Author Archives: John O'Mahony

The welcome is still on the mat

JUST after he marched through the streets of Killarney with his school band on St Patrick’s Day in 1993, Jeremy Russell from Concord, North Carolina promised to return one day and suggested that he might even choose Killarney for his honeymoon. He was certainly true to his word as he returned this week with his… Read More…

St Avertin comes alive Killarney style

SUPREMELY talented musicians and dancers from Killarney entertained the masses in France this afternoon while two local politicians made important contacts with their Gallic counterparts as part of a successful twinning arrangement. Musicians from the Killarney School of Music, led by Padraig Buckley, and high-steppers from the Hegarty School of Dancing performed at an open… Read More…

Community fights back against litter louts

THE young and not so young turned out in force at a ceremony to celebrate the fact that the Lissivigeen area in Killarney is winning the war on litter. Community Alert group members joined local national school principal Michael McAuliffe and fourth fifth and sixth classes pupils at ceremony to present awards for a special… Read More…

Fundraiser held in memory of Cian

FRIENDS and family of a popular Killarney teenager, who lost his life in a tragic swimming accident in the national park four years ago, is organising a coffee morning to raise funds for the local water search and rescue unit. Cian O’Donoghue, a talented young art student, was enjoying an afternoon with friends near Ross… Read More…

Touring orchestra to play in church

A FREE concert by the Charlottesville High School Orchestra String Ensemble, visiting Killarney all the way from Virginia, USA, has been arranged for this coming Tuesday night. The orchestra is one of the largest and most diverse youth music groups in the USA and this summer their virtuosic string ensemble is touring Ireland with Killarney… Read More…