Yes Minister, it’s a very special place

Yes Minister, it’s a very special place

The minister with responsibility for the National Park and Wildlife Service enjoyed an extensive tour of Killarney National Park this Friday after earlier addressing an environmental conference in the Castlerosse Park Hotel. Minister for State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, met with park managers and staff as well as Killarney Chamber of Tourism… Read More…

Star-spotters left wondering what might have been

Star-spotters left wondering what might have been

The rumour mill was spinning at full pace when a giant luxury cruise liner anchored off the Kerry coast on Thursday. Locals and visitors in Dingle were keeping their eyes peeled on the streets and in the local pubs and restaurants just in case a star attraction arrived amongst them but, to date, no sightings… Read More…

Young Killarney club swimmers make quite a splash

Young Killarney club swimmers make quite a splash

Five members of Killarney Swimming Club represented Kerry at the Community Games National Finals in Castlebar with fantastic results. They made quite a splash with some brilliant performances and returned home with pride after a series of super displays. Shane Tomlinson, Spa-Muckross, was seventh in the under 14 freestyle, Katie O’Riordan, Milltown/Listry, was ninth in… Read More…

Smart ageing on the agenda for Kerry folk

Smart ageing on the agenda for Kerry folk

A public discussion on the role of technology in smart ageing has been held in Kerry and experts stressed that technology promises new ways and means to support healthy and active living. The two-hour event was run by the SFI Adapt Centre in collaboration with the Centre for Smart Ageing and it was held in… Read More…

Kerry’s stunning beaches are singing the Blues

Kerry’s stunning beaches are singing the Blues

The sustained exceptional standard of the coastal and beach environment in Kerry has been acknowledged again this year with the awarding of 15 Blue Flags for local beaches and coastal amenities for 2023. Kerry has secured the highest number of Blue Flags in the country, including 13 at beaches and one each at the Portmagee… Read More…

Free basketball sessions for teenage girls

Free basketball sessions for teenage girls

Killarney has been included in a new national campaign which aims to inspire and support teenage girls in embracing physical activity and leading active lifestyles The project, HerMoves, led by Sport Ireland, seeks to redefine what sport means to teenage girls and encourage them to discover activities they genuinely enjoy, keeping them active and engaged… Read More…

As you were as Jack remains loyal to winning team

As you were as Jack remains loyal to winning team

Kerry have named an unchanged team from the side that hammered Clare in Limerick for Saturday afternoon’s round-robin clash with National League title holders Mayo at Fitzgerald Stadium (3.00pm). The starting line-up remains the same while, on the bench, Paul Murphy returns from injury with Killian Spillane, who sustained a heavy knock in training last… Read More…

Stadium museum would be a major tourist attraction

Stadium museum would be a major tourist attraction

Proposals currently under discussion regarding a major redevelopment of Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney should ensure the inclusion of a GAA museum to tell the story and share the history of the game in the county, a local councillor has insisted. With discussions underway on a suggested multi-million euro project at the stadium located between Lewis… Read More…

‘Being a Paralympian means everything to me’

‘Being a Paralympian means everything to me’

Talented Killarney athlete and Tokyo Paralympian Jordan Lee has been appointed regional ambassador for the Permanent TSB NextGen athlete recruitment campaign which will visit the Munster Technological University sports centre in Cork on May 28. It will be the second of four regional events that aim to discover the next generation of Irish Paralympians by… Read More…

Special steps for a special area, Seanad assured

Special steps for a special area, Seanad assured

The government is to take the necessary steps to legally protect Killarney National Park as a special area of conservation, Seanad Éireann has been assured. The matter was raised by Senator Victor Boyhan who was critical of the delays in designating the park and parts of The Burren as special areas of conservation. He said… Read More…

Communities get €4.4m for hosting refugees and asylum seekers

Communities get €4.4m for hosting refugees and asylum seekers

Six projects in Killarney are to share over €1.3 million as part of a grants package for Kerry totalling €4.4 million announced today by the government. The Community Recognition Fund allocations are to support Kerry communities who are welcoming people from Ukraine and other countries. In total, €50 million is being made available to communities… Read More…

Eight wins sets the standard for top crews

Eight wins sets the standard for top crews

Muckross Rowing Club has another very successful day at the Lee Regatta in Cork, with crews making their mark in several categories prior to the upcoming Killarney regatta. Muckross won no less than eight races at the Marina in Cork as well as registering several second and third place finishes. The focus now turns to… Read More…

Ban could impact on sports clubs and communities

Ban could impact on sports clubs and communities

Concern has been expressed by a Kerry politician that the European Commission’s proposal to ban the use of micro-plastics in sports fields would impact on thousands of artificial pitches in Ireland and it would have a major impact on clubs, schools, communities and colleges. MEP Seán Kelly was commenting on plans to ban micro-plastics in… Read More…

Enforcement policy branded a complete failure

Enforcement policy branded a complete failure

The challenges facing self-catering providers in Kerry has been outlined by a local councillor who asked Kerry County Council how an EU decision to delay the setting up of a register, until at least December 2023, will impact the enforcement practices on self-catering providers by the local authority. The matter was raised by Cllr Maura… Read More…

MayFest in Killarney hailed a super success

MayFest in Killarney hailed a super success

MayFest at Killarney Racecourse has been hailed a great success with bumper crowds enjoying some great racing and wonderful summertime weather. Sunday was an all jump card with the feature race being the Tote Killarney National, won in impressive fashion by Pont Aval. Seán O’Keefe rode a patient race, making steady headway before racing away… Read More…

Club super sevens should be super fun

Club super sevens should be super fun

Following the massive success of the inaugural Killarney Club 7s in 2022, Spa GAA Club has confirmed that the bumper seven-a-side Gaelic football tournament – and the party that goes with it – will be returning this year. Bigger than last year, there will be with men and ladies’ teams from all four corners of… Read More…

Good causes to benefit from vehicle restoration

Good causes to benefit from vehicle restoration

  In need of a little tender loving care, a 44-year-old Landrover that has seen better days is to be lovingly restored for some very good causes. The restoration work will form the 2023 project for the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club and, when they work is done, all on a voluntary basis, the… Read More…

40 golf fundraisers and counting for Lions

40 golf fundraisers and counting for Lions

Killarney Lions Club’s annual golf fundraising event, played on the Mahony’s Point course, was a fantastic success with 30 teams teeing-off on the day. This was the 40th running of the charity event and to date it has raised in the region of €400,000 for local charities and this year the key beneficiaries are the… Read More…

Housing crisis devastating lives in Kerry

Housing crisis devastating lives in Kerry

A Kerry TD has complained that rent costs in Kerry have shot up by 11.3 per cent, on average, in the last 12 months. Deputy Pa Daly said the average new rent in the county is now a staggering €1,252 per month which is totally unaffordable for people on ordinary incomes. “It is clear that… Read More…