AS ANY bookworm will tell you, choosing the perfect perch will always enhance your reading experience. And Laura Murphy, Firies, couldn’t have found a more apt spot for enjoying her first read of the Killarney Magazine than a rock on scenic Lough Lein.
As she leafed through this free, glossy publication – Killarney’s first premium tourism guide – Laura felt at one with her surroundings, which are beautifully captured in its pages.
Laura and her twin sister Sarah launched the new Killarney Magazine last week in a photoshoot with Sally MacMonagle and it has certainly proved a double-whammy success itself, appealing to both locals and visitors alike.
The team at Killarney Advertiser is delighted to present readers in Killarney and from across the globe with this collection of top-class features and eye-catching photographs.
A riveting read, this glossy, free magazine showcases our town to dazzling effect and is a page-turningly good read, sharing as it does sought-after insider knowledge and hidden gems. “We noticed that there was no premium visitor magazine that captured the uniqueness of the our beautiful town. It is very much of Killarney featuring local writers, photographers and designers. Feedback has been amazing since we published last week,” said Aidan Quirke, business development manager of Killarney Advertiser and Killarney Magazine. “We are planning for next season’s publication already.”
Killarney Magazine offers a trip back in time thanks to illuminating pieces that history buffs will enjoy (for instance, Breda Joy’s wonderful overview of the history of Muckross House).
But it is also something that will help you keep your finger on the pulse with insider tips and information on making the most of a visit to Killarney.
We hope we will also tempt you to veer off the beaten track to make your experience of our town and it surrounds your very own.
An excellent resource for the traveller and a handy reference guide for local residents, Killarney Magazine emerged from a pool of local talent and it features leading writers from what is a world-renowned literary and cultural hotbed.
The magazine, designed by Damien Switzer, has been distributed throughout Killarney, including hotels, the tourist office and a host of visitor attractions. You can also check out its website at
Above: Laura Murphy reflects on Lough Lein in Killarney, with the town's first premium tourist publication, Killarney Magazine. A free, glossy, coffee table tourist guidebook, to one of Ireland's most sought-after tourist guides. PICTURE: SALLY MACMONAGLE
Further rise in house prices forecast for 2022 as average price of a resale home in the capital reaches €500,000
According to the latest residential market review and outlook from leading property advisors DNG, house prices are set to continue rising this year, following the strong growth in values recorded in 2021. At a national level (excluding Dublin) the DNG National Price Gauge (NPG) recorded an increase in the average price of a second hand […]
According to the latest residential market review and outlook from leading property advisors
DNG, house prices are set to continue rising this year, following the strong growth in values
recorded in 2021.
At a national level (excluding Dublin) the DNG National Price Gauge (NPG)
recorded an increase in the average price of a second hand home of 13.6% last year, a marked
acceleration in the rate of inflation compared to 2020 when prices rose by 1.4%.
At the national level (including Dublin) the overall rate of price increase last year stood at 12.0%. The NPG, which tracks house prices across the country on a half yearly basis, recorded growth of 5.3% in the six months to December 2021, compared to an increase of 7.9% in the first six months of last year.
All regions of Ireland recorded double digit price growth in 2021, except for Dublin (+9.9%).
Nationally, the strongest rate of house price appreciation was in the Mid-West region (+17.2%)
followed by the Midlands (+14.2%) and West (+13.8%) whilst the South East region saw the
lowest rate of growth in prices last year (+11.0%).
Outside the capital the highest average price was found in the Mid-East (€349,259) followed by the South West (€279,844).
Looking at the outlook for the year ahead, the agency forecasts further growth in prices both in
Dublin and nationally, with regional price gains set to outstrip those in the capital where nominal
values are already elevated, and affordability is more challenged.
The agency is forecasting an average uplift in regional markets of 12-13% this year whilst price growth in Dublin will more likely be high single digits, in the order of 6-8%.
The factors underpinning the forecasts include continued strong economic and wage growth, the heightened household savings levels seen in 2020-21, the extension of government initiatives for first time buyers announced in the budget, strong demand from this cohort evident in the mortgage approvals data and the prevailing low interest rate environment.
On the supply side, whilst the supply of new residential completions is set to increase to around 26,000 units this year, this will still be well below the estimated 30-35,000 new units required each year to meet demand thereby putting upward pressure on prices in the market.
“Whilst Covid-related issues rightly dominated the news agenda in 2021, housing undoubtedly came a close second, given the emotive nature of the housing debate and the current market dynamics of
rising house prices and rents and a shortage of accommodation available to buy or rent, not only
in Dublin but across the country.”, said DNG’s Director of Research Paul Murgatroyd said “Price growth was clearly very robust last year across all regions and the factors that drove those increases continue to be evident in the market as we enter 2022. The stock of homes for sale in the second hand market remains very low by historical standards and this, combined with the elevated level of demand, brought about in part by factors linked to changing behaviours throughout the pandemic, will mean further price appreciation will be evident as we progress through the year ahead.”
Iarnrod Eireann refuses plans for footbridge at railway station
By Sean Moriarty Iarnrod Eireann will not be providing a footbridge to allow pedestrian’s access Killarney Bus Station direct from Killarney Railway Station. Following a motion put forward by Cllr John O’Dongohue last year it was decided that Kerry County Council would write to the railway company about building a footbridge to link the two […]
By Sean Moriarty
Iarnrod Eireann will not be providing a footbridge to allow pedestrian’s access Killarney Bus Station direct from Killarney Railway Station.
Following a motion put forward by Cllr John O’Dongohue last year it was decided that Kerry County Council would write to the railway company about building a footbridge to link the two public transport hubs.
Currently rail passengers must walk from Killarney station, via the front entrance of the Great Southern Hotel and then walk the entire length of the Outlet Centre before reaching the bus station.
“It’s an anomaly that wouldn’t be tolerated in any other European country,” said Cllr O’Donoghue in November.
Iarnrod Eireann has responded to the letter sent shortly after the November meeting.
In reply the railway company said that in October 2019 it carried out a study which included the possibility of a either an underpass or a footbridge.
The study revealed that passenger would face a short four to five minute walk when trying to access one hub from another.
“Iarnrod Eireann would regard this as scheme as a low priority investment,” said chief executive Jim Meade in the letter.
Cllr Donoghue said the response was “ludicrous” and that he had often witnessed passengers lugging suitcases through the Outlet Centre.
“You would not jog it in five minutes,” he said.
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