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Local hotelier goes viral …… for cycling through his own hotel!

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WHEELIE GOOD IDEA: A screenshot Marcus Treacy cycling through his empty hotel which has gone viral online.

By Sean Moriarty

It was a 'wheelie' great idea in terms of publicity - as well as having some fun - as one local hotelier who decided to make use of his empty hotel has gone viral online.

Cyclist Marcus Treacy, the current County Time Trial League cycling champion, owns and runs the popular Killarney Park Hotel on East Avenue which is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

However, as Marcus visits his hotel at least once a day to make sure everything is in order, he decided to have some fun!

With help from his nephew Teddy, who is son of Ciara Treacy who runs the Ross Hotel across the street, while the hotel was empty he video-recorded himself doing his daily check while cycling one of his cross-country bikes through the premises.

Along to music of Bjork's 'It's oh so Quiet', he can be seen descending the hotel’s stairs, pulling wheelies in the lobby and racing through the dining room and restaurant - areas that would normally be thronged with guests - before exiting through the front door.

“It was all a bit of fun,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “A hotel is a 24/7 business and you would never get the chance to do something like this. Like every business in these times, we are trying to keep our brand alive. The media is full of depressing stories these days so we decided to do something different.”

The video, which he posted on the hotel’s social media sites, has reached over 50,000 people in total so far.

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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