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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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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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