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Bus Eireann routes serving Kenmare and Beara are under review
Published: Saturday, 31 January 2015 15:23
Bus Eireann routes serving Kenmare and Beara are under review

WORD is circulating in South Kerry that the future of the two Bus Eireann routes that connect Kenmare with nearby communities may be at risk.

Call for emigrant stories from Kenmare to North America
Published: Saturday, 31 January 2015 15:15
Call for emigrant stories from Kenmare to North America

Kenmare Chronicle to publish special edition on emigration from area from 1700s to present day. The waves of emigration from Kenmare over the centuries have been spurred by unrest and conflict, famines and land clearances, unemployment and the search for a better life. For some it was a wanderlust - a desire to see more of the world. Emigration has changed from a one way ticket, never to return to today’s frequent flyers.

Carnegie Arts Weekly Events, Week 5
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015 15:47
Carnegie Arts Weekly Events, Week 5

We have Film this week with    'Boyhood'  Thursday 29th @ 8pm & 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Saturday 31st @ 3pm

Holy Cross Church in Kenmare holds time capsule ceremony
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015 23:06
Holy Cross Church in Kenmare holds time capsule ceremony

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at Holy Cross Church in Kenmare for a final ritual to mark the more than 150 years since the church was consecrated on 14th September 1864.

Met Éireann issues low temperature warning
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015 23:02
Met Éireann issues low temperature warning

Met Éireann has issued a weather warning with temperatures predicted to fall as low as minus 5 degrees on Sunday night.

Bid to name a Kenmare road after Jackie Healy-Rae fails
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015 22:50
Bid to name a Kenmare road after Jackie Healy-Rae fails

A road in Kenmare, Co Kerry, is to be dedicated to ex-Fine Gael TD and county councillor Pat O’Connor-Scarteen, a native of the area.

This week at the Carnegie - Kenmare
Published: Thursday, 22 January 2015 16:23
This week at the Carnegie - Kenmare

This Week's Events at the Carnegie   Two Great Films and a Book Launch by Penelope Thoms

Five hour Co Kerry standoff ends as armed man arrested
Published: Sunday, 18 January 2015 09:48
Five hour Co Kerry standoff ends as armed man arrested

A sheep farmer in his forties is being detained at Killarney Garda station after a five hour stand-off in the Moll’s Gap and Muckross area of the Ring of Kerry ended without incident in the early hours of Saturday.

Call to illuminate bridge linking counties Cork and Kerry rejected
Published: Saturday, 17 January 2015 08:47
Call to illuminate bridge linking counties Cork and Kerry rejected

A call to illuminate a bridge linking Cork and Kerry peninsulas has been rejected on cost grounds.

Ireland Walk Hike Bike Plans Walking Tours in County Kerry Over Historic Carriage Route
Published: Saturday, 31 January 2015 15:19
Ireland Walk Hike Bike Plans Walking Tours in County Kerry Over Historic Carriage Route

A stage coach route created in 1815 through historic villages and sites in southwestern Ireland's County Kerry is the destination 200 years later of 8- and 11-day self-guided hikes by native adventure travel specialist Ireland Walk Bike Hike (http://www.irelandwalkhikebike.com/). Dubbed the Ring of Kerry after the popular 179-km-long circular tourist route of the same name, this is a signature program designed and operated by Ireland Walk Hike Bike, (formerly known as South West Walks Ireland) that was started in 1994 by Linda Woods This is a self-guided, independent walking tour with guests following a pre-ordained route equipped with detailed route descriptions, maps and pre-arranged accommodations (with full Irish breakfasts) booked in advance by Ireland Walk Hike Bike. Guests have the convenience of 24-hour emergency support and telephone back up. Luggage is moved ahead of the walkers to their next destination. Depending on how many days they can devote to this hike, guests can enjoy Ring of Kerry 11-Day Self-Guided HIKE from €925 per person double or Ring of Kerry 8-Day Self-Guided HIKE from €749 per person double. Kerry's unique character is drawn from its unequalled diversity of land and seascapes while its offshore islands add another dimension to the beauty of the coastline frequently dotted with castles, forts and watchtowers. Warm summers and mild winters produce many sub-tropical and alpine species of flora while the temperate ocean waters, heated by the Gulf Stream, produce magnificent underwater vistas with whales, dolphins, seals and even turtles being frequent visitors. The Ring of Kerry traces the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula beginning in the Oak Woods of Killarney National Park, followed by the picture-postcard towns of Kenmare, Sneem and Glenbeigh before taking a step back in time at historic Derrynane House. Guests walk an average of 20 km a day. Access for this holiday can be from Dublin, Cork or Shannon airports with bus and/or train connections available to Killarney year round. On July 6, 1815, Charles Bianconi introduced his first horse-drawn carriage for passengers in Ireland, thus launching Ireland's public transport system. He was able to establish regular horse-drawn carriage services from major towns and villages. Buses and coaches were commonly called "Bianconi's" well into the 20th century. This route, which precedes railways, is a unique way to travel Ireland seeing the sites that travelers saw 200 years ago. About County Kerry Ireland's fabled County Kerry consists of a series of spectacular mountainous peninsulas divided by deep sea inlets. MacGillycuddy's Reeks form the centerpiece of the Ring of Kerry, a 179-kilometer circuit from Killarney, via Killorglin, Caherciveen, Waterville, Kenmare and back to Killarney across Moll's Gap and past Ladies View - one of Ireland's most famous viewpoints. Weaving between these points is a network of ancient paths that are nearly as old as the land itself, many of which form part of a long-distance track known as the Kerry Way. The name 'Kerry' comes from the Old Irish word Ciarraige meaning the people of Ciar, an early Celtic tribe that settled in the area around 300 BC. In fact, Kerry has an outstanding collection of historical and archaeological sites that date back over 7,000 years, with several ancient forts and numerous early Christian churches. Impossibly green pastures stretch as far as the eye can see, completely empty save for small herds of sheep or goats, and at almost every turn there are spectacular views of mist-covered mountains and wild stretches of uninhabitable coastline where deep fissures have been carved, over the eons, by the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Here and there along the coast, pretty fishing villages, such as Caherdaniel and Portmagee, have successfully withstood the elements and offer a picturesque contrast to the verdant hills that surround them. The Skellig Islands lie 8 miles off the tip of the peninsula, two rocky peaks rising sheer out of the Atlantic Ocean. Skellig Michael is a world heritage site on account of its 6th century monastery, with beehive huts, oratories and inscribed crosses. Seabirds abound as well. Small Skellig is home to over 40,000 gannets, the second largest colony in the world. Please contact Ireland Walk Hike Bike for more information on both fully-guided and self-guided trips; Phone: USA/Canada 1 720 316 5973; email: info@irelandwalkhikebike.com, website: http://www.irelandwalkhikebike.com.

