Connect with us

News

Killarney to roll out the  Green and Red carpet

Published

on

K

Killarney is set for a bumper week as thousands of football and horse racing fans are set to arrive in the town over the coming days.

Many fans are expected in their droves ahead of the all-important Super 8 clash with Kerry on Sunday at Fitzgerald Stadium.

The match is expected to attract a capacity crowd of 31,900 to the stadium bring a much needed mid-season boost to the town.

“It promises to be an exciting sporting week with a huge crowd expected at the recently upgraded Fitzgerald Stadium for what promises to be an epic encounter and the local businesses will contribute hugely to the special atmosphere in and around the town on big match day,” said Paul Sherry, President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce. “It is a wonderful mid-season boost for the town and I know that businesses are expecting a bumper weekend with GAA supporters and punters set to avail of the top class hospitality for which the town is famous.”

Top flight football is a central part to summers in Killarney, traditionally Munster finals with our great rivals Cork, but with the advent of the new Super 8 format since last year new sets of supporters will get the chance to experience what Killarney has to offer.

“July in Killarney conjures up memories of Munster Football Finals and the July Festival Meeting at the Killarney Races. It wouldn’t be a July without Bird’s Bazaar in the Fair Hill Car Park. Bird’s initially were invited to Killarney in the 1940s by Fitzgerald Stadium Committee in order to raise funds for developing the Stadium.,” said the stadium’s Tatyana McGough. “Mayo and Horse Racing Fans can expect some sporting excitement during the day while enjoying what Killarney can offer in the evening   by way of entertainment.”

The five-day Killarney July Racing Festival will commence on Monday.

Highlights include Ladies Day on Thursday, one of highlights of the social calendar in Killarney.

“The three race meetings, held every May, July and August, are a major boost to the town and I know that Gerard Coughlan and his team at the racecourse estimate that the three meetings are worth in excess of €8 million to the town every year. It will certainly be a bumper week ahead for Killarney and I know that the local businesses are really looking forward to welcoming visitors from all over the country and beyond,” added Mr Sherry.

Racing fans are sure to flock to the Ross Road course on Wednesday following the announcement that legendary jockey Frankie Dettori will make is maiden appearance in Killarney.

“This is a tremendous feather in our cap because Frankie Dettori is box office. We are absolutely thrilled,” said Killarney Racing Manager Philip O’Brien,“We are overjoyed that he will include Killarney in his schedule for the first time and his personality has never been greater so we expect a bumper crowd on the day.”

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

Published

on

0240154_killarney_races_sunday_003.jpg

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

Continue Reading

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

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending