Category Archives: News Specials

A tale of two houses

In the first of a series of four fascinating articles to mark the eagerly anticipated opening of the stunning new ornamental gardens at Killarney House, Killarney writer Aoife O’Carroll traces the history of the striking building and some of the key events that occurred there down through the years THE preview opening of the ornamental… Continue Reading

Half Moon light is still shining

Concluding his hugely popular 24-week series of informative and thought-provoking articles on the history of Killarney Athletic AFC, penned to mark its golden jubilee anniversary, this week long-serving club stalwart Mike O’Sullivan, who served as a player, coach, trainer, manager, chairman, administrator and historian, reflects on his own favourite memories of the good days, the… Continue Reading

Council bought a popular sports field and turned it into a car park

To mark the golden jubilee of Killarney Athletic AFC, club officials have compiled a fascinating series of articles  charting the landmark developments, successes and not so good days experienced over the past 50 years. This week the controversial decision to turn the Áras Phádraig pitch into a car park is recalled RIGHT throughout the history… Continue Reading

The day the town stood still

Fourteen years ago today, an American Airlines Boeing 767, loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel, smashed into the north tower of the World Trade Centre in New York City. 18 minutes later, a second Boeing 767 sliced the south tower open. America was under attack. Stunned by the disaster that claimed thousands of lives,… Continue Reading

Weeshie’s Weekend: How Dr Eamonn changed St Finan’s Hospital

In the latest extract from his excellent biography on the life and times of the late great Dr Eamonn O’Sullivan, award-winning sports presenter Weeshie Fogarty reflects on how the esteemed man of medicine devised novel ways to care for the 1,000-plus patients in St Finan’s Hospital, Killarney and the novel ways he raised money to… Continue Reading