Author Archives: John O'Mahony

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…

Daily torment due to heavy passing traffic

RESIDENTS of a housing estate on the outskirts of Killarney town are being tormented by the constant noise of passing traffic, it has been pointed out. Cllr Maura Healy-Rae told a meeting of Killarney Municipal District Council that those living in Whitebridge Manor have been living with the problem for years and the matter has… Read More…

Chad is a real food hero

A CREATIVE Killarney chef has been crowed a Local Food Hero by the adjudicators in the Irish Restaurant Awards. Chad Byrne, the highly-regarded head chef at the Brehon Hotel, won the Kerry and the Munster awards and he was singled out for his Chef Collab initiative which encourages and mentors aspiring young chefs. Other winners… Read More…

Winners on parade at gala prizegiving ceremony

THE Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club stole the show at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Killarney and they were presented with the sought-after overall award for their efforts. Club members received the Sean O’Keeffe perpetual trophy – in memory of a long-serving member of Killarney Urban District Council – at a reception in the… Read More…

450 students to focus on their faith

OVER 450 post-primary students will gather next Wednesday for a day dedicated to developing their faith in an initiative led by the Diocese of Kerry. The transition and fifth year students will attend Ceiliúradh na nÓg in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee as part of a comprehensive approach to youth initiative developed through their schools and… Read More…