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Aghadoe Heights appoint new manager

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The Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa have appointed renowned hotelier Niall Coffey as their new General Manager.

With over twenty years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Tipperary native Niall began his career in the 90s when he joined the Fitzpatrick’s Hotel Group on a four year Hotel Management Programme at Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel in Dublin.

Niall joins the Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa having previously worked with the well-known Hastings Hotel Group where he most recently held the role of Deputy General Manager of The Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast. Prior to that he also worked as Deputy General Manager at The Slieve Donard Resort. Niall has also gained a wealth of experience from hotels such as Mount Juliet Golf & Spa Hotel, Inishbofin House Hotel & Spa, Killerig Golf Resort, The Hibernian Hotel and Nuremore Hotel & Country Club.

“I’m delighted to become a part of this well-established team and look forward to leading the hotel into the next stage of its growth,” said Niall. “The hotel is recognised globally for its outstanding levels of customer service and I intend to continue to focus on this area. We also have some exciting projects lined up that promise to enhance the guest experience even further.”

Niall, his wife and their three young children are looking forward to starting their new life in Killarney and exploring the beautiful surroundings. Niall, a keen golfer, will no doubt be exploring the stunning links and parkland courses in the area and welcoming Aghadoe’s many international golfing guests with great enthusiasm. In addition to his love of golf, Niall was a past President of the Rotary Club, Ireland and is also a keen outdoor enthusiast.

Dublin-based hotel management company Windward Management are delighted to welcome Niall to the hotel as the five-star resort progresses with its continued refurbishment programme.

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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