WHILE County Kerry may have basked in glorious sunshine, its gaelic football supporters are this week basking in the glowing aftermath of the Kingdom's destruction of old nemesis Tyrone in the All-Ireland football qualifier played at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday evening.
The atmosphere in the famous old ground was electric and it seemed like the energy generated by Kerry's band of magnificent supporters was plugged into by Jack O'Connor's heroes who rolled back the years with a scintillating display of power-packed football.
Killarney looked its resplendent best for what was a bumper weekend for local businesses.
From early on Friday evening, red and whiteclad Red Hand supporters trickled into town and by throw-in time a sizeable number of Tyrone die-hards had taken their places in Fitzgerald Stadium.
The cauldron that was ' The Park' contrasted with the party atmosphere in the town as supporters from both counties mixed with each other to create a kaleidoscope of colour, a cacophony of sound.
From early on Saturday afternoon thousands of fans, from both counties, crowded the hostelries and streets of Killarney, all anticipating a tremendous battle ahead.
And what a battle it was. Fitzgerald Stadium was rocked to its very foundations as sunburned Kerry supporters roared on their heroes in a manner probably not seen since that famous unexpected Munster Semi-Final victory over Cork in 1991.
The party atmosphere that had enveloped the town since early morning continued well into the early hours of Sunday morning as hordes of football supporters, from both counties it must be said, mixed with Saturday night revellers to make it the busiest night in Killarney all year.