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Carlton Sponsors Marathon

Posted: 2011-04-08 13:00:00 What a week! I’ve been all over the country this week as we’re shooting videos for all the hotels and I decided to drop by to see how filming was going. It’s not every week I get to spend one day in Westport and the next in Tralee and Kinsale but with the weather we had this week it was great for traveling through the country! It was amazing to see some of the shots they were taking and what they can achieve with the equipment they had. They’re hoping to have all videos completed soon and I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished products.

This week was also the launch of the Achill Marathon and the announcement that the Carlton Hotel Group are one of the main sponsors of the event. The official launch and photo shoot took place in Stephen’s Green on Thursday and as I was down in the south west of the country I sent our marketing executive, Darren Kearney, to represent the Carlton Group. At the launch he was joined by Michael Ring, the Junior Minister for Tourism & Sport, and Liam Hennessy, the Irish Athletics Association President. The marathon is due to take place on Saturday 2nd of July and if last year is anything to go by it should be a great event!

I mentioned last week that the Carlton Shearwater Hotel were hosting the search for the Galway Rose Selection Night last Saturday and I’m delighted to announce they have chosen the Galway Rose. This year’s judges were1998 Rose of Tralee Luzveminda O’Sullivan, Carlton Shearwater Hotel Manager Jacinta Naughton and Artisan Restaurant owner Matt Skeffington. On behalf of the Carlton Group I would like to extend my congratulations to the new Galway Rose for 2011, Claire Keane. Congrats Claire and I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you back to the Carlton Shearwater Hotel during the Rose of Tralee Festival this summer. 

As usual I’ll be watching the rugby this weekend, in particular the Leinster and Leicester match at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow. Hopefully they win and make it through to the Heineken Cup semi-final!


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