Author Archives: John O'Mahony

Ronan played his part in tourism promotion

The death has occurred in Spain of Ronan Fleming who was very actively involved in tourism promotion in his native Killarney for many years. He  was one of the driving forces behind the former Killarney Tourism Council on which he worked closely with the late Killarney councillors Michael Courtney and Dermot O’Callaghan and they initiated… Read More…

‘Some of them are real scamps who have been hunted out of Dublin’

A Killarney councillor is demanding that a group of 180 male international asylum seekers currently being accommodated in Hotel Killarney be moved out of town. Cllr Donal Grady said he is very concerned that none of them have been properly vetted and nobody knows anything about their past lives in their native countries. He said… Read More…

Top film festivals to tell of war on rhodo

A short documentary film highlighting the great work being undertaken by volunteers involved with the Killarney Mountain Meitheal is to be beamed around the world. The production, Hatchets & Hope, is featuring on cinema screens in several countries as it has been shortlisted for a number of high-profile film festivals. The five-minute film introduces the… Read More…

You’ve got to walk in those shoes – but what’s going to happen?

A decision will have to be made before next March or April whether Killarney is going to remain as a major tourist destination or will it become a big direct provision centre, a meeting of the local municipal district council heard today. Cllr Brendan Cronin said that while the minister responsible has questions to answer,… Read More…

Soon to be left-turn only for traffic exiting Lewis Road

A positive development has been reported in the long-running saga surrounding the introduction of safety measures at the notoriously dangerous junction linking the Killarney bypass road with Lewis Road. A meeting of Killarney Municipal District Council was today informed that the first phase of the project – to allow traffic exiting from Lewis Road to… Read More…