Is this our most remote destination wedding yet? Learn More. Send Message. See More. Make sure you also stop in Ventry, known for its blue flag beach — perfect for swimming and water sports. A small but thriving coastal village with plenty of amenities, Waterville was a favourite of actor Charlie Chaplin; there is a statue dedicated to the silver screen great as well as an annual festival celebrating his life and work.
The long strand boasts a lovely promenade, perfect for strolling at any time of day when the tides are in. Hire a boatman and cross to Church Island for a stroll and to visit the 12th century monastery ruins. For fishing, you can try your hand at lake, river, shore and deep sea angling; suitable for both newbies and experienced anglers. Reached by bridge, this small but beautiful island boasts the stunning Cromwell Point Lighthouse; take a guided tour to find out the history of the building and see some incredible balcony views.
Visit the Tetrapod Trackway and see some real dinosaur footprints; a great adventure for families. Known for its tranquillity and gourmet food, as well as golf courses, horse riding and unspoiled scenery, there are a multitude of galleries to visit, as well as equestrians centres and spectacular Seafari trips around the bay for memorable seal and eagle watching. Children will also love the Hidden valley Pet Farm, with lots of animals to feed and pet, and the Star Outdoors Adventure Centre offering a range of activities for all ages and abilities, including pedal boats, water trampolines, archery and crazy golf.
The Bonane Heritage Park in Sheen Valley is the place to go for a bronze age ring fort, famine ruins, and a fairy trail. Kerry is a great place for its many festivals, famous the world over for its Rose of Tralee Festival where girls compete from all over the world for this year long title.
Kenmare is host to the renowned for its Puck Fair where the family has entertainment throughout the day and evening. Killarney has the International Rally of the Lakes. Ireland Counties Kerry. Kerry Guide Last Updated: 19th June, County Kerry is renowned the world over for its beautiful scenery, including Ireland's highest mountain Carrantuohill 1, metres 3, feet the Lakes of Killarney, its beautiful sandy beaches, cliffs and rocky headlands.
Blasket Islands Famed for their Irish-language writers in the s and , the Blasket islands are now uninhabited, but picturesque. Cahersiveen Visit Ballycarbery Castle ruins for free and immerse yourself in the pastas you walk its grounds; it can be very muddy so bring your wellies! Dingle Peninsula A hikers and walkers paradise, with one of the most dramatic driving routes in the country, Slea Head, the Dingle Peninsula is a gem in the heart of Kerry. But I think you can still find plenty of pretty bu.
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The North Kerry girls were looking to retain the Cup they won last year and got the better start to the game thanks to goals from Katie Keane 2, Kellie Enright and Ciara Henderson.
Credit to the Inter Kenmare girls, who have already won the Premier Division they fought back with Chloe Cremin hitting a hat trick and Molly Bhamvra controlling midfield. Listowel Celtic led at the break and with both sides defences playing really well in the second half the game was in the melting pot until Enright hit her second to wrap up the win. The Tralee side were too strong for Mastergeeha in Kilbrean Park.
However it was not all clear cut as Killorglin needed keeper Eoin Lynch on a number of occasions to keep them in the game. They will meet Killorglin C in the semi-final after they knocked out Listowel Celtic B following an epic that went all the way to penalties. However Killarney Celtic equalised when James Darmody struck twice.
But the Park had the last say and it was Sean McGrath who emerged as the hero hitting the winner. The Killorglin versus Ballyhar semi-final was even closer and it took sudden death penalty from goalkeeper Cian Ring to send Ballyhar through to the final. With not further scores it was onto penalties and all ten were scored.
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Into sudded death and Cian Ring became the Ballyhar hero. The goalkeeper scored the successful spot kick to send his side through to the final. Dylan Geaney got the winner for Dingle Bay 2 minutes into that extra period and they held on to win. They await the winner of Killarney Celtic B and Asdee,. Dingle Bay lead the way also on 22 points but from 8 played followed by Ballyhar on 21 also from 8 played.
However the Tralee side have now played 8 games as opposed to Killarney Celtic who are also on 18 points but from 6 games played. Cian Ring. Credit to the Athletic girls they battled hard and took the game to the Cork side in the second half. Listowel Celtic D booked their place in the John Murphy 12 Shield semi-finals after being involved in a 10 goal thriller with Ballyhar.
