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The Lake Hotel’s Tamara is awarded Munster’s Young Chef of the Year

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The Lake Hotel are celebrating the success of their colleague this week Tamara Jelača who has been awarded Munster’s Young Chef of the Year .

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Chef Noel Enright with Tamara

Tamara being presented her award by John Conroy of Flogas and Shane Smith of NI Media

The Lake Hotel are celebrating the success of their colleague this week Tamara Jelača who has been awarded Munster’s Young Chef of the Year .

The Lake Hotel are celebrating the success of their colleague this week Tamara Jelača who has been awarded Munster’s Young Chef of the Year .

The prestigious YesChef awards celebrate the commitment and dedication of the hospitality industry in Ireland to providing simply outstanding culinary experiences.

The awards ceremony took place in the Fairways Hotel in Dundalk on last week, following a rigorous inspection earlier in the year.

A native of Serbia, Tamara learned her craft in her home country and then gained a wealth of experience in Montenegro and Dubrovnik before moving to Ireland and joining the team at The Lake Hotel.
Now in her second season at The Lake Hotel, Tamara works in the hotel’s Castlelough Restaurant kitchen as Chef de Partie under the expert guidance of multi-award-winning Executive Chef Noel Enright.

On the night of inspection, Tamara impressed the judges with a Goats Cheese Amuse Bouche, a Shellfish Starter Plate, succulent Duck for Mains, and a delectable Chocolate Souffle for Dessert. Showcasing her diverse skillset across all courses, Tamara also paired wines beautifully with each course and met with the judges to elaborate on her inspiration and technique for each dish.

“We are delighted to see Tamara awarded this highly coveted accolade. She is exceptionally talented and has a very bright future ahead of her, we’re so fortunate to have her on our team, her skills certainly amplify the overall dining experience for our guests,” said Enright.

Speaking at the awards ceremony Shane Smith, Managing Director of NI Media said; “We take pride in our programme and every year every restaurant is inspected by culinary experts. If you win an award in the YesChef Awards, you know it’s completely on merit.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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