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Women power to the fore in Killarney

Women power to the fore in Killarney

A KILLARNEY woman who has devoted much of her life to advocating for Travellers’ rights and was rewarded for her work with an Honorary Doctorate in Laws from UCC was the keynote speaker at a high-profile Soroptimist International 52nd annual Joint North South conference in Killarney. Brigid Quilligan, the eldest of 11 children, is a… Read More…

Scaling new heights for a Yes vote

Scaling new heights for a Yes vote

DETERMINED to get their message across, a group of young Kerry people took their referendum campaign to a higher level this week when they scaled Ireland’s highest mountain in a bid to maximise the Yes vote in tomorrow’s referendum. Members of Kerry Together for Yes organisation reached the summit of Cattauntoohil and, for some of… Read More…

Sport

Summer soccer to kick-off on June 25

Summer soccer to kick-off on June 25

IT just wouldn’t be Summer in Killarney without the annual Killarney Athletic seven-a-side soccer tournament which has been an exciting sporting feature in the town for the past 42 years. This year’s spectacle, again sponsored by Killarney Credit Union, will kick off on Monday, June 25 at the Killarney Athletic grounds in Woodlawn. There will… Read More…

Kerry must plan without Johnny

Kerry must plan without Johnny

THE versatile Johnny Buckley has opted out of the Kerry senior football panel. The 2017 Kingdom captain is understood to have cited work commitments for his decision as the Kerry Coaches business he runs with his father, Mike, is extremely busy and his workload will escalate considerably as the Summer progresses. The Dr Crokes star,… Read More…

Business

Now it’s last orders from the Major

Now it’s last orders from the Major

A KILLARNEY pub has turned back the clock with a new name. The Muckross Park Hotel had delved into the local history books to rebrand its main bar from The Jarvey’s Rest to Major Colgan’s. The name honours a previous owner of the establishment who is an unsung national hero who fell in love with… Read More…

Airport chairman says results are ‘satisfactory’

Airport chairman says results are ‘satisfactory’

THERE was a three per cent rise in passenger numbers handled by Kerry Airport in the 12-month period to December 2017, it has been confirmed. 335,480 filed through the departure and arrivals gates in Farranfore last year compared to 325,670 the previous year. There was a six per cent rise in passengers utilising the Dublin… Read More…

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