Category Archives: Community

The welcome is still on the mat

JUST after he marched through the streets of Killarney with his school band on St Patrick’s Day in 1993, Jeremy Russell from Concord, North Carolina promised to return one day and suggested that he might even choose Killarney for his honeymoon. He was certainly true to his word as he returned this week with his… Continue Reading

St Avertin comes alive Killarney style

SUPREMELY talented musicians and dancers from Killarney entertained the masses in France this afternoon while two local politicians made important contacts with their Gallic counterparts as part of a successful twinning arrangement. Musicians from the Killarney School of Music, led by Padraig Buckley, and high-steppers from the Hegarty School of Dancing performed at an open… Continue Reading

Community fights back against litter louts

THE young and not so young turned out in force at a ceremony to celebrate the fact that the Lissivigeen area in Killarney is winning the war on litter. Community Alert group members joined local national school principal Michael McAuliffe and fourth fifth and sixth classes pupils at ceremony to present awards for a special… Continue Reading

Fundraiser held in memory of Cian

FRIENDS and family of a popular Killarney teenager, who lost his life in a tragic swimming accident in the national park four years ago, is organising a coffee morning to raise funds for the local water search and rescue unit. Cian O’Donoghue, a talented young art student, was enjoying an afternoon with friends near Ross… Continue Reading

Killarney maintains the French connection

A GROUP of award-winning Killarney Irish dancers and accomplished trad musicians took to the skies this Friday to perform at a major festival of culture and music in Killarney’s twin town in France, Saint-Avertin. They will perform on Saturday and Sunday at the highly-rated open air Festival des Horizons Celtic celebration and those taking to… Continue Reading