Winner of major overall award to be revealed

The stunning new entrance to the Lake Hotel

THE striking new entrance to the Lake Hotel on Muckross Road, which features a life-size sculpture of a red deer, is one of the main prizewinners in this year’s Killarney Looking Good Competition.

The new entrance, floodlit by night, features traditional stone walls, backlit signage, a handcrafted rockery, enhanced lighting with subtle but effective uplighters. The addition of native trees such as Irish oak, Scotts pine and mountain ash, are also part of the surrounding landscaping work.

An aerial shot of the award-winning Ballydowney Roundabout

The Lake Hotel has won the Best Signage category in this year’s competition.

The prizes will be presented at a reception in the new Arts and Cultural Centre on East Avenue Road next Wednesday night.

The full list of category prizewinners is:
Best Large Commercial Premises: The Man Monk
Best Small Commercial Premises: Rock View House
Best Newly Painted Premises: Ark Veterinary Clinic
Best Public House: Dan Linehan’s
Best Hotel: The Gleneagle
Best Restaurant: Malarkey
Best Café: Apple & Carrot
Best Retail: Blooms

Best Restaurant: Malarkey

Green Hospitality Award: Killarney Park Hotel
Corporate Social Responsibility: Marks & Spencer
Restoration Award: Healy Insurances
Best Signage: The Lake Hotel
Best Guesthouse: Foley’s Townhouse
Best Private Residence: Ardross, Ross Road
Best Estate: Ballydribbeen
Best Roadside Garden: 10 Rock Road
Award for Floral Display: Aran Sweater Shop
Best Kept School: Killarney Community College
Best School Project: 5 Days, 5 New Ways – St Brigid’s Secondary School

Killarney House and Gardens: Award

Most improved Premises: Kingdom Clinic
Biodiversity Award: Killarney House and Gardens
Volunteer Awards: Claire Morris and Pat Curran
Pride of Place: Oakwood Retirement Village
Best Public Building: Killarney Fire Station
Best Friendly Planting Award: Ballydowney Roundabout
Highly Commended Awards: 88 Ardshanavooley Estate, 66 Park Drive, 31 Dalton’s Avenue, 2 Pinewood Estate, 22 Woodlawn Park

The Killarney Looking Good Competition is organised by a sub-committee for Killarney Working Group and chaired by Yvonne Quill. The overall winner for 2019-2020 will be announced on the night.

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