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Changing of the guard at Corkery’s          

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   There was an emotional changing of the guard on High Street this week as the owners of the popular, family-run Corkery’s Bar decided to move on after 72 great years behind the bar.

Jerome Corkery had been running the establishment since 2009 with the help of his siblings, Mary and Tadhg, and his parents, Tadhg and Joan, previously took the reins in 1967. The initial proprietor was Jerome’s grandfather in 1946. The family took to Facebook to express their gratitude to their loyal customers.

“A huge thank you to everybody who has supported us over the last 72 years,” they said, “it has been a wonderful life inside the counter of Corkery's Bar where we made good friends!”

Since the news broke, locals have recalled the countless wonderful times and stories shared with friends and staff at the legendary tavern. The well-liked family certainly kept a wonderful establishment and the Killarney Advertiser would like to wish them all the best for the future.

Speaking to the Advertiser yesterday, Mary Corkery passed on her best wishes the new proprietors.

We are all delighted for the guys taking over and we wish them all the very best,” she said. “We will be in for the opening to give our best wishes. Jerome is looking forward to spending time with his parents, enjoying the outdoors and travelling in his semi-retirement as he turned 50 last week. We are delighted to see Corkery's continue after so many years!”

The bar has been taken over by Alan Breen, John O’Sullivan and Kieran O’Leary. Alan also runs the popular K-Town bar with Kieran, who is a former Kerry footballer. The bar is currently closed as the new owners are carrying out some renovations. They have revealed that the pub will be every so slightly rebranded as Corkery’s Sports Bar.

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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