Great night of song and dance in Fossa

Great night of song and dance in Fossa

  The Kerry County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann held an evening of music, song and dance in Fossa recently. Musicians of all ages entertained a packed house in the Innisfallen Hotel, which included a visit from the Beaufort Biddy Group and students from ‘The...
Brehon Hotel wins national employer award

Brehon Hotel wins national employer award

AWARD: Michael Lennon (President IHF) and Minister Brendan Griffin presenting Eilish Loughrey (HR Manager) and Sinead McCarthy (General Manager) from The Brehon Hotel, with the Quality Employer of the Year award at the IHF conference in the Gleneagle Hotel. Photo Don...
Smalltalk with para athlete Jordan Lee

Smalltalk with para athlete Jordan Lee

Killarney native Jordan Lee was born with one hand but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his sporting dreams. In 2018, the high jumper won a bronze medal for Ireland in the Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin. Adam Moynihan sat down with the talented...
Over 19,000 hits on Ian’s first podcast

Over 19,000 hits on Ian’s first podcast

By Darragh Doolan Killarney teenager Ian O’Connell has taken his message to a whole new level – by starting a podcast on YouTube. At just over 16 minutes long, the first episode of ‘Be Yourself’ has reached almost 20,000 views on the site since it was uploaded...
CLUB FINAL PREVIEW: The long road to Croker

CLUB FINAL PREVIEW: The long road to Croker

All-Ireland Club Final Dr Crokes v Corofin Sunday at 3.45pm Croke Park   The road to Croke Park is ridiculously long for club teams. Sunday’s clash between Dr Crokes and Corofin will be the final act in a season that effectively started 14 months ago. And,...
“It’s the worst it’s ever been”

“It’s the worst it’s ever been”

NOISE POLLUTION: Residents in Whitebridge Manor say they are tormented with the noise of vehicles near their homes. Pictured at the front were: Angela Cremins, Noreen Dineen and Denis Murphy with Anne Brosnan, Caroline Hurley, Mike Brosnan, Sean O’Sullivan, Joe...
Lakers host playoff hopefuls in final home game

Lakers host playoff hopefuls in final home game

National League Div 1 Scotts Lakers v Sligo All-Stars Saturday at 7.30pm Killarney Sports Centre   Your Scotts Lakers play their 24th and final game of the 2018/19 regular season on Saturday night and with a playoff berth already guaranteed, they can rest assured...
Fill your boots at charity coffee morning

Fill your boots at charity coffee morning

FUNDRAISER: Staff from Boots will hold a coffee morning for the Irish Cancer Society tomorrow (Saturday) in the Killarney Plaza Hotel. Pictured l-r were: Norma O’Connell, Lauren O’Sullivan, Timmy O’Connor, Theresa O’Neill and Marilyn Keane....
Killarney students got plenty of talent!

Killarney students got plenty of talent!

TALENT: Jack Ryan (drums) with Jamil Khaleel, Brian Kelleher, Ethan McKeon and Kirill Healy at The Killarney Community College ‘Who’s Got Talent’ event on Friday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh It was very apparent on Friday last that local students have plenty of...
Tragic American died of blunt force trauma

Tragic American died of blunt force trauma

By Anne Lucey The inquest into the death Rosalyn Joy Few, one of two people killed at the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney while on a pony and trap trip during an Easter family holiday opened at the coroner’s court in Killarney yesterday (Thursday). Coroner for south...
Further strike threats at Liebherr

Further strike threats at Liebherr

STRIKE: Liebherr workers on strike on Wednesday. Pictured were: Mike Fleming, TJ McCarthy and David Breen with colleagues. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Sean Moriarty Industrial action at the Liebherr Container Crane factory in Fossa could escalate as SIPTU members have...
Muckross staff donate funds to charity

Muckross staff donate funds to charity

DONATION: Pictured at the Muckross Garden Restaurant for the official cheque presentation from the restaurant to the Kerry Hospice Foundation front row l-r were: Colin Baker (Restaurant Manager), Joe Hennebery (Chairperson Kerry Hospice Foundation) and Denis Reidy...
Students tour Liebherr during Engineers Week

Students tour Liebherr during Engineers Week

  Liebherr Container Cranes showcased advanced research and development to young students during Engineers Week this week. The Killarney based company, one of Ireland’s leading engineering firms with a global presence, took part from March 2 to today (Friday)....
“Eyes Down” for a lifesaving cause

“Eyes Down” for a lifesaving cause

BINGO: Beaufort Defibrillator Group are planning a fundraising bingo night to maintain the area’s nine life-saving defibrillators. Pictured were: Norma McHugh, Susan English, Gemma Robins, Mary O’Connor and Miriam Malone. Beaufort Defibrillator Group plans to...
Aldi plans 20 jobs in new Cahersiveen store

Aldi plans 20 jobs in new Cahersiveen store

  Aldi has this week confirmed its plans to open a new store in Cahersiveen town – creating up to 20 new jobs in the area. Aldi, who submitted a planning application for the new store on Friday, February 1, plans to have the new 140sqm ‘Project Fresh’ store opened by...
“Keep the election campaign poster free”

