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Killarney Advertiser launches brand new local Event Guide

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Last month we launched our Readership Survey, a project that helped us better understand the content you want to see more of.

When our readers were asked "from the advertisements you see in our magazine, what grabs your attention the most", a massive 70% of the 683 respondents said they were interested in reading about Events.

As always we listened, and asked ourselves what more can we do to promote events in our town. On the eve of Paddy’s weekend we are delighted to launch our new Event Guide 'What’s on in Killarney'.

The Advertiser is Killarney’s most popular publication. For almost 50 years we have supported the events industry in our town and have built up great relationships with the local businesses at the forefront of bringing the very best music and arts line-ups to town.

Our new weekly Event Guide is the next step in promoting Killarney’s Live Event scene. Each week we will work with local venues to collate their events schedule and bring it to you in a digestible format in both our magazine and our website.

“Bar Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway, I don’t think any other town or city manages to attract the calibre of live music and arts events like Killarney does, and we realised that there is no local, single source of updated content for locals and visitors to see what’s going on in town in any given week," Business Development Manager Chris Davies, speaking about our latest initiative, said.

"With our new Event Guide you can expect to find all the latest Concerts, Pub Gigs, Festivals, Talks, Lectures and Exhibitions coming to town."

If you have a venue in town that hosts live events - let us know. Email sales@killarneyadvertiser.ie.

If you're looking ton know what's going on in Killarney this weekend you can check out the event guide here www.killarneyadvertiser.ie/whats-on-killarney/.

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Retiring Garda Sergeant began career in Killarney

Antoinette Cunningham who retired last week from An Garda Síochána and the Association of Garda Sergeant’s and Inspector’s as their General Secretary started her career 33 years ago in Killarney. […]

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Antoinette Cunningham who retired last week from An Garda Síochána and the Association of Garda Sergeant’s and Inspector’s as their General Secretary started her career 33 years ago in Killarney.

Sergeant In charge at Killarney Garda Station Dermot O’Connell paid tribute to her achievements and her unrelenting commitment to improving the policing environment.

As a former Chairman, Secretary and delegate of the Kerry Branch, Sergeant Dermot O’Connell worked closely with Antoinette in AGSI for many years.

“Her support for members of the Association was second to none. Antoinette always pursued what was right and just. Her ability, knowledge and professionalism was acknowledged both internally and externally by other representative bodies and also professional bodies,” he said.

“When Antoinette arrived here at her first station, the late Jack McGrath was the Sergeant In Charge.”
“As many know Sergeant Jack McGrath frequently walked the beat. During this time Jack shared much of his experience with Antoinette who proved her ability as a competent Garda to Sergeant Jack McGrath. “
“Jack was very impressed by her ability even at that early stage, he always spoke highly of Antoinette and followed her career path with great interest.”

Antoinette subsequently transferred to Limerick (Roxboro Road and Mayorstone Garda Stations). As a Sergeant she moved to the Garda College and completed a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning and a BA in Training and Education.
In 2021 Antoinette was honoured by University Galway with an Alumni Award for her significant contribution in the field of policing.

She became the first female member to serve with the Association of Sergeants and Inspectors at Branch level, National Executive level, President, Deputy General Secretary and finally General Secretary.

“On behalf of the Kerry Branch of AGSI I wish Antoinette the very best in whatever the future holds for her and her family,” added Sergeant O’Connell.

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‘The Bumblebee1000’ Supercar event arriving in Killarney on Saturday

The ‘Bumblebee1000’ supercar run will arrive in Killarney around 5pm on Saturday. Around 40 supercars will leave Barberstown Castle in County Kildare on Saturday morning.After stops at Portlaoise Plaza (11am) […]

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The ‘Bumblebee1000’ supercar run will arrive in Killarney around 5pm on Saturday.

Around 40 supercars will leave Barberstown Castle in County Kildare on Saturday morning.
After stops at Portlaoise Plaza (11am) and Cashel Palace Hotel (1pm) the convoy will arrive the Europe Hotel and Resort at 5pm.
“’The Bumblebee1000’ is not just about horsepower and adrenaline rushes; it’s about making a difference. As participants roar through the countryside, they’ll also be driving towards a noble cause. This event is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for The Little Blues Heroes charity, supporting the children of the Little Blue Heroes, and making a positive impact on their lives,” said an event spokesperson.
“The Bumblebee1000” is not just a journey; it’s an experience that blends luxury, adventure, and philanthropy in a seamless fusion. Whether behind the wheel of a sleek supercar or a supporter cheering from the sidelines, everyone is invited to be part of this remarkable event.
The cars will depart the Europe Hotel and Resort at 10am on Sunday and will stop off at a charity cars and coffee event in Tarbert at 11am before finishing in Adare at around 2pm.

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