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Top chefs to run a fundraiser for Kerry charity

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FUNDRAISER: Jason Nolan, Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder in New St, is one of four chefs organising a fundraising event. Photo: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

​​​​​​​By Michelle Crean

 

Four of Ireland’s top young chefs are combining their culinary skills to create an exclusive tasting menu event for a Kerry charity.

Jason Nolan of Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder in Killarney, Conor Halpenny of The Square in Dundalk, Dan Guerin of Cush in Ballycotton and Andrew Ryan, formerly of Ashford Castle Hotel in Mayo are organising the event for Monday September 14 at 7pm.

It’ll take place at Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder on New Street. For one night only, attendees will have the opportunity to try the best of Irish produce from four of Ireland’s finest young chefs, along with exquisitely paired wine pairings from Celtic Whiskey Shop & Wines on the Green.

Three out of the four chefs have all been winners or finalists of Euro-Toques Chef of the Year – Ireland’s premier culinary competition which celebrates Ireland’s young culinary talents. In addition, Pastry Chef Andrew Ryan was named a finalist at the Valrhona Patisserie Championship in 2019.

Tickets for the event are priced at €100 and include a cocktail on arrival created by esteemed General Manager Luke Crowley Holland of the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder, four dinner courses from four renowned chefs with wine pairings donated by the Celtic Whiskey Shop & Wines on The Green as well as canapes and petit fours. The majority of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to local service, Kerry Specialist Palliative Care unit, a service which provides excellent holistic care for patients, their families and loved ones.

“I approached my good friend Conor Halpenny about being involved in a tasting evening and especially for the year that’s in it,” Head Chef at the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder, Jason Nolan said. “We thought it would be a great way to highlight some fantastic Irish producers, encourage consumers to dine out and of course do this all with raising money for a great cause. This year to date has been very challenging for everyone and its services like the Kerry Specialist Palliative Care unit that will be need the extra funds.”

Tickets are now available and must purchased in advance from Head of Marketing Julie Christie, contact julie@celticwhiskey.com to register your interest.

All staff on the night will be volunteering their time and many generous suppliers are sponsoring food, while Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on The Green managing director Alistair Alpine is donating all the wines to accompany the dinner courses.

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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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By Michelle Crean

Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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