Irish Poker Festival

August 30, 2008 · 0 comments

From October 2th to 5th Killarney will host up to 600 mostly European poker players who compete for €250,000 in the Ladrokes Irish Poker Festival.

The event will also be filmed and broadcast (TV4)on Irish TV as a documentary.

See below for full festival schedule:

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“We could have been swept away had it not been for the wedding,” a shocked Maurice told The Kerryman.

Maurice Harrington and his wife Joan had a lucky escape last week. Normally they would have been saving turf on the bog but as luck would have it they were attending a wedding in Killarney, and thereby avoided the weekend’s landslide at Maghanknockane, Lyrecrompane.

A local golf club didn’t have such a lucky escape.

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Best Golf Hotel in Ireland goes to…

April 9, 2008

Congratulations to the Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa for winning the best hotel award at the 11th annual Ireland Golf Tour Operators Awards Dinner on Monday last. Full story on the Irish Independent

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The Rings of Kerry

April 9, 2008

The ‘Rings of Kerry’ ? Perhaps confused with ‘The Lord of the Rings’? There’s only 1 Ring of Kerry (and its fabulous). From the UK Guardian Newspaper today (scroll to the end of the page)

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Win a trip to Ireland!

March 4, 2008

If you can get to 63rd and 11th in New York on March 6th at 7pm and are interested in winning a free trip to Ireland then head to the Village Pourhouse for its Irish beer tasting event. Tickets ($25) will enter you to win a free airfare voucher “redeemable on a Tenon Tours Ireland [...]

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“Killarney, Nice but such a rip-off”, for motor homes at least

February 27, 2008

One of the major Irish newspapers published a letter today from an Irish tourist who acknowledges the beauty of Killarney There’s no doubting its unique beauty, especially the hinterland and lakes around the town. Muckross House, the surrounding gardens and woods, Torc mountain and so on are all exceptionally beautiful and leave a lasting memory. [...]

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Killarney the beer!

February 25, 2008

Harking all the way from Montana USA a brewery called ‘Bayern’ has brewed a beer called Killarney Red Lager since 1988 (who knew?). The recipe mixes the best of German brewing tradition with a nod and a wink and a tip of the hat to Killarney. Killarney’s warm red color distinguished it, and coincidentally or [...]

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Kerry GAA website relaunched

February 14, 2008

Great to see the fantastic new site. I’ve always recommended that visitors to Kerry should try to attend a GAA match to get a taste for the culture and people. See the latest news and fixtures on the new site (http://www.kerrygaa.ie/) And here’s a photo to whet your appetite!

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The Gathering 2008 – One of the many Irish Music Festivals

February 14, 2008

The 9th Annual Gathering Irish Festival (www.thegathering.ie) convenes in Killarney February 20-24, and has celebrated the Sliabh Luachra tradition since the Millennium began in 2000 just west of those Rushy Mountains uniting Kerry, Cork and West Limerick into a cultural core that is one of the most vibrant traditions in Irish music. Based in the [...]

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Dunloe Castle Hotel : Mixed Reviews

February 13, 2008

In the interest of bringing you unbiased information on Killarney this is the first in series of posts looking at accommodation options in and near the town. We’ll be presenting the good with the bad and in the interest of transparency let me confirm that we have no allegiance in any way to any hotel [...]

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