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Experienced Michelin starred chef to join Killarney hotel

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NEW ROLE: Sean Doyle has been appointed as the new Head Chef at The Killarney Park Hotel.


By Michelle Crean


One local hotel is entering an exciting new chapter as the hotel re-emerges from the forced COVID closure with the appointment of an experienced Michelin starred chef.



The Killarney Park, who recently were ranked number one in the Top 25 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice ‘Best of the Best’, has appointed Sean Doyle – who has worked at Michelin starred restaurants – as Head Chef.

“It is with great delight and pride that we welcome Sean to our team at The Killarney Park,” Niamh O’Shea, General Manager, said. “Sean brings a wealth of experience to the role, after years in some of the finest restaurants in Ireland and London.”

Originally from Killarney, Sean retains a special love for his home town and for The Killarney Park having started his culinary career here.

Sean honed his skills over the years working at the Park Hotel Kenmare, Merrion Hotel Dublin and rose to Junior Sous Chef at Michelin starred Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.

In May 2016 Sean was invited to join Derry Clarke and the culinary team at L’Ecrivain, Dublin and in January 2018 assumed the Head Chef position there. During Sean’s time at this very popular Dublin eatery he retained the Michelin star accolade year after year.


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Sean has expressed excitement about his new position.

“I can not wait to return to The Killarney Park, it is a privilege to work in one of Ireland’s leading five star hotels and also live in my home town,” he said.

“I have a passion for cooking with local, seasonal ingredients and a huge appreciation for the exceptional suppliers available to me here in Kerry. My goal is to provide amazing food experiences for our guests and the fantastic local business the hotel caters for. “

PASTRY CHEF: Florent La Monaca is taking up the position of Head Pastry Chef at The Killarney Park Hotel.

Also joining The Killarney Park culinary team is Florent La Monaca, who has previously held the Head Pastry Chef position at both L’Ecrivain and Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.

“Florent’s experience is sure to reinforce our focus on providing unique delectable desserts and treats for our customers” Niamh added.

Reservations can be made by telephone 064 6635555 or online at www.killarneyparkhotel.ie.

Guests will be welcomed in accordance with the safety and hygiene measures relating to the current health situation.

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Green light for teen accommodation

By Michelle Crean  Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead. An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment. The teens living within the premises […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead.

An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.

The teens living within the premises will be supervised by applicant Eileen O’Brien who will live on the ground floor of the premises.

The two one-bed apartments on the second floor would either be rented out or used for independent living for the teenagers as they reach adulthood.

The two-bed apartment will be on the third floor. There are also plans for balconies at second and third floor levels.

The proposed apartment building is contemporary in design with a mix of stone and render finish on the lower floors and synthetic burned timber finish on the upper floors. The second floor is recessed at the front and the third floor is recessed at the front and the rear with a decorative feature on the front elevation comprising dark grey timber steel poles. The building will also have a flat roof.

Planning permission was granted subject to 14 conditions including a two-metre high boundary wall to be constructed on south, south-western boundaries of the site and there’s to be no overnight commercial guest accommodation.

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities

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An Garda Siochana is appealing to the public to park legally in designated car parks and spaces when visiting beaches, beauty spots and other public amenities. 

The good weather has seen an increase in dangerous illegal parking at these locations across the country in recent weeks. An Garda Siochana wants people to enjoy the summer but do so safely.

Parking illegally can lead to unnecessary risk and dangers such as pedestrians being forced to walk along dangerous roads. It can also prevent emergency services from gaining access to these amenities a seaside locations which could lead to the loss of life. 

“We encourage the public to plan their journeys and think safety first when parking your vehicle,” the Gardai said in a statement. 

“The outcome of parking illegally could be far more serious than a FCPN or vehicle towing and puts others and your own life at risk. 

An Garda Siochana reminds and encourages the public to social distance and follow public health guidelines when attending these locations this Summer.

An Garda Siochana is also supporting National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 14th – 20th). Information on this campaign and general water safety can be found on Water Safety Irelands Website – www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/

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