For almost 30 years, in terms of Kerry politics, we have spoken of the Spring dynasty, and it is a real reflection of the low ebb in which Labour finds itself when it cannot even stand a candidate in the Kingdom.
Mon, 03 Feb, 2020
Last month, the genial host at Waterville Golf Links, Noel Cronin, sat down with Examiner Sport to discuss great links, great folk, and retirement with. He passed away unexpectedly at 75 over the weekend in Orlando for the PGA Show, doing what he did best - promoting Waterville Golf.
Sun, 26 Jan, 2020
Kerry County Council has begun to outline its application for a greenway cycle and walkway through small farms and towns along the old railway line skirting the N70 Ring of Kerry in south Kerry, which was announced in 2014, but which has still to be constructed.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
By the summer of 1990, All-Ireland football champions Cork had Kerry’s number. So much so that Rebel fans were yelling ‘lock the gates’ as they dismembered the Kingdom in the provincial decider in Cork. However a bigger challenge loomed for Billy Morgan, Larry Tompkins, & Co — Meath. In his new book on Cork’s historic double season,reveals how Colm O’Neill turned from peripheral to pivotal figure on the road to GAA history.
Fri, 13 Sep, 2019
Swimming at Ballybunion in Co. Kerry, one of the south-west's foremost seaside resorts, has been placed off-limits after high levels of e.coli associated with animal and human faeces, or a combination, showed up on Monday.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
Faced with stone from Sneem, facing down to Derrynane and Kenmare Bay, and facing up to Dark Sky Reserve stars and nighttime galaxies via a diamond-shaped feature window, all to a musical backdrop of bass notes heard through open doors from an Art Deco baby grand piano once owned by booming-voiced English actor Brian Blessed... truly, there’s a lot going on to engage the senses at Arcadia.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
RTÉ broadcaster Olivia O’Leary will be at the Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering in Waterville, Co Kerry, over the next few days. Originally from Borris, Co Carlow, Olivia also presents The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1 and does a radio column every Tuesday for the Drivetime programme.
Wed, 19 Jun, 2019
The hardy monks used to winter in Ballinskelligs. They’d come in from the Rock as the weather turned nasty at the darkest time of year. And then, when the Skellig could no longer be inhabited at all, they moved lock, stock and barrel into Ballinskelligs and established an abbey.
Sat, 30 Mar, 2019
A development of 24 holiday homes, bought four years ago at auction as an uncompleted development which had started construction in 2007, is now for sale, trading all-year around, earning €272,000 per year in income, and scoring an impressive 9.8 out of 10 user satisfaction rating on booking.com.
Fri, 15 Mar, 2019
The Tralee Sports Complex was the hottest ticket in the country Saturday night. The Garvey’s Tralee Warriors were taking on basketball’s Super league leaders Templeogue in front of a raucous and partisan home support. Around 1,200 people packed the venue in a throwback to the great days of Irish basketball in the 80’s. The top of the table clash was all-ticket and sold out within a couple of days.
Tue, 12 Mar, 2019
Even the presence of an upgraded marina has not stopped “the continuous decline of Caherciveen” and now the town’s Main Street is full of derelict buildings, its pavements broken and footpaths cracked, a delegation of business leaders has told a council meeting.
Sat, 01 Dec, 2018
There’s still a few days to be crossed off the calendar but we’ll go out on a limb here and suggest that the first September in living memory without a pair of All-Ireland men’s senior finals at its core will come and go without the sky falling in and the very fabric of the GAA having been ripped asunder.
Fri, 28 Sep, 2018
Fáilte Ireland is examining the possibility of developing a full-scale walking trail along the entire Wild Atlantic Way route. The ambitious plan is a key objective of the tourism body’s 10-Year Vision for Tourism.
Fri, 13 Apr, 2018
A bronze statue stands to Mick O’Dwyer in his native Waterville in south Kerry. Earlier this year RTÉ aired a documentary on his life. And now the famous football manager will be honoured with a civic reception by councillors and officials in Tralee.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2018