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Chamber welcomes plans for historic gate lodge

KILLARNEY Chamber of Tourism and Commerce has enthusiastically welcomed plans for an important conservation, restoration and upgrading project involving a landmark building within the boundaries of Killarney National Park. The National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has sought planning permission for an extension to the rear of… Continue Reading

Not picture perfect but it changed a town’s mindset

IT was a picture that painted a thousand words, not one of them even remotely complimentary. Captured at quarter to eight on a dull March morning in 1982, it exposed an ugly, repulsive side to a town that, even then, locals took great pride in describing as Beauty’s Home. The Sunday morning monochrome snapshot portrayed… Continue Reading

Planning revelation on Killarney visit shocked Lemass

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of former Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader, Seán Lemass. In this extract from the memoirs of Kerry South TD, John O’Leary, written with author, historian and researcher Owen O’Shea (pictured), it describes how a visit by Lemass to Killarney in the early 1960s led to the introduction… Continue Reading