Connect with us

News

Killarney Magazine offers a sparkling reflection of our town

Published

on

Laura Murphy reflects on the historic Lough Lein in Killarney, with the town's first premium tourist publication, Killarney Magazine. A free, glossy, coffee table tourist guidebook, to one of Ireland's most sought-after tourist guides. PICTURE: SALLY MACMONAGLE

A

AS ANY bookworm will tell you, choosing the perfect perch will always enhance your reading experience. And Laura Murphy, Firies, couldn’t have found a more apt spot for enjoying her first read of the Killarney Magazine than a rock on scenic Lough Lein.

As she leafed through this free, glossy publication – Killarney’s first premium tourism guide – Laura felt at one with her surroundings, which are beautifully captured in its pages.

Laura and her twin sister Sarah launched the new Killarney Magazine last week in a photoshoot with Sally MacMonagle and it has certainly proved a double-whammy success itself, appealing to both locals and visitors alike.

The team at Killarney Advertiser is delighted to present readers in Killarney and from across the globe with this collection of top-class features and eye-catching photographs.

A riveting read, this glossy, free magazine showcases our town to dazzling effect and is a page-turningly good read, sharing as it does sought-after insider knowledge and hidden gems. “We noticed that there was no premium visitor magazine that captured the uniqueness of the our beautiful town. It is very much of Killarney featuring local writers, photographers and designers. Feedback has been amazing since we published last week,” said Aidan Quirke, business development manager of Killarney Advertiser and Killarney Magazine. “We are planning for next season’s publication already.”

Killarney Magazine offers a trip back in time thanks to illuminating pieces that history buffs will enjoy (for instance, Breda Joy’s wonderful overview of the history of Muckross House).

But it is also something that will help you keep your finger on the pulse with insider tips and information on making the most of a visit to Killarney.

We hope we will also tempt you to veer off the beaten track to make your experience of our town and it surrounds your very own.

An excellent resource for the traveller and a handy reference guide for local residents, Killarney Magazine emerged from a pool of local talent and it features leading writers from what is a world-renowned literary and cultural hotbed.

The magazine, designed by Damien Switzer, has been distributed throughout Killarney, including hotels, the tourist office and a host of visitor attractions. You can also check out its website at
http://www.killarneymagazine.com
 


 
Above: Laura Murphy reflects on Lough Lein in Killarney, with the town's first premium tourist publication, Killarney Magazine. A free, glossy, coffee table tourist guidebook, to one of Ireland's most sought-after tourist guides. PICTURE: SALLY MACMONAGLE

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

Published

on

0239833_origin_green_gearoid_copy.jpeg

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

Shock at the death of “wonderful community activist”

There was a great sense of shock over the weekend when new of the death of Yvonne Quill, a Tidy Towns champion and wonderful community activist, became known. Yvonne, from […]

Published

on

0240023_EACAD581-D1DC-4B29-AB1E-F1795B041305.jpg

There was a great sense of shock over the weekend when new of the death of Yvonne Quill, a Tidy Towns champion and wonderful community activist, became known.

Yvonne, from Barleymount and formerly of the Cafe, College Street, passed away following a short illness on Friday. Requiem Mass takes place this morning (Monday) at 11am in The Prince of Peace Church, Fossa, followed by burial in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery.

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President Niall Kelleher said she will be very fondly remembered as an incredibly dedicated woman, a strong personality who led by example and spearheaded the town’s Tidy Towns committee with such passion for over 25 years.

He recalled that her proudest day was when, as chairperson of the Killarney Looking Good Committee, she inspired Killarney to the prestigious overall national award in 2011 which had proved so elusive prior to that.

“Yvonne led by example and she never asked anyone to do something she wouldn’t do herself. You would seldom see her without the yellow bib, playing her part and showing us all what needed to be done to give Killarney the edge,” Mr Kelleher said.

“While winning the overall prize was something special, Killarney has never been far from the top and it has won a gold medal almost every year which is testament to Yvonne’s great ability to organise, her steely determination and her unrivalled ability to rally the troops,” he added.

The Chamber President also remembered her as a great businesswoman, a master baker and confectioner whose café on College Street was a must-visit for a whole generation of Killarney people and visitors.

“Yvonne Quill has left a great legacy in her home town. We thank her for what she has done, we’ll remember her incredible work ethic and we’ll ensure her name will live on in Killarney by continuing the commitment to the Tidy Towns initiative.”

Johnny McGuire, a member of the executive of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, who worked alongside Yvonne at the helm of the Tidy Towns committee, said she was a born leader who inspired the whole community and always led by example.

“Killarney would never have won the All-Ireland Tidy Towns award without her. She was the inspirational captain of the winning team. Yvonne worked night and day and, when it came to Tidy Towns, there was no downtime for her,” Mr McGuire said.

“Her commitment to the cause brought her into every school and every housing estate in Killarney. Working closely with the late Fr Michael Murphy, her great friend, Kathleen Foley, and others, they really put Killarney in contention for the top awards every year. The name Yvonne Quill was known and respected in Tidy Towns circles throughout the entire country – she really was a legend and everything she turned her hand to,
she succeeded. Killarney will miss her,” he added.

She will be deeply missed by her husband John, children Peter, Sandra and Sean, her son-in-law Peter, daughter-in-law Mairéad, grandchildren Anna, Jake, Ted, Abby and Luke, sister Angela Mulvey, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and extended family, friends, neighbours and the community.

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending