Skellig six18 founders Patrick Cooney, June O’Connell and Patrick Sugrue. Photograph: Paul McCarthy Photography

A new €10 million micro-distillery located in a former sock manufacturing plant along the Ring of Kerry is to open shortly. The backers behind Skelli(...)

Rescue 115 airlifted a man and two children  to Tralee General Hospital for treatment after being swept out to sea at Derrynane, Co Kerry. File photograph: Irish Coast Guard/PA Wire

A man and two children have been airlifted to hospital after they got into difficulty while swimming in Co Kerry this (Sunday) afternoon. It was the (...)

Independent councillor Johnny Healy-Rae, who proposed the amendments, warned earlier this year the region risked being turned into ‘a national park’

The planning regulator has criticised changes made by councillors in Kerry to a local area plan which would allow the construction of housing in a hig(...)

‘Anywhere you stand on Valentia Island is scenic,’ Cllr Healy-Rae said. Photograph:  Alan Landers

Councillors in Kerry led by Johnny Healy-Rae have unanimously backed veteran footballer Mick O’Connell and rejected strong advice from planners on zon(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Kasia and Tomasz Gwis, originally from Poland, moved to Waterville Co Kerry, 13 years ago. They have three boys, Kuba, the eldest, Wojtek and Jasiu. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/The Irish Times

When Kasia Gwis followed her boyfriend Tomasz to the Iveragh Peninsula on the west coast of Ireland in March 2006 she did not plan on staying more tha(...)

The fossilised tracks found on Valentia Island were probably made by an animal with four limbs evolved from fish ancestors over 400 million years ago. Photograph: National Geographic

The site of Ireland’s 365 million-year-old tetrapod footprints on Valentia Island in Kerry has been temporarily closed to the public. The tracks whi(...)

Joanne Hayes at the Kerry babies tribunal in 1985. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Contacts are continuing between the Department of Justice and Joanne Hayes, the woman at the centre of the Kerry Babies Tribunal in 1985, over compens(...)

A number of planned  follow-up interviews in the 1980s never took place as the focus of the investigation shifted to Abbeydorney and Tralee and to Joanne Hayes.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Gardaí investigating the Kerry Babies case began house-to-house enquiries on Valentia Island in Co Kerry on Monday morning. These are the first door-(...)

Beaghmore Stone Circles in Co Tyrone, a few miles northwest of Cookstown. Photograph: Ken Williams

Less than 100 years ago, dark skies dominated Ireland. For millennia, the stars guided farmers and helped form our earliest mythologies, while the cyc(...)

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