Category Archives: Turn Back Time

Great memories of the 1990’s turn the moments gold

HOLY WAR THREAT FORCED TRAFFIC PLAN RETHINK DUNNES Stores promised better value for Killarney when the retail giant obtained planning permission for a new superstore on New Street in late 1992. But the plans hit a hitch in December of that year when a proposal from the county planning office, suggesting that all service vehicles… Continue Reading

An enterprising woman who played a major role in Killarney

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY: In the second of a new Sunday series chronicling the stories of remarkable people who lived remarkable lives, reflects on the life and times of the late Beatrice Grosvenor, a hugely accomplished and inspirational woman who played a key part in community life in Killarney and whose family’s remarkable legacy… Continue Reading

A night of high drama in the Pres Gym

THIS Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most gripping, pulsating basketball games witnessed in Killarney when St Paul’s Kerry Spring and arch Kerry rivals Team Garvey’s Tigers from Tralee clashed in a never to be forgotten National League top flight encounter. The Presentation Gym was packed to overflowing for the occasion on… Continue Reading

Great Southern Hotel staff over 50 years ago

VINTAGE KINGDOM Classic snapshots from the past Members of staff from the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney pictured at a function in Muckross House in the late 1960’s. Front row, from left, John Friel, Niall Kenny (manager) and Denis Collins, Second row, from left, Richard Whelan, Neilus O’Connell, John McLoughlin and Ann Culligan and, at… Continue Reading