€15,000 GoFundMe set up for Killarney biker

€15,000 GoFundMe set up for Killarney biker

EXCLUSIVE By Sean Moriarty Neighbours, work colleagues and bikers have launched a €15,000 GoFundMe drive in an effort to re-home the Lissigiveen man whose house was destroyed by a fire last month. Willie Herlihy, a well-known Killarney man and avid biker, recently...
Lakers sign 6’6” American guard Aaron Jackson

Lakers sign 6’6” American guard Aaron Jackson

With the new season just over a month away, the Scotts Lakers are assembling a new-look squad which they hope can challenge for top honours in Division 1 of the 2019/20 Irish National League. Newly appointed manager Shane McCarthy has been working tirelessly during...
Top jockey hints a Killarney return

Top jockey hints a Killarney return

FRANKIE RETURNS: Pictured at the Killarney Races is Gerard Coughlan with Italian horse racing jockey Frankie Dettori. Photo: Domnick Walsh Champion jockey Frankie Dettori hopes to return to race in Killarney next year following the welcome he received in the town last...
Killarney girls to live on €3.25 a day

Killarney girls to live on €3.25 a day

INTO THE UNKNOWN: Killarney Girl Guide members, Sarah Kenny and Sarah Canavan, are all set to take part in the ‘Explorer Belt Challenge’ in a top secret foreign country.  Two Killarney women are all set to take part in Irish Girl Guides’ toughest challenge...
3000 enjoy plastic free Killarney event

3000 enjoy plastic free Killarney event

BIODEGRADABLE: Single-use bottles were replaced with compostable cups for water at the various water stations along the routes and at the finish line. By Sean Moriarty A plastic bottle-free event proved a huge success at the recent Gleneagle Hotel Run Killarney....
Jessie secures new role in ‘Fargo’

Jessie secures new role in ‘Fargo’

  By Michelle Crean Jessie Buckley’s talent show no signs of waning, as the Killarney actress has secured a new role in the latest instalment of ‘Fargo’. Jessie, from Mangerton Road, star of Wild Rose and HBO’s Chernobyl, will play Oraetta Mayflowerin season...
Killarney salon relaunches after doubling in size

Killarney salon relaunches after doubling in size

By Michelle Crean It’s been seven months of refurbishments and they didn’t close for a single day – but the new look Sean Taaffe salon at the Courtyard on Lewis Road will be relaunched today (Friday). And not only have they doubled their size – going from 24 stations...
More low energy homes to be built in Killarney

More low energy homes to be built in Killarney

HOUSING: Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy TD, pictured on a site visit to the Clœuid housing developments at Derreen, Killarney on Friday. Photo: Don MacMonagle By Michelle Crean More low energy houses are to be built in Killarney – at one of Ireland’s...
Signs of Lyme Disease  

Signs of Lyme Disease  

  By Michelle Crean EXCLUSIVE A concerned local has this week erected a make shift public sign warning walkers about ticks and the deadly effects of Lyme Disease. Although a leaflet covered in plastic, the local feels that something is better than nothing and is...
Kerry SFL Preview: Division 1 set to go down to the wire

Kerry SFL Preview: Division 1 set to go down to the wire

Rathmore have edged in front in Division 1 of the County League but with a number of big teams breathing down their neck, they won’t be counting their chickens just yet. Liam Hassett’s men are one point clear at the top following last weekend’s comfortable victory...
Michael and Davy to star in RTE documentary

Michael and Davy to star in RTE documentary

DOCUMENTARY: Michael O’Brien from Killarney will appear in RTE documentary ‘When Michael Met Davy’ next week. Photo: Michelle Crean   By Michelle Crean A Killarney youngster who endeared hundreds of thousands on the Late Late Toy Show and met his hero...
Micro Track fundraising takes to the streets

Micro Track fundraising takes to the streets

  By Sean Moriarty EXCLUSIVE The team behind the Killarney Micro Track will take to streets of Killarney this week in an effort to raise more funds to get the project completed. The track, which is currently under construction near St Brendan’s College, needs €150,000...
Killarney Celtic FC face judgement day

Killarney Celtic FC face judgement day

JUDGEMENT DAY: Killarney Celtic FC will learn at 11pm tonight (Friday) if their bid to become the FAI Club of the Year is successful or not. Tom O’Shea (FAI Grassroots Director), with Killarney Celtic officers and local politicians at Celtic Park, Killarney....
Stolen bike – but this is no ordinary bike!

Stolen bike – but this is no ordinary bike!

