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Heights Hotel Killarney has the recipe for success

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The team from the Heights Hotel Killarney pictured receiving the award, fro left: Jim Reeves, Customer Director Ireland at Unilever Food Solutions, Bernard O’Riordan, Noreen O’Leary, international rugby referee Nigel Owens, Nigel Owens, Collette Andre and Ivor Woods, the Heights Hotel.

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WELL done to the team at the Heights Hotel Killarney which has been crowned Best Hotel Carvery in Ireland. This is the second year running that the Heights Hotel has won not only the Munster title but the All-Ireland title for serving carvery.

The winners were unveiled by Welsh international rugby referee Nigel Owens at the Knorr Great Carvery of the Year Grand Final at the Herbert Park Hotel in Dublin. The Elm Tree in Glounthaune, Cork, took the prize for Best Pub Carvery at the awards.

Launched in 2010 by Unilever Food Solutions Ireland, Knorr Great Carvery of the Year is an all-island search for Ireland’s best pub and hotel carvery. Recent research carried out by Unilever found that carvery is still hugely popular with Irish people. Two in every three eat carvery meals on a regular basis, with 25% eating carvery at least once a week. The research also emphasised that pub and hotel food remain serious business with over 50% of people choosing carvery as the preferred destination for a weekend family meal or Sunday lunch.

Business development chef at Unilever Food Solutions Mark McCarthy said: “The standard of entry to the competition was amazing. All of the finalists in the competition proved to be of an exceptionally high standard in terms of value for money, food quality and customer service.

“I would like to thank The Heights Hotel in Killarney and The Elm Tree in Cork for their excellence in offering the best carveries in the country. Winning the award is much more than just a well-deserved nod for the hard work and dedication it takes to operate at the highest level in our industry, it is a reflection of the appreciation shown by customers as the public also has a say in deciding who goes through to the competition.”

Now in its seventh year, the nationwide KNORR Great Carvery of the Year competition is firmly established as the premier carvery competition on Ireland and Northern Ireland’s culinary calendar.

The two overall winning venues will each receive PR and Marketing support as well as a specially commissioned wall plaque to inform customers that they are about to sit down and enjoy the best carvery in Ireland.
 


 
The team from the Heights Hotel Killarney pictured receiving the award, fro left: Jim Reeves, Customer Director Ireland at Unilever Food Solutions, Bernard O’Riordan, Noreen O’Leary, international rugby referee Nigel Owens, Nigel Owens, Collette Andre and Ivor Woods, the Heights Hotel.

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Gaelscoil pupils compete in Fleadh for the first time

By Michelle Crean It was their first time entering Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí but Gaelscoil Faithleann pupils proved they’ve got talent as they made it to the next stage of the […]

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By Michelle Crean

It was their first time entering Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí but Gaelscoil Faithleann pupils proved they’ve got talent as they made it to the next stage of the competition.

Muinteoir Treasa Uí Scannláin and Muinteoir Lisa Ni Iarlaithe prepared the children over the last two months on Thursday evenings after school.

For the competition 22 kids were entered in the Under 11 and 13 categories in the Comhra Gaeilge competition in Tralee.

Three of the Under 11s and three of the school’s Under 13s are now going forward to represent Chiarraí the Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Newcastle West on July 15.

“The standard was very high and it was our first time entering this competition. All of the children were representing Cill Airne Comhaltas,” Lisa said.

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Kilcummin has strong representation in Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí

Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí may have been absent in the live sense over the previous two years, however it returned over the last two weekends and it delivered with aplomb! The […]

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Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí may have been absent in the live sense over the previous two years, however it returned over the last two weekends and it delivered with aplomb!

The home of Kerry Comhaltas, the Dúchas Centre on the MTU campus in Tralee, was the host venue on the first weekend of the Fleadh, which accommodated the dancing competitions.

“We were spoiled with the spectacle of live dancing of the highest calibre accompanied by live music from accomplished musicians … food for the soul!” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCE PRO, said.

“Much credit and thanks goes to the Moriarty School of Dancing, Mary, John and Adrian who represented Kilcummin CCE and prepared our teams to compete at the highest level.

“We also had such a great weekend in the singing and music competitions over the second weekend of Fleadh Cheoil Charraí, held in the Dúchas Centre and other areas of the MTU campus. All of our competitors performed to the highest standard in robust competition. Well done to all who competed and congratulations to all who go forward to represent Chiarraí the Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan, in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick from July 10 to 16.”

Kilcummin had strong representation throughout the dancing competition during the first weekend of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí.

U12 Ladies 1st place and County Champions.

“Well done to our second U12 Ladies set who weren’t placed but danced beautifully.”

U12 Mixed 1st place & County Champions.
U12 mixed 2nd place.
15-18 Mixed 2nd place.
15-18 Ladies & Mixed Half set 3rd place
U12-15 Ladies 3rd place
Senior mixed half set 1st place and County Champions
Over 35’s 1st Place & County Champions

Kilcummin also excelled in the music and singing competitions of the second weekend of the Fleadh.

Eoin Foley – Accordion 1st place
Eoin Foley – Melodeon 2nd place
Aisling O’Connor – 1st place – Ladies O18 English Singing
Liam Kerrisk – 1st place – 15-18 Melodeon
Michael Healy – Button accordion (12-15) 1st place
Michael Healy – Melodeon (12-15) 1st place
Sean Butler – Button Accordion (12-15) 2nd place
Colleen Anland and Michael Healy – Duets (12-15) 1st place
Seán Fleming – Kerry Comhaltas U15 History Project 1st place

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