Author Archives: John O'Mahony

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

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…

Response Unit chief to address gathering

A KEYNOTE speaker who is to the forefront of a major lifesaving initiative will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Killarney Heartbeat group next Monday night, May 28. Leo O’Connor, who is the scheme co-ordinator of the innovative Killarney Cardiac Response Unit, will address the subject of CPR and how not to… Read More…

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…