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Recognised for their hard work and dedication has secured a trip to the 'Big Apple' for two local employees.

Each month at The Killarney Park and The Ross, four awards are given to team members in recognition of excellence in the areas of friendliness, respect, teamwork, and delivering an exceptional guest experience.

This year at their Christmas party, the 'Most Valued Employees' for both hotels were recognised, and the award recipients for 2022 were Sheila Fahy, a Chef at The Killarney Park for over nine years, and Adam Kania, Sous Chef who has worked at The Ross Hotel for 13 years.

"Sheila and Adam embody the values we strive to achieve, and their dedication and commitment are greatly appreciated," said Marcus Treacy, General Manager of The Killarney Park.

As winners of the 'Most Valued Employees' award, Sheila and Adam will each receive a trip for two to New York City, a testament to The Killarney Park and The Ross hotels’ commitment to rewarding and recognising their employees.

'Great Place to Work' certification

The Killarney Park is proud to announce its recent certification as a 'Great Place to Work'. This prestigious recognition is based on employee feedback and demonstrates The Killarney Parks' commitment to creating a positive and supportive work environment for its staff.

The 'Great Place to Work' programme evaluates companies on various factors including trust in leadership, fairness and respect, and camaraderie among employees. The Killarney Park received high marks in all categories and was acknowledged for its supportive and inclusive company culture.

"We are honoured to receive this recognition," Marcus added.

"Creating a positive and inclusive workplace environment is a top priority for us and it is wonderful to see the efforts of our team recognised. Our employees are the backbone of our organisation, and their satisfaction is key to our success."

The Killarney Park, along with its sister hotel The Ross, strive to create an environment for their employees that encourages them to work together and give their guests the best service.

The Killarney Park reopened for the season yesterday (Thursday) having undergone an extensive ground floor refurbishment.

For more information about The Killarney Park, please visit their website at


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Killarney to feature on TG4’s Country Music show

By Sean Moriarty A song about Killarney – once made famous by local Country Music hero Dermot Moriarty – will feature on TG4 tomorrow night (Tuesday). The second series of […]




By Sean Moriarty

A song about Killarney – once made famous by local Country Music hero Dermot Moriarty – will feature on TG4 tomorrow night (Tuesday).

The second series of the Irish channel’s County Music show ‘Viva Ceol Tire’, which highlights emerging Country Music talent in Ireland, airs every Tuesday night at 9.30pm.

The next programme will feature Donegal singer David James’ version of ‘Oh Killarney’.

The programme was filmed entirely on location in Killarney including Torc Waterfall, Ladies View Moll’s Gap and Kate Kearney’s Cottage.

“The song was written by Dennis Allen. However, it was a hit for Dermot Moriarty in the 1980s. The first time I heard it I loved it and I was thrilled with the reaction my version has got,” James, who is from the small village of Killean in Donegal, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It’s pretty rural but I love it. I’ll be in Country Music 10 years this May. My first gig was in the local GAA hall for my aunt’s 50th birthday. I was 14 and I’ve been at it ever since.”



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Five questions to ask yourself before buying a stock

By Michael O’Connor, When it comes to investing, nothing is certain. There are no perfect stocks to buy because there’s no way of predicting the future with 100% accuracy. […]




By Michael O’Connor,

When it comes to investing, nothing is certain.

There are no perfect stocks to buy because there’s no way of predicting the future with 100% accuracy.

The truth is, investing is hard, and building a portfolio of top stocks that beat the market is something that even financial professionals have trouble doing consistently.

For most people, investing in index funds is the perfect hands-off approach, providing broad exposure to the stock market at a very low fee. Even my own personal portfolio is made up of roughly 70% ETFs despite the fact I invest in the market for a living.

But I believe some stock picking is a good strategy for many hands-on people.

Taking a small portion of your overall portfolio and diligently selecting a small number of companies to invest in gives you an opportunity to learn about the investing process and fully understand the businesses you are investing in, which helps to build conviction in your positions.

From a psychological standpoint “collector’s instinct” kicks in, enabling people to participate and invest more money over time.

Lastly, for Irish investors, there are tax benefits to consider. If you invest in individual stocks, you are taxed at the CGT rate of 33%, and the first €1,270 of your gains are exempt from CGT each year. When investing in index funds or ETFs, you are taxed at the exit tax rate of 41% with no annual exemption.

For those interested in picking individual stocks, here are five questions you should ask yourself before investing in any company.

Do I understand the business?

Too many people invest in businesses they don’t understand because it ‘sounds good’. If you have no idea how the company works, you won’t have the conviction needed to hold onto the stock when an inevitable downturn comes.

Can the balance sheet withstand severe, temporary adversity?

This seems obvious, but so many people invest in companies without understanding how much money a company holds and who they owe money to. Economic cycles are guaranteed. You must ensure that the company has enough cash-on-hand to avoid becoming obsolete when activity slows.

Will the company benefit from long-term trends?

Make sure the company will remain relevant into the future. If the stock is cheap now, it may be cheap for a reason.

Is the company enjoying profitable growth?

Not growth at all costs, but a combination of sustainable growth and value. All this information can be found online at sites like

What are the risk factors?

Is the company trying something new and untested? If yes, who are its competitors and how successful are they? If other players are more established, this company may have a tough time breaking into the market.


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