STOLEN: Johnny McGuire with the bike.   One of Killarney’s best-known bikes has been stolen from outside its owners house on the Park Road this week. The distinctive woman’s High-Nelly bicycle has been used by the Tidy Towns Killarney group as a promotional vehicle...
Reidys granted access in laneway dispute

Reidys granted access in laneway dispute

  A Circuit Court Judge has this week granted a local business access to a laneway in a dispute between business people in Killarney. Reidy’s Bar on Main St., needs access to the laneway as a fire escape to comply with fire officer regulations, the court in Killarney...
Council launches annual report

Council launches annual report

  By Michelle Crean Kerry County Council published its annual report for 2018, which was launched at County Buildings last week by Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher. The report is a comprehensive record of the work and achievements of the...
Launch of new food and maritime festival

Launch of new food and maritime festival

KERRY’S NEWEST FESTIVAL: Some of the Cromane Seafest committee launching the newest festival on the Kerry calendar at Jacks Coastguard Restaurant, Cromane. Front l-r were: Pauline Moroney, Nuala Hurley, Helena Joy, David Rolt. Back row l-r were: Sean Roche,...
Local fundraiser to help Dublin musician

Local fundraiser to help Dublin musician

  Singer and accordionist, Séamus Begley, will perform with family and friends at a charity Céilí in aid his nephew and Dublin producer and guitarist; Gavin Ralston. Gavin has been battling cancer since 2014, Séamus and the Begley family along with some musical...
Residents give Countess Grove a facelift

Residents give Countess Grove a facelift

CLEANING UP: A group from the Countess Grove Residents Association doing their bit for Killarney in the Tidy Towns competition by participating in a general clean-up of their estate on Monday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh By Michelle Crean It was all hands on the...
Locals commit funds for legal challenge

Locals commit funds for legal challenge

  By Sean Moriarty Over 150 households in the Sliabh Luachra area have committed to pay €5 a week standing-order to fund legal costs against plans for a battery storage compound.   In June this year, the Ballinahulla Battery Awareness Group (BBAG) applied for a...
Sean scales Carrauntoohil 10 times in a day!

Sean scales Carrauntoohil 10 times in a day!

DIZZY HEIGHTS Ultra Runner, Sean Clifford, from Killarney, set an Irish record reaching the dizzy heights of 10,000 m of positive ascent in 23 hours and 53 minutes. Joe O’Leary is pictured behind him. times. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan Killarney man sets...
Kind-hearted Clifford donates his jersey

Kind-hearted Clifford donates his jersey

  By Michelle Crean He may have been named Man of the Match after Kerry beat Mayo on Sunday – but GAA super footballer David Clifford was man of the moment just hours earlier. In the Dunloe Hotel David spotted Helen Hegarty, a resident of St Mary of the Angels, and...
An accident waiting to happen – has happened!

An accident waiting to happen – has happened!

  Council say they’ve no plans to change the layout of the entrance   By Sean Moriarty   A pillar at a brand new bus park was accidently knocked to the ground at the weekend – weeks after concerned coach operators told the Killarney Advertiser that the entrance is too...
Horsepower of a different kind this Sunday

Horsepower of a different kind this Sunday

  Horsepower of a different kind is set to take over Killarney Racecourse on Sunday as the town’s annual classic car show rolls into the venue two days after the summer horse racing festival. Organisers, Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club (KVCVC), have promised...
€500,000 Lotto winnings claimed

€500,000 Lotto winnings claimed

  There are some happy people in Fossa this week – as they collected their €500,000 winnings at Lotto HQ on Wednesday. The EuroMillions winners, who wish to remain anonymous, bought their lucky Quick Pick ticket in the Spar store in Fossa, on the day of the draw two...
Killarney set for running bonanza this weekend!

Killarney set for running bonanza this weekend!

RUN KILLARNEY: Launching Run Killarney at Ladies View were: Sean McDermott (Gleneagle Group), Mike Riordan (Sanctuary Runners), Oliver Kirwan (Run Killarney), Graham Clifford (Sanctuary Runners), Catherine Casey (Gleneagle Group) and Busie Mhlophe (Sanctuary Runners)....
Off The Ball to broadcast live from Dr Crokes

Off The Ball to broadcast live from Dr Crokes

  Popular internet-based sports website Off The Ball, will bring their award-winning live show on the road this summer with  Dr Crokes GAA Club selected as the first live broadcast venue. On Wednesday next (July 31), they will broadcast from the famous clubhouse off...
Countdown to the Flesk Fest family day

Countdown to the Flesk Fest family day

Glenflesk GAA club will host “Flesk Fest’ on Saturday (July 20) on the grounds of The Kerryway Steakhouse and Bar and two of Ireland’s most popular folk bands will take centre stage. Flog the Dog, one of best wedding bands on the local scene will join The Klkennys,...
54321 Go!

54321 Go!

Organisers of the 54321 Challenge released details of this year’s event at the challenge’s  launch at Ross Castle on Monday evening. Now in its seventh year, the 54321 Challenge sees participants taking on five separate challenges, over four days, for three different...
Passing of Sliabh Luachra’s Dan Cronin

Passing of Sliabh Luachra’s Dan Cronin

There was widespread sadness in the Rathmore area last week with the passing of legendary local author Dan Cronin. Aged 98, Dan wrote in the Shadow of the Paps, which has been described as a hugely significant book on the heritage of the area. Dan’s book (published in...
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