Writer’s Week in Kerry, Summer 2008

February 12, 2008

The organizers of Writers’ Week have just announced its schedule of literary workshops and competitions and workshops for 2008 to take place in Listowel.

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Friday Session: Cormac Breatnach with Martin Dunlea

February 8, 2008

‘Maid Behind The Bar’ played on a Susato Kildare whistle, enjoy! [youtube 0UWHg6BbfLU]

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Killarney wins ‘best kept town’ award

February 7, 2008

This is coming a little late but still worth a mention…back in July 2007 Killarney won a cross-border (i.e. Republic and Northern Ireland) environmental competition to take the title of Ireland’s Best Kept Large Town 2007. Entrants were subject to strict adjudication criteria that included cleanliness, the outward appearance of buildings, the presentation of roads [...]

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ARWorld Series Adventure Race to take place in South West Ireland

February 7, 2008

Course Director Con Moriarty describes the event, “This race allows teams to explore the most rugged mountain and ocean scenery in Ireland – the wild passes and deep valleys of our five southernmost peninsulas. The entire route is rich in archaeology and passes through areas of spiritual importance to ancient Ireland. I was born and [...]

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Traditional Irish Music

February 7, 2008

Moll’s Gap, a traditional Irish band, plays Tell Me Ma at Murphy’s Bar in Killarney, Ireland. Click to see original photo, courtesy of Katie Mulligan

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London Times writer gets back into the saddle

February 7, 2008

Traumatized and dispassionate about horses in general Rob Ryan returns triumphant to the saddle in Killarney spurred on by his wife and daughters. And so I found myself standing in the stirrups, mud flying around me, ducking as we powered through a thicket of oaks, a strange noise in my ears. That was me, whooping. [...]

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Puckfair: Wild Goats and Guinness

August 16, 2007

There can’t be many places in the world that celebrate a goat every year for forewarning the locals of the impending arrival of the heinous English Cromwellian hordes.

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Sea Eagles re-introduced to Killarney National Park

June 18, 2007

Killarney National Park took delivery of 15 White Tailed Sea Eagles after an absence of around 100 years.

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SummerFest in Killarney – July 2007

May 10, 2007

Following five years of great success this years Summerfest sees an expanded program of events for all tastes from family-oriented to rockers and Irish Dance aficionados.

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Killarney Travelogue: Climbing Mangerton Mountain

April 9, 2007

There’s no better way to know ‘what its like’ to visit Killarney than to read a fellow traveler’s first hand experience. In this article Stephanie describes her voyage to Inishfallon Island, her visit to Ross Castle but the best part is her hike up Mangerton Mountain (almost 900 meters) where she drinks from a crystal [...]

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