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Kerry features twice on ‘Best Place to Live’ list

11 Jun
Ross Castle

Ross Castle (Photo credit: David Meehan)

Kerry has featured twice in a longlist of Irelands best places to live. Out of over 500 entries in The Irish Times Best Place to live competition, Killarney and the Dingle Peninsula have made the top 25. The diverse list includes cities, towns, villages, suburbs and rural areas. Each of the top 25 areas will be visited by researchers and a shortlist will be announced on June 18th. The overall winner will be announced on June 25th. The winning place will receive a plaque noting the accolade, will be profiled in The Irish Times and will be the subject of a short film.

via Radio Kerry News

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Aghadoe viewing park gets a major facelift

9 Feb

One of Kerry’s most spectacular viewing parks is to get a €20,00 facelift. Fossa Community and Development Association have begun the work at Aghadoe viewing park which offers views of Killarney’s lakes and mountains.

English: Panoramic view from Aghadoe in Killar...

Aghadoe Viewing Park

Kerry County Council has granted a 10 year licence to the association to manage the tourist attraction. The works on the site are being carried out with help from South Kerry Development Partnership.

Killarney selected for €3m GAA museum

19 Jan

Killarney has secured a victory over Tralee for a new Kerry GAA museum, estimated to cost more than €3 million. A planning application has been lodged with Killarney Town Council to build a two-storey museum, with parking facilities for cars and coaches, at the town’s Fitzgerald Stadium. The neighbouring towns had engaged in a war of words in their claims as likely locations for the county’s major new sporting and cultural museum. But the fact that Killarney attracts a large number of visitors was a key factor in determination the location.

English: Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney

Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney

Fitzgerald Stadium, which opened in 1936 and which can accommodate more than 40,000 spectators, is also one of the country’s leading GAA grounds. The planning application, in the name of Kerry Gaelic Culture Museum Ltd, is for a 1,350 sq metre building to be erected on an under-used training field on the eastern side of the main pitch. Work will also involve the demolition of toilets, some of the boundary walls on the northern side, and all of the existing boundary walls, gates and entrances on the eastern side of the stadium. A decision on the planning application is expected on February 11 next and the aim is to have the construction completed in 2013, depending on funding being available from tourism bodies and the GAA.

Read the full article in the Irish Examiner

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Liebherr extension granted planning permission

7 Dec

Liebherr Container Cranes has been given the go ahead to expand its Killarney factory. Kerry County Council has granted planning permission subject to 11 conditions for a facility in which container crane components will be made. The proposed new building is to be located in the existing factory grounds in Gortroe, Killarney. This production facility will also have accompanying office and storage buildings.

Santa to spend December in Killarney

4 Nov

Santa is to spend a large portion of the month of December in Killarney. According to reports, Radio Kerry News understands that Santa and Mrs Clause will be spending time in the new Santa Village in the town. The good news is, the village will be open to the public and visitors will have the opportunity to meet Mrs Clause, the elves and of course the man himself.

via Radio Kerry News

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Ireland BikeFest Killarney 2011

2 Jun

The 5th Ireland Bike Fest Killarney 2011 promises to be bigger and better than ever as it is anticipated that in excess of 7000 bikers from around the world will converge on Killarney for this must-attend event. Ireland Bike Fest is an international gathering for motorcycle owners, enthusiasts and anyone, young or old, with an interest in bikes.

Bask in the glory of some slick, well-built machines while soaking up the atmosphere in the bustling Bike Village. Special activities, entertainment, fun and games – this event is guaranteed to cater for every member of the family.

Event Enquiries + 353 (0) 64 6671549

via Muckross Drive House B&B

Kerry Railtrip May 1993

23 May

This short video clip was originally posted on boards.ie and shows the train stations at Killarney, Farranfore and Tralee as they were in 1993. Enjoy.