Category Archives: Community

Open invite to share a poem or sing a song

A TALENTED Killarney poet has been engaged as the writer-in-residence for the Bealtaine festival this May in an initiative spearheaded by Kerry County Council in association with the Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel and co-funded by the Arts Council. Eileen Sheehan will be based in the Writers’ Museum for the month of May. Originally from… Continue Reading

‘The status quo is simply not acceptable’

THE number of people waiting for outpatient appointments at University Hospital Kerry has now passed 10,000, it has been revealed. The latest figures available confirm that there are 10,410 people on the waiting list and, of those, 3,527 are waiting over a year for an appointment. Kerry TD John Brassil has challenged Health Minister, Simon… Continue Reading

Scholarships offer superb career progression

MANAGEMENT at Liebherr Container Cranes in Killarney are inviting applications for the company’s 2019 Engineering Scholarship Programme which will provide an opportunity for Leaving Certificate and first year college students to gain a third level qualification, in an engineering course of their choice. Engineering disciplines to choose from are electrical, mechanical, structural, automation or mechatronics… Continue Reading

Top tourist attraction targeted by burglars

ONE of Kerry’s most popular tourist attractions was forced to close for several hours on Tuesday after staff discovered that the premises had been targeted by thieves overnight. Dingle Oceanworld didn’t open its doors until 3 o’clock in the afternoon as Gardai examined the scene in an attempt to find clues that might track down… Continue Reading

Road in a shocking and dangerous state

THE dreadful state of a very busy roadway leading to Carrauntoohil mountain has been highlighted by a local councillor who said it was left in a “shocking and dangerous condition” after the replacement of water mains. The Board of Works road in Beaufort carried a huge volume of traffic to Ireland’s highest peak and to… Continue Reading