The game was tied 2 all at the break. Killorglin moved onto 17 points and into the joint lead with Camp Juniors following their win over Inter Kenmare. Dylan Moriarty scored twice on his birthday.
The Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare. Sep Cromane Seafest. Oct Small Roads Theatre Festival. Shopping Shop 'til you drop in Kerry. Did You Know So make a break for it this spring with a getaway in magical County Kerry. Business-related social or non-social gatherings at the pool are restricted to Monday through Thursdays, p. The board may, at its discretion, require a lifeguard to be hired.
Site powered by Weebly. Managed by Bluehost. Business Related Gatherings Business-related social or non-social gatherings at the pool are restricted to Monday through Thursdays, p. Blessings of civil marriage are available in most cases. We also welcome those who wish to mark a special anniversary with a Renewal of Vows ceremony. In either case you are invited to contact us even at short notice eg you're on your tour already!
There is evidence as far back as the s of a Church here. The Irish word for wood coill could easily have been adopted in an altered form to describe the wooden huts the early hermits would have built for themselves. Thus the word "cill" becomes associated with a spiritual place of prayer: ie a church.
This suggests that there was an ancient church built in this area and the presence of the Blackthorn tree was significant to the local's and their pre-Christian religion. Blackthorns sometimes grow near wells; and there is a Holy Well just across the road from this Church. It was the habit of the early Christians to claim the spiritual heritage of the local people and morph it into a Christian format.
It is the beauty of St Patrick that he understood the inherent spirituality of the Druidic culture into which he was enslaved; so when he turned he could readily use the forms and modes of the former religion and point to their equivalent, their explanation in the Christian religion of union with God. The area is one of great beauty and of inspiration to both non-Christian and Christian sensitivities. Indeed all human beings are inspired by the beauty of creation and the creativity of humanity, irrespective of one's spiritual allegiances.
This is that same capacity, which we all share, of connecting with God in creation through the beauty of what we see; we experience it in the heart.
We are all, at heart, Celtic. The torrid and violent era of foreign rule brought many painful legacies that still percolate society today. The emancipation of Roman Catholics in Ireland signalled a further hardening of positions that can still persist in the minds of some; there is still some mistrust and misguided opinions between Roman Catholics and Protestants.
These tragic times run contrary to the core values of love in the Christian tradition.
It is to be regretted that the rebellion was ever needed; a lesson to those who wield power against the common good. This then becomes the location of subsequent churches serving the community.
Thus the early representative of the Christian faith, set in stone, had an Anglican flavour. Even today most of the ancient churches are curated by the Anglican Church's successor; the Church of Ireland. This legacy of stewardship—of Killarney's Christian heritage—falls to us on behalf of all of Killarney. This heritage belongs to all Christians of whatever flavour, and to all Irish of whatever faith.
This is the modern distinctive of the Town and the area. That Queen Victoria chose to come to visit Killarney and the great estates signifies both a great boon to the Town and its economy but also, arguably, the downfall of the great House on the other side of Kenmare Place from the Church. It was the inability to sustain the estate and its grandeur that precipitated the gift of the estate to the nation. Thus it becomes Ireland's first and greatest National Park.
It is not only the natural heritage that makes Killarney a special place to visit. It is also its important Christian heritage that adds value to the experience of every visitor.
The Annals of Inisfallen were written mostly in the Monastery on the island in the lake here. This current church was built in ; on the site of previous churches. It was adorned by the Herberts of Muckross House and houses a fabulous pipe-organ and has a renowned acoustic. It is decorated in a most attractive and unusual stencilled design and has sacred texts written in the high arches. The image above is of the memorial urn erected to commemorate the life and ministry of the Revd Arthur Hyde, 22 years Rector of Killarney. His grandson—Douglas—was elected the first President of Ireland in The Town is renowned for its tourism potential and well visited by vast numbers of people from around the world.
This Church is the spiritual successor to this backdrop.
