Author Archives: John O'Mahony

Top film festivals to tell of war on rhodo

A short documentary film highlighting the great work being undertaken by volunteers involved with the Killarney Mountain Meitheal is to be beamed around the world. The production, Hatchets & Hope, is featuring on cinema screens in several countries as it has been shortlisted for a number of high-profile film festivals. The five-minute film introduces the… Read More…

You’ve got to walk in those shoes – but what’s going to happen?

A decision will have to be made before next March or April whether Killarney is going to remain as a major tourist destination or will it become a big direct provision centre, a meeting of the local municipal district council heard today. Cllr Brendan Cronin said that while the minister responsible has questions to answer,… Read More…

Soon to be left-turn only for traffic exiting Lewis Road

A positive development has been reported in the long-running saga surrounding the introduction of safety measures at the notoriously dangerous junction linking the Killarney bypass road with Lewis Road. A meeting of Killarney Municipal District Council was today informed that the first phase of the project – to allow traffic exiting from Lewis Road to… Read More…

€28,000 in total for men’s sheds projects

A total of 14 men’s sheds in Kerry are to share a total of €28,000 in funding announced this Wednesday by the Minister for Education and Kerry TD, Norma Foley. The initiative will see grants of €2,000 provided to over 400 men’s sheds projects nationwide to assist them with running costs such as electricity or… Read More…

€6m spent to improve Ring of Kerry road

The new N70 Brackaharagh Road project, officially opened by the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton, comprises the improvement of approximately 1.3km of the N70 road between Castlecove and Caherdaniel and it is located on the Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way tourist routes. The improvement works included the introduction… Read More…