Category Archives: Turn Back Time

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

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

Liebherr was heading for Mallow… but Killarney locals had other ideas

ONE glance at the Lakes of Killarney and he was hooked. The fascinating story of how nature itself snared the heart and mind of a wealthy German industrialist is one of the most remarkable examples of how a chance encounter can lead to great opportunity and prosperity. In the immediate aftermath of World War II,… Continue Reading