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YEW TREE RESTAURANT, MUCKROSS PARK HOTEL & SPA AWARDED BORD BIA JUST ASK RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

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Yew Tree Restaurant, Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, Killarney has been awarded Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for May. Selected by renowned food writer Georgina Campbell and Bord Bia, the Just Ask Restaurant of the Month rewards eateries across Ireland that exhibit best practices in showing transparency in the sourcing of the food on their menus.

Beautifully located near Muckross House and Gardens and within the Killarney National Park, the five star Muckross Park Hotel & Spa has a fine Victorian house at its heart.  And the jewel in Muckross Park’s culinary crown is the sumptuous Yew Tree Restaurant, located in the lounge of the original house, where a modern fine dining experience is offered by Executive Chef John O’Leary and his team. 

 


Inspired by local Kerry produce and foods from along the Wild Atlantic Way – from suppliers who are not only listed, but also pinpointed on a map of the west coast regions – the seasonal menus offered include an à la Carte, a Wild Atlantic Way tasting menu and a dedicated vegetarian menu. 

“As part of our policy of developing a direct relationship with our growers and producers, much of the produce used is sourced from the nearby Wild Atlantic Way,” they state. All beef and Kerry Hill lamb is sourced locally and supplied by Kerry butchers Flesk Meats, T.Cronin & Sons and Tim Jones and veal is sourced from Kilkenny Rosé.  Fish and seafood comes from local supplier Star Seafoods of Kenmare, while sea vegetables are supplied by Mungo Murphy’s in Connemara.  Duck is supplied by Carrigeleena Farm near Mallow, Co. Cork and Fenit Fruit & Veg near Tralee are their chosen specialist growers and fresh produce suppliers.

Kerry’s longest-established bakery, Larkins of Milltown, supply traditional breads and farmhouse butter is sourced from Cuinneog of Castlebar, Co. Mayo.  Their ‘West Coast Cheeseboard’ features classic cheeses from Milleens in Eyeries, Co. Cork, Gubbeeen in Schull, Co. Cork and Killeen Goat’s Cheese in Portumna, Co. Galway.

All this, plus carefully considered wine suggestions for every dish adds up to a rounded and satisfying local fine dining experience - a real taste of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way. 

Yew Tree’s menus can be viewed here.  

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Local activities this weekend for National Heritage Week

A number of events will take place in Killarney this weekend as part National Heritage Week 2022 which runs until this Sunday. This year’s theme is biodiversity and sustainability. Tomorrow […]

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A number of events will take place in Killarney this weekend as part National Heritage Week 2022 which runs until this Sunday.

This year’s theme is biodiversity and sustainability. Tomorrow (Saturday) the Life in the Bogs – Family Funday in Cronin’s Yard, Beaufort, runs from 10.30am – 2.30pm.
Activities include; Bog in a Bottle activity – learn about how bogs are made, Plants of the Bog – learn about the different plants in the bog and how to tell them apart, Pond Dipping in Bog Pool – Use nets and find out what creepy crawlies can be found in Bog pools, Birds and Mammals of the Bog – learn about the different animals that live in our bogs, and a Scavenger Hunt. Tickets are free but bring €2 for parking.

On Sunday the Harpers for Heritage concert takes place at Muckross Schoolhouse with Fiachra Ó Corragáin, Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman from 7.30pm to 9pm.

There’ll also be an exhibition from the Killarney National Park Photography Competition based on the theme of ‘Our History, Our Future’ in Killarney House and Gardens while the Me and the Moon will create Bee/Bug hotels and sustainable eco bird feeders today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am – 4pm at Muckross Schoolhouse.

The Heritage Council is encouraging people to visit www.heritageweek.ie to see what other events are taking place in their locality or across the country. Participants can browse the website and create a bespoke National Heritage Week ‘Events Trail’ to help them plan their week according to their location, their particular heritage interests and their preferred event type, such as a festival, performance, exhibition or re-enactment.

“This year, National Heritage Week looks to the past to create a better future,” Chief Executive of the Heritage Council of the Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan, said.

“The theme of sustainable heritage and biodiversity encourages us all to reflect on how our history and heritage can play a part in protecting our planet. Whether it’s learning a new skill like embroidery, blacksmithing or pottery making; better understanding how to prevent biodiversity loss in our own back gardens or country lanes; or gaining fresh insight into the history of our art, music or the Irish language and sharing this knowledge among friends and family, there are endless ways to get involved. I would encourage people to visit the National Heritage Week website and browse the vast array of events and projects taking place and plan their week.”

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Killarney girl has an important part to play in Rose Festival

By Michelle Crean A little Killarney girl has had her dreams come true after being selected as a Rose Bud in this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival. Chloe Nott […]

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By Michelle Crean

A little Killarney girl has had her dreams come true after being selected as a Rose Bud in this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Chloe Nott (7) from Fossa was thrilled to find out that she has been paired with Arizona Rose Sophie Owen.

She’s now super excited as the Festival kicks off tonight (Friday) and is looking forward to being part of the big parades which attract thousands to the streets of Tralee tomorrow (Saturday) and again on Sunday.

“We found out about three weeks ago, she was picked from hundreds from all around the country,” Chloe’s mom Gemma told the Killarney Advertiser.

Last Saturday the Rose Buds came together for the first time in the Meadowlands Hotel in Tralee where they met the Kerry Rose Édaein O’Connell and received their sashes.

Tonight (Friday) they’ll enjoy a party in the Meadowlands and have a busy weekend meeting and greeting people when they take part in the Festival’s activities including a trip to the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium.

“I’m so excited to meet my Arizona Rose,” Chloe, who is going into Second Class in Fossa National School, said.

Gemma and her husband Eric and son Luke (9) went to Reidys in Killarney to tell Chloe the exciting news.

“My mom gave me a rose and told me I was a Rose Bud. After she told me I was bursting with excitement.”

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