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Maxi Zoo, Ireland’s largest specialty pet retailer, has opened a second store in Kerry.

At the store opening wre Catriona Cotter Manager Killarney store left and Suzanna Glinka with Phoebe the dog. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

The premises, at Deer Park Retail Park Killarney, is in addition to Maxi Zoo Tralee, and boasts a state of the art grooming salon and aqua area.

To mark Maxi Zoo’s newest store, a weekend of celebrations took place on Saturday and Sunday, May 25th and 26th, when families and their four-legged friends enjoyed a party atmosphere with face painting, balloon modellers, treats and a red carpet for their furry friends.

The team from Spin South West was there on Saturday with a live in-store DJ, giveaways, and goodies. Independent TD for Kerry Danny Healy-Rae was on hand on Friday, when the ribbon was officially cut on the new store.

"Maxi Zoo has been a hive of activity in Tralee for quite some time now, so it made sense for us to open a second store in the county, and Killarney was the obvious choice. We feel our new store really complements the excellent offering at Deerpark Retail Park, and we were delighted to see such a party atmosphere over our Family Fun weekend, no doubt a sign of great things to come,” said Anthony Cremin, Head of Marketing at Maxi Zoo Ireland.

Since its inception in Ballincollig, County Cork in 2006, Maxi Zoo has evolved into Ireland's largest specialty pet retailer, boasting a diverse range of over 8,000 products for pet owners. With a presence in 16 counties, the opening of the Killarney store is a testament to Maxi Zoo's unwavering commitment to meeting the needs of pet lovers throughout Ireland.

The newly opened store in Killarney sees 11 dedicated staff members added to Maxi Zoo's workforce, contributing to the company's overall employment of over 350 staff in Ireland.

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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