In early June, I hopped into my car in Tullycrine in west Clare, made the short journey south west to Killimer before boarding the 1pm Shannon Ferry to Tarbert. Kerry were playing Laois in Tralee so going to Austin Stack Park is as handy for me as a trip to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.
For sale jointly with Paul Stack of Abbeyfeale-based Sherry Fitzgerald Stack and Tom Dillon of Listowel-based Dillon-Prendiville Auctioneers, a superb 97-acre grass holding at Shanaway near the village of Tarbert, Co Kerry has recently come on the market, and has not been long in causing something of a stir.
One in five people in Kerry are economically dependent on tourism, according to the most in-depth examination of the €420m-a-year industry in the county, carried out on behalf of the umbrella body, Destination Kerry Tourism Forum. The research also found that the number of overseas visitors to the county exceeded one million for the first time in 2015,
CABINETS jammed with trophies and plaques greet visitors to the school, displaying the talents of the pupils. Just like in any other school across the country, the shelves feature bronze statues of golfers, ribboned medals for basketball, and honours for GAA. There are also Young Enterprise awards and even a framed picture of a student receiving his Meitheal prize from then-President Mary McAleese.