Category Archives: Specials

Mixed weather but great action at the trials

THE weather was mixed but the welcome was warm and the action was top class as sheep handlers and their loyal canine companions descended on Killarney to compete in the Irish National Sheepdog Trial held over three days. With nearly every event cancelled since the start of the pandemic, there was understandably great excitement to… Continue Reading

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