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Lions Club charity golf event a big hit




Killarney Lions Club’s annual golf fundraising event, played last Friday at O’Mahony’s Point golf course, was a fantastic success with 38 teams playing on the day, an increase of eight teams over last year.

Lions club members Liam Kealy Padraig Cronin Denis Doolan John and Sean O'Callaghan displaying the prizes at the Lions annual charity golf event.

This was the 41st running of the charity event and to-date it has raised over €400,000 for local charities. The money raised in this year’s event will be donated to local and national charities over the coming weeks.

Denis Doolan, President of Killarney Lions Club, said: “This year’s golf event was very well supported, with the highest number of teams we’ve had participating in some time and all aspects of the event sponsored by businesses in Killarney. We would like to thank all our sponsors and Killarney Golf Club for their continued support, and of course all the golfers who took part to help make the event a success.”

Supplies for the event were provided by O’Callaghan Fruit & Veg, Caraway Kitchen, Coca Cola, Carry Out Off Licence, Killarney Brewing & Distilling Company, Gala and Tim Jones Butchers.

The top prizes were sponsored by National Tile Killarney, Muckross Park Hotel, Cahernane House Hotel, Hilliards, Quill’s, Dromhall Hotel, Dermot Healy, Synergy Golf, Killarney Outlet Centre, Healy Cornelius Design and Brian James.

Tricel employees donated items for and prepared two large hampers that were raffled at the end of the day.

Prize winners in the competition were:

1st Prize: The Laurels (Denis Nash, Colm Bowler, Jim Morris, Jimmy Smith – 102 pts)
2nd Prize: Tim Jones Butchers (Tim Jones, Pat O’Neill, John Doyle, Ronan Curtayne – 100 pts)
3rd Prize: Killarney Golf Club (John O’Mahony, Brian Fitzgerald, Mike McAuliffe, Tommy Galvin – 99 pts)
4th Prize: Lucey Transport (Kevin Lucey, Alan Brady, Tom Bolger, Gabriel – 97 pts)
Nearest the Pin, 7th hole – Eamon O’Sullivan
Nearest the Pin, 18th hole – Killian Rice
Long Drive Men: Ewan McIndoe
Long Drive Ladies: Abigail Graham



Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry

This year’s Three Peaks Challenge, organised by Killarney Cycling Club will raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry. The June 15 event,  the only one day cycle event Down Syndrome Kerry […]




This year’s Three Peaks Challenge, organised by Killarney Cycling Club will raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry.

The June 15 event,  the only one day cycle event Down Syndrome Kerry is associated with this year, promises to be a fabulous day of cycling and fun!.

The 100km route challenges the stronger cyclists and the 75km route gives cyclists the chance to become familiar with Moll’s Gap which is part of the Ring of Kerry route.
The cycle sets out from Killarney, heading out the Cork Road. The 75km route (one peak) turns right at Loo Bridge for Kilgarvan and onto Kenmare, while the 100km route, (three peaks) heads over the county bounds to Ballyvourney, onto The Top of Coom and then Kenmare. Both routes continue on over Moll’s Gap, passing through the picturesque Ladies’ View and back into Killarney, where all participants will be treated to a burger and drink at the finish line.

“We will guarantee plenty of laughs and refreshments along the way, there are two routes available; 100km or 75km, to meet all abilities, covering some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland. This is the perfect warm-up for anyone thinking of doing the Ring of Kerry cycle this year or anybody looking for a really well run sportive with great craic compulsory,” Chairperson of Killarney Cycling Club, Kevin Murphy.

All cyclists who register online will be entered into a raffle for some great spot prizes kindly donated by our sponsors, winners collecting their prize at the finish line.

Down Syndrome Kerry’s goal is to help people with down syndrome to make their own futures as bright and independent as possible by providing them with education, support and friendship every step of the way.
Funds raised from this cycle will help Down Syndrome to continue to provide vital services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and job coaching to their members.
As Down Syndrome Kerry do not receive any government funding, they are totally dependent on your support to continue to make these services available to those who need them.
You can register for the cycle which is €40 for Cycling Ireland members, €20 for accompanied under 16’s on event master:-

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BAR 1661 is teaming up with Pig’s Lane for a night of cocktail mastery

BAR 1661, the winners of Ireland’s Bar of the Year 2022, are taking up temporary residency in Killarney’s first underground hotspot, Pig’s Lane for one night only on May 21. […]




BAR 1661, the winners of Ireland’s Bar of the Year 2022, are taking up temporary residency in Killarney’s first underground hotspot, Pig’s Lane for one night only on May 21.

The dynamic team at Dublin’s BAR 1661, who have recently taken their talents to venues in Sweden, London, and the famous Dead Rabbit Bar in New York, are now hitting the road to Killarney for an epic takeover event.

Staunchly Irish and fiercely independent, BAR 1661 have two goals in mind; to introduce the world to Poitín and lift Irish cocktail culture to fresh heights.
Headed up by their founder Dave Mulligan, the Dublin team will transform Pig’s Lane on College Street for one night only. Since opening just a few months ago, Pig’s Lane has been raising the bar in Kerry with its cocktails, whiskey and wine offering. Kicking off at 6pm, experience a curated selection of Poitín-infused cocktails, featuring a bespoke rendition of BAR 1661’s drinks menu.

The crew will also serve up their unique take on the classic Irish Coffee with their Belfast Coffee, steeped with cold brew coffee, top-quality Irish Poitín, and rich demerara syrup. Guests will be able to chat with the team, get some insider knowledge on how to elevate their own cocktail-making skills, as well as learn insider tips on how to blend flavours to satisfy their own palette.

Two-time World Championship Mixologist and Drinks Development Manager for the O’Donoghue Ring Collection and Pig’s Lane, Ariel Sanecki said of the upcoming takeover: 

“We are very excited to welcome one of Ireland’s leading bars, BAR 1661, for an exclusive collaboration with us here at Pig’s Lane. This takeover is a great opportunity for people to meet with innovative mixologists who will be crafting bespoke creations right in front of them! We look forward to welcoming guests on the night, to what promises to be an epic event, featuring premium drink producers and unforgettable flavours.”

Before the takeover starts, drinks aficionados can join Dave for an intimate Poitín Masterclass. Attendees are invited to explore the diverse landscape of Poitín, accompanied by fascinating insights into its vibrant history and contemporary revival.


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