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Fine times and good company at Major Colgan’s

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On Monday Major Colgan’s pub, formerly The Jarvey’s Rest, at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa welcomed over 90 local B&B and guesthouse owners to their rebrand and season launch evening.

Showcasing the newly renovated pub, enhanced menu options and its renowned Irish Night Pub show, guests were welcomed with a drinks reception in the medieval atrium where Muckross Park Hotel General Manager Daniel O’Connor introduced Minister Brendan Griffin to the audience. Guests later enjoyed a three course meal followed by an Irish Night Pub show. Also in attendance on the night were Senator Paul Coghlan and historian and genealogist Mr John Colgan.

Speaking on the night, General Manager Daniel O’Connor said: “With a polished new interior and an impressive new kitchen designed to enhance the service experience for diners, owners iNua Hospitality have invested over €250,000 in the refurbishment of the venue. The interior of Colgan’s now has a fresher, brighter look and feel. With smart wooden floors, a handsome new bar counter and comfy upholstered chairs and stools, there is also a larger kitchen to allow for an enhanced service and dining experience, with a focus on high quality Irish-themed menus designed by Executive Chef and Kerry native John O’Leary.”

The choice of the new name, Major Colgan’s, is to honour one of the hotel’s previous owners and an unsung national hero who fell in love with Killarney and the hotel itself when stationed in nearby Muckross House during WWII.

Major Colgan’s is open seven days a week for the season serving great food daily, entertainment by leading Irish band Onora and The Sinseoiri Dancers continues to be available four nights per week. The renowned Irish Night pub show takes place Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for the season ahead and there will be music every Friday night.

In the heart of Killarney’s National Park, just 4km from Killarney town centre, Major Colgan’s at the five-star Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is a landmark stop on the Ring of Kerry, close to The Wild Atlantic Way and – in honour of its history – an appropriate celebration of fine times spent in good company.

To find out more, contact 064 6623400 or email info@muckrosspark.com.

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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