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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

The people of Killarney opened their doors to the McShains. Their reward was simply stunning

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY: In the third of a new Sunday series chronicling the stories of remarkable people who lived remarkable lives, KillarneyToday.com reflects on the life and times of the late John McShain – the man who built America – who left Ross Castle, Innisfallen Island and the magnificent Killarney House and Gardens to… Continue Reading

An enterprising woman who played a major role in Killarney

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY: In the second of a new Sunday series chronicling the stories of remarkable people who lived remarkable lives, KillarneyToday.com reflects on the life and times of the late Beatrice Grosvenor, a hugely accomplished and inspirational woman who played a key part in community life in Killarney and whose family’s remarkable legacy… Continue Reading