“Keep speed vans away from our graveyards”

“Keep speed vans away from our graveyards”

Speed detection vans are still setting up outside graveyards in Kerry when funerals are taking place – despite a request by councillors that the practice should cease. Fianna Fail Councillor John Francis Flynn, who raised the issue at a meeting of the South...
Popular optometrist retires after 40 years

Popular optometrist retires after 40 years

RETIREMENT: Pat O’Donoghue outside Urban Optics. Photo: Michelle Crean Eye’ll see you later! Popular Killarney eye doctor, Pat O’Donoghue, has put away his eye testing equipment for good – as the third generation optometrist has officially retired –...
Singers plan to lift the roof at charity event

Singers plan to lift the roof at charity event

SINGERS: Members of the Blackwater Singers and Finding Your Voice will hold a fundraising concert in the Blackwater Tavern, on April 11. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean Two choral groups are planning to come together for a special night of song next week and...
Killarney to host Cyber Security Conference

Killarney to host Cyber Security Conference

By Sean Moriarty A new conference in cyber security, with a direct focus on relationships between Ireland and the United States, will take place in Killarney next month. The Cyber Security Conference (Transatlantic Policy Forum) will be held at The Brehon, on May 10....
Rivals clash as month for clubs gets up and running

Rivals clash as month for clubs gets up and running

Senior Club Championship (Group 2) Killarney Legion v Dr Crokes Sunday at 3.15pm Fitzgerald Stadium Senior championship season is upon us and you couldn’t ask for a better opening weekend fixture than two great rivals, the Legion and the Crokes, going head-to-head in...
Killarney RFC boys are champions of Munster

Killarney RFC boys are champions of Munster

U16 Munster Development Cup Killarney 13-10 Cashel/Kilfeacle Irish Independent Park The Killarney RFC U16s made a little bit of history at Musgrave/Irish Independent Park last weekend when they captured the Munster Development Cup following a hard-fought win over...
Crokes forget their troubles and dance

Crokes forget their troubles and dance

By Sean Moriarty Members of the Dr Crokes GAA Club put the disappointment of their All-Ireland club final defeat to rest – by dancing the night away in the INEC on Friday night. It was a glitzy affair as over 1000 attended the club’s second Dancing with Crokes...
Powerful image wins national art competition

Powerful image wins national art competition

NATIONAL ART WINNER: Killarney Community College student Patrick Dineen achieved first place in the senior art category of the Mental Health Ireland Art & Photography Competition 2019. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean A powerful image focusing on mental...
Fassbender is all set for Rally of the Lakes

Fassbender is all set for Rally of the Lakes

RALLY: Michael Fassbender pictured with Cormac Casey (Event Coordinator, Killarney Advertiser and KC Print), Dermot Healy (Clerk of the Course), Eileen O’Donoghue (Killarney Municipal District Area Officer), Nicola Aherne (cartell.ie), Jonathan McCluskey (cartell.ie),...
Fire believed to have started accidentally

Fire believed to have started accidentally

“Entire National Park at risk from unrepairable fire damage” – local wildlife expert says By Sean Moriarty Forrest fires in Killarney National Park are putting the entire park and Muckross House at risk – well-known local nature lover and Mangerton...
Killarney second in TripAdvisor’s Irish list

Killarney second in TripAdvisor’s Irish list

Killarney has been named as the second-best rated destination in Ireland on TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice Awards for destinations. Dublin was named the top destination in the country – but Killarney was still listed ahead of Galway, who came in third...

Local students win Young Social Innovator award

Transition Year students represented Killarney Community College at this year’s Young Social Innovators (YSI) ‘Speakout’, which took place in Cork City Hall recently. The senior cycle students, part of the school’s YSI group, chose two issues they feel very passionate...
Dancers donate funds to local hospice

Dancers donate funds to local hospice

CHEQUE: John Dineen and Ann Mangan hand over a cheque to Pat Doolan (Chair of the Killarney branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation). Also pictured were: Dermot O’Reilly and Angela Curran. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean The Killarney branch of the Kerry...
Dancers donate funds to local hospice

Dancers donate funds to local hospice

By Michelle Crean The Killarney branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation were this week delighted to receive a cheque from a recent ceili fundraiser. On Monday, Ann Mangan and John Dineen from Torc Set Dancing Classes donated €700 which was raised at a ceili they...
New season, new beginnings at The Lake Hotel

New season, new beginnings at The Lake Hotel

Visitors to the Lake Hotel can enjoy greater views of the lakes of Killarney thanks to exterior renovations completed over the winter off-season. Work has been completed on a renovated entrance, a brand new driveway and manicured landscapes, the exterior has been...
Public meeting on new Kilcummin sewerage scheme

Public meeting on new Kilcummin sewerage scheme

By Sean Moriarty Residents in Kilcummin say it is a matter of “seeing is believing” after Irish Water issued them with an invitation to a public meeting to discuss a new sewage scheme for the village. The public meeting is planned to take place next Wednesday (April...
Fassbender drops in for rally update

Fassbender drops in for rally update

The Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes got a welcome boost this weekend, when event ambassador Michael Fassbender dropped in to see how things are progressing, as well as sample some of the different types of rally cars that are on the options list for him in...
Inspirational chef wins Local Food Hero award

Inspirational chef wins Local Food Hero award

CHEF AWARD: Chad Byrne won the Kerry and All-Munster Local Food Hero award at the Irish Restaurant Awards. Photo: Michelle Crean By Michelle Crean One inspirational chef has won a Local Food Hero award at the Irish Restaurant Awards. Chad Byrne, Head Chef at The...
Night of fun at the annual Hunt Ball

Night of fun at the annual Hunt Ball

By Sean Moriarty A horse was a guest of honour at the Kerry Hunt Ball in the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Saturday evening. No – there is no need to be alarmed – as it was not a real horse. Members of the hunt club dressed up as a pantomime horse and galloped...
Looney and McMahon shine as Celts beat Geeha

Looney and McMahon shine as Celts beat Geeha

U17 League Killarney Celtic 3-0 Mastergeeha Celtic Park Killarney Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Kerry U17 League with a solid win over Mastergeeha on Monday night, thanks in no small part to a midfield masterclass from dynamic duo Evan Looney and Cian...
Students learn the importance of posture

Students learn the importance of posture

By Michelle Crean The weight and size of their school bags was the focus of attention in one school recently as students undertook a Manual Handling course. The first school in Killarney to undertake the course, the Transition Year students in Killarney Community...
Killarney to host international car conference

Killarney to host international car conference

By Sean Moriarty A major international motoring conference is scheduled for Killarney in May. Electronomous, now in its second year and one of Europe’s leading automotive technology events, will take place at the INEC in the Gleneagle Hotel, from May 2 to 3....
Death of popular local jarvey

Death of popular local jarvey

By Sean Moriarty Jarveys in the town are mourning the passing of Denis ‘Donie’ Tangney who passed away following an illness. Donie, aged 67, was laid to rest in Killarney Burial Ground, Knockeenduve on Thursday last. He was a member of the well-known local family who...
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