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The Lake Hotel reaches 200 year milestone!

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PROUD: Celebrating the 200th year of The Lake Hotel, Killarney following its opening last weekend are proud staff members, from left: Anthony Barber (Restaurant Manager), Mary Flannery (Receptionist), Sally McMahon (Accommodation Manager), Gemma Dacayo (Accommodation), Ashley Dunlea (Revenue Manager) and Sheila O'Callaghan (Sales and Marketing Manager). Photo: Don MacMonagle

 

By Michelle Crean

The Lake Hotel Killarney reopened for the season on Thursday last - but this is a special year - as the four-star family run hotel is celebrating 200 years in business.

Established in 1820, 2020 marks the bicentenary year of the hotel, which is located just 2kms from Killarney town centre.

The hotel is rich in history and culture, first opening as a town house in 1820 and progressing to a guesthouse in 1840. Previously owned by the Hilliard family, the Huggards purchased The Lake Hotel in the 1900s and it remains owned and operated by the Huggard family today. The Huggard brothers, Tony, Colman, Niall and Joe are third generation hoteliers from one of the great pioneering families in Irish hospitality and celebrated 100 years of Huggard hospitality in 2012. A legacy passed down through the generations is the emphasis placed on quality, attention to detail, and exemplary customer service.

Each year, the Huggard family invest in the enhancement of the hotel and are highly committed to maintaining a high standard for their guests. In keeping with tradition the new season marked the unveiling of new developments at the luxurious hotel with newly renovated guest bathrooms, a new fitness centre, steam room and sauna and 20 refurbished bedrooms.

“On this very special milestone for The Lake Hotel, it is evident that the secret to the longevity and success of this property is the constant strive for improvement from the owners,” Sales and Marketing Manager, Sheila O’Callaghan, said.

“They have never become complacent and have evolved with the times, constantly reinvesting in the premises and always looking at ways to improve the product offering. What the owners are most passionate about is their extended family – their guests and their team. The Huggards deliver such a warm welcome that all visitors to the hotel become friends as well as guests. As the hotel grows and develops, it will always retain its old-world charm and warm family welcome.”

[caption id="attachment_30119" align="alignleft" width="887"] 200 YEARS: Celebrating the 200th year of The Lake Hotel, Killarney following its opening at the weekend are proud staff members. From left: Oisin McCoulough, Barislav Pekov, Damien Brown, Florian Lekndreaj, Stanislave Gnjatovic, Mary Flannery, Ashley Dunlea, Anthony Barber, Vicky O'Regan, Sarah Mannix, Gemma Dacayo, Azem Hotaj, Liam Campion, Asta Penggai, Sally McMahon and Sheila O'Callaghan. Photo: Don MacMonagle[/caption]

 

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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