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Hotel staff rewarded after busy summer season 

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There was plenty of feel-good cheer as hotel employees were joined by their families for an end of summer garden party on Sunday.

Timmy Looney Sheila and Sean McAllister pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Conor Alexandra and Ollie Collins and Ellie Roche pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Jerry and Martina O'Leary Gerard Carmody and Kathleen Bhuiyan pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Michael Katy and Sophie Jacobi pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Mariusz Nowaczyk Katarzyna Iwanicka and Hanna pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Mike Anne and Rebecca O'Sullivan pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Marco Sarac Jasmin Feorle Elena Riedmann Eileen Forster Lina Metzler Vivan Caehringer Elizabeth Ritter Marinela Murat and Gustavo Copio pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Jessica Bell Marilyn O'Leary Sophie Jacobi Emma Griffin Kayla Byrne Brian Courtney Aisling Davis Katie O'Sullivan and Shauna Davis pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Kamile Layla and Indy Lyne pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Damian Paulina Laura and Luzanna Ciupka having fun at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Martina O'Leary Michael Jacobi and Kathleen Bhuiyan pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Alan Corey and Bridget O'Sullivan joined their colleagues at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Donal Mangan Danielle Medved Goran Dijakdvic Natasa Stobakovic and Anastasia Pejakovic pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Regina Palfi Tunde Palfine Ethan Sibanda and Craig SIbanda pictured at the Great Southern Killarney staff and families barbeque in Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

The event, which included staff from the Great Southern and Killarney Royal, was hosted in the Events Centre and beautiful gardens of the Great Southern as a reward for all their hard work over an extremely busy summer season.

Staff were treated to a host of delicious delicacies and special appearances by local singer Cathal O’Flaherty and treats from Shake Waffle & Roll rounded off a great day for the team.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome our team and their families as a thank you after a busy summer season,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

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Coolick National School to launch online lotto

A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves. The Coolick […]

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A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves.

The Coolick National School Lotto is now live; offering a weekly prize, a weekly jackpot and a range of valuable spot prizes at launch.

Coolick NS first opened its doors in 1870 making it one of the county’s oldest primary schools. The school and pre-school is home to over 130 children from the locality. This is an increase of 20% over the past 5 years taking enrolment to an all-time high.

Coolick NS School Lotto Chairperson and parent, Pádraig Leane says properly resourcing primary school services is crucial:

“The cost of providing education is rising and the school grants provided by the department, although valuable, only do so much. We want to overcome this challenge with our school lotto. The school has a range of immediate needs but also longer-term goals to expand our facilities, add more sports equipment, wellness programmes, student support programmes and increase extra-curricular trips,” he said.

First on the list is a new set of school jerseys, gymnastics mats, replacement of end-of-lfe iPads and further expansion of their Tír na nÓg play area for the younger pupils.
Coolick National School Principal Gearoid O’Sullivan remains focused on providing the best for the children of Coolick.

“As a school we are committed to providing the best equipment, teaching and learning resources, outdoor spaces and a school interior that helps nurture each child. This school lotto will help us with our commitment to provide the very best for the school and especially for the pupils in our care,” said the principal.

The staff and students of Coolick National School are appealing to families, friends, past pupils, members of the local community, stakeholders and supporters to get behind the weekly school lotto. It is hoped that the option of 1 line for €2.50, 2 lines for €4 or 3 lines for €5 will encourage everybody to contribute. A lotto draw will take place each week with a maximum jackpot of €2,000 to be won.

Signing up is easy; through the school’s website https://www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/coolickns

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Live TV audience date with Daniel O’Donnell at INEC

People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell. TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the […]

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People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell.

TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena for the first time from June 17 to 19.

Recorded before a live audience over three nights with two concerts per night, Opry le Daniel offers a different music theme each evening and a host of special guests will join the legendary presenter Daniel O’ Donnell on stage to perform all your favourite songs.

The recordings of the show will be split into two one-hour blocks, taking place throughout each evening.

Now in its 14th year, Ireland’s favourite country music artist O’ Donnell will be joined on stage by Declan Nerney, Cliona Hagan, Mike Denver, Chrissy Mac, Dana and the Donegal balladeers ‘Onóir’ to mention but a few.

Tickets from €30.20 are available from www.inec.ie and the Gleneagle INEC Arena box office on 064 6671555.

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