Author Archives: John O'Mahony

Gleeson decides to keep it local

THE Mayor of Killarney has opted not to contest the February 8 general election but he admitted that he almost had a change of heart after initially saying he would not be a candidate. Following a meeting of his Kerry Independent Alliance Party last week, Cllr Michael Gleeson said a decision had been taken not… Read More…

O’Flaherty memorial events to be reduced

SIGNIFICANT changes are to be made to the annual programme of events in Killarney that celebrate the life and work of the late Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, the World War II hero who led thousands of people to safety in the Rome Escape Line. An annual award, presented every year to honour persons who have carried… Read More…

Stylist Laura is a cut above the rest

A SUPREMELY talented Killarney hairdresser has won the prestigious freelance bridal hair stylist of the year award at the Irish Wedding Awards. Laura Kearney, who operates Laura Lou Hair Stylist and is based in the Hair Lab in Chapel Lane, Killarney, received her prize at a gala function in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin… Read More…

Sports fan Jamie is a winner alright

YOUNG Jamie Fleming might play his football with Killarney Legion and his soccer with Killarney Celtic with great success – but he has also become a big winner with Milltown-Castlemaine GAA Club. Lucky Jamie, from Killarney, scooped a cool €200 in their fundraising lotto jackpot draw and he was thrilled when his three lucky numbers… Read More…

Childcare providers call for public support

THE owner of a busy preschool in Killarney has called for political and public support in advance of a planned protest march to highlight the concerns of professional childcare providers. The Association of Childcare Professionals and local childcare operators will descend on Dublin for the protest on Wednesday, February 5 – three days before polling… Read More…