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Around the Districts: Kilcummin to Killorglin


The U14 Ballyhar Team that played against Castleisland AFC in the U 14 Boys Shield Final in Mastergeeha on Sunday. Photo: Tatyana McGough

The U14 Ballyhar Team that played against Castleisland AFC in the U 14 Boys Shield Final in Mastergeeha on Sunday. Photo: Tatyana McGough

The U14 Ballyhar Team that played against Castleisland AFC in the U 14 Boys Shield Final in Mastergeeha on Sunday. Photo: Tatyana McGough



Cemetery Masses

Cemetery Masses will take place this year in Holy Cross on Wednesday 6th July 2022; Old Kilcummin on Wednesday 3rd August 2022. Please pass on these dates to family and friends.

Gaelic Roots

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Gaelic Roots is a traditional Irish Dance and Music show that runs at the Killarney Avenue Hotel from April until late October every year. The award winning show is a two hour spectacular showcase of traditional Irish music and contemporary and traditional Irish dance. Rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor the show caters for locals and tourists and has won many accolades and awards since its debut in April 2016.The show features a full 5 piece live band under the direction of musical director Conor Moriarty, world class Irish dancers including two time world champion Sean Slemon.

Litter Picking

Keeping our roads free of litter is a huge effort from all involved as it is an ongoing problem. If you would like to volunteer to keep the roadside free of litter within close proximity to your home it would be of great help. Bags are available by contacting Helen on 089 4756774 at the Rural Development Office. Ní neart go cur le chéile

Bog Walks

Walk Brochures are available at the Rural Development Office and the Post Office. This is a beautiful amenity in our Parish, and we should all strive to make it a clean, safe and friendly place to enjoy.

Mastergeeha F.C.

Darts fundraiser: Mastergeeha have a very special club fundraiser planned for June Bank Holiday weekend. Mastergeeha have two professional superstars in Rapid Ricky Evans and Dancing Devon Peterson available for a great evening’s entertainment, BBQ, Sports Memorabilia Auction & Raffle. It will take place in The Village Inn Kilcummin on Sunday 5th June at 5pm. If you want to take on the Professionals, please contact Emma on 087 9004101.

Lotto: There was no jackpot winner on Friday 27th May. Numbers drawn were 6,7,12,25. Consolation prizes of €50 went to Noreen Brosnan, Milleen, Marioan & Isabelle, Aghadoe, Cian & Darragh Cronin, Rathmore, Mary Burke, 14 Woodlawn Rd, Killarney. Next draw Friday 3rd June. Jackpot will be €5,000.

Soccer Camps: Dates for upcoming camps are 04/07/22 to 08/07/22 & 08/08/22 to 12/08/22. For more information and booking please log on to



Dan Sweeney, UK, and formerly of Gurteen, Kilgarvan, passed away recently. Dan is the brother of Eddie Sweeney, St Garvan’s Terrace. To his family and friends, we express our deepest sympathy. John Semple, Firhouse, Dublin, passed away on Thursday 26th May 2022.

John is the husband of Margaret Healy, formally of Railway Road, Kilgarvan. John’s funeral Mass took place on Monday May 30th at 11:00am in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Firhouse, Dublin. To his wife Margaret, siblings, Michael, Siobhán, Clodagh, Andrew, Alan, Maggie, and extended family we express our deepest sympathy. Melissa Murphy-Nolan, 7 Railway Crescent, Kenmare, and formerly of Baurearagh, Kilgarvan, and Chicago, USA passed away on Monday 23rd May 2022. Melissa’s Requiem Mass was held on Wednesday the 25th of May at Holy Cross Church Kenmare, at 11:00am, with burial afterwards in New Templenoe Cemetery. To her family and friends, we express our deepest sympathy.

Mary Fennessy (née Meehan) Ballingrrrane North, Clonmel, Tipperary, passed away on Thursday 19th May 2022. Mary Fennessy, is the mother of the late Denis Fennessy, Cahir East, Kilgarvan. Mary’s Requiem mass was held on Sunday the 22nd May 2022, at 12:00pm in St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown. To her husband Noel, children, Frankie, Fiona, Noelette, Kathleen and extended family we express our deepest sympathy.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the seven children from Kilgarvan Central School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 28th May, 2022 in Saint Patrick’s Church, Kilgarvan. The celebrant was Father John Kerins. They had a beautiful day for the occasion.

Vintage Fair

The Roughty Valley Vintage club are organising the annual vintage fair day this June bank holiday, Sunday the 5th. The event includes vintage and classic cars, tractors, motorbikes, and all kinds of interesting equipment. Everyone is welcome to display what they have for free. Also, there is a Marching band, Kid’s toy vehicle run, Making cock of hay, Farrier, Slow bicycle race, Egg and spoon race, and much more. Other entertainment to be confirmed. On behalf of the club, they would like to thank everyone who has supported them since the start and the people of Kilgarvan village for accommodating them. This event is free to the public.


