of information and communication technology, software development and sales as part of the payment firm’s expansion...
Are you ready for the 4th of July?

Are you ready for the 4th of July?

We are just days away from Killarney’s annual 4th of July Independence Day and this year’s a festival promises to be an action-packed celebration of all things red, white and blue. Festivities on Wednesday, July 4 include The Big Parade, an out-door cinema, choir...
Randles Extend Legion Deal by Three Years

Randles Extend Legion Deal by Three Years

Killarney Legion GAA Club have revealed that main club and Senior team sponsor David Randles of Randles Brothers Nissan Dealers Tralee and Killarney has renewed his partnership with the Club. The new deal was launched at the Club grounds in Derreen on a glorious sunny...
Water Mains Break Causes Chaos

Water Mains Break Causes Chaos

Locals couldn’t believe what they were seeing this evening out in the Deerpark area of Killarney, just outside Aldi, where a truck sized crater formed in the road due to a water mains break. Many of the surrounding houses and businesses were affected by the flooding...
Are Killarney’s buskers “lowering the tone”?

Are Killarney’s buskers “lowering the tone”?

In a recent article in the Irish Times, Killarney Advertiser columnist Anne Lucey highlighted the ongoing issue of Killarney’s street entertainers and the council’s plans to regulate buskers in the town. Some councillors have complained that members of the public are...
Top class tapas comes to No.52 High Street.

Top class tapas comes to No.52 High Street.

No.52 is set for an exciting new twist as ‘No.52 Tapas Bar’ arrives at the classy High Street restaurant. Martin McCormack and Montse Salvada will be guiding the new venture and considering their wealth of expertise and proven track record in the field,...
Ready, Set, Go For Run Killarney

Ready, Set, Go For Run Killarney

On July 28, runners from all over the country and around the world will descend on Killarney for the Gleneagle Run Killarney 10k and half-marathon. This event caters for all running abilities and is open to everyone including walkers, newcomers and people who just...
€250 hamper up for grabs in Sewell’s

€250 hamper up for grabs in Sewell’s

Customers of the ever-popular Sewell’s Pharmacy are in for a real treat thanks to the good people at Clarins. Anyone who spends €65 on any two products will receive receive a free gift of a beautiful bag and four products of their choice. And that’s not all. There’s...