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Locals are the best-dressed at Killarney Races




There were two local winners in the Best Dressed competition that ran alongside Ladies Day at Killarney Races last week.

WINNERS: Dawn Milk Ladies and Gents winners at Killarney Races Killarney Races Niall Crowley Kilcummin and Charlene Brosnan Killarney with judges Aidan O'Mahony and Anna Daly Photos By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus Ltd.

Celebrity judges Anna Daly and Aidan O’Mahony had a tough challenge whittling down the ten finalists.

“What a day! Killarney must be the most picturesque racecourse in Ireland. It was a joy to spend the day in the sunshine with my partner in crime Aidan O’Mahony, among such elegance and style. Killarney you're a charm. I could hardly call this work! I'll be back very soon,” said Daly.

The Ladies Day winner was Charlene Brosnan a primary school teacher from Killarney, who won a specially commissioned crystal vase and a trip to Paris for two. Charlene’s stunning look was a beautiful cream ruffled dress paired with gold headpiece and heels.

“Absolutely thrilled to win here in Killarney. I come to most meetings here and it’s an honour to win at my local racecourse. I’m wearing a dress I wore to my son’s christening and its lovely to be able to get another wear out of it. I’m so looking forward to my trip to Paris. Thanks so much to Anna and Adian and all at Dawn Milk – we were treated like royalty,” she said.

In the gent’s category Niall Crowley from Kilcummin came out on top.

“What an honour to be chosen as the Dawn Milk Best Dressed Gent at Killarney Races. I just arrived back from Dubai on Monday where I have been living for the past five years, this has made for a fantastic start to my summer at home with family and friends. I got my suit tailor made in Dubai for the occasion and I'm delighted that it has all paid off. I'm a teacher working in Dubai and it's great to be home for the summer,” he said.



Celtic Whiskey Bar now offering wine Wednesdays and Sundays

The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to […]




The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to become a wine lovers paradise.

The bar is launching a Wine Wednesday and Sunday experience.Every Wednesday and Sunday, with a full wine menu available, offering a delightful selection ranging from fizz to rich reds and delicate rosés. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or just beginning to explore the world of wine, there’s something for everyone to savour.“Step into the cosy establishment nestled in the heart of Killarney and prepare to embark on a journey through vineyards and varietals, all at heavily discounted prices that won’t break the bank,” said the bar in a statement.“And the best part? Bottles start from just €20, making indulgence accessible to all.”Each week, the bar will be showcasing special wines available by the glass to  complement a delectable menu offerings.“The perfect pairing with their new and updated menu. The perfect spot for some casual drinks and dinner. Treat yourself to cheeseboards, chowder or any of the tasting offerings the new menu has to offer. Whatever your preference, their knowledgeable staff are on hand to guide you through our extensive wine selection, offering expert recommendations and ensuring that each sip is nothing short of perfection,” added the statement.

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Gleneagle Concert Band Annual Charity Concert

A brilliant big band sound will ring out in Killarney at the eagerly awaited annual charity concert by the Gleneagle Concert Band on April 28 at 7.30 pm at The […]




A brilliant big band sound will ring out in Killarney at the eagerly awaited annual charity concert by the Gleneagle Concert Band on April 28 at 7.30 pm at The Gleneagle Hotel.

The town band will be joined by guest artists from Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine Choir Kenmare and all proceeds from this concert will be allocated to local causes – the Children’s Disability Network Team for South Kerry, Brothers of Charity Services Kerry, CanTeen Ireland and the Gleneagle Concert Band Music Education Programme instrument loan scheme.

The concert will cater for all musical tastes and will include military marches, classical music, jazz numbers, film music, choral music and vocal hits.

Gleneagle Concert Band Music Development Officer Vincent Condon said:
“We are delighted to collaborate with local charities and hope the public will come out in great numbers again this year to support this worthwhile fundraising venture.
The Children’s Disability Network Team for South Kerry, in partnership with Brothers of Charity Services Kerry, provides essential services to children and young people with complex needs and support for their families. CanTeen Ireland is a support group for young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years who have cancer or had cancer in the past. A large audience on the night of the concert will raise much-needed funds to support the wonderful work being done by both charities to empower and help young people who need support.
The band and choir musically are in excellent form and I extend an open invitation to music enthusiasts and all to come and join us for what will be an evening of great entertainment.”

The Gleneagle Concert Band has performed with distinction for former President Mary McAleese and President Michael D. Higgins on their visits to Kerry in recent years and has been proud ambassadors on tours to Germany, Holland, Sweden, Austria, Portugal, Paris, Lisbon, Monaco and Cannes over the past four decades.
Band manager Ciaran Lynch added:

“These are very exciting times for the band which would not be possible without the encouragement and support we receive from the political, business sector and general public in Kerry. This concert will be a highlight and a celebration of the voluntary work, community service and musical excellence that exists here in Kerry. “

Tickets are priced at €18 for adults and €12 for children/OAP and are available from the INEC Box Office, band members, Brothers of Charity Office 7 Countess Road Killarney, St. Francis Special School Beaufort, Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine office in Kenmare and at the door on the night of the concert.


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