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Killeen House Hotel Newsletter

Summer 2010

Your Killarney Home away from Home

Newsletter No. 11

In this issue


And welcome to our Killeen House Summer Newsletter...

We open our doors (for our 19th season!) today, April 14th, and we are looking forward to welcoming back many old friends, and making many new ones over the course of the summer

The last couple of years have been among the toughest Irish tourism has ever experienced and, to be very honest, the foreseeable future is not promising rapid and remarkable recovery

But Irish people (especially all of us here in the Killeen House!) are nothing if not resilient and optimistic! We laugh in the face of Doom and Gloom and we say roll on the Boom and Bloom...!

And so, the promise we make to you is a simple one; come and visit us and we will guarantee to send you away from us with a song in your heart, a memory to cherish, and a smile on your face – even after you’ve paid your bill!

If we can help or assist you in any way, with any aspect of a holiday trip to Ireland or Kerry, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we’ll be delighted to help you in any way that we possibly can

Enjoy our Newsletter

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So successful was our Photo Competition last year, that we are delighted to announce an all new Competition for 2010

Kathleen Rock and her husband Dick from the USA, were last year’s winners, with this stunning photograph of Kylemore Abbey

We don’t do complicated terms and conditions here in the Killeen House, and all we ask of any entered photo is that is has an Irish theme…. It can be about anything, everything or nothing……It can be taken anywhere in Ireland, or anywhere in the rest of the world (but with an Irish flavour to it, like for example, an Irish Pub, a St Patrick’s Day Parade, a U2 concert – anything that has an Irish connection)

The winning entrant will receive a bottle of Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey and a two night stay in a deluxe Championship bedroom here in the Killeen House, and there will also be a number of runners up prizes too.

Entry is now open HERE and will run until September 30th 2010, with the Winners being announced in our Christmas Newsletter, and on our Website and Facebook page

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We all have a favourite Hotel that we love to visit - places that hold a really special place in our hearts and minds, and where we just know that we will have a truly memorable and unique experience

But with all the clutter in our minds, we can sometimes get confused with the bewildering array of choices that are facing us

Patrick O'Sullivan-Murphy, a renowned psychologist, has devised a scientifically infallible test, that will clearly show you your favourite place

Its very easy to do, is guaranteed to be accurate, and only takes a minute. Try it and see....you'll be surprised by the result

(And be sure not to peek at the answers below - it will only skew the result)

1) Pick your favourite number between 1-9

2) Multiply by 3 then

3) Add 3, then again Multiply by 3 (I'll wait while you get the Calculator....)

4) You'll get a 2 or 3 digit number....

5) Add the digits together

Now Scroll down ..............

With that number, see what your FAVOURITE HOTEL is from the list below:

1. Raffles Hotel, Singapore
2. Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York
3. Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
4. Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas
5. Savoy Hotel, London
6. Ritz Carlton Hotel, Rome
7. George V Hotel, Paris
8. Sandy Lane hotel, Barbados
9. Killeen House Hotel, Killarney
10 Oriental Hotel, Bangkok

I know...its hard to believe - but you can't argue with your sub conscious mind!

P.S. Stop picking different numbers! You want to come and stay in the Killeen House - just accept it and DO IT....!!!!

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This is a fantastic new scheme that was launched by the Irish Government on St Patrick’s Day... Simply put, it entitles any Tourist to Ireland (from anywhere in the world) who is aged sixty six years or older, to avail of ABSOLUTELY FREE travel anywhere on Ireland’s very good national Rail network. It is a great initiative, with vast potential for increasing Ireland’s tourism share of the ‘seniors’ Market, and there is great credit due to the Irish Government for introducing it.

If you’re of qualifying age have a look at the scheme have a look at the scheme HERE.

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Killarney’s beautiful Killeen golf course is the venue for this year’s Irish Open Golf Tournament, from July 28th to August 1st

The Open was last held in Killarney in 1991 and 1992 and is still very much talked about locally

This year’s Event promises to be spectacular, given that it is one of the last tournaments that will count for points for this year’s Ryder Cup competition

For more details, check out the Killarney golf & Fishing Club’s website HERE

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As of April 2nd, the Killeen House is the proud possessor of a brand new website!

Over the winter, Michael, Geraldine and their computer guru Sean Clifford (www.consultclifford.com) worked on developing the site, which they hope will meet with your approval...

We are conscious of the value of our website, to both the Killeen House and – much more importantly – to you, the potential guest. We want it to be a resource and a source of information for Ireland, not just for the Killeen House

We hope you like it and if you have any comments or suggestions for improvement on it, please contact us HERE


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Molly Borg and Patrick Thornton are two lovely young people, who stayed here in the Killeen House in 2008, with a small group from a large legal firm in Minnesota. They were good friends when they arrived - but they were much better friends when they left.....

This photograph shows their very first kiss (with each other!) in the Killeen House Pub.... Unfortunately, Molly is blocking the clock on the wall behind her - but its safe to assume that it was closer to 3am than it was to 3pm.....

And this photo show them on their wedding day in June of 2009.....!!!!

Heartiest congratulations to the Thorntons, and may the next photograph we see of them include at least 50 percent more people in it.....

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Over the last couple of years, we’ve had a noticeable increase in the number of all private events we have hosted here in the Killeen House and Rozzers restaurant

ROZZERS can cater for up to 30 guests in a private dining room for lunch or dinner

And the Killeen House Hotel itself is the ideal venue for residential private occasions, for groups of between 30 and 50 guests. Weddings, family reunions, golf societies, business meetings, and many other occasions have been very successfully hosted

If you have any interest in this area, we would love to hear from you. Simply contact Michael or Geraldine HERE and we will respond to you immediately

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  • This is a brilliant piece, created by a very bright young lady...... click here

  • As all golfers too well know - its not HOW, its HOW MANY.....! click here

  • With all the doom and gloom that's out there now, its not such a bad thing to think about all that's good in our lives, and to give thanks for them..... click here

  • We are definitely encouraging everyone to take part in our 20010 Photo Competition - but please don't go to these lengths, just to get a good shot.... click here

  • Now you have no excuse not to keep abreast of what's happening around the world every day...... click here

  • Really fun optical illusions....... click here
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There will be no better time to visit Ireland than in 2010. Here we have a few links to help you plan your trip to the beautiful Emerald Isle....

General Information

Golf Clubs

Accommodation in Ireland

Outdoor activities

Golf Tour Operators

Getting into Ireland - Air

Getting into Ireland - Sea

Getting around Ireland

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And that's it from this edition of our Killeen House Newsletter.....

We hope you enjoyed it and if you have any comment you want to send us please click here

All the very best of everything to everyone

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Our Two Websites

Both the Killeen House and Rozzers Restaurant websites have each great websites ! The aim was to make the sites easier that ever to use. You will now be able to find the information you are looking for in record time. Please visit them and let us know what you think. KILLEEN HOUSE & ROZZERS RESTAURANT