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Huge crowds and great fun as Glenflesk GAA celebrates

Huge crowds and great fun as Glenflesk GAA celebrates

A proverbial feast of quality family entertainment came to life in Barraduff Community Field at the weekend as the annual community celebration that is the Flesk Fest entertained scores of locals and visitors. Organised and hosted by Glenflesk GAA Club, it featured a packed schedule with great live bands, including Meadhbh Walsh, Thingamajig, The BorderBoys,… Read More…

Champion Jockey shared the limelight at JulyFest

Champion Jockey shared the limelight at JulyFest

While the fashion stakes have already been well documented, the racing was just as exciting at the JulyFest in Killarney which delivered a fun-filled programme, fantastic crowds and top-class racing. The first white flag of the five-day festival was raised on the Monday with father and son Aidan and Joseph O’Brien were rewarded for the… Read More…

Kerry really benefiting from Shannon success

Kerry really benefiting from Shannon success

Shannon Airport has recorded an eight per cent increase in passenger figures during the first six months of 2024, when compared to the same period last year. This is reflected on the ground in Killarney where there has been a noticeable surge in visitors from North America with Shannon a main gateway from the US… Read More…

Fashion stakes a huge hit at Killarney Races

Fashion stakes a huge hit at Killarney Races

In terms of style, there were several in contention as Killarney played host to one of the most eagerly anticipated social and sporting evets of the year. Ladies Day at Killarney Races is the one day there is more interest in what’s happening in the stands than out on the track and this year was… Read More…

McCarthy clan helped to raise the Banner in Croker

McCarthy clan helped to raise the Banner in Croker

One Kerry family had good cause to join in the Clare All-Ireland celebrations which started early and finished late at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin following Sunday’s brilliant All-Ireland hurling final. Jenny McCarthy from Muckross, her brother Shane and their dad, Seán, were in Croke Park to cheer on the Banner and, in particular, to… Read More…

O’Sullivan brothers fly the Kerry flag in France

O’Sullivan brothers fly the Kerry flag in France

There’s always one. Appearances are usually reserved for major golf events, international rugby games or top class athletics gatherings but now a Kerry jersey has been spotted at the closing stages of the epic Tour de France. As Slovenian Tadej Pogacar gritted his teeth and peddled his way to glory at the weekend, there were… Read More…

High-powered delegation discuss trans-Atlantic relations

High-powered delegation discuss trans-Atlantic relations

Finance Minister Jack Chambers, Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann Senator Jerry Buttimer and Steve Crocker, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation in Newfoundland and Labrador attended an informative lecture on the topic of Transatlantic Relations: A beacon in a turbulent world at the historic Valentia Cable Station Mr Crocker delivered a keynote address with a… Read More…

€2,500 boost for Hospice in Donie’s memory

€2,500 boost for Hospice in Donie’s memory

A donation of €2,500 has been made to the Kerry Hospice in memory of Firies GAA Club stalwart Donie McCarthy following the successful staging of the Donie Mac Golf Classic in Maine Valley Golf Club in Killorglin. Mary Shanahan from Hospice Palliative Care acknowledged the donation and sincerely thanked the McCarthy family and Firies GAA… Read More…

Kerry book their place in the final

Kerry book their place in the final

Kerry 1-8 Armagh 0-7 Daire Walsh reports Niamh Ní Chonchúir grabbed a vital 16th minute goal at O’Connor Park in Tullamore as Kerry advanced to a third consecutive TG4 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final with a triumph against Armagh. Five points to the good at the midway stage in this penultimate round contest, the Kingdom did… Read More…

Kay lived her dream and loved hotel life

Kay lived her dream and loved hotel life

Pioneering Killarney businesswoman Kay Randles, who was laid to rest in Aghadoe Cemetery this Saturday, has been remembered as an ambitious, courageous lady who set out to follow her dream and was determined not to stop until it was realised. That dream was to one day own her own guesthouse and, such was her drive… Read More…

Rathmore students have a super debs ball

Rathmore students have a super debs ball

Rathmroe’s Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra students were out in force – and showcasing great style – for the Leaving Certificate students’ debs ball. A total of 140 excited students attended the DebsGuru.ie organised event in Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee where they were greeted on arrival by a colourful a balloon arch They enjoyed a… Read More…

Irish Army veteran laid to rest on Abbey Island

Irish Army veteran laid to rest on Abbey Island

This was the poignant scene on the spectacular Derrynane Beach as the coffin of Commandant Traolach Sweeney, from Caherdaniel, was shouldered by former colleagues in the Irish Defence Force to the historic Abbey Island adjacent to the strand. A distinguished member of the Defence Forces, Traolach served with the Army Ranger Wing, the elite tactical… Read More…

Aishling aiming to get the perfect balance

Aishling aiming to get the perfect balance

Ahead of this evening’s All-Ireland Championship semi-final Daire Walsh chats with Kerry star Aishling O’Connell and hears the enormous commitment the West Cork based Garda puts in to play with her beloved Kingdom When it comes to achieving a suitable balance between work and sport, Kerry footballer Aishling O’Connell has a tougher task than most within… Read More…

Ring of Kerry roads in an ’embarrassing’ state

Ring of Kerry roads in an ’embarrassing’ state

Up to 70 of the main tourist route in Kerry is seriously is sub-standard, it has been claimed. Cllr Michael Cahill wants Kerry County Council to send a deputation to meet with Transport Minister, Eamon Ryan, and Transport Infrastructure Ireland officials to urgently seek funding for the Ring of Kerry road. “I have been hammering… Read More…

ISK debs ball was a very classy affair

ISK debs ball was a very classy affair

The Class of 2024 from Intermediate School Killorglin turned on the style in no uncertain terms for their eagerly awaited debs ball which was a night to remember. Organised on their behalf by DebsGuru.ie, the venue was Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee and 140 students attended the gala occasion. They enjoyed a three-course meal, a… Read More…

Kerry ladies hope to go one better against Armagh

Kerry ladies hope to go one better against Armagh

Kerry has named a strong 30-strong panel for this weekend’s crucial All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final clash with Armagh. The big game will throw-in at 7.15pm on Saturday at O’Connor Park, Tullamore and the ladies will be hoping to go one step better than their male counterparts who were sent packing by Armagh at the… Read More…

‘You fish where the fish are. There are 19 flights from North America arriving into Ireland every day’

‘You fish where the fish are. There are 19 flights from North America arriving into Ireland every day’

A leading Kerry hospitality professional has said hotels and restaurants are caught in a “vicious circle” because if they want to serve good food, they have to buy good food and it is very expensive because the farmers have to be paid as well. Hotelier John Brennan said the industry can manage factors like wages,… Read More…

Night walk to track down bat life

Night walk to track down bat life

An after dark walk to learn more about bats has been organised by the Fossa Climate Action Group to mark the season of Lughnasa. It will focus on the nocturnal mammal that is shrouded in mystery. There are nine species of bat in Ireland – the common pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelle, Nathusius’ pipistrelle, Leisler’s bat, the brown… Read More…