Category Archives: Turn Back Time

A man-made beach in Killarney: A great idea or absolutely nutty?

WHEN A PROPOSAL FOR A MAN-MADE BEACH IN KILLARNEY WAS LABELLED ‘ABSOLUTELY NUTTY’ IT is, in many ways, Killarney’s best kept secret and, unless it’s accidentally stumbled upon by tourists, the little ‘beach’ at Dundag is where you’ll find only locals dipping their toes with visitors from elsewhere a very rare sight. Despite the fact… Continue Reading

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