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Killarney hotels dominate Tripadvisor Top 25 list

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VOTED THE BEST: The Killarney Park Hotel team pictured celebrating yesterday (Thursday) after the hotel was named number one in Tripadvisor’s Top 25 Hotels in Ireland this week.

By Michelle Crean

Four Killarney hotels proved that they are amongst the best in Ireland after being named in the top 25 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice ‘Best of the Best’ this week.

Ranked number one is the Killarney Park Hotel, followed closely by Old Weir Lodge at number six, the Killarney Royal at number 14 and the International Hotel which came in 19th place.

Other Kerry hotels were listed including Manor West Hotel at number three, the Meadowlands Hotel at number nine, and Ballygarry Hotel and Spa which placed number 11. It’s a huge boost to the industry as all have had a difficult year due to COVID.

“We are thrilled with this award, it is a huge testimony to the genuine warmth and hospitality our team deliver every day,” Niamh O’Shea, General Manager of The Killarney Park Hotel told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The family owned Killarney Park will be in business 30 years this coming April – our promise has always been warmth beyond the smile. Through our amazing hard working team this warmth permeates throughout the hotel. Thank you to all our customers that chose us as their hotel of choice in Killarney and for taking the time to share their great experiences for others to follow. The number one position in Ireland is a great place to be today as we look forward to a fantastic summer season, but rest assured we will never rest on our laurels and will continue to deliver the warmest of welcomes and the best of service to our customers.”

Niall O’Donoghue from the Old Weir Lodge added that they too are proud to be number six on the list.

“We’re so proud to have been ranked at number six in Ireland ahead of such giants of the industry as Adare Manor and Hayfield Manor. We’re delighted with this acknowledgement of our hard work which has continued behind closed doors since last October. We can’t wait to reopen and welcome back guests that have been so loyal to us over the years. Equally, we’re especially proud of our great staff and we’re very excited to have them all back with us very shortly. The Trip Advisor Awards are the Oscars of the hospitality industry and it means a lot to us in a small family business.”

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Green light for teen accommodation

By Michelle Crean  Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead. An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment. The teens living within the premises […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead.

An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.

The teens living within the premises will be supervised by applicant Eileen O’Brien who will live on the ground floor of the premises.

The two one-bed apartments on the second floor would either be rented out or used for independent living for the teenagers as they reach adulthood.

The two-bed apartment will be on the third floor. There are also plans for balconies at second and third floor levels.

The proposed apartment building is contemporary in design with a mix of stone and render finish on the lower floors and synthetic burned timber finish on the upper floors. The second floor is recessed at the front and the third floor is recessed at the front and the rear with a decorative feature on the front elevation comprising dark grey timber steel poles. The building will also have a flat roof.

Planning permission was granted subject to 14 conditions including a two-metre high boundary wall to be constructed on south, south-western boundaries of the site and there’s to be no overnight commercial guest accommodation.

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities

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An Garda Siochana is appealing to the public to park legally in designated car parks and spaces when visiting beaches, beauty spots and other public amenities. 

The good weather has seen an increase in dangerous illegal parking at these locations across the country in recent weeks. An Garda Siochana wants people to enjoy the summer but do so safely.

Parking illegally can lead to unnecessary risk and dangers such as pedestrians being forced to walk along dangerous roads. It can also prevent emergency services from gaining access to these amenities a seaside locations which could lead to the loss of life. 

“We encourage the public to plan their journeys and think safety first when parking your vehicle,” the Gardai said in a statement. 

“The outcome of parking illegally could be far more serious than a FCPN or vehicle towing and puts others and your own life at risk. 

An Garda Siochana reminds and encourages the public to social distance and follow public health guidelines when attending these locations this Summer.

An Garda Siochana is also supporting National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 14th – 20th). Information on this campaign and general water safety can be found on Water Safety Irelands Website – www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/

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