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The Gleneagle Group cleans up at IASI Awards

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CONGRATULATIONS to The Gleneagle Group on winning four gold medals and two supreme awards at Irish Accommodation Services Awards which took place in Wexford last Saturday.

The Gleneagle Hotel, The Brehon, The Travel Inn and The Maritime Hotel in Bantry were all awarded a gold medal for their immaculate standards in housekeeping and accommodation services. The Maritime Hotel in Bantry was awarded the Supreme Award in the four star category while The Gleneagle Hotel was awarded the Supreme Award in the three stay category.

Each hotel was inspected by a member of the Irish Accommodation Services Institute (IASI) adjudication panel in the months leading up to the awards ceremony and the excitement reached fever pitch when all four hotels were named as finalists. All four hotels were then represented by their Accommodation Managers at a swish gala banquet in The Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford recently. “We are very proud of our entire accommodation team, this is the best result we have achieved at the IASI Awards to date,” says Noreen O’Gorman, Executive Accommodation Manager for The Gleneagle Group. “Our guests expect and deserve the highest standards of cleanliness and we work very hard every day to ensure that this is what they get. To be applauded for this is a fabulous bonus.”

The (IASI) Irish Accommodation Services Institute is a national body representing the professional interests of the accommodation industry throughout Ireland. Its primary role is to promote best practice standards across the accommodation field. It also provides a forum to meet and network with other professionals in this particular field of work.
 


 
Above: Pictured receiving their awards at the Irish Accommodation Services Awards were Ewa Kawik, Accommodation Services Manager of the Maritime Hotel, Liz O’ Sullivan, Accommodation Services Manager of The Gleneagle Hotel, Margaret O’ Mahony, Accommodation Services Manager of the Travel Inn Hotel and Clint Estibeiro, Accommodation Services Manager of the Brehon.
PICTURE: JOE RELIHAN

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Ireland’s newest and toughest cycle will be a thrilling challenge

Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist. Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare […]

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Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist.

Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare will tackle some of Kerry’s toughest climbs and highest mountain passes.

Taking place on October 22, Velo Kenmare is an 135km timed loop route starting and finishing in Kenmare. The total climbing distance is 1,650m, and organisers hope to appeal to serious cyclists who are looking for a new and thrilling challenge.

No stranger to cycling events, Velo Kenmare is being managed by Elite Events Management, who also successfully deliver iconic cycling events Wicklow 200, Ride Dingle and the Ring of Beara Cycle.
Cyclists are encouraged to register for Velo Kenmare on the Velo Cycle Ireland website www.velocycleireland.ie but places are limited for the enjoyment and safety of all participants, and anyone interested is urged to sign up soon as places are filling up.

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​​​​The tough enough mountain climbs are over Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama Pass, Ballaghasheen and Coomakista. The route will take in breathtaking scenery Kenmare is famous for, and incorporating some of the most stunning parts of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry. It is hoped visitors to the cycle event will be encouraged to stay for a few days, and will all be given €20 vouchers or ‘Velo Dollars’ to spend in local shops which will be redeemable against goods and services in Kenmare.

Riders will be allotted a time slot to allow for a staggered start, taking them along a fully marshalled route, with medical cover, bike mechanic support, and hot food and entertainment at the finish in Kenmare.

Making its mark, Velo Kenmare participant race packs will come inside a yellow Velo Kenmare water bottle and finishers’ medals are in the shape of a yellow cow bell. Prizes will be awarded for the quickest top three male and top three female finishers, and fastest male and female will be awarded the title of King and Queen of the Kerry Mountains.

Experienced cyclists are encouraged to take on this exciting new challenge, testing themselves and their clubmates for the fastest finish across these four gruelling climbs, through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country for the best welcome back at the finish.

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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