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Gleneagle voted top family-friendly hotel

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THE GLENEAGLE HOTEL has been voted one of Munster’s top three family-friendly hotels by the readers of the popular magazine Primary Times South.

The Primary Times Star Awards, which are now in their 6th year, champion the best places and best businesses in Munster for families with young children. All the winners have been selected solely by votes from the readers of Primary Times South magazine. The other two winning hotels are the Quality Hotel in Clonakilty and the Clarion Hotel in Cork.

A number of family friendly visitor attractions were also recognised. Fota Wildlife Park won Best Outdoor Activity Centre, Monkey Maze in Glanmire won Best Indoor Activity Centre and Anyone for Science won Best Summer Camp.

Editor Tara McKeown said the results show that having great places to visit locally is still an important part of family life.

“We are delighted that The Gleneagle has been named as one of Munster’s top family hotels. We love when families spend their holidays here with us,” said Patrick O’Donoghue, managing director of The Gleneagle Hotel. “As a family-run hotel, we understand better than anyone how special family holidays are. We are in the business of making precious memories that will be remembered for years to come.”

The Primary Times South Star Award winners were compiled from postal entries, unique email entries and online voting (one vote per computer or device) from readers of Primary Times South between 1st June and 31st August 2016.

Primary Times South is a free ‘What’s on and Where to Go’ guide specifically for the families of children aged 0-12 years, and primary school teachers in the region. Established in 2003, the magazine is published 4 times a year (spring, summer, autumn and winter). It has a circulation of 50,000 copies distributed to primary schools and crèches in Cork and Waterford, and selected towns in Kerry and Tipperary. It is also available at libraries and tourist information centres and is available to download free from App stores. Nationally, Primary Times publishes over 140,000 copies in 3 different regions (Munster, Leinster, and Dublin) throughout the Republic of Ireland.

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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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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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IFTA nomination for Jessie Buckley

By Michelle Crean  Killarney’s Jessie Buckley is up for an award as the 2021 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) nominations were announced this week. Jessie has been nominated as Best Actress in a Lead Role Film category for her work in Charlie Kaufman’s surreal ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Winners will be announced at […]

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Killarney’s Jessie Buckley is up for an award as the 2021 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) nominations were announced this week.

Jessie has been nominated as Best Actress in a Lead Role Film category for her work in Charlie Kaufman’s surreal ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Winners will be announced at a virtual IFTA awards ceremony which will be broadcast on Virgin Media One on Sunday, July 4.

Other well-known Irish actors up for awards include Brendan Gleeson for ‘The Comey Rule’, Paul Mescal for ‘Normal People’, Dervla Kirwan ‘Smother’ and Gabriel Byrne for ‘Death of a Ladies Man’.

Over the past few months during lockdown, the Irish Academy Members have been busy viewing, deliberating, and shortlisting the very best work from across great Irish films, performances, and achievements.

Nominations have been shortlisted by Irish Academy members alongside a specialist jury panel of industry experts from around the world.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no physical IFTA Awards Ceremony until March 2022, in keeping with COVID guidelines and best international practice.

Further details about the show and the international guest participants will be announced shortly.

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