Schools programme will be Stephen’s legacy

Schools programme will be Stephen’s legacy

LOSS: Lotte Lyne says she will never come to terms with the murder of her teenage son Stephen (17), as his 10 year anniversary approaches. Photo: Michelle Crean Local mother fundraising to continue positive school programme By Michelle Crean One local mother, whose...
Kidney Respite Centre opens in Killarney

Kidney Respite Centre opens in Killarney

RESPITE: John and Anne Keady arriving at new Irish Kidney Association respite/holiday home on the Muckross Road. By Sean Moriarty A new holiday house for kidney transplant patients and those on dialysis has just opened in Killarney. The new facility on the Muckross...
Gardai appeal for witnesses as vehicles damaged

Gardai appeal for witnesses as vehicles damaged

  By Sean Moriarty   Killarney Gardai are appealing for information after several vehicles were damaged during the daytime in the Muckross Road car park.   A number of cars and an open top double decker hop on/hop off tour bus were damaged during the incidents which...
Motorcycles and music make for magic weekend

Motorcycles and music make for magic weekend

BIKEFEST: David MacPheerson and Lewis Baker of Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland riding out for Ireland BikeFest this weekend. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan By Sean Moriarty Killarney will echo the sound of motorcycle engines this weekend as thousands are expected into...
Wall painting immortalises Killarney natives

Wall painting immortalises Killarney natives

  By Sean Moriarty Brand new bright colourful murals have suddenly appeared in town – immortalising some of Killarney’s most-famous sons and daughters. The giant mural was painted on the exterior walls of Dan Lenihan’s Bar on College Street, depicting Hollywood...
Final candidates elected in Killarney

Final candidates elected in Killarney

An overall view of the scene at the election count centre in Killarney Sports Centre on Saturday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh By Anne Lucey Killarney Municipal Council will have two newish faces when business resumes in June – and five of the seven councillors are...
Launch of Pat Delaney Memorial Cup

Launch of Pat Delaney Memorial Cup

GOLF LAUNCH: At the launch of the Pat Delaney Memorial Golf Classic in Killarney Credit Union on Friday were front from left: Catherine Barry, John Long (Chairperson Chapter 23 Credit Unions), Neil Coffey, Mark Murphy (CEO of Killarney Credit Union), Bridget Delaney,...
Local group launch another fantastic fundraiser

Local group launch another fantastic fundraiser

VINTAGE: Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club were delighted to launch another fantastic fundraiser. At the launch were John Courtney, John Coffey, Jean Courtney (Killarney Micro Track), James Looney (Chairman Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club), Jonathon...
National award for caring Killarney students

National award for caring Killarney students

NATIONAL AWARD: Pictured at the Young Social Innovators Ireland Awards 2019 at Croke Park, Dublin are students and staff from Killarney Community College who won the Social Media Award. Photo by Debbie Hickey. By Michelle Crean Killarney students are celebrating this...
Killarney women named as ‘Hospice Heroes’

Killarney women named as ‘Hospice Heroes’

AWARD: Angela Curran from Woodlawn and Noreen Collins from Ross Road, pictured with RTE’s Mary Kennedy, with their ‘Hospice Heroes’ award. Two Killarney women have been named as ‘Hospice Heroes’ in recognition of their outstanding volunteering work...
Angry locals protest battery storage plans

Angry locals protest battery storage plans

PROTEST: Angry locals protest outside County Buildings in Tralee on Monday over plans for a large battery storage compound in Ballydesmond. By Sean Moriarty Over 80 east Kerry locals fighting the construction of a wind turbine battery storage site staged a protest...
Well-known Killarney businesswoman laid to rest

Well-known Killarney businesswoman laid to rest

  A leading light of one of Killarney’s best known business families, Kathleen Duggan, passed away on Sunday following a short illness. Mrs Duggan, from the Lewis Road, was the daughter of the great Mackey O’Shea, founder of, amongst other enterprises in Killarney,...
Country music star pops into Killarney school!

Country music star pops into Killarney school!

MUSICAL VISIT: Cliona Hagan and Amy Barr pictured with teachers Olwyn Trant and Rhonda Healy and pupils at Holy Cross Mercy School for the launch of the nationwide ‘Just Sing Project’. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean   The excitement was palpable...
190 new parking spaces opened in Killarney

190 new parking spaces opened in Killarney

NEW CAR PARK: Locals, workers and members of Kerry County Council at the official opening of the new Rock Road car park on Wednesday morning. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan By Sean Moriarty A brand new car park – bringing 190 additional car and bus parking spaces was...
Ladies football plan night at the dogs

Ladies football plan night at the dogs

DOG NIGHT: Kerry Ladies Gaelic Football (LGFA) are planning a fundraising night at the dogs on May 25. Front row l-r: Erica McGlynn (Kerry/Fossa), Sophie Lynch (Kerry/Listowel Emmets), Declan Dowling (Kingdom Greyhound Track), Aislinn Desmond (Kerry/Rathmore)....

Killarney hotel included in prestigious collection    The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney, has been included in the highly prestigious ‘Preferred Hotels & Resorts ‘Legend Collection’.   The exclusive collection, which features fewer than 100 properties...
Killarney Athletic launch 43rd annual 7-a-side

Killarney Athletic launch 43rd annual 7-a-side

You know summer has arrived in Killarney when people start talking about the 7-a-side and event organisers at Killarney Athletic are hoping that the 43rd annual tournament will prove to be as successful as ever. This year’s competition, which will kick off on Monday,...
Wee Paddies charm their way to Lip Sinc success

Wee Paddies charm their way to Lip Sinc success

TALENT: Rathmore Ravens Basketball Club ‘Lip Sinc Kids’ participants. Front from left are: Emma Cronin, Grace O’Keeffe and Eimear Dennehy. Back from left are: Aba Twomey, Aine O’Sullivan, Aoife Murphy, Ciara Murphy, Christine Moynihan and Rachel Rahilly....
Sadness at the death of popular local man

Sadness at the death of popular local man

NEILIE GRIFFIN: Former Gleneagle Lakers team manager Neilie Griffin with his wife Mary and grandson Kai Tangney at a Scotts Lakers match in Killarney Sports Centre earlier this season. Picture: Eamonn Keogh By Eamonn Keogh Killarney bid a fond farewell to popular...
Celts and Dynamos set for old school cup final

Celts and Dynamos set for old school cup final

Greyhound Bar KO Cup Final Tralee Dynamos v Killarney Celtic Sunday at 3pm Mounthawk Park (Tralee)   Two of the county’s traditional powerhouses will meet on Sunday in the Greyhound Bar KO Cup final when Killarney Celtic face old rivals Tralee Dynamos in Mounthawk...
Election posters damaged in Killarney

Election posters damaged in Killarney

  By Sean Moriarty Election rivalry in the Killarney area has taken a nasty turn after several candidate’s election posters were defaced on Wednesday. Fianna Fail Councillor Niall Kelleher had two of his campaign posters defaced after someone used a sharp instrument...
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