Category Archives: Tourism

Latest Lyreacrompane and District Journal is on the Shelves

Latest Lyreacrompane and District Journal is on the Shelves

The tradition of communities producing local journals continues throughout Kerry. One such example is the Lyreacrompane and District Journal. Journal number twelve is now in shops in the area and in local towns €10 per copy.  The first Lyre Journal was produced in 1990. Local History Material Local history material just seems to keep surfacingRead more…

Kerry to Berlin Tourism Promotion Hailed a Success

Kerry to Berlin Tourism Promotion Hailed a Success

The organisers of last weekend’s three-day Kerry tourism promotional visit to Berlin have hailed it an outstanding success. The 35-strong group, led by Minister Brendan Griffin TD and Mayor of Kerry, Cllr John Sheahan, held a series of engagements with tourism trade, media and consumer groups. They also held a high level political meeting withRead more…

Thomas Recalls a Whirlwind Week as the Dust Settles

Thomas Recalls a Whirlwind Week as the Dust Settles

With the dust settling back around the Vale of Tralee and the weariness wearing off those who wholeheartedly partook of the Rose festivities, one Castleisland man has made enough friends and memories to last him an entire life time. When Thomas Lynch’s name tripped off Dáithí O Sé’s tongue in ‘The Dome’ that night, itRead more…

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Details have been released of the 2017 Con Curtin Music Festival in Brosna Village. The village will be a hive of music related activity from June 23rd -25th this year in honour of the late, great Sliabh Luachra fiddler. The festival will get underway on Friday night June 23rd with a top class traditional concertRead more…

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

It’s going to be lights, camera and action for the hit drama ‘Patrick’ when it returns for one night only in the INEC in Killarney on Thursday, May 11th.  The powerful show had a hugely-successful run last year in Rathmore and the INEC when over 7,000 people witnessed the story of Rathmore native, Captain PatrickRead more…

Who’s the Boy in the 1970s Farranfore Photograph

Who’s the Boy in the 1970s Farranfore Photograph

The photograph here is a copy of one framed and hung in a business premises in Southwest United States for four decades. I got the following email from the son of an American tourist and avid photographer. She took this photograph at Herlihy’s Bar in Farranfore during a family holiday here just about 40 yearsRead more…

Ross Visit Must be More than a PR Stunt – Ferris

Ross Visit Must be More than a PR Stunt – Ferris

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris has said that today’s visit by Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, TD, must be more than the usual PR stunt for politicians looking towards the next general election. “Kerry is well used to these PR visits by ministers who come and offer sympathy and nothing else,” said DeputyRead more…

Castleisland Business & Community Expo – It Won’t be Long Now

Castleisland Business & Community Expo – It Won’t be Long Now

As the Fox said when he had his tail cut: ‘It won’t be long now.’ There it is. Castleisland Community Centre looking its best and in a state of readiness for the rapidly approaching Castleisland Business & Community Expo. There is a palpable sense of community spirit as people help each other out in erectingRead more…

August Arts & Music Weekend in Honour of Mike Kenny

August Arts & Music Weekend in Honour of Mike Kenny

Five years to the weekend after his all too early passing in 2011, Mike Kenny, artist, sculptor, musician and singer – and more – is to be remembered in his home town with a two-day festival crammed with a bit of everything he loved. Behind the scenes are organisers, publican, Peter Browne and Ted KennyRead more…

Martin Ferris TD Calls for Halt to Trout Hatcheries Closures

Martin Ferris TD Calls for Halt to Trout Hatcheries Closures

 Martin Ferris TD has expressed his concern that the board and CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland are continuing with their plans to close trout hatcheries in various parts of the country. Deputy Ferris,  who is Sinn Féin spokesperson on Fisheries said: “The former Minister of State with responsibility for this area, Joe McHugh gave meRead more…