Category Archives: News Specials

Jessie: ‘It is just a wild dream come true – I’m so lucky’

On a day when she was nominated for a prestigious Academy Award, looks back on the extraordinary early career of gifted Killarney star Jessie Buckley who has come such a long way since she sat in a crib in a town centre shopping mall and later graced the stage with the local musical society… Continue Reading

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