Veterinary tests have identified “copper deficiency” in the Killarney National Park, as the probable cause of a distressing condition among the region’s unique Red deer this autumn, the Department in charge of the National Parks and Wildlife Service has said.
"Shedders" from the Irish Men's Sheds Association throughout the island have arrived in Killarney for an old-style 'meitheal' - but instead of cutting hay or turf, the men’s organisation is tackling the scourge of invasive rhododendron in the Killarney National Park.
Though the Killarney tourism sector has been at it for the bones of 150 years or more, operating with an innate skill and efficiency that is compelling to observe, its food offering has tended to play it safe in the teeth of a largely conservative visiting clientele, top-heavy with ageing Americans.
In recent weeks the RSPCA trumpeted the “incredible story” of Marina, a seal returned to the wild after “six months of rehabilitation she so urgently needed”. On the same day the charity defended culling seals by Scottish salmon farms, an industry that generously supports the RSPCA.
At least 30% of new homes in Killarney over the next six years will be on unused back gardens and infill sites, under proposals for housing in the Killarney Draft Municipal Plan, which is advocating much higher densities within the town.
Two ladies dominated day two in Killarney, Maxine O’Sullivan ensuring a day to remember for her family when winning aboard Citizen Al before doubling up in the bumper, aboard the gambled-on Raya Time, and Rachael Blackmore also completing a brace, aboard Icantsay and Benkei.