Killarney to Farranfore scheme years away

Killarney to Farranfore scheme years away

    By Sean Moriarty   The much needed Killarney to Farranfore outer relief road is still over four years away – despite central government earmarking €500,000 for the project last month.   At last week’s Killarney Municipal District meeting, Cllr Donal Grady...
Free workshops for women in Killarney

Free workshops for women in Killarney

WORKSHOP: NCCWN National Coordinator Miriam Holt and National Administrator Sharon Geraghty, pictured with Andrew Marr and Conor Marr from the EU Funds section of the Department of Justice & Equality.   Free workshops for women who are thinking of going back to...
Clifford confirmed as Kerry captain for 2020

Clifford confirmed as Kerry captain for 2020

Fossa and East Kerry forward David Clifford has been named captain of the Kerry senior footballers for 2020. The two-time All-Star, who celebrates his 21st birthday tomorrow (Wednesday), becomes one of the youngest ever players to skipper The Kingdom. As is customary...
Election delays deer management plan

Election delays deer management plan

    By Sean Moriarty   Plans for a Killarney Municipal District members to meet with the Minister of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in relation to deer management in Killarney National Park has taken another step back following the announcement, this week, of the...
Plenty of capers in Killarney!

Plenty of capers in Killarney!

KENMARE CAPERS: The Kenmare group at the Macra na Feirme Capers semi-finals in the Great Southern Killarney. Seated from left are: Joanne Mac, Damien Price, Helena Rice, Rachel Healy, Seamus Healy and Katie Mac. Standing from left are: Linda Kelleher, Sophie Kehoe,...
€40k to resurface Killarney laneways

€40k to resurface Killarney laneways

    By Sean Moriarty   Kerry County Council has allocated a grant of €40,000 to improve the surface of town centre laneways.   The funding was revealed at the recent Killarney Municipal District meeting where Cllr Donal Grady questioned the condition of Well Lane...
Call for river drainage at Kingsbridge

Call for river drainage at Kingsbridge

WARNING: Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Michael Gleeson is warning that the walls at Kingsbridge could become unstable if urgent work isn’t completed. Photo: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy   EXCLUSIVE   By Sean Moriarty   The Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson is calling...
Billy Doolan set for East Kery Hall of Fame

Billy Doolan set for East Kery Hall of Fame

Billy Doolan will be inducted into the East Kerry Board Hall of Fame at the annual GAA awards night in the Brehon Hotel tonight. I spoke to the Kilcummin clubman earlier this week. He has served the Kilcummin club for well over 50 years. As an 18-year-old, he was...
Tips for filling up the CAO form

Tips for filling up the CAO form

    As many students are busy preparing for their mocks at the moment, worrying about the CAO is bound to bring extra stress. However, students are urged not to worry unnecessarily. Applicants who have registered ahead of the January 20 early bird deadline at 5.15pm...
Entries open for Ring of Kerry Cycle  

Entries open for Ring of Kerry Cycle  

ENTRIES OPEN: Entries are now open for the 2020 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. Pictured during the 2019 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle are: David Healy, Nelllie Moriarty, Seamus Coffey and Tom Lynch. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan   Registration is now open for the Ring of...
Funding announced for local groups

Funding announced for local groups

  Councillor Michael Cahill has welcomed funding for community groups and organisations under the 2019 Community Enhancement Programme; Beaufort Community Care Group €750 Purchase sports equipment, Ballydribeen Residents Association Killarney €500 for gardening...
Volunteers raise €900 for Trocáire

Volunteers raise €900 for Trocáire

HELPING OTHERS: A cheque for €900 was donated from The Friary to Troc‡áire. Pictured were: Fr Antony Jukes (OFM), Fr Liam McCarthy (OFM), Sue McDonough (Troc‡áire) and Ann Marie O’Leary. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean   Lives are truly changed thanks...
One-to-one expert weight loss mentoring

One-to-one expert weight loss mentoring

  If you want to take the first steps towards a healthier, happier you then working one-to-one with an expert is the way to go.   Pat Sheehan Health and Fitness Killarney, offers a comprehensive 12-week programme in lifestyle management and weight loss, with weekly...
School traffic remains a concern

School traffic remains a concern

  A forum to discuss traffic issues on New Road during busy school pick-up and drop off times is to be set up by Killarney Municipal District.   Traffic on New Road, which has over 2000 students and pupils attending St Brendan’s College and Killarney Community School,...
Jessie Buckley is now a BAFTA nominee

Jessie Buckley is now a BAFTA nominee

  By Sean Moriarty   Talented local actor Jessie Buckley is in the running for a BAFTA, it was announced this week.   The Killarney woman has been nominated in the Leading Actress category for the 2020 British Academy Film and Television Awards.   Buckley is nominated...
Solutions sought to save Celtic Steps

Solutions sought to save Celtic Steps

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: David Rae, owner of Celtic Steps, is hoping to apply for planning permission to save the show and 30 jobs. Photo: Francis Foley   By Sean Moriarty   The operators of Celtic Steps say they are hopeful that a solution can be found to safeguard its...