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Killarney hotels win big in Tripadvisor awards

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By Sean Moriarty

Four Kerry hotels - including three in Killarney - have made the list of top five hotels in Ireland.

TEAM EFFORT: Management and staff at the Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa in Tralee are celebrating after being named the second-best hotel in Ireland on Tripadvisor.

Each year Tripadvisor selects 25 out of 833 hotels in Ireland and ranks them by Travellers' Choice.

The Old Weir Lodge, Muckross was named as the number one hotel in Ireland following the Travellers' Choice rankings.

Management and staff at the Ballygarry Estate, Hotel and Spa in Tralee are celebrating after being named the second-best hotel in Ireland following a Tripadvisor survey.

The Killarney Park and the Cahernane House Hotel were ranked fourth and fifth respectively.

Also in Tripadvisor’s Annual Awards, Loch Lein Country House was ranked number one in Ireland in its Top Small Stay’s Hotel Category.

These awards recognise “intimate hotels that make big impressions”. A family run hotel, this four star property is nestled into a natural landscape with stunning views across Loch Lein and the McGillicuddy Reeks.

This award is based on traveller’s reviews and ratings posting on Tripadvisor throughout 2021.
The country house was called an “absolute gem” and “an enchanting small hotel in a perfect locale”.

Furthermore it has been ranked in this category as number seven in Europe and No 18 in the world.

“We are beyond happy to have received this award and it is a testament to the wonderful and loyal staff here at Loch Lein particularly in light of the crushing impact COVID-19 has had on our industry,” said proprietor Paul Corridan.

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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