Tag Archives: kerry

Drive through video of Kerry towns

28 Aug

The following YouTube videos have been created by Joesph O’Loughlin and the complete set of drive through videos of Irish towns and cities can be found here.

Castelisland: 

Killarney:

Killorglin:

Listowel:

Tralee:

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Drop in Kerry House Planning Applications

15 Apr

There’s been a 24% drop in the number of planning applications for houses in Kerry during the first two months of this year.

house buildingAccording to figures from the National Housing Construction Index, 39 applications were made in January and February, compared to 51 in the same two months last year; that’s a 24% drop, compared to the national average of 3%. Planning commencements in Kerry also dropped during the same period, down 4%, performing better than the national average that has fallen by 14%.

Kerry Filmmakers shooting Western film in Kerry this Summer

28 Mar

Local filmmakers Tommy Fitzgerald and Patrick Ryan are currently in preproduction for ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’, their first feature film project which they are producing under their company, Lagoon Pictures.

The film centres around Cleo Callahan, a troubled teenage sharpshooter who strives to avenge the death of her estranged sister after she is found Picture 1murdered in a public bathroom. Unbeknownst to Cleo, her best and only friend Robin O’Riley is the murderer she has sworn to kill. The script has already won several international awards and Patrick got several offers from major production companies who wanted to produce the film. However, Patrick and Tommy decided to go it alone and make the film themselves under Lagoon Pictures and shoot it the way it was originally envisioned in county Kerry.

In order to raise the money to make this project Patrick and Tommy have launched an online funding campaign which can be found here – www.indiegogo.com/darknessfilm
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Anu Pictures

13 Feb

Dreamtime, Revisited, Dónal Ó Céilleachair and Julius Ziz’s walkabout in Dreamtime Ireland inspired by the works of Kerry writer, poet and philosopher, John Moriarty, will be screened at 7.00pm on Tuesday 19th February in IMC Killarney.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director: Dónal Ó Céilleachair.

View a trailer of the film and reviews at: http://www.anupictures.com/

Kerry House prices fall 6.5%

2 Oct

House prices in County Kerry continued to fall showing a drop of 6.5% between June 2012 and September 2012. The average price in the county is now €156,000, a fall of 48% from the peak.

The asking price in Kerry for a one bed house is €77,000; a two bed is €106,000; a three bed is €147,000; a four bed €196,000; and a five bed €250,000.

Source: Radio Kerry News

Wifi hotspots available in Kerry

3 Aug

I have added a new page to share with you the list of publicly accessible wifi hotspots that are dotted around the county. Please click on the Wifi Hotspots tab above or click here.

If you know of any other wifi hotspots available, please add them in the comments below, thanks.

 

Kerry becomes a single five seat constituency

22 Jun

The Government is expected to fully accept recommendations which will see Kerry’s two constituencies become one. The report from the Constituency Commission will see Kerry’s D?il representation reduced from six TDs to five. The Constituency Commission recommends reducing the overall number of TDs from 166 to 158.

It also advises reducing the number of constituencies from 43 to 40, 11 of which will be 5 seat, 16 will be 4 seat and 13 will be 3 seat. Parts of West Limerick which were in the Kerry North West Limerick constituency will now become part of the Limerick County constituency.  Only eight constituencies will remain unchanged.

There’s been a mixed reaction to the report; Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore says he expects the Government to accept its recommendations.
However Dublin South Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell has described the changes to constituency boundaries as a “butchering”. Kerry South TD Michael Healy Rae says he has some reservations about the changes. But he says it’s now a reality, so politicians must learn to deal with it and represent their constituents to the best of their abilities.