Category Archives: Specials

Killarney waitress hit by stray bullet on College Square

THE very final victim of Ireland’s War of Independence was a 48-year-old waitress who had stepped onto the street outside the Killarney hotel in which she worked and was fatally wounded by a stray bullet fired by an unidentified RIC officer. Hannah Carey died when the policeman accidentally discharged his revolver as he drove through… Continue Reading

Snapshots recall dramatic transfer of deer from park to island

A SERIES of dramatic photographs showing deer being transferred from Killarney National Park to Inishvickillane Island has captured the imagination of a new generation of Kerry people who might not have been aware of the operation over 40 years ago. In 1980, a decision was made to translocate a number of native red deer to… Continue Reading

Ross Castle in green and at night deemed a winner

A SPECTACULAR after dark shot of Ross Castle, illuminated in a deep shade of green with the landmark structurereflecting in the surrounding lakes, was deemed a worthy winner of a photographic competition promoted by the organisers of the annual St Patrick’s Festival on Killarney. Entries were invited from members of the public with a St… Continue Reading

Fun school competition was picture perfect

STUDENTS from St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School in Killarney went in search of something to make them smile – and they came up with some real gems. The Transition Year class organised a fun photography competition to spread some happiness and get people involved in a fun activity during the Covid-19 lockdown. The theme of the… Continue Reading