Hotels enjoy summer booking surge

Hotels enjoy summer booking surge

By Sean Moriarty Killarney hoteliers are predicting a good summer following a surge in bookings in recent weeks. The latest industry survey by the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) shows early signs that hotels in certain parts of the country are beginning to see an...
Community Games goes virtual for 2021

Community Games goes virtual for 2021

EXCLUSIVE By Sean Moriarty   The arts and crafts section of Killarney Community Games is moving online this year and local organisers are calling for entries. Participants can enter via www.mycommunitygames.com for the seven categories including art, handwriting,...
Killarney house sales top €1m in March

Killarney house sales top €1m in March

By Michelle Crean Six houses sold in the Killarney area brought in €1,159,000 in residential sales for the month of March. The highest selling home was 9 Friary Downs, Park Rd, Killarney for €270,000 followed by 57 Pairc Chuimin Kilcummin, Killarney for €226,000. The...
Dog warning on MacGillycuddy Reeks

Dog warning on MacGillycuddy Reeks

EXCLUSIVE By Sean Moriarty   MacGillycuddy Reeks European Innovation Partnership Project has issued a warning about the dangers of bringing dogs in to Killarney or any National Park. With the 5km travel restriction set to lift on April 26 Partnership officials...
Killarney pedestrianisation row rumbles

Killarney pedestrianisation row rumbles

By Sean Moriarty   A recent move in Cork where 17 city centre streets will be pedestrianised will have ramifications in Killarney. Cork, like most towns and cities in the country, including Killarney, introduced a ‘Safe Streets’ programme last summer. It was...
New St hostel up for world eco award

New St hostel up for world eco award

NOMINATION: The Black Sheep Hostel on New St has been shortlisted for an award by Hostel World in the Extraordinary Sustainable Hostel category. Pictured is Kevin Leahy. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan   By Michelle Crean It may have been their toughest year in...
Know Your Rights: Benefits for carers

Know Your Rights: Benefits for carers

Question: I need to take time out from work to care for my father. What supports are available for people in my situation? Answer: There are several supports available to you. To qualify for these supports, the person you are caring for (your father) must need...
A brave shave for Fossa woman!

A brave shave for Fossa woman!

  HEAD SHAVE: Laura Whelton plans to shave off her long hair to raise funds for the Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (KRSAC) next Tuesday. By Michelle Crean They say your hair is your crowing glory and that’s very much the case for one Fossa woman who...
An Easter message from Bishop Ray Browne

An Easter message from Bishop Ray Browne

If I, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, how much more should you wash each other’s feet? Jn 13:14 What a year! Together all of us have lived through a year of the Coronavirus, each has experienced it in our own unique circumstances. The winter months have...
€2m funding for cycle path project

€2m funding for cycle path project

By Michelle Crean   Plans for Killarney’s new €5m interconnected cycle paths came a step closer this week with €2m announced for the project which is set to begin this summer. Funding was released under the Active Travel Programme which will include a total...
Earn while you learn on the apprenticeship route!

Getting the Leaving Cert balance right

  It has been a difficult couple of weeks for Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied students as you grappled with making decisions about accredited grades and exams. Regardless of what choices you have made, the important thing now is to plan out your time...