Author Archives: John O'Mahony

Students embrace traditions from their native places

STUDENTS in St Brigid’s Secondary School in Killarney, from many countries with their own traditions and cultures, embraced a wonderful intercultural day at which they proudly highlighted their origins. They wore the traditional dress of their native places, with some opting for their country’s sporting colours, and they played music and performed dance routines synonymous… Read More…

Fossa star to line out at corner forward

DAVID Clifford is back in action. The 20-year-old hotshot makes his first start of the season for Kerry in Sunday’s final National League group clash with Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park (2.00pm) with the game to be refereed by Anthony Nolan of Wicklow. James O’Donoghue starts on the bench– as he did against Mayo – while… Read More…

Chaos continues at the cathedral

SEVERAL weeks after priests in Killarney’s St Mary’s Cathedral pleaded with motorists not to partially block the entrance to the church or use the grounds for long-term parking, the problem seems to have escalated significantly. Families have occasionally been unable to secure parking for funerals, weddings or other services because the grounds are very frequently… Read More…

Greens not on the menu in Killarney

DESPITE the fact that the party registered its first ever election success in Killarney, when Marcus Counihan won a seat on the urban district council in 1985, the Green Party will not be running a candidate in the Killarney electoral area in the forthcoming local elections. The Eamon Ryan-led organisation has confirmed that it will… Read More…

Europe is simply the best

THE five-star Europe Hotel and Resort in Killarney has scooped the prestigious top prize in the Hotel Spa of the Year category at this year’s European Hotel awards in Geneva. The awards ceremony was attended by an elite selection of Europe’s top hoteliers, celebrating the best in luxury and hospitality across the continent. There were… Read More…