News

Young has its fling with policy making

Young has its fling with policy making

FOUR students from St Brigid’s Secondary School in Killarney attended Comhairle na nÓg which is overseen by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and run by Kerry County Council. There are 31 Comhairlí na nÓg nationally and the aim is to ensure that the voice of young people is heard when developing policy and local… Read More…

Staff and pupils join tributes to popular Eileen

Staff and pupils join tributes to popular Eileen

A VERY close-knit community has come together to pay tribute a very popular local woman who has just stepped down from the position of chairperson of the board of management of the local national school. Eileen Cronin had been a key member of the board for the past 12 years – serving for three full terms… Read More…

Sport

A very special day when the champs met a champ

A very special day when the champs met a champ

CAPTAIN Dan O’Donoghue singled him out for special mention when he accepted the Bishop Moynihan Cup in Austin Stack Park but that was only the start of it for passionate GAA supporter and East Kerry fan, Ian O’Connell, who was thrilled when the newly crowned Kerry county champions paid him a surprise visit. Spa clubman… Read More…

GAA clubs, community groups and schools in the money

GAA clubs, community groups and schools in the money

GAA and soccer clubs, secondary schools and community groups are among the 54 orgaisations in Kerry that are to benefit from sports capital grants from the government. A total of €1,612,296 has been allocated to the county to encourage active engagement in sports and details were revealed by Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and… Read More…

Business

Food is key to unlocking success

Food is key to unlocking success

FOOD has enormous potential to extend the tourism season in Kerry and it can be a big driver of the economy if it is marketed properly, the annual Let’s Talk Tourism forum heard in Killarney. Jenny De Saulles, Director of Industry Development with Fáilte Ireland, said prior to visiting Ireland, people don’t consider it to… Read More…

Greenways the real way forward for tourism

Greenways the real way forward for tourism

THE development of greenways, such as the projectfrom Tralee to Fenit, is the way forward for sustainable tourism in Kerry and other parts of Ireland, Kerry TD and Minister of State for Tourism, Brendan Griffin, has insisted. He said an additional €4.5 million was provided in the Budget for the greenways network and that was… Read More…

Features

Magic tricks and ice cream licks at fun-filled party

Magic tricks and ice cream licks at fun-filled party

FAVOURITE toys feeling a little out of sorts were given plenty of tender loving care and a sticking plaster at the teddy bears’ hospital, quick-handed magicians and nutty scientists left everybody wondering how they did what they just did and crafty face-painters created their own superheroes, tigers, lions and bears at a fun-filled party to… Read More…