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In the picture following US presidential election result

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Eileen O'Callaghan and her son Paudie, of The Failte Hotel Killarney holding a precious photo of her son Colm who is regional vice president of Trump International Hotels in Chicago with President elect Donald Trump and on right giving a welcome smile and handshake to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to the Trump Hotel in Chicago a few years ago. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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AS REPUBLICAN Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, the family of a Killarney man who has worked with Mr Trump for a decade posed with pictures of the new president that are on display in their hotel.

Chicago-based Colm O’Callaghan, who is regional vice-president of Trump International Hotels, has previously noted how people like the fact that his boss is straight talking. Today, his mother Eileen O’Callaghan and brother Paudie O’Callaghan of The Fáilte Hotel, Killarney, posed for a photograph by Don MacMonagle.

In it they hold a picture of Colm with the new president of the United States, as well as another picture in which Colm gives a welcome smile and handshake to then-Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on her visit to the Trump Hotel in Chicago several years ago.
 


 
Eileen O'Callaghan and her son Paudie, of The Failte Hotel Killarney holding a precious photo of her son Colm who is regional vice president of Trump International Hotels in Chicago with President elect Donald Trump and on right giving a welcome smile and handshake to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to the Trump Hotel in Chicago a few years ago. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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