Category Archives: Turn Back Time

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

The changing face of Killarney’s New Street

AN older generation in Killarney will remember when lower New Street looked like this before the giant Dunnes Stores supermarket was built in the early 1990s. The visual image of the street was changed radically when three long-standing properties were demolished to make way for the 5,770sq m development with an additional floor pace of… Continue Reading

Houses now earmarked for prime factory site

Just three words: PRETTY POLLY SOLD. The bold, capitalised headline screaming from the front page lead story, 30 years ago today, sent shock waves reverberating not alone throughout Killarney but in every corner of the county, given the importance of the hosiery plant to the Kerry economy. It was revealed that the factory and its… Continue Reading