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Hotels to remain closed until May or June

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By Sean Moriarty

The Irish Hotel Federation has accepted that reopening will not be possible until at least the end of May this year.
Up to 40 hotels in Killarney remain closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. The town has over 2,500 hotel beds meaning Killarney is disproportionally more effected than any other town in Ireland.

However, Bernadette Randles the Chair of the Irish Hotels Federation says the safety of staff and visitors is the number one priority.

“I have resigned myself that it could be May or June,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “This is about the well-being of the people, safety first.”

She called on people to remain positive and look forward to a time when we can all travel again.

Even if restrictions are lifted in May, Ms Randles said it will be early next year before international travel returns in any viable format and hopes Irish people would holiday at home this summer.

“We live in hope, the vaccine rollout will bring an end to this,” she added. “We will have to give Ireland more support this year, stick together and support each other, not just hotel business but all of Ireland.”

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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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