Category Archives: Killarney

Kerry Bus to Belfast for Cataract Procedures

Kerry Bus to Belfast for Cataract Procedures

“A bus will be leaving Killarney on Saturday morning at 11am going to Kingsbridge Hospital in Belfast taking 12 patients who are having cataracts removed,” said Deputy Danny Healy Rae. Six from Kerry Six of the travelling party are from Kerry and it was organised at this end by Deputy Healy-Rae. While the other sixRead more…

St. Mary’s Release Details of 48th Annual ‘Christmas Blitz’

St. Mary’s Release Details of 48th Annual ‘Christmas Blitz’

St. Mary’s Basketball Club is ready for the tip-off of its 48th annual ‘Christmas Blitz’ on St. Stephen’s Day. The much anticipated programme hit the shelves on Wednesday, December 6th. Club Chairman, Maurice Casey says that this year saw an increase in entries and that players are being attracted to the event in huge numbers.Read more…

Enda Kenny to be honoured in Killarney

Enda Kenny to be honoured in Killarney

Killarney will this week bestow its top honour on former Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny, who will be inducted into the Order of Innisfallen on Friday, December 1. The longest serving TD in Dáil Éireann and one of the most successful politicians of his generation, his contribution to life in Ireland will beRead more…

Scart U-14 Ladies Going for the Double

Scart U-14 Ladies Going for the Double

The U-14 East Kerry Ladies Football Final between Scartaglin and Legion will make its own bit of history when it’s played on the coming Monday, October 23rd at 5:30pm in Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. This is the first ladies under age final to be played on the famous grounds and the Scartaglin team mentors areRead more…

Vocal Training Opportunities for Young People

Vocal Training Opportunities for Young People

Young people interested in getting involved in choral singing now have an opportunity of joining a group near them thanks to a Creative Ireland Kerry initiative. Creative Ireland Kerry is co-ordinated by Kerry County Council’s Arts Office. No Cost to Parents One of its early projects is the creation of opportunities for young people toRead more…

Meeting to hear Motions on Issues in Castleisland and Scartaglin

Meeting to hear Motions on Issues in Castleisland and Scartaglin

The next meeting of the members of the Municipal District of Killarney will be held in the Town Hall, Killarney in the morning, Wednesday, July 26th at 10am. The following is a list of motions and questions on the agenda in relation to the Castleisland and Scartaglin areas. Motions number 3 and 4 under theRead more…

Award Recognition for Firies based Kerry Food Hub

Award Recognition for Firies based Kerry Food Hub

Kerry Group in partnership with NEWKD are proud to present a Community Vibrancy Recognition Programme Award to Firies Community Enterprise Development Ltd. This award recognises the outstanding achievement in the development of The Kerry Food Hub, Firies. Since its official opening in March 2017, the Food Hub has brought four new businesses to Firies VillageRead more…

Video on Making Griddle Bread by Ann O’Connor

Video on Making Griddle Bread by Ann O’Connor

Thanks to Gina McElligott for sending me the link to the attached film clip. It’s one featuring Ann O’Connor of the talented musical family of Mullaghmarkey here in Castleisland. Ann is filmed here baking soda bread / griddle bread during her years as a Bean a’ Tí at Muckross Traditional Farm in Killarney. Hints andRead more…

New Memoir of Milltown from local Historian

New Memoir of Milltown from local Historian

It promises to be a night of memories and nostalgia in Milltown on Friday, 14th July when a memoir of life in the mid-Kerry village is published and launched by a local retired teacher and historian. ‘Gwin for the Blue’ by Pat McKenna from Milltown recounts the happenings and characters of his native place inRead more…

….However, Credit Union Commits to Castleisland With Dedicated Team

….However, Credit Union Commits to Castleisland With Dedicated Team

With Bank of Ireland announcing the removal of cash counters, Tralee Credit Union in Castleisland took a different approach in the last six months. Here it appointed a dedicated team to meet the growing needs of its members in the locality and increased its opening hours of service by 22 hours a week. CU –Read more…