Category Archives: Turn Back Time

Four years on from Killarney, Charles is now king

Security was lock-tight, roads were closed and armed police officers and detectives took up every available vantage point as Killarney rolled out the red carpet the day the future King of England came calling. The then Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Derrynane and Tralee before arriving in Killarney in June 2018… Continue Reading

Paddy and Tadgh reflect on the Killarney of yesteryear

Valuable recorded recollections of old Killarney from the deep-vaulted memory banks of two well-informed local personalities feature in novel historical project launched by the Muckross House research library. The project, spearheaded by archivist Dr Patricia O’Hare, staff at Muckross Library, and broadcaster JJ O’Shea, explores life in Killarney in the early 20th century and it… Continue Reading

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