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Last night.

In Killarney, Co Kerry.

Hall of Images Photography tweetz:

“Out for star trails last night but plagued by an overly bright moon! The fire in Killarney National Park can clearly be seen and was burning for hours!”

Meanwhile, last night…

Chef at The Brehon Killarney Chad Byrne

Doing Veganuary?

Buying oat milk?

In fairness.


Killarney District Court, Kerry

Anne Lucey, in the Irish Times, reports:

“A 50-year-old man told a court he was “bribed” with the offer of home cooked bacon and cabbage to go to his mother’s house and cut the back lawn. He insisted he ate the meal on the porch and believed he did not breach an order not to enter her home.”

“Donal Cosgrave of West End, Rathmore, Co Kerry, was arrested for breach of contravening a barring order on July 1st. Mr Cosgrave was willing to produce the shoes with the grass still on them, to back-up his story, Killarney District Court was told on Tuesday.”

“Mr Cosgrave said he only called to his mother’s home at Woodlawn Estate, Killarney because she offered to cook him bacon and cabbage if he cut the grass. In effect it amounted to a bribe because no-one could resist his mother’s cooking, he said.”

Padraig O’Connell, solicitor, told the court the shoes were in an evidence bag, in court.”

Man ‘bribed’ with bacon and cabbage, court hears (Irish Times)

Pic: Radio Kerry

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But it is a pop-up comedy event consisting of Barry Murphy, Risteárd Cooper and Gary Cooke.

In fairness.

AND special guest, Colm O’Regan.

The Après Match lads write:

“Determined not to let down fans after the cancellation of the Killarney Festival of Music and Food, Après Match and Colm O’Regan have teamed up with the INEC to stage a pop-up comedy show in the Acoustic Room at the INEC tomorrow night.”

Tickets €15 from here

Related: Killarney festival tickets to be refunded after event cancelled (Jim Carroll, Irish Times)

Thanks Naoise


Killarney National Park, County Kerry, this evening.

Gorse fire threatens Killarney National Park (RTÉ)

Thanks Jerry

Killarney District Court, Killarney, Co Kerry

Viliam Simonic with an address at Pinewood Estate, Killarney was before Killarney District Court in connection with a number of breaches of bail conditions.
The 28 year-old father of four children and one fostered child had breached the conditions several times, the court heard.
Judge James O’Connor said that Mr Simonic was no saint and had been arrogant and aggressive.
He said too many people and non-nationals in particular were regularly flouting bail conditions and treating the bail system here like confetti.

There you go now.

Judge says many non-nationals treating bail system here like confetti (Radio Kerry)

Thanks Jerry O’Sullivan


When you’re in trouble with the bank, it’s probably not the best idea to reveal your game plan on the Late Late Show.

Bill Cullen and Ryan Tubridy in conversation last month.

From: 02:42

Ryan Tubridy: “And how are you fixed financially? Are you good? Is it a mess?”

Bill Cullen: “Oh ho ho! Wait ’til I see. Who’s ah..? Anyone got a taxi here?”

Ryan Tubridy: “Ah like do you owe an awful lot of money or…?”

Bill Cullen: “Well ye see you know when you’re growing..I’ve put anything we’ve made and we’ve made a lot of money back into the business.”

Ryan Tubridy: “Yeah. Of course you did.”

Cullen: “..when the banks took over we…four years ago our assets were worth 70 million.”

Tubridy: “Yeah.”

Cullen: “That was written down over three or four years to 20 million.”

Tubridy: “OK.”

Cullen: “Still only owe the bank 10 million.”

Tubridy: “That’s what you owe?”

Cullen: “That’s all. And they closed it up and they’ve to sell the assets and get their 10 million back. I’ve 20 million cash put into the company and I don’t list. I’m Paddy Last-go-away.”

Tubridy: “OK”

Cullen: “So their job now is to sell the assets and ah get their 10 million back and they’ll be fine. If they don’t they have what they call a personal guarantee on me for anything that there’s a shortfall on so I’ll have to take that as it goes.”

Tubridy: So will you pay it all back?

Cullen: “No. Haven’t got it.”

Tubridy: “So what are you gonna do?”

Cullen: “What am I gonna do? I’m just gonna go on working and see you can’t get blood out of a stone? Can ya?”

Tubridy: “Well there’s lots of people in smaller..”

Cullen: “And there’s lots of people here ye know..”

Tubridy: “….in the very same boat…who are struggling.”

[Audience applauds]

Tubridy: “That’s it.”

Cullen: “I don’t know what you have to say.”

Tubridy: “Well what can they do?”

Cullen: “They can only lose so much. I’ve argued out….ye see banks or mortgage societies taking back a house from a guy who couldn’t pay 800 quid a month and giving it to someone else at 400 quid a month or sell it off. Why didn’t they leave him in it?”

Tubridy: “Yeah.”

Cullen: “That’s the thing. Why can’t they leave someone who can’t afford it in it for a while, build up the rent and then do a deal on it? And that’s the way I think…I hope it’s going to work.”

Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin lose bid to keep running Muckross Park Hotel (Irish Independent)

High Court refuses appointment of examiner to Muckross Park Hotel – RTE

Artist Fintan Switzer from Killarney (where most of his street art can be found) explained the inspiration for his impressive output to Street Art News thus:

“Conflict and revolution. Obviously it’s quite a broad heading so there are many areas to explore like martyrdom, propaganda, regicide, paranoia and consequentialism to name but a few. All quite heavy subjects so as you can imagine, they’re not exactly pretty little pictures!”