Killarney Day on March 15 in Barrington will feature visit from Irish town's mayor
Barrington has declared Thursday, March 15, as Killarney Day and will receive a visit from the Irish town's mayor to boot. Killarney Mayor Niall Kelleher will attend Mass at St. Anne Catholic Community and tour the school there before receiving the "keys" to the village as part of Barrington's announcement about a sister city arrangement. Kelleher and Barrington Village President Karen Darch will have a meet-and-greet session from 5 to 7 p.m. at McGonigal's Pub at 105 S. Cook St. McGonigal's will have two Irish whiskey tastings to celebrate. The Killarney mayor is a cousin of Andrew Kelleher Jr., a founding member of the Kelleher & Buckley LLC law firm in North Barrington. Killarney is in County Kerry and has popular tourist destinations including Ross Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and O'Sullivan's Cascade.