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Jackie brings wealth of international experience to The Brehon

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By Michelle Crean

There's a new face at one local hotel and bringing her international experience in luxury travel, local tourism is set to benefit.

Jackie O’Brien has been appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing at The Brehon and Angsana Spa.

Her experience in the luxury travel industry includes the renowned Hyatt Hotel Group, Canada, where she spent over 10 years, and more recently with Clayton Hotel Group.

In her new role, Jackie will lead The Brehon’s meetings, incentives, corporate, events and sales business whilst continuing to develop the hotel's iconic brand.

“I am delighted to join the team at The Brehon and Angsana Spa, Killarney after spending the last 10 years working with Hyatt Hotels in Vancouver, Canada,” Jackie said.

A native of Co Mayo, Jackie is thrilled to be home selling Ireland as a destination and more importantly, Killarney.

“Killarney is such a beautiful place, and I am excited to work with the team here at The Brehon to get to know the locals and become part of the community."

The Brehon & Angsana Spa is located in close proximity to Killarney and adjoining Killarney National Park. The hotel boasts 125 guest rooms and is the perfect venue for meetings. The ballroom is 273 square metres and can accommodate a meeting for up to 250 delegates. The Brehon has two supporting meeting rooms and the Park Suite located on the fourth floor can accommodate up to 100 people. With an array of breakout spaces, the hotel can cater for all types of events, no matter how unique.

A range of dining and refreshment options are also available with menus reflective of the array of local, seasonal produce that is available in Killarney and Kerry; curated by an award winning team of chefs, led by Head Chef Chad Byrne.

“We’re looking forward to working with Jackie as The Brehon embraces a new chapter. She brings with her a wealth of international experience and we’re delighted to have her on board,” Sinead McCarthy, General Manager, added.

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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