Candidates nominated for the Killarney electoral area to run in the upcoming local elections on May 24, have been officially named by Kerry County Council this week.

Following the passing of the deadline for receipt of nominations for candidates for the elections to Kerry County Council, which was 12pm on Saturday last, and the passing of the closing date for the withdrawal of such nominations, which was Tuesday, at 12pm – the following are seeking the public’s number one vote to take a seat in the Killarney Municipal District.

Secretarial Assistant John Buckley, of  St Brendan’s Place, Killarney, plans to run for Sinn Fein, while Ballyhar farmer Brendan Cronin will run again as an independent.

Current Kerry Independent Alliance Councillor Michael Gleeson, of Clasheen, Killarney, is seeking re-election, as is retired Fire Officer and currentIndependent candidate Donal Grady, of Maple Drive, Killarney.


Kilgarvan teacher Maura Healy-Rae, who is currently a councillor for the Killarney area,is again running as an Independent. Fianna Fáil’s Niall Kelleher, of Knockanes, Headford, is also seeking re-electionon May 24, along with current Mayor of Killarney, Fine Gael Councillor John Sheahan, of Coolgarrive, Tralee Road, Killarney.

Also running is Administrative Assistant Marie Moloney from Coolick, Kilcummin, Killarney,  for Labour.HotelierNiall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, of Kilbrean Beg, Killarney is hoping to return to policitcs as an Independent, while musician Neily O’Connor, of Carrigeen-Cuilla, Headford, Killarney, is seeking a Fianna Fáil seat.