AHAR among listed tax defaulters in county

AHAR among listed tax defaulters in county

  Animal Heaven Animal Rescue is among 12 Kerry businesses and individuals who were named on Revenue’s latest tax defaulters’ list. The animal welfare, which has been shrouded in controversy, has been fined a total of €130,000 for the under-declaration of PAYE and...
Sunshine, smiles and ice cream at Valley 70 Cycle

Sunshine, smiles and ice cream at Valley 70 Cycle

      220 cyclists took part in the 6thannual Valley 70 Cycle in Fossa last Sunday, all in aid of Coolick National School in Kilcummin. The morning was bright and sunny as cyclists from Kerry, Limerick, Cork and even County Carlow set off on the 70km route through the...
Council confirm algae risk in National Park

Council confirm algae risk in National Park

  By Sean Moriarty Dog owners are this week being advised by Kerry County Council to keep pets on a lead while walking them in the National Park as laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of a blue-green algae, which has the potential to form an algal scum. This...
Beef farmers stage protest at Tesco Killarney

Beef farmers stage protest at Tesco Killarney

  By Sean Moriarty Beef famers from the county staged a one-day protest outside Tesco Killarney on Saturday last. The protest was organised by Beef Plan Movement who were highlighting to the public that the Irish beef farmer is not in receipt of a fair percentage of...
Local band to play Isle of Wight Festival

Local band to play Isle of Wight Festival

BIG STAGE: Killarney siblings Steph and Paul O’Sullivan’s band Greywind will perform at the legendary Isle of Wight Festival this weekend and will share space with chart topper George Ezra.   By Sean Moriarty Killarney band Greywind will perform in front of...
Gleeson named new Mayor of Killarney

Gleeson named new Mayor of Killarney

NEW MAYOR OF KILLARNEY: Councillor Michael Gleeson has been elected as Mayor of Killarney. Photo: Domnick Walsh By Michelle Crean Killarney Councillor Michael Gleeson has today (Friday) been elected as Mayor of Killarney while Independent Councillor Brendan Cronin was...
Killarney cleans up in IBAL results

Killarney cleans up in IBAL results

CLEANING UP: Volunteers from the Killarney Tidy Towns Meitheal group at Pike Hill, Killarney, on Monday evening. Picture: Eamonn Keogh By Sean Moriarty Killarney is one of the cleanest towns in Ireland after being named third cleanest out of 40 towns nationally in the...
Teachers to volunteer on Kenya trip

Teachers to volunteer on Kenya trip

KENYA TRIP: Sheree Murphy, Adrienne Brosnan and Eddie Sheehy (Founder and Trustee of the Kenya Education Project) and Emma Cronin. By Michelle Crean Three local teachers are planning to volunteer this month in Kenya – bringing with them €1,000 which was raised...
Duck race to make a splash in Killarney

Duck race to make a splash in Killarney

DUCK RACE: ‘The Great Killarney Duck Race’ will raise funds for Kilcummin National School on June 14.   Killarney has a world class horse racing reputation, champion jockeys and trainers are part of the town’s fabric – but now townsfolk can prepare themselves...
Irish UN veterans receive humanitarian award

Irish UN veterans receive humanitarian award

UN VETERANS HONOURED: Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe pictured after accepting the Mons Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award 2019 on behalf of the Defence Forces in St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney on Tuesday evening last. Also in photo are Cllr Niall...
Tourism workshops planned in Killarney

Tourism workshops planned in Killarney

WORKSHOP: Ivan Tuohy from Great Ireland Experiences will hold a workshop in Killarney tomorrow (Tuesday),. Photo Martina Regan Ivan Tuohy, Founder and CEO of Great Ireland Experiences will launch a series of stakeholder tourism workshops tomorrow (Tuesday), in the...
Island Mass will celebrate 25 years next week

Island Mass will celebrate 25 years next week

ISLAND MASS: Mary O’Donoghue from Killarney is inviting the public to Innisfallen Island to attend the annual Mass on Friday June 14. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean Locals are set to celebrate a very special event next week – the 25thannual Mass on...
Food and fun benefits St Mary of the Angels

Food and fun benefits St Mary of the Angels

FOOD AND FUN: Bernard Casey (comedian), Paddy O’Donoghue and Denis Geaney (seated) with Brendan Fuller, Derry and Rosie Healy, Jack Fitzpatrick, Colin McCormack and Cathal Walshe at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on...
Killarney women on the run for CF Ireland

