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RTÉ’s Style Queen enjoyed a visit to Killarney at the weekend

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Style Queen, Eileen Smith from RTE’s Style Counsellors, paid a visit to Killarney at the weekend as a guest of the Killarney based travel company, Golden Ireland.

Eileen and her daughter, Suzanne stayed in the luxurious Great Southern Killarney where they were well looked after for the duration of their stay. Their action packed itinerary included a jaunting car trip through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle by Killarney Jaunting Cars – Tangney Tours, followed by a cruise on the Lily of Killarney. A sumptuous afternoon tea in the Great Southern was followed by a trip to downtown Killarney where MacBees on New Street, The Kilkenny Shop, and the Aran Sweater Market, were highlights for the fashion queen. A busy and enjoyable day was topped off with dinner for two in the Candle Room of Killarney Royal Hotel.

No trip to Killarney would be complete without a visit to Muckross House where the ladies enjoyed a tour on Sunday, followed by a stroll in Muckross Gardens in beautiful autumnal sunshine.

Geraldine McGlynn of Golden Ireland.ie says that the trip was organised to highlight Killarney as a great destination to visit this autumn.

Golden Ireland specialises in Irish travel holiday offers for the Actively Retired market.

“Killarney is a great place to visit at any time of year but as a destination it comes into its own in autumn when it’s less busy. People have more time to chat and hotels offer great value for the Actively Retired, particularly mid-week.”

The stylish octogenarian and her daughter thoroughly enjoyed their Killarney break which was shared with Eileen’s 55,000 plus Instagram followers.

Highlights of Eileen’s trip will also be shared in the Golden Ireland Travel Magazine which will be available in Fáilte Ireland tourist offices next month.

For more information on Golden Ireland, visit www.goldenireland.ie.

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Vaccination centre leaves basketball club homeless

By Sean Moriarty With the National Basketball League set to get underway in two weeks’ time, Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club are still unsure where they will play their homes games this season as their usual venue is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre. The local side play Limerick Celtic away on […]

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By Sean Moriarty

With the National Basketball League set to get underway in two weeks’ time, Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club are still unsure where they will play their homes games this season as their usual venue is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre.

The local side play Limerick Celtic away on the weekend of October 8 and 9 and their first home game is set for October 16.

Currently their home venue at Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre is unavailable as it is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre and according to the Health Service Executive (HSE) this week, there are no plans in place, as of yet, to move out.

Killarney Cougars, the town’s newest addition to the National League, has secured the use of the gym at St Brigid’s Secondary School in the town centre but, as it stands, St Paul’s remain homeless as the season opener looms.

“It is ridiculous at this stage,” said head coach Jarlath Lee. “If you look at what is happening at the Sports Centre, there are very few people in and out of there now compared to the start [of the vaccination roll-out].”

The HSE when contacted by the Killarney Advertiser this week said that they would not be adding to a previous statement issued earlier this month, which said: “In relation to Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre, we are very grateful to staff and management for the use of their facility as a vaccination centre.

“Planning work is well underway for the next phase of the vaccination programme, locally and nationally. This includes a review of where vaccinations are administered in future, but we cannot confirm any decisions in relation to any particular location at this point in time.”

However, the HSE did confirm this week, that the Tralee Vaccination Centre, located at the Munster Technology University, will re-locate to the recently vacated Borg Warner factory in the town. The move is expected to be completed within the next week to 10 days.

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Triple treat for car lovers this weekend

Killarney car fans are in for a triple treat this weekend with three different events to look forward to over two days. Tomorrow (Saturday), Cannonball will blast through the town. Over one hundred supercars, ranging from firm favourites like McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley are expected to take part […]

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Killarney car fans are in for a triple treat this weekend with three different events to look forward to over two days.

Tomorrow (Saturday), Cannonball will blast through the town.

Over one hundred supercars, ranging from firm favourites like McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley are expected to take part while raising funds for the HOPE Foundation.

The cars will leave Kenmare at around 11.30am and will travel via Moll’s Gap to Killarney and onwards to Farranfore and Tralee.

“The cars will not be stopping in towns this year to avoid gatherings,” said an event spokesperson, but the Killarney Advertiser understands that the high-powered convoy will be stopping in Tralee for a lunch halt before making their way to Tarbert and the Shannon Ferry.

On Sunday, and as revealed by the Killarney Advertiser last week, the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will host its annual classic motorshow at the racecourse from 11am. This event will raise funds for St Francis’s Special School in Beaufort.

Cars n’Coffee Killarney will join the vintage club on Sunday. After a successful 2019 season at KC Print, Cars n’Coffee is looking for a new home in Killarney, and Sunday’s collaboration with the vintage club could pave the way for further events at the racecourse.

“Having events of this quality in Killarney shows that the town could soon become the car culture capital of Ireland,” said Cars n’Coffee organiser Ger Neeson.

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