Category Archives: Features

Men’s best friends in the spotlight in Killarney

IT was a dog’s life for two breeds of setters yesteryear in Killarney when two of the town’s best known and much loved personalities ensured man’s best friend was regularly kept in the spotlight. The exploits of John ‘Killer’ O’Callaghan and his wonder dog Dex are legendary in Killarney as they accumulated numerous prizes at… Continue Reading

The day the minor footballers were the parish heroes

A LONE piper led the victory parade through the parish as the footballers of Gneeveguilla celebrated their brilliant Kerry Premier Junior Championship success with a hard-earned 0-12 to 0-9 victory over Skellig Rangers at Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium at the weekend. But it wasn’t the first big glory day for the football-made parish as 36 years… Continue Reading

Think outside the box to find solutions to housing crux

OPINION: There is no one size fits all solution to the Kerry housing crisis but suitable solutions can be found if the problem is broken up into manageable parts, writes Cllr Michael Cahill, Deputy Mayor of Kerry County Council and Cathaoirleach of Kenmare Municipal District. THE supply of houses is a critical component to the… Continue Reading

Back to the future as fire service makes more progress

A MAJOR €400,000 upgrade has been promised for the Killarney Fire Station on the bypass road as part of an overall €61 million capital programme The national plan will see six new fire stations built, support for the construction of a further 12 new fire stations, nine fire station refurbishments – including Killarney – and… Continue Reading