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Nonstop line up of Summer Entertainment at Gleneagle & INEC!

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Live in Killarney brings you the best of entertainment this Summer at the Gleneagle Hotel and INEC Killarney.  The nonstop line up of events features something for everyone including music, kids shows, comedy, dance and musicals.

Every Monday during July and August we are delighted to welcome Michael English to the line-up, the legendary Brendan Shine every Tuesday and king of country Mike Denver every Wednesday.  Thursday, Friday’s & Saturday’s sees a medley of singers and bands perform including Johnny Brady, Lisa McHugh, Joe Dolan As it Was, Bagatelle, Brendan Grace, The High Kings and a whole lot more.   Grab your dancing shoes as Country Sunday's returns with performances by Ireland's best loved country stars including Cliona Hagan, Jimmy Buckley, Patrick Feeney & Ciaran Rosney, Paddy O’Brien to name but a few....

It’s off to Grandma’s house we go on July 22nd when Little Red Riding Hood and the Silly Billy Wolf will thrill our young audience.

From July 10-14, we are so excited to welcome the Legally Blonde the Musical to the INEC Killarney.  The smash hit Broadway and West End Show features X Factor’s Lucy Jones, BBC EastEnders’ Rita Simons, and Bill Ward, star of ITV’s Coronation Street and Emmerdale star.  Legally Blonde The Musical is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy, a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest.

Daniel O’Donnell plays his only summer concerts in Ireland in the INEC from 14th-19th August 2018.

The international dancing phenomenon Riverdance returns to the INEC Killarney from Sept 12th -16th.  For over two decades, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance and we are delighted to welcome it back to Killarney for a limited run.

With fresh air aplenty, acres of national park to run wild in and all the nature you can possibly imagine, Killarney is a kid’s paradise. The team at The Gleneagle Hotel roll out the red carpet for families, from family-friendly dining options to one of the best hotel leisure centres in the country. They offer a selection of room sizes, suites and self-catering apartments so families big and small can book their perfect space.

Their famous kids’ clubs and kids’ entertainment runs during the school holidays, they also have pitch and putt, tennis and squash facilities open all year round. Book your summer family break today www.gleneaglehotel.com

 

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Killarney girl has an important part to play in Rose Festival

By Michelle Crean A little Killarney girl has had her dreams come true after being selected as a Rose Bud in this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival. Chloe Nott […]

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By Michelle Crean

A little Killarney girl has had her dreams come true after being selected as a Rose Bud in this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Chloe Nott (7) from Fossa was thrilled to find out that she has been paired with Arizona Rose Sophie Owen.

She’s now super excited as the Festival kicks off tonight (Friday) and is looking forward to being part of the big parades which attract thousands to the streets of Tralee tomorrow (Saturday) and again on Sunday.

“We found out about three weeks ago, she was picked from hundreds from all around the country,” Chloe’s mom Gemma told the Killarney Advertiser.

Last Saturday the Rose Buds came together for the first time in the Meadowlands Hotel in Tralee where they met the Kerry Rose Édaein O’Connell and received their sashes.

Tonight (Friday) they’ll enjoy a party in the Meadowlands and have a busy weekend meeting and greeting people when they take part in the Festival’s activities including a trip to the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium.

“I’m so excited to meet my Arizona Rose,” Chloe, who is going into Second Class in Fossa National School, said.

Gemma and her husband Eric and son Luke (9) went to Reidys in Killarney to tell Chloe the exciting news.

“My mom gave me a rose and told me I was a Rose Bud. After she told me I was bursting with excitement.”

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Killarney Races celebrates 200 years

Killarney Races celebrated 200 years of racing yesterday during the opening day of AugustFest, an exciting three-day summer horse-racing festival that will run until tomorrow (Saturday) inclusive. Kerry Senior Football Captain […]

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Killarney Races celebrated 200 years of racing yesterday during the opening day of AugustFest, an exciting three-day summer horse-racing festival that will run until tomorrow (Saturday) inclusive.

Kerry Senior Football Captain Sean O’Shea, with a host of fellow teammates and back-room staff, escorted Sam Maguire to the racecourse arriving by jaunting cart to take part in the bi-centenary celebrations.

Racegoers of all ages were thrilled to get up close with the Sam Maguire Cup and our fantastic Kerry football legends.

AugustFest at Killarney Races offers patrons great racing, history, socialising, entertainment and so much more at Ireland’s most scenic racecourse. A special bi-centenary admission package was available on the opening day offering patrons admission, a racecard and a €5 free bet all for €20 which went down a treat with punters. With many bringing their jerseys and cameras along to make the most of the double celebrations at the Kerry track.

The first race at Killarney Racecourse was recorded in 1822. In the early days, the meetings were supported by Lord Clanmorris and the Earl of Kenmare, the feature race being the Kenmare Stakes from 1826 to 1830. The current racing venue located at Ross Road held its first race meeting on 20 July 1936 and Ontario was the first ever winner at the track, winning the 1½ mile handicap hurdle, in the hands of jockey Willie O’ Grady.

During the August racing festival, a special commemorative marquee featuring a wonderful collection of memorabilia and photographs from the last 200 years is open to all in attendance for the duration of the festival.

“We celebrated a major milestone here at Killarney Races, two hundred years of racing in Killarney which is amazing,” Killarney Racecourse Chairman, Gerard Coughlan said.

“I would like to take this opportunity to encourage all locals and visitors to Killarney to come along and be part of the 200 year celebrations during AugustFest!

With two more fantastic days of racing in store and lots of ticket levels and packages including food and beverage options to choose from, whether it is close to the action general admission tickets or silver service fine dining, there is something for everyone at Killarney Races. Live music, fashion, and fun for all the family complement the best of summer racing at the track this August.

Patrons are advised to book online and come along early to enjoy the stunning views, facilities, delicious food, live music on the lawn and soak up the boutique festival atmosphere for which Killarney Races is famous.

Adult tickets and packages are available from €20 and children under 14 go free ensuring a great day out for all the family. For those who love a deal, the punter’s pack is a great value-added option and if you want to live it up check out the Maurice O’Donoghue Suite and Panoramic Restaurant options. For all ticket details and festival programme information visit killarneyraces.com.

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