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It’s show time as Dickie Rock unveils Gleneagle’s summer cabaret

DICKIE ROCK helped launch the annual Gleneagle Summer Cabaret at the hotel last night.

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Singer Dickie Rock who first performed in The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney Summer Cabaret in 1963 pictured 53 years later at the launch of the famous 2016 Gleneagle Summer Cabaret with from left, Fiona O'Connor, The Gleneagle, Brendan Shine, Damaris Woods, Mike Denver, Red Hurley, Patrick O'Donoghue, The Gleneagle Hotel, Derek Warfield and Ceara Scanlon, The Gleneagle Hotel. Every night from July through August the legendary Gleneagle Hotel Ballroom will be occupied by a stalwart of the Irish entertainment industry. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

SUMMER just wouldn’t be the same in Killarney without the show-stopping annual cabaret in The Gleneagle Hotel and singer Dickie Rock, who first performed at the cabaret in 1963, took centre stage to unveil the 2016 event last night along with Brendan Shine, Damaris Woods, Mike Denver and Red Hurley.

The cabaret returns this July and August and this year as always features the best of Irish entertainment. Every night from July through August the legendary Gleneagle Hotel Ballroom is occupied by a stalwart of the Irish entertainment industry.

Brendan Shine returns every Tuesday night and the man from Portumna Mike Denver kicks off his Wednesday night residency from July 6.

Monday sees one of Ireland’s foremost comedy hypnotists Adrian Knight entertain the whole family with his comedy stage show with over two hours of side-splitting entertainment, packed with fast-moving stories and audience participation.

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays feature a veritable smorgasbord of Irish legends with performances from Dickie Rock, The Wolfe Tones, Foster and Allen, Red Hurley, Bagatelle to name but a few.

Grab your dancing shoes as Country Sunday’s returns with performances by Ireland’s best loved country stars including Derek Ryan, Michael English, Declan Nerney and Robert Mizell, Derek Ryan to name but a few….

The family-run Gleneagle Hotel is one of Ireland’s leading leisure and entertainment destinations. Where else can you find such extensive leisure facilities, world-class entertainment and genuine hospitality and all without stepping beyond the front door?

For further information and or the full list of dates contact the box office on 064-6671555 or log onto www.inec.ie


Singer Dickie Rock who first performed in The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney Summer Cabaret in 1963 pictured 53 years later at the launch of the famous 2016 Gleneagle Summer Cabaret with from left, Fiona O’Connor, The Gleneagle, Brendan Shine, Damaris Woods, Mike Denver, Red Hurley, Patrick O’Donoghue, The Gleneagle Hotel, Derek Warfield and Ceara Scanlon, The Gleneagle Hotel. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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Go on…put the kettle on to help a good cause!

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TEA TIME: Nora Murphy, Mary Lehane and Betty Carmody, drinking a cuppa as they raise awareness about this year’s Virtual Tea for Motor Neurone Disease which takes place on June 21.

By Michelle Crean

June 21 is Global Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Day and one local group is calling for participants to get involved.

Christy Lehane, Chairman of Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone and Ambassador for the IMNDA, will take part in the Virtual Tea for MND fundraiser and awareness event.

“We never thought this time last year that 12 months later we would be doing Virtual Tea for MND,” Christy told the Killarney Advertiser.

“In these COVID times our fundraising efforts have all ceased, but sadly there is no slowing down of Motor Neurone Disease. Providing the support and services to our Motor Neurone sufferers is now more important than ever before. I am now appealing to all you good people and friends who have supported us in the past to please hear my plea. I myself will drink Virtual Tea for MND again this year. So go on, put on the kettle and take out the china tea pot and get family and friends around to the garden for a brew and a catchup for a great cause. If you do not feel comfortable with having people around, you can go very modern and go Zooming and encourage your friends to do so also. I am aware that some of our MND sufferers are themselves organising Virtual Tea Drinking get togethers.”

Participating SuperValu stores are on board again this year providing tea bags etc. to raise awareness of MND, and staff will be asking shoppers for donations for the IMNDA starting on June 7 to 21.

“I seldom seek donations and financial support, but perhaps in these COVID times when our need is greatest you might be moved to help us.”

Every year MND Associations across the globe mark June 21 as a special day of recognition where the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations across the world undertake a range of activities to raise awareness and keep focused on the search for the cause, treatment and eventual cure for this terrible disease.

You can donate to www.imnda.ie or if you can contact Christy Lehane Chairman of Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone and Ambassador for the IMNDA on 087 9671011.

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Laura’s new look for Leaving Cert

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NEW LOOK: Laura Cronin, who is currently sitting her Leaving Cert, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

By Michelle Crean

Rathmore’s Laura Cronin headed into her Leaving Cert exams this week with a whole new look after transforming her hairstyle for charity.

Laura, daughter of Una and Donal from Rathbeg, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

As her long locks didn’t get cut over the last year Laura decided to get a good chop in Katelynn’s Hair Design in Rathmore instead, and use the left over hair to create wigs for sick children.

“I thought, rather than trim it I’d cut a lot off,” Laura, who hopes to study pharmacy in college, told the Killarney Advertiser. “I wanted to cut off a lot of it, I was sick of long hair. I said that if there’d be enough I’d donate it as it’d be a shame to see it on the floor.”

Laura said that hopefully it can make a child happy if it allows them to receive a specially made wig for their First Holy Communion, or a similar occasion.

“I’d encourage anyone who has long hair to think about what they could do with it.”

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€1m upgrade for Killarney store

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INVESTMENT: DV8 have invested €1m to update their store in the Killarney Outlet Centre. Pictured at the reopening were staff members: Clodagh McCarthy (Store Manager), Lorraine McGough (Assistant Manager), Anuka Altanson and Sarah Murphy. Photo: Don MacMonagle

A popular Killarney fashion shop, which reopened last week, securing up to 15 jobs, has had a facelift after a €1 million investment.

Leading fashion retailer DV8, which has a network of over 50 stores across Ireland, reopened its 4,000 square feet store in the Killarney Outlet Centre.

And customers admired the new look.

DV8 sells over 40 top fashion clothing brands as well as footwear and accessories in its stores and online at www.dv8fashion.com. The hip fashion house is well-known for its uber cool shop interiors and has dedicated customers across Ireland and the UK.

“We are delighted to be reopening our new store in Killarney and confident it will compliment the existing retail offering in the town, with DV8’s unique range of male and female clothing and footwear,” David Scott from DV8 said.

“We think local shoppers will enjoy the DV8 experience, including the top fashion brands and excellent customer service.”

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