Category Archives: Specials

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

Mother Nature doesn’t need a filter

THIS stunning image by award-winning Killarney photographer Valerie O’Sullivan captures the magic of Killarney National Park in all its glory. It shows mute swans at the water’s edge at Muckross Lake during an incredible sunset and it proves, yet again, that Mother Nature doesn’t need a filter. The large white swans, with distinctive orange-red bills,… Continue Reading