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AWARD WINNERS: Pictured are the winners at The Gleneagle Group Employee Awards 2020. Photo: Don MacMonagle

 

Staff members from right across The Gleneagle Group gathered together in the INEC on Wednesday for the annual employee awards.

 

With over 500 employees, the annual awards aim to appreciate and celebrate the hard work and dedication of the whole team.

 

“It has been an incredibly busy year across the group and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your dedication to your work,” CEO Patrick O’Donoghue said at the awards.

 

The top accolades of ‘Employee of the Year’ were awarded to Edyta Napierala from The Gleneagle Hotel, Michal Nowak from The Brehon, Clodagh Lynch from The Maritime Hotel, and Carol O’Leary from The Gleneagle Group.

 

In The Gleneagle Hotel categories Vova Bilokhvost won ‘Manager of the Year’, Chouaib Badji won ‘Best New Starter’, Luckas Bariak won the ‘Leadership Award’, Emese Losonc won the ‘Back of House’ award, and Vedran Cegrlj won the ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ award. Micheal Lynch and Martin Lyne both received special recognition awards.

 

In The Brehon categories Mariusz Kasparzak won ‘Manager of the Year’, Melissa Iommi won ‘Best New Starter’, Dan Moynihan won the ‘Leadership Award’, Patrick McHunu won the ‘Back of House’ award, and Suthathip Iewkimju won the ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ award. Stephanie Hurley and the Front Office Team received special recognition awards.

 

In The Maritime Hotel categories Helen O’Shea won ‘Manager of the Year’, Shane O’Mahony won ‘Best New Starter’, Rita Botos Rozsane won the ‘Leadership Award’, Eoin Schwarz won the ‘Back of House’ award, and James Gingell won the ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ award. Christine O’Sullivan and Irina Filimonova both received special recognition awards.

 

In The Gleneagle Group categories Ann Shanahan won the ‘Leadership Award’ and Alex Gotowski won the ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ award. Orla Steinbeck, Niall Doherty, Jacqui Koschan and Andrew Spillane all received special recognition awards.

 

Special tribute was also paid to the members of the ‘Creative Company’ team that have submitted a piece of bespoke sculpture to the ‘Creative Company’ competition currently running on TG4. Team members include; Tom Moriarty, Ally O’Riada, Sharon O’Keeffe, Ebony O’Dwyer, Sean McDermott and Aoife Lynch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Katie celebrates 20 years in business

If you enjoy what you do, sure it’s not work at all – and that has been the case for Katie Hickey who has been in business locally for two decades. For the past 20 years Katie has been successfully running Sheer Beauty which is now located at 1 Hogans Lane (Hillary’s Lane). 

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If you enjoy what you do, sure it’s not work at all – and that has been the case for Katie Hickey who has been in business locally for two decades.

For the past 20 years Katie has been successfully running Sheer Beauty which is now located at 1 Hogans Lane (Hillary’s Lane).



She said that it was a milestone she felt she may not reach on more than one occasion after coming through a pandemic, a recession, a re-location, and three maternity leaves.

However, she said that the loyalty of her clients over the years have given her great encouragement.

“Sincere thanks to my clients past and present who, without doubt, have been the reason I kept going,” Katie said.

Originally located in Fleming’s Lane for 19 years, Katie then re-located her business to Hogan’s Lane in Norma’s Flair for Hair.

“The beauty industry has evolved so drastically over the past 20 years. For me it is keeping things simple and enjoyable. Realising a client’s needs may not be the treatment itself but the time you give to them. Through the years you get to know your clients so well and some beautiful friendships have developed. I hope my clients have gained from me what I have from them. I have so many people I would like to thank and I will personally, but without doubt my husband Andrew and my family, 20 years in business would not have been achieved.

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She has remained loyal to the brands she has carried over the years including Lycon Waxing, Aviva Tanning, Shellac and Jessica Manicure and Pedicure.

“I was also delighted to bring on board the fabulous facial range that is Killarney Organic. Killarney has been incredibly kind to me. I’m so proud to be part of such a wonderful community. If the past 19 months have proved anything for business it is together we are stronger.”

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County Board open to GAA museum proposals

By Sean Moriarty The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county. There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built […]

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The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county.

There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built in their home town.

Before he retired from politics in April, Michael Gleeson was campaigning to build a GAA and cultural museum on the grounds of Fitzgerald Stadium.

His campaign goes back several years before the recession set in, with a €0.5 million bridging loan secured from Croke Park along with funding from Fáilte Ireland. That funding was lost with the onset of the recession before 2010.

Tim Murphy, the outgoing chairman of the Kerry County Board, has confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that no approaches have been made to the County Board at executive level during his five year stint at the helm.

However, he said the Board would be open to such approaches provided there is sound financial planning behind the project in place.

“The first and most important aspect is the capital funding and my understanding is there needs to be Fáilte Ireland funding in place first,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “If it gets up and running, there needs to be very clear talks with all stakeholders so everyone knows each others expectations. A museum attracts footfall, but it costs a lot of money to run. We would offer an open door policy to all proposals but funding, first from a capital point of view and then from an operational point of view, will need to be in place.”

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