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Kathryn Thomas cuts the tape on luxury Muckross apartments

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Niall Tangney (Banqueting Manager), Sheila Sheehan (Sales & Marketing Executive), Sean O’Driscoll (General Manager), Kathryn Thomas, Bernie O’Donoghue (Wedding Sales Manager), Brian Miley (Director of Sales & Marketing), Joe Holland (Rooms Division Manager), Daniel O’Connor (Deputy General Manager). PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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TV STAR Kathryn Thomas was on hand for the opening of 18 luxury two-bedroom apartments at the Muckross Park Hotel & Spa.iNua Hospitality, owner of the five-star hotel has invested €800,000 in refurbishing the apartments on the complex, which will be called “The Reserve at Muckross”. The interior design of the apartments was completed by “The Interiors Boutique” company based in Killarney.

The two-bedroom apartments are complete with kitchen, dining area and lounge; allowing guests to avail of full self catering facilities while also enjoying all the luxuries of a five star resort break.

Apartment guests can avail of access to the beautiful Vitality Suite at the Spa at Muckross, as well as the hotel gym, residents lounge and all the dining options available at Muckross Park Hotel.

Apartment guests are also provided with a full concierge service. Sean O’Driscoll, general manager at the hotel commented “The luxury apartments are a great addition to the accommodation options we have here and offer great flexibility for families and groups who stay with us here at Muckross.”

The Reserve at Muckross apartments are very close to attractions including Muckross House, Muckross Abbey and Torc Waterfall. Surrounded by 25,000 acres of rivers, mountains and lakes, The Reserve provides a great location for guests, offering spectacular walking trails, cycling routes, horse riding and boating on the Lakes of Killarney.
 


 
Niall Tangney (Banqueting Manager), Sheila Sheehan (Sales & Marketing Executive), Sean O’Driscoll (General Manager), Kathryn Thomas, Bernie O’Donoghue (Wedding Sales Manager), Brian Miley (Director of Sales & Marketing), Joe Holland (Rooms Division Manager), Daniel O’Connor (Deputy General Manager).
PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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Life-long supporter to be honoured

By Michelle Crean There’ll be a very special launch tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) as one club dedicate a new boat to a loyal supporter. Muckross Rowing Club are inviting all members, past and present, friends and supporters to the boathouse for the boat launch at 2.30pm. “We are delighted to honour and name our new Janousek Coxed […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’ll be a very special launch tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) as one club dedicate a new boat to a loyal supporter.

Muckross Rowing Club are inviting all members, past and present, friends and supporters to the boathouse for the boat launch at 2.30pm.

“We are delighted to honour and name our new Janousek Coxed Quad, sponsored by the Cahernane House Hotel, after Kathleen Murphy, a dedicated supporter of our club,” Shona O’Sullivan from the club, who is also Kathleen’s granddaughter, said.

“Kathleen is always supportive of our club fundraisers and has been selling the Muckross Lotto tickets since day one. Every year Kathleen’s enthusiasm and love for the club is especially shown from the shore at Killarney Regatta, as she is all decked out in the yellow of Muckross.”

She added that Kathleen’s family are also very active members of the club and she enjoys listening to their stories from the boathouse and regattas.

“We hope to see you all there to honour and thank Kathleen, a life-long supporter of our club.”

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Killarney man wins most-coveted trophy in sheepdog trials

By Sean Moriarty Kilcummin farmer Tom O’Sullivan – one of the main organisers of last month’s Sheep Dog Trials in Fossa – has become the first Kerry man to win the biggest award in the sport. Tom is the chairman of the Killarney sub-committee and was a member of the 15-strong Irish team that participated […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Kilcummin farmer Tom O’Sullivan – one of the main organisers of last month’s Sheep Dog Trials in Fossa – has become the first Kerry man to win the biggest award in the sport.

Tom is the chairman of the Killarney sub-committee and was a member of the 15-strong Irish team that participated in the international sheepdog competition in Aberystwyth in Wales last weekend.

A total of 60 competitors, 15 each from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, contested the biggest event in sheepdog trials on Friday to Sunday last.

After getting through the qualifiers on Friday and Saturday, Tom and his dog Northhill Tess, fended off the challenges of the other top-15 qualifiers to win the International Supreme Champion award.

Not alone is he the first Kerry man to win the competition, which has been running since 1947, he is just the fifth Irishman to do so and the first from Munster.

“The qualifying course was similar to Killarney,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

However, Sunday’s final was much more difficult. His dog had to round up a flock of sheep at the left hand side of the course. Then Northhill Tess, under the guidance of Tom, had to round up a smaller flock and bring them to the same holding pen. When finished, five of the sheep were wearing red collars and Tom had to instruct his dog to separate them and bring them to a separate holding area.

“It is the biggest trophy in sheep dog trailing,” he added. “Everyone who trains a dog does so for this day. It is mind blowing. My family are very proud, they know the time and the work involved preparing for this.”

The standard at the Killarney event last month was evident in Wales last weekend. The Killarney winner, Peter Morgan and his dog Moss, ran Tom to a very close second.

His son Peter Og won the Young Handlers award and Team Ireland were declared the overall winners based on aggregate scores in the final 15.

Tom arrived home to Kilcummin on Monday night to a traditional homecoming bonfire.

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