Bluebell planting on Mission Road

Bluebell planting on Mission Road

BLUEBELL PLANTING: Killarney Tidy Towns volunteers gathering leaves before planting bluebell bulbs on Mission Road, Killarney, in time for next spring. This is the second year of the community project, which will enhance and improve the town’s biodiversity, situated...
More council staff needed in Killarney

More council staff needed in Killarney

By Sean Moriarty A Killarney councillor is calling for Kerry County Council to employ more outdoor staff in an effort to keep the town looking good. Cllr Donal Grady raised a motion at last week’s Killarney Municipal District meeting. He is concerned that there are...
Gardai warn businesses of invoice fraud

Gardai warn businesses of invoice fraud

By Michelle Crean Killarney Gardaí are warning local businesses to be vigilant when receiving emails – due to a sophisticated online payment fraud currently doing the rounds. The Invoice Redirection Fraud, otherwise known as Business Email Compromise, appears to be...
Pres girls enjoy 40 year reunion

Pres girls enjoy 40 year reunion

FOUR DECADES OF MEMORIES: The 1979 St Brigid’s Secondary School studens held their 40th school reunion celebrations at the International Hotel on Friday last. Front row: Mary G O’Sullivan, Ann MacMonagle, Abina Cremin, Irene O’Leary, Breda Murrell. Middle...
Tree of Light to illuminate Killarney

Tree of Light to illuminate Killarney

TREE OF LIGHT: A 100-year-old giant Californian Redwood tree on the grounds of the St Mary’s Cathedral will be lit up for Christmas. Pictured were: Fr Kieran O’Brien (Killarney Parish), with members of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, Christmas...
“Another life lost is too many”

“Another life lost is too many”

NEW LAWS WELCOMED: Ed Duggan was a popular member of Killarney Cycling Club. EXCLUSIVE By Sean Moriarty A Killarney woman whose partner was fatally injured while out cycling four years ago has welcomed new laws which have been introduced to protect vulnerable road...
Planting plan for Mission Road

Planting plan for Mission Road

PLANTING: Killarney Tidy Town Volunteers are looking for more volunteers to join them tomorrow (Saturday) to help plant a series of snowdrop and bluebell bulbs on Mission Road. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan Following on from 2018’s very successful bluebell and...
Local pharmacy to close after 93 years

Local pharmacy to close after 93 years

CLOSURE: Patrick ‘Paddy O’Donoghue pictured outside The Medical Hall many years ago. Exclusive By Michelle Crean It’s been a strong presence on the Killarney landscape since 1926 – but that’s soon to change as O’Donoghue’s Medical Hall on Main St...
Can the Beasts from the East dominate the 2020s?

Can the Beasts from the East dominate the 2020s?

Last Sunday, East Kerry’s young guns claimed a first county title for their district in 20 years. But will it prove to be the first of many? Adam Moynihan assesses the team’s long-term prospects  It didn’t take long. Just a few short hours after last weekend’s...
Over €70k donated to three charities

Over €70k donated to three charities

CHALLENGE CHEQUE: The 54321 Challenge 2019 raised €72,506 for three Kerry charities. Front from left are: Caroline Lynch, Denis Daly (Skellig Stars) Maura O’Sullivan (Kerry Hospice Foundation), Frank Heidtke (Dingle Coast and Cliff Rescue Service), and Maggie...
Variety concert for Comfort for Chemo

Variety concert for Comfort for Chemo

VARIETY CONCERT: At the launch of the fundraising variety concert in aid for Comfort for Chemo Kerry in the Heights Hotel, Killarney from front l-r: Geraldine and Maurice Guilfoyle, Cora Walsh and Mary Fitzgerald. Back l-r: Bernard and Collette O’Riordan and...
Two more defibrillators for Glenflesk

Two more defibrillators for Glenflesk

DEFIBRILLATOR: Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group unveiled two new defibrillators in the parish on Saturday. Photo: Séamus Healy   Exclusive   By Sean Moriarty Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group unveiled two new defibrillators in the parish on Saturday.  ...
Early Christmas festivities for Killarney

Early Christmas festivities for Killarney

  Halloween may just be over but hasn’t stopped the powers that be from organising the Christmas in Killarney Festival – taking place one week earlier than last year. Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce are planning to hold the opening ceremony, which will be...
Local group plan new recycling brochure

Local group plan new recycling brochure

FOCUSING ON RECYCLING: Clients from Kerry Parents and Friends, pictured with students from Killarney Community College and tutors Peter Keane and Eileen O’Connell, are working on a new brochure about recycling which they plan to distribute to the local community...
€100,000 funding for Kilcummin parish

€100,000 funding for Kilcummin parish

  €100,000 in funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme will see huge improvement works for the parish of Kilcummin. The village, which is the only area that got funding in the Killarney Municipal District, will cover additional lighting, underground...
Rathmore group scoop €10,000 prize

Rathmore group scoop €10,000 prize

WINNER: Pictured at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019 is Jerh O’Donoghue and Aine Horan and representatives from Rathmore Social Action Group receiving the National Lottery Good Causes Commmunity Award. Photo: MacInnes Photography   By Michelle Crean...
Dark comedy set for Killarney stage

Dark comedy set for Killarney stage

DARK COMEDY: The one-act play ‘Dead Man’s Bells’ starring Reidín O’Connor, Katie Ryan and Méabh de Brún will be performed in Killarney Avenue Hotel on Monday, November 11. Photo: Declan O’Connell   By Michelle Crean   Cast and crew of an...
Solution to traffic issue in sight 

Solution to traffic issue in sight 

EXCLUSIVE   By Sean Moriarty   Following a meeting with local residents Killarney Municipal District will prepare a draft traffic management plan in an effort to eliminate unnecessary traffic from O’Sullivan’s Place.   Residents are concerned for their own safety...
Rotary Club launch annual fundraiser

Rotary Club launch annual fundraiser

WINE AND ART: Killarney Rotary Club launched this year’s Wine and Art charity event in the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured front l-r were: Denis Tucker, Anne Alcock, Conor Griffin (President) and Grace O’Neill. Back l-r were:...
No end in sight in Plunkett St row

No end in sight in Plunkett St row

    By Sean Moriarty   Elected members of Killarney Municipal District remain divided on the subject of permanently pedestrianising Plunkett Street. In March 2018 it was agreed by the then elected Council to permanently pedestrianise the street. Some councillors see...
Men wanted for Movember challenge!

Men wanted for Movember challenge!

  The call is being issued to men right across the county to get those moustaches and beards growing to highlight men’s health issues – in particular prostate and testicular cancer.   Recovery Haven Kerry last year raised €35,000 for their services as 160 men...
Dine in Killarney back for another year!

Dine in Killarney back for another year!

  One of the highlights of the Christmas In Killarney Festival is the hugely popular Dine in Killarney. Killarney is home to some of the best restaurants in Ireland. All participating restaurants offer a special three course Christmas In Killarney menu for the amazing...
CAO 2020 open for applications tomorrow

CAO 2020 open for applications tomorrow

  The CAO journey is about to begin for the Class of 2020. From tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12pm, the CAO online application system will open for the 2020 season. Students including school leavers, mature students, FETAC/QQI and other non-standard applications can register...