Notes from the Reeks

Top five things to do in Killorglin

Shauna O’Connor is co-owner of Peter’s Family Restaurant & Apache Pizza in Killorglin, one of the best family-friendly restaurants in the town and famed for its homemade chips, fresh Atlantic fish and dry-aged Irish beef half-pounders. Here she chooses her five favourite things to do in Killorglin. Chill out at Aloha House When you’re working… Read more

From Cluj to Irish culture

Ciprian Birsan, 50, left his home in Cluj, Romania, almost 20 years ago to create a new life in the Reeks District, partly inspired by his love of Irish alternative rock music. He now runs his own company Sandwill IT Solutions as a technical project manager consultant. He is married to Simona and they have… Read more

A wanderer returns

After a long stint abroad, Fiola Foley, 40, returned to her hometown of Killorglin where she now works as Global PR Manager at komoot, a leading route planning and navigation app. Here she tells us about how she’s finding life in the Reeks District. After somewhat a nomadic existence and two decades worth of living… Read more

The big move south-west

Civil servant Michael Moore, 49, and his wife Gerri decided to take advantage of a scheme to decentralise Irish government, leaving the capital Dublin to set up a new home in the Reeks District in 2007. They now live in Killorglin with their young family Ciara, 8, and Oisín, 6. Here he tells us about… Read more

Discovering a new passion

Shalini Mahajan, 28, left India to study in Dublin before moving to the Reeks District and taking up a position as a Business Intelligence Developer for Fexco. Here she tells us about her new life in the Reeks District When Shalini Mahajan made the move to the Reeks District, the one thing she didn’t expect… Read more

Not as remote as you might think

Marco Ratto moved to Killorglin with his family five years ago from Dublin. He works as a Contract Consultant/Data Protection Expert for Secureworks, the cyber security arm of Dell. Here he tells us about his new life in the Reeks District. Following university and national service, Italian-born Marco Ratto said goodbye to his native Liguria… Read more

Life in the Reeks District

A home away from home

Kelvin Carvalho, 46, relocated to the Reeks District in 2017 with his wife, Neelam, and 16-year-old twin daughters, Iris & Emily. He works as a software engineer for Fexco and tells us here about his new life in the Reeks District. When Kelvin Carvalho decided to uproot his family to exchange their native India for… Read more

Creating cake sensations

Gabi Jakelyte, owner of Gabi Bakes Cakes, has come a long way since she used to hang on to the apron strings of her grandmother in the family kitchen in her native Lithuania. Now she makes some of the most amazing confectionary creations in County Kerry… Here she tells us about her new life in… Read more

Five great things to do in Beaufort

Jennifer Long of  Inveraray Farm, a family-run B&B located just off the Ring of Kerry, chooses her five best things to do in Beaufort. The B&B has amazing views of the Gap of Dunloe, as well as the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks to the south and Lough Leane and Killarney National Park to the east.   Take the… Read more

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