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KerryClimbing rank second in ‘best of the best’ list

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A local climbing company is celebrating this week after news that it has been named in two of Tripadvisor's top categories.

Beaufort based KerryClimbing was listed Number 2 in Tripadvisor’s Top 10 history, geology, flora and fauna ‘List of th Best of the Best things to do in Ireland’.

And not only that but they also ranked 16th in Europe in the 'Top Experiences' category.

The family business offers guided tours of Carrauntoohil and the surrounding MacGillycuddy Reeks.

It is run by husband and wife team Catherine and Piaras Kelly and they employ a group of tour guides who are experts on the mountains’ history, geology, flora and fauna.

"Here at KerryClimbing we are absolutely delighted that Kerry and particularly our tour 'Guided Climb of Carrauntoohil' is ranked as number two in the Top 10 list of the 'Best of the Best Things to do in Ireland' and as 16th in all of Europe," Catherine Kelly told the Killarney Advertiser. 

"A wonderful mark of recognition for our family business to have this tour, which has almost 700 reviews on Tripadvisor, reach so high on this list."

She added that it's a testament to the experience that they offer their KerryClimbing clients and their team of guides, instructors and office staff.

"We are very appreciative to all our past clients that took the time to review this tour on Tripadvisor. We are a small team that truly love what we do and we are deeply passionate about these mountains and the magnificent area they encompass.

"We genuinely get a real buzz when we see our customers having a unique and hugely memorable experience and that’s what has them coming back time and time again."

The 'Exhilarating Rib Experience' Dingle Sea Safari made the list at number 10 of the Top 10 'Best of the Best Things to do in Ireland'.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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