Killarney businesses awarded for excellence

Killarney businesses awarded for excellence

Kerry’s status as a leading tourism destination was confirmed at the prestigious CIE Tours International Annual Awards of Excellence which took place in Dublin’s City Hall this week. Now in its 29th year, the annual awards of excellence recognise the best hotels and...
Dirty January win bodes well for Keane

Dirty January win bodes well for Keane

Peter Keane’s reign got off to the perfect start with a solid win against Tyrone on Sunday and while it wasn’t vintage Kerry by any stretch of the imagination, the manner of the victory certainly bodes well for rest of the year. You would have expected a dirty day in...
TV sisters host wellness event

TV sisters host wellness event

Popular sisters Aoibhín and Doireann Garrihy, hosted a wellness event in Killarney on Sunday which attracted over 300 people from all over the county and beyond. The Great Southern Killarney was the place to be for the Kerry BEO Health & Wellness Event and guests...
Popular ‘Swim for a Mile’ programme is back

Popular ‘Swim for a Mile’ programme is back

Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) in collaboration with Swim Ireland, Healthy Ireland, and three public swimming pools in Kerry, are offering a unique coaching programme for adults. The 12 week ‘Swim for a Mile’ programme commences the week beginning...
Keane hoping old faces can help lead new charge

Keane hoping old faces can help lead new charge

National League Div 1 Kerry v Tyrone Today at 2pm Fitzgerald Stadium Recalled East Kerry trio Shane Ryan, Jack Sherwood and Jonathan Lyne all start for Kerry today as Peter Keane takes charge of the county’s senior football team for the very first time in a...
Plans for new anonymous Garda text service

Plans for new anonymous Garda text service

Plans are in the pipeline for a new anonymous text service alerting Killarney Gardai to trouble in the town. Following the success of the ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign in Tralee, which was launched last July, Superintendent Flor Murphy who is in...
Man arrested and €12,000 of drugs seized 

Man arrested and €12,000 of drugs seized 

A man in his 30s arrested in relation to the seizure of approximately €12,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb in Gortatlea yesterday (Thursday), has since been charged and is due to appear before Tralee District court at a later date. Gardaí arrested the man and...
Local students learn life-saving skills

Local students learn life-saving skills

Critical life-saving skills are now part of the curriculum for local students who are currently learning all about First Aid. Transition Year students from Killarney Community College are currently completing an emergency First Aid training course, mentored by expert...
Lewis Junction safety works planned for 2020

Lewis Junction safety works planned for 2020

Upgraded works at the Lewis Road Junction which will include a new roundabout – are to go ahead – but it’ll take a least another year. Serious accidents and loss of life have occurred on the busy road, which sees over 18,500 vehicles pass through every day. It...
Killarney cyclists claim top team prize

Killarney cyclists claim top team prize

Killarney Cycling Club proved their mettle at Ireland’s largest cyclocross event on Sunday last as they claimed the top team prize in the Elite Men’s Race. With close to 50 riders in the field in Fota, Cork, the Killarney team, which consisted of current Munster...
€7,200 worth of drugs seized in Cahersiveen

€7,200 worth of drugs seized in Cahersiveen

Gardaí have seized suspected cocaine, cannabis and controlled drugs worth an estimated value of €7,200 following a search at a house in Cahersiveen on Friday. Shortly after 10pm Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by uniform Gardaí in Cahersiveen, conducted a search...
“Organ donation works, I’m living proof”

“Organ donation works, I’m living proof”

Third time lucky kidney recipient urges people to carry a donor card A Milltown man who has undergone three kidney transplants is planning to give something back and also create awareness about the importance of organ donation. Colm Clifford (42), and his supportive...
“Pedestrian crossing is dangerous”

“Pedestrian crossing is dangerous”

Councillor calls on Council to extend crossing time Killarney locals have expressed their concerns saying one particular pedestrian crossing doesn’t allow them time to cross a busy road safely. Locals have called on Cllr Michael Gleeson to ask the Council to remedy...
“Not all children are being treated equally”

“Not all children are being treated equally”

Killarney mother urges government to implement vaccine for all children A Killarney mother says not all children are being treated equally after discovering that the potentially life-saving meningitis B vaccine is only available to some children. Danielle Kissane from...
New apprenticeships begin at Liebherr

New apprenticeships begin at Liebherr

The proud tradition of apprentice training continues at Liebherr Container Cranes as 14 new apprentices have started their training while 13 graduates are celebrating gaining new qualifications. As 2018 ended, 13 apprentices graduated from the Liebherr Container...
€730 raised for Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone

€730 raised for Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone

A donation of €730 from a fundraising ceili will go towards funding specialist Motor Neurone Disease care in Kerry. Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone were delighted to accept a cheque for €730 from Elizabeth and Peggy Kelleher on behalf of TJ Nelligan, at the Heights...
Lee was precise, methodical and utterly ruthless

Lee was precise, methodical and utterly ruthless

Fighter is a new book which gives us an insight into the mind of Andy Lee, who was the WBO middleweight champion from 2014-2015, the first Irish professional boxer to win a world title on American soil since 1934. He also represented Ireland in the 2004 Olympics in...
Who wants to captain Kerry?

Who wants to captain Kerry?

Traditionally speaking, being named captain of Kerry is one of the greatest honours in Irish sport. In any given year you basically have a 68% chance of winning a Munster Championship, and a 28% chance of lifting the Sam McGuire Cup in September. Lead Kerry to glory...
International recognition for Kerry beauty spot

International recognition for Kerry beauty spot

Rebranding one picturesque Kerry location is reaping rewards as it was this week named one of the ‘Best Places to Visit in 2019’ by one of the world’s leading travel guidebooks. Rough Guides, which compiles an annual list of the holiday hotspots to excite esteemed...
“The children are in danger”

“The children are in danger”

Call for safety measures outside Fossa National School A serious or even fatal accident is inevitable unless urgent safety measures are put in place – concerned parents and staff at one Killarney school said this week. Up to 300 pupils and their parents are regularly...
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