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
The Killarney St Patrick’s Day parade promises to be ‘The Greatest Show’ with a showstopping circus theme. The parade, which starts at 2pm, is part of a now week-long festival. Landmarks such as Ross Castle glimpsed from Flesk Bridge and St Mary’s Cathedral will turn green for several days.
Sat, 16 Mar, 2019
There is “palpable anger” amongst the community in Ballinskelligs in south Kerry at the decision by An Bord Pleanala to overturn planning permission for a 48-bedroom hotel as part of a major revamp of the landmark Cable O'Leary's.
Mon, 04 Mar, 2019
A proposed development plan for parts of rural Kerry, focusing on tourism and on a peninsula area’s historical wealth, is firmly against rural housing.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2019
DNA samples have been requested from several locals in south Kerry as part of a renewed inquiry into the death of the ‘Kerry Baby’, also known as Baby John.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018
Gardaí have issued an apology to the woman at the centre of the Kerry babies scandal, admitting for the first time that the original investigation was substandard.
Wed, 17 Jan, 2018
The leader of a company of more than 150 Irish UN peacekeepers who held out with few arms against 3,000 highly-trained mercenaries in the heat of the Congo has been honoured.
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017
Lucasfilms/Star Wars is to be asked to contribute towards the provision of a public car park in the fishing village of Portmagee in south Kerry because of the influx of so many visitors
Mon, 07 Aug, 2017
Wed, 03 May, 2017
Thu, 19 Jan, 2017
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016
Landslides, flooded roads, and major bridges which were impassable for the first time in recent memory were recorded in Kerry after torrential rainfall in coastal and mountainous areas overnight on Monday and for most of yesterday.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2016
The home of tasty mussels also offers up, tasty views, and a tasty price, says
Sat, 17 Sep, 2016
Six white-tailed sea eagle chicks have flown from their nests in 2016, making it the most successful year yet for the reintroduced birds, project organisers have said.
Sun, 11 Sep, 2016
Unlike most towns in Kerry, Kenmare is bustling even when it’s wet, and is a perfect base to explore the county
Fri, 22 Jul, 2016
It may be Star Wars: Episode VIII but this is the third successive year the Force has arrived in Kerry with its dramatic scenery hosting the Jedi the longest.
Fri, 20 May, 2016
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
LIKELY to be chased as a trophy Killarney purchase, as either a hotel with further potential, or as an extraordinary private residence once more, is the 38-bedroomed Victorian timepiece Cahernane House Hotel, on the Muckross Road in Killarney.
Thu, 04 Feb, 2016
THE Force has awoken the world to Portmagee.
Sat, 26 Dec, 2015
Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it.
Sat, 25 Jul, 2015
Giant seagulls have begun attacking and killing mature sheep inland in South and West Kerry, it has emerged.
Thu, 23 Jul, 2015
A local council is reportedly moving slowly with its plans for a public lighting system suitable for a dark sky reserve to which star-gazers are attracted.
Wed, 01 Jul, 2015
ONE of the reasons Irish crime writing took so long to develop as a body of work is Ireland lacked the kind of large, anonymous urban settings where crime fiction tends to thrive.
Sat, 11 Apr, 2015
A call to illuminate a bridge linking Cork and Kerry peninsulas has been rejected on cost grounds.
Mon, 12 Jan, 2015
BUNAW PIER-KILMAKILLOGE HARBOUR, BEARA, CO KERRY
Mon, 13 Oct, 2014
WE continue on the L4911, crossing scenic Cappul Bridge at the head of Ardgroom Harbour. We are immediately in wild country, Tooreennamna and Tooth mountains behind us and the Iveragh mountains across Kenmare River, ahead. After 0.5km, we pass an unpaved roadway going left, with a yellow Beara Way waymark. We could make the nearby parking space our trailhead, shortening the walk by 2km.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
Come back and write another chapter, Daphne. That’s whatkept thinking as she stared in horror at the security fencing which now surrounds the Puxley Mansion outside Castletownbere. She explains why.
Thu, 14 Aug, 2014
Many years ago on one of my early visits to the holy island of Sceilg Mhichíl there was much talk at the time of the work being done on the high pinnacle above the island’s saddle.
Sat, 02 Aug, 2014
Thu, 31 Jul, 2014
Final tallies from Killarney are in and the quota is likely to be 2,000.
Sat, 24 May, 2014
Johnny Healy-Rae is tallying an impressive 3,141 votes in South and West Kerry on his first time before the electorate.
Sat, 24 May, 2014
The HSE has said there was no delay in an ambulance getting to a critically injured man who had fallen from a tree in Kenmare, Co Kerry, early last Sunday.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2013
PUT yourself in the shoes of one of the seven residents of the Island View psychiatric unit.
Mon, 22 Oct, 2012
It’s time to search for the wellies and don your best festival gear as this — hopefully not too wet — August bank holiday weekend is packed with festival fun.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2012
A call has been made for a ban on wind farms in scenic areas of Kerry and West Cork.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2012
Kerry native Sheila Golden, who works with global giant PepsiCo, recognises the benefit of thinking local, writes Dan Buckley
Thu, 28 Jun, 2012
The decision by online teacher training college Hibernia to shift its student summer courses from the Iveragh Gaeltacht to the bigger Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht on the Dingle peninsula has been described as an “unbelievable loss.”
Tue, 31 Jan, 2012
TRAVEL time to an acute hospital for people living in Kerry, north Mayo or south west Donegal could be more than an hour, a mapping tool reveals.
Fri, 20 Jan, 2012
People who fall ill suddenly in rural Kerry, north Mayo, west Clare and south-west Donegal are more than an hour’s drive from a hospital A&E, new research has revealed.
Thu, 19 Jan, 2012