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Digital orienteering experience a huge Christmas hit

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Men, women and children are wandering around Killarney like never before as part of a very exciting virtual Christmas treasure trail which is greatly enhancing the fun of the season of goodwill.

Wanderful Christmas is a digital orienteering experience for families who are invited to follow the map and scan the special markers placed around the town and in the National Park to meet hidden virtual Christmas characters.

Those that unlock all the characters receive a sought-after 'Wanderful' certificate and the whole aim of the initiative, promoted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, is to use technology to get children outdoors and more active.

This is Wanderful’s second collaboration with the National Parks as, earlier this year, they lined up to launch Ciar’s Quest in Ross Island, enticing almost one thousand families to meet and learn about the hidden wildlife of the park.

The Wanderful team is once again delighted to partner with the NPWS and Christmas in Killarney to encourage families to get active and enjoy Killarney town and the 26,000-acre National Park during the festive season.

The trail has been a huge hit with families so far with hundreds of downloads already and the activity will be available at wanderful.ie/christmas right through the school holidays as part of the Christmas in Killarney Festival.

This is a free, daytime, family fun event with parental supervision required. The trail starts at the ANAM Cultural Centre on East Avenue Road and loops through the National Park and Killarney town.

It involves a 2.7km buggy-friendly walk and the App monitors players’ progress so they can do the trail all in one go or come back again and again to complete the route.

The Christmas in Killarney festival is run by Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and is supported by Kerry County Council and Fáilte Ireland.

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Trilogy of comedy on offer by Dóchas Drama

By Sean Moriarty Dóchas Drama Group will present a series of three short comedy plays next week. All three plays are written and produced by Dóchas and will be acted […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Dóchas Drama Group will present a series of three short comedy plays next week.

All three plays are written and produced by Dóchas and will be acted out by the group’s members.

The opening act, ‘Flossing Around’ is written by Ger Madden and directed by Brian Bowler.

“A woman has an innate fear of the dentist. We go on the journey with her as she faces her fears, with hilarious consequences,” explained the group’s Liz Ryan.

This will be followed by ‘Faraway Hills’ which is written by Mary Quirke and directed by Michael Mills.
It is a tongue in cheek look at family life.

“A son wants to get away from small town life. His mother wants to keep him at home but his father can’t wait to see the back of him,” added Liz, who plays the mother in this short play.

Brain Bowler wrote the third instalment called ‘A Little Visitor’ which is directed by Ryan Jones.

“There are lots of misunderstandings when a hypochondriac visits a group of doctors who have other things on the their minds,” added Liz.

The run, which will feature all three performances each night, starts Wednesday next week and continues Thursday and Friday (February 8 to 10) at the Killarney Avenue Hotel. Tickets are €10 and are available at the door.

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Killarney secures three gold medals in national business awards

Three hotels in Killarney have won gold medals at the Virgin Media Business Gold Medal Awards. Now in its 33rd year, the awards the best of the best in the […]

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Three hotels in Killarney have won gold medals at the Virgin Media Business Gold Medal Awards.

Now in its 33rd year, the awards the best of the best in the hotel and catering sectors across the country.

This year, judges received over 460 entries from 150 hotels, guest houses, country houses, restaurants, cafés, bars and catering companies from around Ireland.

“An important factor in the Gold Medal Awards is the credibility and impartial nature of the judging process. Every property that undergoes this process is subject to benchmarking against a strict set of criteria and a blind site inspection conducted by the judging panel,” said an event organiser.

“This panel comprises respected industry experts from across the hospitality, culinary and catering sectors.”

Three Killarney hotels took top awards in different categories at the awards ceremony held at the Galmont Hotel and Spa in Galway on Tuesday night.

The Great Southern Hotel was named as the best Business and Conference Hotel in Ireland.

“To be recognised among the greatest hotels in Ireland is a marvellous achievement for Great Southern. It is fantastic news and has provided all our staff with a little morale boost. Our Business & Conference partners and customers are extremely important to us with some relationships in place annually for over 30 years. Receiving this recognition for the service we provide is a fantastic achievement and testament to the incredible work of our outstanding staff,” said Michael Jacobi Managing Director said.

The best front of house team award went the staff at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa.

In the Hotel Casual Dining Experience category the Dunloe Hotel and Gardens came out on top.

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