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New Omniplex cinema opens today creating 25 jobs



By Michelle Crean

Movie lovers are in for a treat from today (Friday) - as the brand new and unique luxury five screen Park Road cinema - complete with the latest Barco Laser projection technology and a MAXX Recline screen - finally opens.

There's been great anticipation by locals as to what the new state-of-the-art facility will offer - and they won't have to wait any longer as the doors officially open today.

It's also a huge economic boost to the town with the creation of over 25 full and part-time jobs.

“We’re delighted to open our newest cinema in Killarney and can’t wait to welcome the people to the Omniplex experience!" Mark Anderson, Director of Omniplex Cinemas told the Killarney Advertiser.

"The MAXX Recline auditorium with all electric reclining armchairs simply must be experienced. This all-laser projection facility is at the cutting edge of worldwide cinema technology.”

He added that they have worked hard over the last 16 months to ensure their customers across Ireland enjoy a safe cinema going experience.

"We will have the same safety measures in place here in Killarney like online ticketing, reduced auditorium capacity and self-scanning of tickets. Coincidentally, our MAXX Recline screen is naturally well suited to a socially distant world with large fully electric recliner seats and a two metre gap between rows.”


Omniplex’s safety measures include In-Cinema Seat Separation – two metre bubble around each cinema booking. Families and friends may sit beside each other up to a maximum of five guests. Online Ticketing and Shop; tickets may be purchased online and pre-ordering of cinema treats online, for collection, is encouraged. Limited capacity; a maximum of 50 per screen with social distancing also in place in foyers and toilets. Enhanced cleaning regimes; including screen protection at all customer touchpoints. Sanitisation stations in foyers, reduced showtimes, for example only one movie will start and end at a time to facilitate social distancing and extra cleaning.


Opening Movies:
Space Jam: A New Legacy
The Croods: A New Age
Black Widow
Fast & Furious 9
The Suicide Squad
Spirit Untamed
No Time To Die
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Top Gun Maverick
West Side Story
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Matrix 4
Paw Patrol: The Movie
Free Guy
Snake Eyes
Shang Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Halloween Kills
Jackass Forever
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Jessie Buckley to perform live on RTE this Friday 22nd September



This Culture Night, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh will present an hour-long live music and arts programme from Dún Lúiche in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht at 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.  

Actress and singer Jessie Buckley has been added to the list of stellar musicians who will perform with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on the night. Jessie will perform a special rendition of a Sinéad O’Connor song in tribute to the late artist. 

Jessie commented: “I am very honoured to return to Culture Night 2023 to remember Sinéad O Connor with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Sinéad was such a huge influence on so many women in Ireland and across the world, her courage, her mind, her politics and her intense beauty and soul. She was a warrior to humanity. I remember hearing her for the first time and feeling her uncompromising need to connect and affect. Recognising what couldn’t be said and speaking it out loud. I am so grateful for all her fire and all her love. It is such a privilege to return to Ireland for RTÉ Culture Night in Donegal to sing a song of gratitude for Sinéad and her family and friends.” 

Other artists performing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra include The Murder Capital, R&B singer and 2FM Rising star Aby Coulibaly and Irish-based Ukrainian musician Olesya Zdorovetska.  

Friday 22nd September, 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player 

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N22 Killarney to Faranfore road further delayed

The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again. Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project […]




The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again.

Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project were identified and were put out to public consultation in May 2021. These have now been whittled down to just one.

It was previously promised that the preferred route would be published late last year.

This dragged on in to the Spring and there is still no sigh of the preferred route being revealed.

A recent Kerry County Council meeting a council official explained that there are further funding requirements to allow the council complete various reports and investigations required before the road can move to its next phase.

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