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The Brehon in TripAdvisor Top Ten

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THE BREHON is one of Ireland’s top hotels according to TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2016. The popular Killarney hotel is listed in the Top Ten Hotels in Ireland as announced by TripAdvisor today. Now in their 14th year, The Travellers Choice Awards are determined based on millions of reviews collected over the past twelve months from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

“We are thrilled to have been named one of TripAdvisor’s top ten hotels in Ireland,” said managing director Patrick O’Donoghue. “It is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team at The Brehon.”
General manager Brian Bowler added: “We are very grateful to the many guests that take the time to post their experiences of The Brehon on TripAdvisor. Delivering a wonderful experience for each and every guest is always our priority, and this award reflects this as it is based on thousands of reviews from throughout the year.”

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel website. It operates in 47 countries worldwide, reaching 350 million unique monthly visitors, with more than 290 million reviews posted on 5.3 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions around the world.
TripAdvisor's Top 10 Irish hotels are Harvey's Point, Co Donegal; Ashford Castle, Co Mayo; The Merrion Hotel, Dublin; Castle Durrow, Co Laois; The River Lee Hotel, Cork; Adare Manor, Co Limerick; Hayfield Manor, Cork; Dromoland Castle, Co Clare; The Brehon, Killarney; Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee.

Killarney fared incredibly well in the Travellers Choice Top Hotels category, The Muckross Park Hotel, The Killarney Park Hotel, The Lake Hotel, The International Hotel and The Dunloe all featured in the Top 25 hotels.

“What sets the winners apart is not just a high standard of service and accommodation, but the fact that they deliver this day in and day out,” said James Kay, TripAdvisor spokesperson, commenting on the awards.

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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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