Category Archives: News Specials

Liebherr was heading for Mallow… but Killarney locals had other ideas

ONE glance at the Lakes of Killarney and he was hooked. The fascinating story of how nature itself snared the heart and mind of a wealthy German industrialist is one of the most remarkable examples of how a chance encounter can lead to great opportunity and prosperity. In the immediate aftermath of World War II,… Continue Reading

Houses now earmarked for prime factory site

Just three words: PRETTY POLLY SOLD. The bold, capitalised headline screaming from the front page lead story, 30 years ago today, sent shock waves reverberating not alone throughout Killarney but in every corner of the county, given the importance of the hosiery plant to the Kerry economy. It was revealed that the factory and its… Continue Reading

Brendan’s voyage to become one of the true greats of Irish literature

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY: In the seventh in a 10-part series chronicling the stories of remarkable Kerry people who have lived or are living remarkable lives, KillarneyToday.com reflects on the life and times of the great poet, author, academic and wit Brendan Kennelly – soon to celebrate his 85th birthday –  a wonderfully gregarious and… Continue Reading

From Knocknagow to Van Gogh, Con captured it beautifully

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY: In the sixth in a series chronicling the stories of remarkable people who lived remarkable lives, KillarneyToday.com reflects on the life and times of the great wordsmith Con Houlihan – a larger-than-life personality whose great work as a newspaper columnist, sports analyst, essayist and wit will live on forever in the… Continue Reading