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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

Billy Vincent’s pioneering spirit will live on forever

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY: In the first in a new series chronicling the stories of remarkable people who lived remarkable lives, KillarneyToday.com reflects on the life and times of the late Billy Vincent, a hugely accomplished philanthropist who, despite his great success in life, never forgot his roots in Muckross, Killarney OVER a number of… Continue Reading

The show is still on the road and we are very much afloat

It has been a year like no other with the coronavirus grinding life as we knew it to a halt, people falling ill, businesses closing, jobs being lost and fear taking a grip as hospitals and medical personnel struggled with the enormity of what faced them. But, despite the necessary lockdowns that frequently turned the… Continue Reading