Killarney News

Tee up this weekend in aid of Kerry Stars

Tee up this weekend in aid of Kerry Stars

YOU have just a few days to go to ensure you are on a par with the best for a fun golf classic at Beaufort Golf Club. The event, in aid of Kerry Stars Special Olympic Club, will be held this weekend, on Saturday, June 24.

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Glenflesk and Firies cross the finish line to win Killarney Credit Union prizes

Glenflesk and Firies cross the finish line to win Killarney Credit Union prizes

WHEN Killarney Credit Union launched its “Your Club, Your Credit Union” competition it drew huge interest as new credit union members were swift to respond to its call to nominate a club of their choice. And Glenflesk GAA Club took a bow as first prize winner as it received €1,000 from Killarney Credit Union chairman Pat Delaney on Friday, with Firies GAA Club being presented with second prize of €250.

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Final call for humanitarian award nominations

Final call for humanitarian award nominations

AS WE approach the 73rd Anniversary of the Liberation of Rome and the return to freedom by Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty’s Rome Escape Line of almost 4000 rescued Allied POWs and others, further nominations for the 2017 Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award are invited. Be quick, the closing date is today, Friday, June 16. Written nominations of no more than 500 words should be sent to hofmemorialsociety@gmail.com

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Nostalgic visit for Killarney House owner’s grandnephew

Nostalgic visit for Killarney House owner’s grandnephew

KNOWN as “the man who built Washington” John McShain left a wonderful legacy in Killarney with his former residence, Killarney House, due to open to the public next month. Yesterday, Mr McShain’s grandnephew, John McShain Junior, and his wife Cindy, were given a private tour of Killarney House & Gardens, by Killarney House manager Pat Dawson and Harry O’Donoghue, whose family served the previous owners of the house, the Earls of Kenmare as well as the McShains.

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Killarney sets the scene for Tourism Ireland board meeting

Killarney sets the scene for Tourism Ireland board meeting

THE Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Killarney was the venue for the June board meeting of Tourism Ireland, which took place today. The board members took the opportunity to meet with local tourism operators prior to the meeting, to discuss the tourism season and the extensive promotional programme which Tourism Ireland is undertaking to highlight Kerry, the Wild Atlantic Way and the island of Ireland around the world this year.

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Inch flies the flag high for Kerry’s 14 Blue Flag beaches

Inch flies the flag high for Kerry’s 14 Blue Flag beaches

INCH BEACH provided the picture-perfect backdrop today as Kerry County Council raised one of the county’s 14 Blue Flags for the 2017 season. Kerry beaches have again maintained their excellent standard this year with the awarding of 14 Blue Flags for 2017 by An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland, as announced in recent weeks.

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