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Rare whiskey raises €1,500 for Kerry Parents & Friends

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FUNDS: Marie Linehan, CEO of Kerry Parents & Friends, was delighted to receive a cheque for €1500 this week after Celtic Whiskey sold rare whiskey. Also pictured is Bar Manager Luke Crowley-Holland.

 

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By Michelle Crean

 

A rare whiskey which is limited to 18 bottles helped raised €1,500 for a local charity.

Killarney’s Celtic Whiskey this week presented a cheque to Kerry Parents & Friends after auctioning ‘The Dingle Celt’ Irish whiskey bottles.

Following the success of their award-winning Celtic Cask Independent bottlings, the decision to release an ultra exclusive Dingle whiskey was made earlier this year.

The Dingle Celt is an extremely rare bottling from a single cask at Dingle Distillery, which has been triple distilled and fully aged in a 50 litre Caratelli Chestnut Cask that previously matured Vin Santo dessert wine from Altesino - one of the finest wineries in Tuscany. The single malt was distilled at the Dingle distillery on May 23, 2015 and bottled by Celtic Whiskey at cask strength on December 6, 2018, this whiskey is limited to 18 bottles.

 

Customers had the opportunity to purchase one of 15 bottles online at www.celticwhiskeyauction.com from Monday, August 5 to Monday August 19 - the remaining three bottles are now available by the measure at the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder in New Street, Killarney.

Celtic Whiskey decided to donate at least €100 to a local charity from each highly sought-after bottle. Kerry Parents & Friends Association (KPFA) was chosen by the Celtic Whiskey team due to it being a charity very close to a couple of staff members and a fantastic cause.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to give this cheque to Marie from Kerry Parents & Friends Association (KPFA),” Bar Manager, Luke Crowley-Holland, said.

“The care provided by the KPFA is hugely important to the community and is one that is close to the hearts to a number of us at Celtic Whiskey.”

CEO, Marie Linehan said that Kerry Parents & Friends are delighted to receive €1500.

“We have a lot of programmes running in the county and a cheque of this size will help tremendously. At present we run a transport service from Killarney town to and from work, provide staffing resources for people who require extra help for taking on extra activities in the community - cleaning the cathedral, maintaining the railway station flowers, uprooting the polytunnel at the Great Southern - a streetwise programme and a mindfulness programme.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Relief as indoor dining finally resumes

By Michelle Crean After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in. Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday. According to the new […]

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By Michelle Crean

After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in.

Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday.

According to the new rules as set out by Fáilte Ireland and the Government, in order for customers to access indoor service, they must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months. Those who are not yet vaccinated can only be served outside.

A maximum of six people aged 13 and over are allowed per table and it’s advised that face coverings be worn when not at the table, there is no time limit, customers can only eat or drink at a table and not at the bar or counter, and one person must give their details for contract tracing purposes. Live music and dancing is not allowed.

The Killarney Advertiser spoke to a number of businesses this week and overall the feeling was relief that they can finally get back to normal service but the issue of staffing still remains.

Brian Murphy from Courtney’s Bar said he was feeling nervous.

“I’m feeling nervous as we don’t have enough staff,” he said. “It’s a Monday so hopefully we can cope. Things will settle down and we’ll find a level we are all happy with.”

At the Porterhouse Restaurant Lee O’Callaghan said “It’s great to be back open and have people coming into the restaurant”.

“Hopefully we have a long season after being closed for so long.”

Staff at Reidy’s, Ellen Shannon, Rory Carroll and Jack Sweeney, added that they’re delighted to return to indoor dining.

“Hopefully we get back to normal soon and to brighter days ahead.”

At Jimmy Brien’s Bar in Fair Hill, customers echoed the same sentiments about being finally open.

“We are delighted to be back,” Danjoe Aherne said.

“We appreciate everything Alan Breen has done for us. We’re glad to be back home again!” Charlie Buckingham said.

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Time to get your skates on!

By Sean Moriarty People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline. A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council. Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people […]

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People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline.

A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council.

Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people of the town to have their say.

It is proposed to build the park on land adjacent to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre with help and support from the KDYS.

“In 2017 a group of skateboard enthusiasts approached me, they had no designated safe area to enjoy their sport. Sport is vital for youths, stakeboarding increases metabolism, improves balance and enhances coordination use,” Cllr Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. I commend Kerry County Council, management, engineers and the planning team for getting the project to this stage, it’s now up to the people of Killarney to have their say. It’s vital positive submissions are lodged by Wednesday, August 25,”

Submissions can be lodged to the Playground Unit, Finance Dept, Kerry County Council.

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