GET set to brew up a storm as you join Ireland’s top craft brewers for the annual celebration of barley and hops at Killarney Beerfest from May 26 to 28.
Ballyvourney’s 9 White Deer Brewery along with twenty other craft beer producers from all over Ireland will bring over 100 craft beverages to Killarney Beerfest.
Elite craft brewers will descend on Killarney bringing with them kegs of tasty delights to quench the collective thirst of festival fans who can enjoy beer tasting master classes, a gala awards ceremony, competitions, tasty bites at the food village and live entertainment.
Once again, the league of extraordinary beer drinkers, in the guise of Beoir Ireland, will host their awards programme at the festival and various breweries will be putting their best new craft-mixtures up for consideration to see who rules the roost in 2017. The awards are open to all Irish Breweries North and South and the panel of judges is led by Reuben Gray of Beoir along with CAMRA and EBCU members. There are eight categories in total with top kudos going to the Beoir Champion Beer of Ireland.
Last year’s winners, Kinnegar Brewing, will be hoping to have a repeat of the success they had with Flying Saucer, while last year’s Trouble Brewery and White Hag Brewery will be hoping to gain a lead by working on the successes of their respective concoctions, Stakeout and Púca.
This year, the overall winning beer will get the opportunity to brew an exclusive craft beer for Carry Out Licence. Festival sponsor Carry Out Off Licence are offering this unique opportunity to brew a craft beer complete with a full promotional campaign with Ireland’s leading chain of off licences.
Or for those that just want to sit back and sip their stout then this music line up will keep your thirsty. Irish Folk Band Rackhouse Pilfer, trad heroes Beoga, fresh from collaborating with Ed Sheeran on his latest album Divide, as well as The Whileaways headline Killarney Beerfest alongside The Small Hours, The Tom Cats, The Rising, and DJ’s to keep you supping all night!
As well as all of this, there will be a fantastic variety of workshops. You’ll have the perfect excuse to dispose of your perilously breakable wine glasses after learning about beer and food pairings with Caroline Hennessy, the award winning Irish food writer and broadcaster. ‘Say Cheese’ and combine some of the finest craft ciders with cheese at the insightful and exciting cheese and cider pairing hosted by Jacqueline Stedman of Liquid Curiosity. Dean McGuinness of
Newstalk’s Movies & Booze will present Beer Flavour in the Brain – an understanding of how our brains process the flavour of craft beer. Take it from us, it promises to be enlightening! And Christina Wade President of Ladies Craft Beer Society highlights the role of women within the industry. The guys who put the hip into hops, the National Homebrew Club, will also be rocking about leading Brewing Demos workshops which will help you learn more about your own brew bubbling away in the corner at home.
Here is your golden opportunity to treat yourself to a selection of great tipples. It will be a packed weekend, so you should feel positively ebullient if you’re a craft beer aficionado! From the experienced beer sommelier to the novice pint drinker Killarney Beerfest suitable for people of all levels of knowledge and interest.
Above: If the beer cap fits: Don O’Leary, left, and Gordon Lucey, awardwinning craft beer producers, Ballyvourney’s 9 White Deer Brewery, Co Cork, getting in the mood for Killarney Beerfest, which takes place at The Gleneagle Hotel from May 26-28.
PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN
Who’s in your circle?
Are you happy and where you want to be with your health, where you want to be financially or are you going through the motions each day, unsure of your purpose? Are you supported by others when you’re struggling or only supported by others when things are going well?Are you looking forward to […]
Are you happy and where you want to be with your health, where you want to be financially or are you going through the motions each day, unsure of your purpose?
Are you supported by others when you’re struggling or only supported by others when things are going well?
Are you looking forward to the next five, 10, 20 years of your life?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, I encourage you to look around at the people you spend your time with. Your time is your most expensive asset. Your mind is your most expensive real estate.
With whom you spend your time, and those that you permit to impact your thoughts and decisions will have a great impact on your life.
From the outside looking in, our gym culture is the most difficult health benefit for others to understand.
Now more than ever all our brains are fed is chaos, division, selfishness and negativity. We can’t have that here. Those that thrive in that environment aren’t a good fit for us, and they won’t last long here. Either they’ll leave on their own, or we’ll tell them it’s time to go.
Years ago, when I was struggling with some people decisions (personally and business); one of my mentors told me something that continues to stick with me. It’s since been something I have said to people many times;
“The people that have helped you get to where you are may not be the same people that can help you get to where you want to go.”
Ask yourself these three questions;
* Who’s in your circle?
* Who do you need to start spending less time with?
* In order to get where you want to be, what kind of people do you need to start spending more of your time with?
Now it’s time to get to work. Start spending less time with those dragging you down. Start surrounding yourself with the people that won’t condone your behaviours that aren’t consistent with your goals, support your work ethic, help you to learn from your failures and will be excited to celebrate your successes.
When you are ready, we are here to help. Book your complimentary consultation by visiting our website www.activate.ie.
Get on your bike from The Rose Hotel!
There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel. Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike. “This is a fantastic service for our […]
There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel.
Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike.
“This is a fantastic service for our customers and we are thrilled to be part of this new collaboration with Tralee Bike Rental. We wish Maurice and his team the very best of luck, and I know all our guests and visitors to Tralee are going to really enjoy this new service exploring Tralee and its surrounds,” Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, said.
Tralee Bike Rental have a fleet of comfortable, top quality Hybrid Bikes – ideal for a leisurely cycle, and power assisted eBikes. For families, child seats or trailer for the little legs that can’t cycle yet can be provided!
“We are thrilled to have our new business, Tralee Bike Rental, located on the grounds of The Rose Hotel,” Maurice Whelan, Tralee Bike Rental, said.
“With so many visitors coming to Tralee, we feel this will be a fantastic service and partnership. Included in the bike rental is access to a self-guided tour via our App, which has preloaded moderate and more energetic cycling tours of Tralee.”
The Rose Hotel have a new package, Tralee Activity Break, with bike hire included. You can book this package online at www.therosehotel.com or call 066 7199100.
To contact Tralee Bike Rental, visit www.traleebikerental.ie or call 085 2605817.
Currow kids go toddling to raise vital funds
70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children. They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’. Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years […]
70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children.
They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’.
Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services.
“This year, Currow Play School turns 25 and we have been taking part in Barnardos Big Toddle since 2006, which is 18 years of toddling in aid of vulnerable children,” Catherine Fleming form Currow Play School said.
“Our toddle is a highlight for the children and the team every year. It’s fantastic to get the little ones involved in something so worthwhile at a young age, it’s always a great day of fun. Barnardos provides a huge number of services in communities across Ireland, but these can only continue with help from the public. The toddle runs throughout June so I would implore anyone with toddlers or wobblers at home to sign up for Barnardos Big Toddle supported by Pipin Pear today.”
Anyone wishing to take part can register today at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.
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