It is located at the heart of the community, situated between the hotel sector and the shopping area. We see visitors everyday from many nations and religions who come to marvel at the church's decoration and adornment. The congregation of this church is drawn from those who feel at home with the Anglican form of Christianity. The regulations that require old buildings are maintained to preserve ancient art and craft mean the building is enormously expensive to keep in good repair. As stewards of this responsibility we rely on the help of the community locally, nationally and internationally to keep this building in a fit state for the future.
In order to do this we have capitalised on the interest shown in our building by tourists and locals alike. Part of our mission is to offer an insight into the presence of God in all of creation, and in this particular locale, by making connections and links for people. That is why, as a service to the Town and people of Killarney, we are placing the spiritual significance of the Town's name centre-stage.
So on behalf of all the people and commerce of Killarney—past, present and future—we have branded our building "The Church of the Sloes". Our intention is to represent the whole Town in presenting the spiritual backdrop of our presence in this land-scape thus giving added value to the visitor's experience, highlighting the God-given spiritual essence of brick and branch, of window and water, of flesh and foliage. This is the list from then onwards.
You will see memorials and references to some of them around our Church. The damaged window was of the Nativity of Christ; it is the first of 3 pairs of windows in the Sanctuary of the Church. The very high cost of restoring such windows is due to the fact that the old skills that made the window are not common today and much work is required to get the pigments and firings correct to match the original in tone and style as closely as possible.
By the end of the severely damaged stained glass window of the Nativity was restored to a very high standard. It is virtually impossible to tell it's not the original. Thank you to all whose donations made this possible.
We continue with the work of restoring the remaining windows. The protective glazing which was installed some years ago is not strong enough to protect against the extreme violence used on this occasion. A subsequent inspection of all the stained glass windows has revealed that many of the windows are warping. This is because the old protective glazing was sealed; just like double-glazing. The temperature between the glazing and the stained glass window soars and the lead—that holds the stained glass in position—softens.
Many of our windows are sagging and in danger of collapsing. If you're planning to come to Killarney and want to visit our Church to admire these windows, or if you've been before and remember being wowed by them, please make a donation on the link below. We're very grateful for the generosity of our visitors as without that we couldn't keep this building in good repair for future visitors and generations to come. The old Killarney House extended much further; what you now see was the old Stables of the much bigger house.
In this context was set the iron railings around the edge of the churchyard, marking the boundary with the road now called Kenmare Place.
These iron railings have survived for over a century. A few years ago there was a vehicle crashed into the railings, partly demolishing a section on the corner opposite the Plaza Hotel. This was repaired. It then became obvious that the rest of the railings were in a very parlous state, rusted and broken and looking very shabby. However, the Church did not have the means to fix them. Indeed the restoration of the stained glass windows became our main focus. So late in the Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and the Killarney Looking Good Committee approached the Church with a proposal that a joint effort be made to restore the railings in time for St Patrick's Day Many local companies and individuals donated equipment, construction and ironworking skills to the project and others donated monies.
The project was completed success-fully ahead of schedule and to much popular acclaim. The grateful thanks of the community and the visitor alike are freely given to all whose generosity and hard work made the project a resounding community success. Without this community support the restoration of these antique railings could not have been achieved. All the pews were given high quality and comfortable cushions. The fabric was provided by Kerry Woollen Mills. The fundraising for these Pew Cushions was given the innovative and tongue-in-cheek title "Phew! The lighting in the Church had been high energy floodlights; they regularly failed and were not efficient.
So, from Church funds we have installed LED low energy flood-lighting. The ambience of the Church is now much warmer and light due to this upgrade. Further improvements will be introduced in the future in the way certain features of architecture and decoration are lit. The next upgrade will be to the sound system, to make it more adaptable for use in concerts and weddings and for general daily use and worship.
More modern technology is now available that will assist in the development. This will also facilitate, with the new broadband link, the ability to stream services and install web cams. The location of this Church, at the heart of the Town, relates the centuries-old spiritual heritage of Killarney to the modern community in a way that transcends The location of this Church, at the heart of the Town, relates the centuries-old spiritual heritage of Killarney to the modern community in a way that transcends the historical differences between different church traditions.
Therefore, this Church represents the spiritual heritage of all the church traditions resident in this vibrant community and indeed the pre-Christian tradition of this land, without which Celtic Christianity could not have flourished. All players must be booked. The games are designed to be enjoyed by children of ages 16 and over.
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