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The tough get going on the mountains

The tough get going on the mountains

THRILLSEEKING adventure lovers took to the hills at the weekends to test their stamina in Killarney’s ultimate high peaks challenge. The spectacular one-day mountain challenge event, on the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, was a real endurance and self-sufficiency challenge on some of Ireland’s toughest mountain terrain. Now in its fourth year, the challenge is certainly the pinnacle of… Read More…

Award is a tribute to a great tourism professional

Award is a tribute to a great tourism professional

AN award in memory of a great tourism professional has been presented to a young student who has excelled in her studies to obtain a higher certificate in arts and hotel operations at the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism in IT Tralee. Michelle O’Sullivan received the inaugural Eckhard Gogsch service and skills award from the… Read More…

Sport

Derek and Rachel storm the course

Derek and Rachel storm the course

THE spectacular Killarney National Park provided the perfect backdrop for this year’s Lakes of Killarney Marathon and Half Marathon, with competitors running alongside Lough Lein, Ross Castle, the ancient cooper mines and this year’s crop of wild garlic and bluebells. Over 300 athletes competed in the event which is oganised by Alan Ryan of Hardman Events.… Read More…

Young athletes show their prowess

Young athletes show their prowess

THE Killarney Community Games held area athletics finals in St Oliver’s PrimarySchool, Ballycasheen and, once again, it was a very well attended event with some thrilling encounters to keep participants busy and spectators enthralled. Several children, aged from under eight to under 16, participated in the various events which included individual sprints, hurdles races, distance… Read More…

Business

Niamh tells of impact of ‘Wow’ factor

Niamh tells of impact of ‘Wow’ factor

WOWING visitors with unforgettable experiences and delivering world-class customer care to increase business were the themes of a major Fáilte customer experience summit held at the Guinness Storehouse. Representatives from over 200 tourism businesses, including a number from Kerry, heard from a panel of international and national industry professionals on the latest in international visitor… Read More…

Helen will work to give youth its fling

Helen will work to give youth its fling

A KEY member of staff at Killarney Credit Union has been appointed to the Irish League of Credit Unions National Youth Committee. Helen Courtney Power, who has worked with Killarney Credit Union for the past three years, will serve on the committee to focus on developing strategies to engage 16 to 24-year-olds in to the… Read More…

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