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The Holiday Inn on Muckross Road has rebranded as The Parkavon Hotel Killarney and has had a facelift.

Built in 1998, Holiday Inn operated under the IHG umbrella for 21 years and was the only branded hotel in Killarney.

As the contract with IHG headed towards its conclusion – hotel management contracted Dublin based design team CI Studio to manage the hotel rebrand.

 

CI Studio quickly set about formulating a name – one synonymous with the history and culture of the town, but a name unique to tourism in the area. After much searching – the team came across Parkavonear Castle, the 13th-century Anglo-Norman ruin in Aghadoe overlooking the Lakes of Killarney. The name was shortened to Parkavon – thus The Parkavon Hotel.

 

“We are delighted to introduce the The Parkavon Hotel to Killarney,” Hotel General Manager Stephen O’Connor said.

 

“They say what’s in a name, but actually everything. Many selected names were cast aside as they infringed on patent, trademark, copyright or design. The team at CI Studio have been so thorough in their development of the brand, logo, stamp and printed collateral. We are thrilled with the hotel name, the branding and design. It’s a very exciting time for the hotel and its team. The hotel remains in the same ownership and it’s great to see the staff and management from the old brand take this journey with us.”

 

After 21 years under the Holiday Inn brand – the owner felt it was time to branch out as an independent property.

 

“Killarney is a wonderful destination and we are proud to welcome visitors to The Parkavon,” he added.

“Prior to the rebrand, the hotel has undergone extensive refurbishment. All one hundred bedrooms have been redecorated and supplied with new bedding. The hotel lobby and accommodation corridors have been redecorated and new carpets applied throughout. The mild winter also allowed for redecoration to the exterior of the property. The entire hotel looks really fresh and has been so well received by our returning guests.”

 

The Parkavon Hotel is open all year around. The bar serves food daily and is a great location for drink, watch a game on the big screens or a venue for a party to mark any occasion.

 

Check out www.parkavonhotel.com or call 064 6633000.

 

 

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Soroptimists fundraising efforts not “hampered” by COVID

By Michelle Crean COVID didn’t “hamper” their efforts this year as members of the Killarney Soroptimist Club came together and gave generously to charity. Members of the group couldn’t hold normal meetings this year due to the ongoing restrictions but pulled together to continue supporting a women’s aid countywide service. Along with family and friends […]

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By Michelle Crean

COVID didn’t “hamper” their efforts this year as members of the Killarney Soroptimist Club came together and gave generously to charity.

Members of the group couldn’t hold normal meetings this year due to the ongoing restrictions but pulled together to continue supporting a women’s aid countywide service.

Along with family and friends they created Christmas hampers for the third year running and donated them to the ADAPT Centre in Tralee on Tuesday.

There, they presented them to Catherine Casey, who is the Manager of ADAPT Women’s Refuge Centre.

“It is wonderful to be in a position to donate these Christmas hampers to ADAPT once again this year,” Killarney Soroptimist Club President, Teresa Irwin, said.

“Due to COVID and not being able to hold normal club meetings we were unsure what we could manage. We are thrilled with the response since we decided to go ahead and amazed at the generosity and the number of hampers. We wish to thank all those that donated. Hopefully the residents of ADAPT will enjoy them.”

Catherine said that they were once again very grateful to all the members of the Killarney Soroptimist Club.

“We recognise that there is a lot of organising and work done by the Club President Teresa Irwin and all the members in collecting and putting the hampers together. It is heartwarming to see the support and generosity of the club. ADAPT Kerry and the Killarney Soroptimists have built a very good relationship over the last number of years and they have lead many campaigns to highlight our service in the Killarney area, including taking part in the ‘Safe Homes, Safe Communities’ initiatives. There is no doubt that their work raises awareness of our service and has contributed to many more women making contact with us for support by phone, through our outreach service and availing of refuge.”

If you would like to talk to ADAPT Kerry please ring 066 7129100 anytime.

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Time to get your Santa letters posted!

We hope you have your Christmas letter written – and checked it twice – because Santa is waiting for it to be posted! And thanks to the Christmas in Killarney committee it’s now so much easier to get it to him with the special Santa post box on College St. just outside Lana. His elves […]

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We hope you have your Christmas letter written – and checked it twice – because Santa is waiting for it to be posted!

And thanks to the Christmas in Killarney committee it’s now so much easier to get it to him with the special Santa post box on College St. just outside Lana.

His elves will collect the post every night at midnight and bring them straight to the North Pole.

After taking part in the magical parade in town on Saturday evening, Santa spoke to the Killarney Advertiser and said he is so excited to deliver the toys later this month.

“Season’s Greetings to everyone,” Santa said.

“I would like to remind all the boys and girls in Killarney and Kerry to write and post their letters to me as soon as possible. They can use the green post box on College St and my elves will collect the letters every night when everyone is asleep! I can’t wait to get in my sleigh and deliver all the fantastic presents on Christmas Eve. Remember, be good, the elves are watching!”

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