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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

A wordsmith whose great legacy will live forever

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY: In the fifth in a series chronicling the stories of remarkable people who lived remarkable lives, KillarneyToday.com reflects on the life and times of the wonderful John B Keane – a true Kerry genius whose remarkable work as a writer, playwright, essayist, novelist, balladeer, wit and rogue was a never ending… Continue Reading

A remarkable man who ensured right conquered wrong

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY: In the fourth in a series chronicling the stories of remarkable people who lived remarkable lives, KillarneyToday.com reflects on the life and times of the great Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty – the Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican – who grew up in Killarney and later saved the lives of an estimated 6,500… Continue Reading