All contributions welcome

If you have any notice for the Community that you would like to be included in the Killorglin section of the Kerryman, I would be delighted to receive your contributions. Just to confirm my e mail is (all lower case and no hyphen) and mobile number: 087 3304846)

Volunteers needed

If you have a spare hour around midday on any day of the week, you could help us help others in the community by delivering Meals on Wheels. Please get in touch if you think you could join our team of volunteers. Either drop into Killorglin Community Day Care Centre or call Kathleen or Noelle on 066 9790907. We would really appreciate hearing from you.


Margaret Browne and Family, Caragh Lake: Sympathy to the death of her brother Tom Morris, Brewster Field, Glenflesk Killarney

Mountain Stage/Ring of Kerry Road

Kerry Fianna Fáil Councillor, Michael Cahill has repeated his call for a full review of safety measures, signage and speed limits at the scenic beauty spot at Mountain Stage, between Glenbeigh and Kells on the Ring of Kerry along with an ‘adequate budget’ for annual hedge cutting there. ‘Now that visitors have returned to our shores, we must ensure that the safety of all is a top priority for both the tourist and our residents. But already, I have already received a number of reports of ‘near misses’ between local and visitor cars and buses’ said the Rossbeigh based Councillor. ‘The problem seems to be, firstly that the speed limit is 100kph and secondly that as the majority of visitor traffic appears to be heading Southwards, they need to cross to their right, to take up the first available parking spot that they see. Thirdly, those leaving the parking area, often have to try and sneak out from behind a large coach to again cross a 100kph lane of traffic’ stated Councillor Cahill.

‘This is also another good reason to provide an adequate budget for hedge cutting in the area so that, not alone can the visitors enjoy the scenery, but they can also have a more advanced view of the upcoming parking spaces and avoid rash and dangerous manoeuvres’ said the Deputy Mayor of Kerry. ‘I have consistently raised the matter of an annual Hedge cutting Budget over the past 5 years for the Ring of Kerry road, Ireland’s premier Tourist route, including organising Deputations, submitting ‘Notice of Motions’ to full Council and at Municipal District level, lobbying Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Government Ministers including Senior Road Engineers and at Special Roads meetings’ stated Councillor Cahill. ‘Bus operators have regularly complained of broken mirrors and numerous near misses on the Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is a special route that requires special treatment and this includes long reach hedge cutters so that we can show off the magnificent views that we have to offer’ stated the Cathaoirleach of Kenmare Municipal District.

‘I do believe that the engineers in TII should be able to come up with a viable solution, which I would expect would include a reduced speed limit at the very least. Lighted signs might also help to alert motorist and coach drivers to the hidden dangers there’ said Councillor Cahill. ‘Most of these motorists are visiting the Ring of Kerry for the first time, are unused to narrow roads and many are usually drive on the opposite side of the road in their home countries and all of this must be taken into account’ added Councillor Cahill.

SVP- Vincent’s Shop

The store urgently requires carrier bags. If you have any you care to give. Please drop them in to our shop Open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Thanks a million.

Preparation for South Kerry Greenway

The staunchest supporter of the South Kerry Greenway has warned that we must not get complacent just because the legal obstacles to the project have been surmounted. Councillor Michael Cahill has called for all ancillary works, public toilets, parking and safe entry/exit be put in place at both Glenbeigh and Caherciveen down to Renard Point, start and finish of the route.

‘When developing a ‘world class project, no cost should be spared and this should apply to the South Kerry Greenway, big time. We must develop the entry and exit points to be prepared for secure car and bicycle parking, safe flow through access, and take account of local requirements and all of these measures must apply to Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen down to Renard’ stated the Deputy Mayor of Kerry and Cathaoirleach of Kenmare Municipal District.

‘Both ends of the Greenway, for different reasons, are already under pressure, traffic wise, before the additional footfall that the South Kerry Greenway will create. We must prepare now in order to be in a position to cater for the huge numbers of people who will wish to avail of this fantastic facility on a daily basis’ said Councillor Cahill. ‘Lack of basic infrastructure such as public toilets, parking, safe entry and exit, could spoil the feel good factor that this ‘Game changer’ facility will no doubt provide for all who use it and now is the time to put these things in place. It would be silly not to get working on all these preparations straight away’ said the Rossbeigh based Councillor. ‘Irish Water too need to get off their laurels in regard to what I keep describing at ‘County Kerry’s biggest Tourism project ever’ by providing a new Sewerage Scheme in Glenbeigh Village as the existing one is at capacity and planning applications continue to be refused and this is prohibiting important development. The same applies to the extension of the Cahersiveen Sewerage Scheme to Renard Point’ said Councillor Cahill. ‘From the beginning I have called for all ancillary works and accommodations to be put in place for landowners and the exact same should be done for Greenway users, passing and local traffic as well’ stated the Fianna Fáil man. ‘We must get ‘Greenway ready’ added Councillor Cahill.