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Killarney back in business after restrictions lifted

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney hotels and hospitality sector businesses are preparing for a bumper season after the majority of pandemic-related restrictions were lifted this week.

The news, which came late on Friday, gave hoteliers and publicans little over 12 hours to prepare.
The Government announcement ended the 8pm closing time for pubs and restaurants and allowed nightclubs to open for the first time in nearly two years.

“It has been all go since the announcement and it's very positive,” Bernadette Randles, Chair of the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), told the Killarney Advertiser.

"It is great news and now we are getting ready to rebuild our businesses, this is really positive news for hotels and tourism in Killarney.”

Despite the short notice Ms Randles said there were large numbers of people out enjoying themselves since the 8pm curfew was lifted.

She was full of praise for her staff at her family run Dromhall Hotel who had to cope with yet another change in work practices.

“For us in Dromhall it was good. People did venture out after 8pm and the best thing was to see our teams motivated and to see a renewed buzz about the place,” she added.

She said that Kerry can look forward to a busy season but warned that it could take years to recover after two years in some form of lockdown or restrictions.

“We are seeing a big increase in bookings, however there is a lot of ground to be made up and it will be a long road to recovery. Overall we remain very optimist but we cannot take anything for granted and it may take more time for some businesses to recover.”

Last summer Irish people were encouraged to holiday at home and she is hopeful this will continue this year, however the international market may take some time to recover.

“One of the positive impacts over the last couple years is that people have rediscovered Ireland as a holiday destination and we feel this will stand to us as people rediscover the beauty and what Ireland has to offer and they can travel Ireland at their ease,” she added.

“We are hopeful of overseas visitors, but it will be a number of years before they get back to pre-COVID levels. This means ongoing Government assistance is going to be essential.”

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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