Painting bonus offer

THE Killarney Park Hotel, a member of The Leading Small Hotels of The World, is running a special package in conjunction with The Killarney Art Gallery next week.

The local Gallery, together with internationally acclaimed artist, Julian Friers, will host two painting demonstrations on February 27 and 28. To coincide with that, the hotel is offering two night’s stay on a bed and breakfast basis with one evening meal included for €240 per person sharing.

Contact the hotel on 064 6635555 or email

- is offering rooms in the Ballsbridge Inn, available seven nights a week, for €39.10 plus additional booking fee (unspecified). The offer is available until the end of April.

Rooms can be booked at or by calling 01 4373444

- ORGANISERS of the Walk Killarney – Kerry Way Programme say the Kerry Way Walk 2 Days at a Time series will resume on the weekend prior to St Patrick’s Day and they have added two days of higher peak walks on the following weekend.

The Kerry Way stages will both depart by coach from Killarney Tourist Office on Beech Road at 8.30am (Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14) and the cost per walk is €25, including guide and transport to and from the stage.

The Stoompa & Mangerton trek on Saturday, March 20, will commence at 9.00am from the normal start point at the base of Mangerton. The Tomies & Purple trek on Sunday, March 21, will commence at 9am from Kate Kearney’s Cottage. The cost per walk will be €10. All must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Killarney Booking Line 1850 566466 or by e-mail to

- THIS summer sees the return of the religious feast of the Oberammergau Passion Play for the 41st time.

Joe Walsh Tours offers a range of seven nights escorted tours, including a two-night package in Oberammergau that allow one to combine the Oberammergau experience with a holiday in top European cities, except for the mini-breaks.

The seven nights escorted tours cost about €1,600. Packages include return flights direct from Dublin, accommodation, transfers, some meals, local guides and admission tickets to Oberammergau Passion Play mass and festivities.

Visit or call 01 2410822.

- CLASSIC Resorts, the division of Cassidy Travel that specialises in luxury worldwide travel, has recently launched a new escorted tours holiday brochure in partnership with Collette Worldwide Holidays for whom the company is the exclusive Irish agent.

The Escorted Touring Holidays Worldwide brochure features a vast array of destinations from Peru, to China.

Contact Classic Resorts holidays at or call 01 8745000.


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