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Hotel Moves To Clear The Waters Over Covid-19 Restrictions

A WELL known hotel on the banks of Lough Derg has moved to clear the waters over confusion surrounding its location in view of national guidelines for people to remain in their own county during Level Three Covid-19 restrictions. The Lakeside Hotel, Ballina, Killaloe has confirmed their registered address with Fáilte Ireland is Killaloe, County Clare, even though the hotel are located just inside the Tipperary border and pay their commercial rates to Tipperary County Council. Straddling two counties and located just a short distance from the historic bridge linking Ballina and Killaloe, the hotel created something of a social media flurry when it posted government advice for people to stay in their own county. Manager, Eoin Little is a bit bemused by this “unusual situation” for the town, as he believes Killaloe and Ballina work together as one community, apart from Gaelic Games. “It is what you get from being in a twin town. Before I moved to this …

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Killaloe hotelier seeks government support for tourism

TOURISM-related businesses need financial support for the purchase of personal protective equipment and signage, according to a local hotelier. Lakeside Hotel general manager, Eoin Little believes that government grants are needed to defray the cost of adjusting tourism premises physically because this expenditure will only have a temporary benefit and will not generate any additional revenue. The Lough Derg Marketing Group member has proposed the government should consider reducing VAT rates from 13.5% to about 5% for at least a year as a Covid-19 measure to give businesses a timely boost. He expects most operators in the hospitality sector will do well to break even this year. He believes the government has done an excellent job managing the pandemic to date and stressed tourism operators will follow guidelines to the letter of the law to protect staff and guests. The Lough Derg Marketing Group will continue to promote Lough Derg for holiday makers during the pandemic because it is low …

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memories recalled of Killaloe Country Club

THE halcycon days of water skiing in Killaloe and Ballina have been recalled this week following memorabilia unearthed by a local historical society. Deirdre Griffin, nee McKeogh, was involved in the first Killaloe Country Club, which was a small leisure facility in the Lakeside Hotel in comparison to the big club, which was subsequently developed. When the small club was in existence for about a year in the early sixties, Ms Griffin remembered the opening of the marina when she was just 16 years of age by Donald Campbell, one of the fastest speed boat racers in the world. “I have very good memories of the small country club. There was a great atmosphere in the small club. I was driving the speed boats for water skiing for about three years in 1962, ‘63 and ‘64. “We had a few speed boats back then. A lot of our skiers came down from Dublin for the weekend. People like the Johnson …

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