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    The story of how an emigrant generously funded a new church in the parish of Rathmore, more than 60 years ago, is told in the latest issue of the Sliabh Luachra Journal. Tim Scannell, who had gone to America as a young man, at first wanted to build a hospital in Shrone at the foot of the Paps mountains and,
 in 1951, lodged £80,000 in a bank in Massachusetts. However, a hospital was
not practical in such a rural location and, according to
the author of the article Sean Creedon, a church made more sense for people who had to travel five miles to Rathmore for Mass on Sundays. The Church was officially opened by Bishop Denis Moynihan, on July 19, 1954.
Jeremiah O’Leary, Blarney, Ben Brosnan, Kilcummin, Donal Hickey, editor, Killarney, Dermot O’Keeffe, Rathmore and Val Moynihan, Rathmore pictured at the launch of the Sliabh Luachra Journal.
influenced by the music
of the legendary maestro Padraig O’Keeffe. He also composes his own tunes. Known for his quirky sense of humour, Daly, now 73, recalls how he was once asked why he played with
so many bands. ‘’Because, I’m cheap!,’’ was his answer. He says he is impressed
with one of the younger, talented musicians in the area, Bryan O’Leary, also a box-player, and stresses the importantt thing is ‘’the love you put into the music and to hell with the rest’’. Conor Doolan, of Ballinamanagh, Kilcummin, writes about his grandfather, Daniel Hannon, composer of the popular Kerry ballad, My Native
she has four children and this
is her full time occupation.
“I am available for Medium sittings, Angel Card Readings, Shamanic, Energy Angel and faith healings, Hypnotherapy Past Life Regression Therapy. I am also available for one to one, Skype, Online and Phone Readings. I also do Mediumship demonstrations, One-to-One healings and distance healing. I also teach classes and hold workshops”. You can find out more on Jane’s website at www.janedonnellyspiritmedium. com or by phone at 085 1146971
Nora Kelly celebrates her 90th birthday with her 19 children at home in Ardaneanig, Killarney on April 1st. The children pictured left to right, oldest to youngest from left, Eamonn, Joan, Noreen, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth, Bernadette, John, Eileen, twins Brian and Tim, Breeda, Kathleen, Seamus, Sheila, Patricia, Lawrence, Nuala and Laura. They all appeared on the Late Late Show in April 2018.
The 18th issue of the journal has a wide range of other interesting articles on subjects such as traditional music, memories of times past, local history and folklore.
in Rathmore, is told by Ann Cahill-Buckley, the fourth generation of her family to run the business. Opened by her great grandmother, Julia Cahill, in 1897, the business expanded and later included a corn mill, a travel agency and petrol pumps.
The Beast from the East, one of the coldest and heaviest snow storms hits Kerry.
Mick O’Dwyer honoured by Kerry County Council.
Clúid to build 61 new social houses at Derreen, Killarney.
€173,500 announced for flood prevention works at Foiladuane, Glenflesk.
 Top traditional musician Jackie Daly, an acclaimed exponent of the Sliabh Luachra style, tells his own story in the latest issue
of a popular local history publication. The accordionist, who has played with several groups and bands including De Dannan, Arcady and Patrick Street, has been
The 104-page journal is published by the local history society, Cumann Luachra, and costs 12 euro.
Brosna Town. The song was first recorded in 1957, in New York, where Daniel worked as a bus driver. He died in 1989 and his widow, Peggy (nee Guerin), of Reinlougha, Kilcummin, Killarney, passed away only recently in New York.The story of one of the area’s oldest pubs, Cahill’s
Gap of Dunloe for a special memorial service for the two American tourists killed in a tragic accident earlier in the week.
Flash floods cause havoc in Killarney especially in Aghadoe, Crosstown, Lissivigeen and
Daniel O’Connor, General Manager, Minister Brendan Griffin and Family Historian John McColgan pictured at the official opening of Major Colgan’s pub, formerly The Jarvey’s Rest, at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa .
Additional parking is sought
for BallycarberryCastlein Cahersiveen due to its popularity with tourists.
€110,000 is awarded to the Killarney Community Micro Track Project under LEADER project.
It is announced that 27 Kerry Gardaí have been attacked and injured in the line of duty in the past 15 months.
A fire causes €100,000 worth of damage to Holy Cross Church in Kenmare.
The opening of Skellig Michael is delayed due to works on the island being hampered by bad weather.
Actress Jessie Buckley from
Killarney appears on The Late Late Show promoting her new film ‘Beast’ in which she starred with Renée Zellweger.