“Keep the election campaign poster free”

  By Michelle Crean   It’s his first time running in the local elections – but Neily O’Connor wants to keep the campaign poster free – and is calling on fellow candidates to follow his lead. Neily, from Ballagh, Killarney, who is running in the Killarney...
Glenflesk crest voted “nicest in East Kerry”

Glenflesk crest voted “nicest in East Kerry”

Glenflesk GAA sampled victory away from the playing fields this week as the club’s crest was voted the nicest in East Kerry. In a Battle of the Crests competition that was hosted on my personal Instagram account (@adammoynihan), Glenflesk beat off stiff opposition...
New upgrade means accessibility for all

New upgrade means accessibility for all

  By Michelle Crean   The new facilities at Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre’s gym, which includes new flooring and equipment, was officially opened last weekend. Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD was on hand to do the honours at...
€23,000 Winning Streak win for Killarney lady

€23,000 Winning Streak win for Killarney lady

WINNING STREAK: Julia (Patricia) Foley from Killarney, pictured with Marty Whelan, Dermot Griffin (Chief Executive Officer at the National Lottery) and Sinead Kennedy, won €23,000 on Winning Streak Game Show on RTE on Saturday night last. A bingo-loving Killarney...
Kerry Youth Day takes place this Sunday

Kerry Youth Day takes place this Sunday

  Over 1,500 young people from all over Kerry will gather at Killarney’s INEC this Sunday to celebrate KDYS Youth Day.   Youth Day has now grown to become one of the largest annual youth events in Ireland as a day to celebrate, innovate and illustrate what it means to...
Shelley’s shocked after surprise 80th party

Shelley’s shocked after surprise 80th party

80th BIRTHDAY: Shelley O’Donoghue Lehane, celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends in The Killarney Avenue Hotel on Saturday night. Front from left are: Julie, Jerry, Shelley, Pacella and Marguerite Lehane. Back from left are: Seamus and Margaret...
East’s Big Five plotting Division 1 glory

East’s Big Five plotting Division 1 glory

We are experiencing a golden era for football in East Kerry. There can be no denying that. Dr Crokes are dominating, Kilcummin have just won an All-Ireland, The Sem won back-to-back Hogan Cups, and the Kerry minors have won five in a row with East Kerry youngsters...
Murphy leads Kerry to superb comeback win

Murphy leads Kerry to superb comeback win

Kerry captain Paul Murphy may be only deputising until a Dr Crokes player returns to the fold but he certainly played the role to perfection last weekend as The Kingdom came from behind to beat Monaghan in Killarney. Sunday morning’s spectacular snowstorm meant the...
Killarney’s stately house hotel reopens today

Killarney’s stately house hotel reopens today

REOPENED: Cahernane House Hotel reopened to the public today (Friday). Pictured were: General Manager Emer Corridan, (centre), with staff members Scott Kapitan, Mieszko Polakiewicz, Eric Kavanagh (Head Chef), Andre Butca, PJ Browne, Leona Hennessy (Assistant Manager),...
Contracts signed for 29 new social housing units

Contracts signed for 29 new social housing units

CONTRACTS: The contracts have been signed for 29 new social housing units in Kerry. The new homes are being constructed by Kerry County Council (KCC) in Listowel, Milltown and Killorglin under the Rebuilding Ireland programme.   The contracts have been signed for the...
Crafty ladies raise funds for local hospice

Crafty ladies raise funds for local hospice

CHEQUE: Killarney Craft Ladies presented a cheque to the Kerry Hospice Foundation recently. Pictured front l-r were: Kate O’Connor, Pat Doolin, Margaret McCarthy, Angela Curran and Honor Doyle. Back l-r were: Peg Coffey, Betty Benson, Dermot O’Reilly,...
Table quiz will fund pilgrimage to Lourdes

Table quiz will fund pilgrimage to Lourdes

The late Tim Moore   A popular annual table quiz, which raises funds to send Kerry children and young adults with special needs to Lourdes, will be held in Killarney on Thursday, March 7. The Tim Moore Memorial Table Quiz will be held in the Gleneagle Hotel at 7.30pm...
Awards season at The Gleneagle Group

Awards season at The Gleneagle Group

AWARDS: Gleneagle Group CEO, Patrick O’Donoghue (first left) presenting the Employee of the Year Awards at a special ceremony at the INEC, Killarney. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan   Awards season is in full swing at The Gleneagle Group as staff members from right across...
Greene hits nine 3PTs as Lakers confirm playoffs spot

Greene hits nine 3PTs as Lakers confirm playoffs spot

A remarkable shooting display from team captain Mark Greene helped the Scotts Lakers to an impressive 105-86 victory over Tolka Rovers on Saturday night as the Killarney side officially confirmed their spot in the 2019 National League Playoffs. Greene shot an...
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