Category Archives: Community

Bridie and Fred receive Bene Merenti medals

A KILLARNEY woman has been honoured by Pope Francis in recognition of her stellar service to the Catholic Church. Retired schoolteacher Bridie Cronin has received the coveted Bene Merenti Medal which is one of the highest awards the Church can bestow on a lay person. Bridie, from Woodlawn, helped to supervise the Safeguarding Children policy… Continue Reading

Birthday boy Joe in a giving mood

A DECADE ago he used the occasion of his 60th birthday party to raise funds for the Killarney branch of Multiple Sclerosis by asking for donations to the cause in lieu of gifts. Now, 10 years on, well-known Killarney man Joe Gaffey is still in a giving mood and will mark his upcoming 70th birthday… Continue Reading

Time to batten down the hatches

A STATUS Orange weather warning has been issued for Kerry this Saturday. Homeowners, property owners and businesses have been told to take the necessary precautions to secure any items or property vulnerable to high winds. Kerry County Council is advising care on roads around the county this afternoon and this evening with the weather warning… Continue Reading