Warning of 3cm of snow as temperatures of -4 forecast
Published: Sunday, 18 January 2015 09:54
Warning of 3cm of snow as temperatures of -4 forecast

Met Eireann has issued a warning for snowfalls of up to 3cm overnight on Saturday into Sunday as air temperatures are forecast to fall as low as -4 degrees.

Treatment centre for rare type of cancer established in Ireland
Published: Sunday, 04 January 2015 07:24
Treatment centre for rare type of cancer established in Ireland

A national treatment centre for a rare form of cancer which claimed the lives of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and former Fine Gael deputy leader Jim Mitchell has been established here.

Comprehensive survey of tourism regions just released
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014 22:10
Comprehensive survey of tourism regions just released

Fáilte Ireland recently published a comprehensive set of reports capturing holidaymakers’ views of Ireland and its regional destinations – the Fáilte Ireland Holidaymaker

UN seeks $16.4bn to address crises in 2015
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014 21:52
UN seeks $16.4bn to address crises in 2015

Struggling to cope with record numbers of victims of conflict, the United Nations appealed Monday for $16.4 billion (€13.3 billion) to finance humanitarian assistance programs in 2015, warning that the gap between needs and available resources is widening.The appeal, a barometer of the global impact of wars and disasters, calls for 27 per cent more funding in 2015 than the amount requested a year ago for 2014 and is intended to aid more than 57 million people in 22 countries.

Troika rebuked by Government over water charges
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014 21:47
Troika rebuked by Government over water charges

Senior Government officials delivered a severe rebuke to visiting troika inspectors the morning after the European Commission questioned the new water regime, The Irish Times has learned.

Irish second World War veteran given France’s highest honour
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014 21:43
Irish second World War veteran given France’s highest honour

One of Ireland’s last surviving D-Day veterans has dedicated his award of France’s highest honour to his fellow countrymen who fought in the second World War.

Coalition shakes off water debacle with policy attack on Opposition
Published: Sunday, 30 November 2014 10:08
Coalition shakes off water debacle with policy attack on Opposition

After weeks of pressure over the water debacle, Government leaders have mounted co-ordinated attacks against the Opposition on economic and political grounds.

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Published: Sunday, 04 January 2015 07:42

UN seeks $16.4bn to address crises in 2015
UN seeks $16.4bn to address crises in 2015
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014 21:52

Struggling to cope with record numbers of victims of conflict, the United Nations appealed Monday for $16.4 billion (€13.3 billion) to finance humanitarian assistance programs in 2015, warning that the gap between needs and available resources is widening.The appeal, a barometer of the global impact of wars and disasters, calls for 27 per cent more funding in 2015 than the amount requested a year ago for 2014 and is intended to aid more than 57 million people in 22 countries.

Autumn Statement: George Osborne announces £2bn to save NHS
Autumn Statement: George Osborne announces £2bn to save NHS
Published: Sunday, 30 November 2014 10:00

 

Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline
Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline
Published: Sunday, 23 November 2014 10:16

Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well, water could be a possibility.

Dyson to spend £1bn on 100 products
Dyson to spend £1bn on 100 products
Published: Friday, 21 November 2014 19:59

Inventor Sir James Dyson has pledged to spend £1 billion on the research and development of 100 new products over the next four years.

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