Killarney women on the run for CF Ireland

ON THE RUN: Lisa O’Connor (Kilcummin), Carmel Desmond (Clonakilty), Ciara Moynihan (Kilcummin), Valda Smith (Clonakilty) and Laura Kerrisk (Firies) who helped raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.   Three Killarney women...
Six Killarney women vying for Kerry Rose title

Six Killarney women vying for Kerry Rose title

ROSE SELECTION: The Kerry Rose selection will take place in Tralee tomorrow night (Saturday) and of the 18 hopeful contestants, six are from the Killarney district. By Sean Moriarty There is a one in three chance that the next Kerry Rose will be from Killarney....
Students relieved as State exams begin

Students relieved as State exams begin

RELIEF: Relieved to have their first Leaving Cert exam over and done with on Wednesday afternoon were: Annie O’Donoghue, Miriam Fleming, Emma Griffin and Alanna Carroll from St Brigid’s Secondary School, Killarney. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean...
Is Kerry’s squad deep enough to go all the way?

Is Kerry’s squad deep enough to go all the way?

It wasn’t the most enthralling of opening day encounters but Kerry’s 2019 Munster Senior Football Championship is officially up and running following last weekend’s 1-15 to 0-12 victory over Clare. The Kingdom, who were 1/80 pre-match favourites to advance to their...
Cllr Kelleher elected new Mayor of Kerry

Cllr Kelleher elected new Mayor of Kerry

NEW KERRY MAYOR: Cllr Niall Kelleher has today been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council and will serve in the role for the 2019-2020 term. Photo: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus LTD EXCLUSIVE   By Michelle Crean Cllr Niall Kelleher has today been elected...
Free flights giveaway in Killarney today

Free flights giveaway in Killarney today

  A Spin the Wheel event, which is offering free flights, will take place on Main Street, Killarney, today (Friday), from 3.30pm. Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, will be giving away free flights as part of a ‘Spin the Wheel’...
GoFundMe page set up for tragic cyclist

GoFundMe page set up for tragic cyclist

TRAGIC: Mariusz Kryszak, who died when struck by a car while cycling on the Gap of Dunloe Road near Beaufort, on Sunday morning.   “We’re doing everything we can to get him home to Poland” By Michelle Crean Killarney hotel staff, who are still shocked at the tragic...
Transition Year over – time for senior cycle!

Transition Year over – time for senior cycle!

  Transition Year students graduated from Killarney Community College recently. The afternoon was delivered by TY co-ordinator Kerri McCarthy who congratulated the TY class of 2019 on their many magnificent achievements throughout the year. Transition Year students...
Sem students finish up school year

Sem students finish up school year

AWARD: Sean Coffey presenting the Dr Tadgh MacCutain Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in Maths and Physics to Darren Crowley with Margaret Crowley at the St Brendan’s College Awards evening. By Sean Moriarty It has been a very busy few weeks St...
Pupils beat stress – and make €500!

Pupils beat stress – and make €500!

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: Fifth and Sixth class pupils from Barraduff NS took part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme last week. By Michelle Crean Stress hasn’t been a bad thing at one local school as pupils used it to make a profitable business! Fifth and Sixth class...
Local pupils receive healthy schools flag

Local pupils receive healthy schools flag

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE: Holy Cross Mercy School, Killarney held their annual ‘Active Week’ and were presented with their Health Promoting Schools Flag. This week, pupils and staff at Holy Cross Mercy School, Killarney held their annual ‘Active Week’. All classes...
Golf club launch new facilities

Golf club launch new facilities

OFFICIAL OPENING: James Curran (Captain), Mary Sheehy (Lady Captain) and Tom Prendergast (Club President) cutting the tape to officially re-open the new Pro Shop with Garret Donnery (General Manager) and Kerry Stars David Clifford at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club....
‘Local Gossip’ star to feature at fundraiser

‘Local Gossip’ star to feature at fundraiser

FUNDRAISER: Team Geaney will host a fun evening at Scott’s Hotel on Monday to raise funds for St Mary’s of the Angels. By Sean Moriarty Comic genius and YouTube sensation Bernard Casey and his ‘Local Gossip’ act will be the star attraction at a fundraiser for St...
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