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New outdoor area at Malarkey’s

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By Michelle Crean

Just as indoor dining resumed earlier this week, Malarky Restaurant unveiled its wonderful new outdoor garden area.

With a calm colour palette, gazebos at each table and a gorgeous garden, it'll be a haven for diners who book in.

For owner Seamus O'Connell who is Head Chef and a food artist, he is delighted to have the outdoor setting ready and is also relieved to finally reopen his business after a year of reopenings and closures.

"To be back at work again is great," the New Street business owner told the Killarney Advertiser this week.
"I've just got the outdoor dining put together and we're also open for indoor dining. We're happy to be back"

The restaurant experienced a difficult 18 months due to COVID, with opening and sudden closures hitting his pocket.

"We were open last summer for a couple of months, closed October and November and open for two weeks of Christmas. We opened when we could but you lose all your stock when you close while your still paying all your overheads."

He added the only plus personally for him was the time off.

"I really enjoyed the time off," he said. "It's the first time in 40 years I wasn't cooking by night."

And he said that he and his staff are looking forward to meeting their customers again.
"We're looking forward to the rest of the summer season. Outdoors it's a very peaceful garden, with a nice sound system and romantic lighting."

The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday and taking bookings via their Facebook page: Malarky Restaurant, or via phone on 064 6622566.

He also plans to host special events on Tuesday nights going forward for those in the industry to enjoy a night out.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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