The first May The Fourth Be With You festival, following the Star Wars movies is held in Portmagee and Dingle.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) gives the go-ahead to make the controversial Bypass / Lewis Road junction in Killarney safe.
UFC star Conor McGregor befriends Ian O’Connell
from Killarney following his appearance on The Late Late Show where the young man inspired viewers to overcome their own difficulties as he does following a bike accident last year.
3,500 people become Irish citizens at a state event in the INEC.
County Kerrybeachesretain14 Blue Flags.
Celine O’Shea from Foilmore, Cahersiveen is selected Kerry Rose.
The referendum on abortion shows that Kerry voted 58.3 per cent YES from a 62.4 per cent turnout on the day.
Hundreds of people attend a public meeting in Cahersiveen demanding urgent action on anti- social behaviour and drug-related crime on the Iveragh peninsula.
Lily MacMonagle wins ‘Best Actress’ for her role as ‘Charity’with Killarney Musical Society at the annual AIMS awards in the INEC.
Mary O’Brien (99) daughter of Antarctic Explorer Tom Crean dies.
Glenbeigh opens new playground and handball wall on the school grounds.
Prince Charles, Prince of
Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall make an official visit to Kerry and receive the Innisfallen
  Killarney based therapist who helps people with various problems. The testimonials on Jane Donnelly’s website include some from people who have
been helped with depression,
with arthritis, mobility issues and even unexplained lumps. All are fulsome in their praise of Jane’s ability to help and even cure them, while she explains the healing
I can also see people who have passed”, she explains “and when people come to me in pain, I can feel their pain”. While she deals with people suffering from various physical and mental issues, she stresses that all illness stems
“God will it ever stop raining” says Glenflesk farmer John O’Brien after he moved his sheep and lambs to higher ground after his fields were flooded about 10 miles from Killarney.
as coming from God, and she
is merely the channel through whichthehealingcomes. She knew as a young child that she could see spirits and angels but did not understand what this gift was. “I can call in angels and I can detect demons in people, and
Armed Garda units descend
on Derrynane Beach when a stargazing photographer was mistaken for a sniper, sparking a major security alert.
End of an era as the Corkery family pub on High Street, Killarney handed over to new tenants after 72 years in business.
Homeless people living in Kerry trebles in 12 months.
Locals and jarveys gather near Kate Kearney’s Cottage at the
from the spirit. She attended
a four day intensive course
in Mediumship at the Arthur Findley College in London, and this solidified her understanding of her gift. She has been living and practicing in Killarney for five years now, and as well as seeing people in her home, she also conducts consultations via Skype with people from all over the world. Now in her forties,
Caherdaniel opens a new badly needed playground.
66% oflitterfinesinKerryare unpaid to Kerry County Council.
Emma Ní Mhathúna goes publicandsays sheisoneof
208 women who have been mis-diagnosed in the cervical cancer scandal that has rocked the country.
Beaufort farmers claim red deer are leaving no grass for feeding their animals.
Being the chef in your own restaurant is a very demanding job, and you have to have a real love of food to be able to enjoy it. It is also challenging for family life, as it involves being at work at night when the children are at home and getting ready for bed. But for the past decade Arunas has been doing just that, and managing it all so successfully that Italian Cuisine is one of Killarney’s most popular restaurants.
With just fifteen tables, it is a romantic bijou eatery serving Italian specialities using local and seasonal ingredients. So what broughtArunastoIreland,and since he is obviously not Italian, to this restaurant specifically?
“I came from Lithuania thirteen years ago and I had friends who were already here”, he told me. He began working as Kitchen Porter for Marcello, the original
owner of
Italian Cuisine,
and so when
he retired,
Arunas took
over. Hehad
learned from
the best, and
added his
own creative
touches to
keep the
interesting as he changes the menus every two or three months. It is a busy life, as he does all the cooking himself – so I wondered ifhewouldbecookingChristmas dinner for the family this year? Since he has just two days away from the restaurant, 25th and 26th December, he will be taking those days off to spend with the children while his wife will look after the cooking.
It will be a busy house for Santa Clause, with a ten year old, twins who are six, and a baby who is just two. Whiletheywillenjoysome traditional fare, it will be a change from the Italian specialities that
50,000 visitors come to Killarney for Ireland’s BikeFest while Killorglin’s K-Fest is another major success securing a bumper weekend for the county.
   he is used to now throughout the year. Butwiththoselittleonesat home too, it is bound to be a really family festive couple of days.
Wood Sculptor Will Fogarty carving a native leaping Red Deer from an old chestnut tree at the junction of Port Road & New Road in KIllarney.

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