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Golf club “absolutely clear that it is not in financial difficulty”

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By Sean Moriarty

 

Killarney Golf and Fishing Club is not under financial pressure, the Killarney Advertiser can exclusively reveal. Despite reports circulating in the media, the famed golf club has refuted the claim.

The Killarney Advertiser spoke directly to senior management at the club, after which Adrian Brennan, the Chairman Management Council issued the following statement.

“2020 was a challenging year for all involved in hospitality in Kerry and across the country. The golf club was not exempt from these challenges and saw a reduction in income of circa €625,689 when compared to 2019. However, with a combination strong leadership, employee dedication, sound management, operational efficiencies, Government supports and excellent sales strategies, the golf club performed exceptionally in 2020. It quickly adapted to these new COVID related challenges and eventually reported a trade surplus of €221,482 to members at its AGM last November."

A highlight for the golf club was being able to generate more revenue in September 2020 than it did in September 2019, he added.

“While the golf club has been closed for over one hundred days since October 1 (its new financial year), we want to be absolutely clear that it is not in financial difficulty. It continues to manage its budgets professionally and with prudence. This approach served us well throughout 2020 and will continue to do so for 2021. In the absence of any certainty on when the golf club will be permitted to reopen, it continues to navigate these times with caution but does so against the backdrop of a strong and loyal membership base and a domestic market booking forecast which is flourishing. All we need now is for Government to lift restrictions and allow everyone to get back golfing."

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Artists invited to showcase work at Wine and Art night

It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November. The pandemic enforced its absence and now […]

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It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November.

The pandemic enforced its absence and now every effort is being made to make up for lost time.

Widely regarded as one of the social highlights of the year in Killarney, this year’s gathering will take place in the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday, November 30, commencing at 7.15pm.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at €20 and all proceeds raised on the night will go to deserving local charities and community organisations.

Over the years the evening of wine and art has raised tens of thousands of Euro for great causes and the 2022 proceeds will be of enormous benefit to the chosen groups.

This year, once again, the event is being held in association with Daly’s SuperValu and supported by Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company.

Rotary Club President, Rayla Tadjimatova, has appealed to all artists who might like to showcase their work on the night to get in touch with club members, as soon as possible, to guarantee inclusion.

“We are reaching out not only to artists who have supported the event in the past but to any new artists who wish to take the opportunity to place their work in front of a very appreciative local audience of up to one thousand people on the night,” she said.

Those interested should email killarneyrotaryclub@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Gardai seek whereabouts of missing Kerry teen

Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager. Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3). He is described as being […]

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Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager.

Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3).

He is described as being approximately 6ft in height, of a slim build with brown hair and green eyes. When last seen Nicolas was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black hoody top. He was also carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information on Nicolas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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