Category Archives: Community

Students embrace traditions from their native places

STUDENTS in St Brigid’s Secondary School in Killarney, from many countries with their own traditions and cultures, embraced a wonderful intercultural day at which they proudly highlighted their origins. They wore the traditional dress of their native places, with some opting for their country’s sporting colours, and they played music and performed dance routines synonymous… Continue Reading

Chaos continues at the cathedral

SEVERAL weeks after priests in Killarney’s St Mary’s Cathedral pleaded with motorists not to partially block the entrance to the church or use the grounds for long-term parking, the problem seems to have escalated significantly. Families have occasionally been unable to secure parking for funerals, weddings or other services because the grounds are very frequently… Continue Reading

Daily torment due to heavy passing traffic

RESIDENTS of a housing estate on the outskirts of Killarney town are being tormented by the constant noise of passing traffic, it has been pointed out. Cllr Maura Healy-Rae told a meeting of Killarney Municipal District Council that those living in Whitebridge Manor have been living with the problem for years and the matter has… Continue Reading

Chad is a real food hero

A CREATIVE Killarney chef has been crowed a Local Food Hero by the adjudicators in the Irish Restaurant Awards. Chad Byrne, the highly-regarded head chef at the Brehon Hotel, won the Kerry and the Munster awards and he was singled out for his Chef Collab initiative which encourages and mentors aspiring young chefs. Other winners… Continue Reading