Killarney News

Lions Club plan Christmas appeal for needy families

Lions Club plan Christmas appeal for needy families

  A local group are this week appealing for the public’s generosity as they are planning a food appeal to help 80 local families this Christmas. Killarney Lions Club members will be out collecting funds on the streets of Killarney this Friday, December 7. From the...

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Christmas parade draws record crowds

Christmas parade draws record crowds

  There was a magical atmosphere in Killarney town last Saturday week as record crowds enjoyed the first Christmas parade of the season. Streets were lined with thousands of excited visitors of all ages and from all over, as the Magic Parade, which kick-started an...

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Killarney volunteers receive Tidy Towns Gold Medal award

Killarney volunteers receive Tidy Towns Gold Medal award

Killarney Town, Co Kery, Tidy Towns Volunteers, Kathleen Foley and Yvonne Quill, Winners of the Tidy Towns Gold Medal Award 2018, which was presented by Cllr Mike Kennelly and Dolores Farrell, SuperValu Community and Sponsorship Brand Manager, at the Listowel Arms...

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€1m to help alleviate Killarney town’s traffic issues

Funding of €1m announced for Killarney this week will soon improve the town’s dire traffic congestion issues before the 2019 Summer season kicks in. On Monday, the Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin,...

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Des Cahill book signing in Killarney

This Sunday, RTE’s Des Cahill will be in Eason Killarney, at 3pm, signing copies of his new autobiography ‘Play it Again, Des’. Sports-fanatic Des is best known as the voice of the ‘Sunday Game’ and won the hearts of the nation following his appearance on ‘Dancing...

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Neighbours unveil bench in Amy’s memory

  The town of Killarney was united in grief this past February when brave local girl Amy O’Connor lost her battle with cancer, but her memory lives on in the hearts and minds of family and friends.   This was clear for all to see last Saturday when neighbours in...

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Captain Greene hoping for big crowd

Captain Greene hoping for big crowd

  President’s Cup Quarter-Final Scotts Lakers v Limerick Celtics Saturday at 7pm (Killarney Sports Centre)   Adam Moynihan   Scotts Lakers captain Mark Greene is hopeful that Killarney’s basketball community will come out in force this Saturday night for a crucial cup...

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Still no answers from East Kerry Board

Still no answers from East Kerry Board

FIXTURES CRISIS UPDATE   Despite growing player unrest, the East Kerry Board has refused to comment on its controversial scheduling policy which will see teams in action throughout the month of December.   Two weeks ago, the Killarney Advertiser exclusively revealed...

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Late Late Toy Show “a dream come true” for Killarney boy

BY MICHELLE CREAN   It’s probably one of the most watched TV programmes of the year – and one local boy is set to appear tonight (Friday) - on the Late Late Toy Show. 11-year-old Micheal O’Brien, who is visually impaired, is excited that he will be part of a seven...

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Former Sem student among 3,000 new Irish citizens

  BY ADAM MOYNIHAN   A former St Brendan’s College student who fled war-torn Somalia as a teenager was among the 3,000 people to be conferred with Irish citizenship at a ceremony in the INEC this week.   Nasir Yasin, who arrived in Ireland in 2005, was just one of...

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Maura is IHF Kerry Employee of the Year

  Aghadoe Heights Hotel Lounge Supervisor Maura Casey was the toast of the town on Tuesday last week as she was named the Irish Hotels Federation Kerry Branch Employee of the Year.   Maura, who has welcomed guests to the stylish Heights Lounge and Piano Bar for over...

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A fun Bingo night with the Gobnaits  

They’re back…and hoping for a ‘full house’! Christmas in Killarney’s best loved Gobnaits are back again this year with more fun and madness for their annual Christmas Bingo night. The famous four arrived in town on Monday morning, courtesy of Pat Moynihan’s ‘Bingo...

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