Local chefs take on vegan challenge

Local chefs take on vegan challenge

VEGANUARY: Local chefs plan to take on a vegan challenge this month. From l-r were: Exec Chefs, Rory Gabriel (Great Southern Killarney), Cyril Durand (Dromhall Hotel), Abraham Nur (The Brehon), John Drummond (Gleneagle) and Chad Byrne (The Brehon).   By Michelle Crean...
€1.3m announced for Kerry Airport

€1.3m announced for Kerry Airport

  By Sean Moriarty   Kerry Airport is to get an additional €1.3m in Government funding towards operating expenses.   This is in addition to the previous €2m that was announced earlier this year by Minister Griffin. This first lot of funding is earmarked for capital...
Four in a row for Lakers

Four in a row for Lakers

Four in a row for Lakers   By Eamon Keogh Basketball: National League Division One IT Carlow  70 Scotts Lakers  Killarney 111 SCOTTS  Lakers picked up their  fourth win on the trot with a very impressive and comprehensive victory on the road against  IT Carlow last...
Micro Track’s mysterious local backer

Micro Track’s mysterious local backer

EXCLUSIVE   By Sean Moriarty   The Killarney Micro Track project has benefitted from the generosity of a mysterious local business – which will allow them to purchase a new state-of-art jump mat.   The new track will have Olympic standard high jump facilities in...
Local swimmers receive awards

Local swimmers receive awards

WELL DONE: Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre staff Shane Kerins and Daniel O’Donoghue pictured with Aoife Hamilton who received the ‘Swim for All’ certificate.   Local children received awards at Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre for their...
Kerry Clubs Fair to return this January

Kerry Clubs Fair to return this January

CLUBS FAIR: Killarney Lions Club have announced details of their second annual Kerry Clubs Fair, set up to combat social isolation, this January. Pictured were: Ronan Doyle (President of the Killarney Lions Club), Laurence O’Keeffe (Killarney Lions Club), Con Stack...
Busy festive season for motoring fans

Busy festive season for motoring fans

Busy festive season for motoring fans   Motoring enthusiasts in Kerry will have plenty of events to keep them occupied over the festive period.   Tomorrow Friday (December 27) the annual Reindeer Run classic car run will set off from Ashe’s Bar in Camp and will follow...
Aveen gifts her hair to charity

Aveen gifts her hair to charity

THE GIFT OF GIVING: Seven-year-old Aveen Kennedy from Faha, pictured with her mom Annett Moench, donated 12 inches of her hair to the The Little Princess Trust. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean   She may be only seven-years-old but one local girl has proved...
Kilcummin ladies think pink!

Kilcummin ladies think pink!

THINK PINK: Ladies from Kilcummin are planning a pink night for ‘Comfort for Chemo’. Pictured front l-r were: Kathleen Ryan, Carmel O’Riordan, Kate Fleming and Mary O’Leary. Back l-r were: Susan Healy, Marie Brosnan, Teresa Casey and Eileen...
Brewery appeal withdrawn

Brewery appeal withdrawn

  By Anne Lucey   Plans for a €24 million brewery and whiskey distillery, visitor centre and restaurant at Fossa, Killarney, will get underway in January – after an appeal to An Bord Pleanála was withdrawn. Aidan Forde, Director of Torc Brewing of Church Close,...
Showtime Lakers turn on the style

Showtime Lakers turn on the style

National League: Division 1 Scotts Lakers 125 Limerick Celtics 106 Saturday marked the Scotts’ Lakers final home game of the calendar year and they signed off in style with a superb 19-point win over the Limerick Celtics. Limerick were victorious in the reverse...
New bike lane a first for the town

New bike lane a first for the town

A FIRST FOR KILLARNEY: Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Michael Gleeson pictured with Eileen O’Donoghue (Killarney Munipical District Officer) at the town’s first covered bicycle stand on Bohereencaol Glebe Lane. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan   EXCLUSIVE   By Michelle Crean  ...
Guides give generously to Kerry charity

Guides give generously to Kerry charity

GIVING: Killarney District Girl Guides generously gave donations to Dignity Packs Kerry. Photo: Don MacMonagle By Michelle Crean EXCLUSIVE Part of the Girl Guide promise is to care for others and on Saturday they proved that by donating to one local charity.  ...
Deer viewing park under consideration

Deer viewing park under consideration

By Sean Moriarty EXCLUSIVE A dedicated deer viewing park and associated car parking facilities are under consideration by Killarney Municipal District.   The deer grazing area opposite the entrance to Muckross House is a popular deer spotting area but Mayor Cllr...
Festive fundraiser for Ian O’Connell

Festive fundraiser for Ian O’Connell

FUNDRAISER: From right: Eric McDonnell (owner), Ian O’Connell, Josie McDonnell (owner) and Micheal O’Shea (coach at Belief Boutique Gym).   By Sean Moriarty EXCLUSIVE A unique festive fundraiser in aid of the Ian O’Connell Trust saw 50 members of the...
€1m for sustainable farming in the Reeks

€1m for sustainable farming in the Reeks

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE: Minister Michael Creed, TD, chatting with John and Esther Cronin of Cronin’s Yard tea rooms, at the official launch of the MacGillycuddy Reeks European Innovation Partnership Project. Photo by: Valerie O’Sullivan   By Sean Moriarty   The MacGillycuddy...
Weather delays Micro Track completion

Weather delays Micro Track completion

By Sean Moriarty EXCLUSIVE Poor weather conditions are hampering the final stages of the Killarney Micro Track project.   Heavy rains and cooler temperatures are preventing contractors from laying down the final surface on the running track.   While it has been ready...
Councillors divided on smoky coal ban

Councillors divided on smoky coal ban

  By Sean Moriarty   Environment Minister Richard Bruton is expected to announce an extension of the ban on burning smoky coal in a number of towns including Killarney, but local Councillors are divided.   The Government is expected to announce that towns with a...
Local group pleads over parking issues

Local group pleads over parking issues

PARKING PROBLEMS: Killarney Access Group is this week pleading with the public to be careful where they park during Christmas as it could block footpaths and roadways. Pictured: Timo O’Sullivan   “We need everyone’s support” By Michelle Crean EXCLUSIVE A local...
New cinema takes shape on Park Road

New cinema takes shape on Park Road

An artist’s impression of the new cinema   By Sean Moriarty   Construction of the new cinema on Park Road, which will feature five screens, is progressing and will be open by summer 2020. The new development, a two storey entertainment facility consisting of an...