Re-connecting with Golden Ireland and The Great Southern Hotel Killarney



Our feel-good Le Chéile Arís Competition continues, so please continue to keep your stories and poems coming in. You could be in with a chance to win an overnight stay with dinner for you and your friend in the luxurious Great Southern Hotel Killarney.

Closing date for entries is Monday, 11th April so get nominating now!

Some more selected entries below…


I would like to nominate my parent’s Pat and Kathleen for this prize. I think they would be such deserving  winners as they are just the best parents to their five daughters, their spouses and unbelievable grandparents to their 12 grandchildren. They are brilliant to their  siblings and such good friends to so many.  If anyone needs a helping hand they are already at their doorstep.

The main reason I feel they deserve this break is that dad’s sister  Maura passed away in February. She was due to turn 85 this April and had been ill for the past 3 year.  She wouldn’t go in to a nursing home  and wanted to remain at home She was a widow and no children of her  own to mind her. Mam and dad cared for her at home with the help of some home help. They were just brilliant to her and without their help I don’t know what my aunt would have done. Unfortunately her health got the better of her and she passed away. Mam and dad are both very upset but also know that Maura’s passing was an ease to her.

I would love to win this prize for them as I feel they deserve some R&R after a tiring  and hardworking few years.

Geraldine Moloney

The Golden Opportunity

I’ll tell you now in one fell swoop/

‘Le Chéile’ is my Tuesday Group!/
This opportunity which is Golden/
To chance my luck, (though not beholden)/
I have to grasp with open arms/
And dream of Kerry’s latent charms!/
My nomination is loud and clear: /
AISLING, my darling daughter dear/
Who gives me endless loving care/
So subtle, that beyond compare./
Herself a Doc of high repute/
Her findings never in dispute./
Hers the choice of company/
Exciting times if she chose me!!/
No matter what, I have to say/
Golden Ireland show the way/
To make our older years worthwhile/
Get up, get out, put on your style!/
Of course I do believe it/
Someone lucky will achieve it/
The Great Southern will do the rest/
And, as we know, they do it best!

Joan Denihan, Dublin.



For Yvonne

Golden Ireland this is such absolutely fantastic prize. If l won l would take my Mum Yvonne Golden who recently turned 82 and she was in hospital for several weeks and she has lived with me and my family for the past 5 years and we couldn’t visit or celebrate with her because of the hospital restrictions.

My 11 year old daughter also wanted her Nanny, my Mum to be her confirmation sponsor but she couldn’t attend and this same weekend was Mother’s Day. So l really would love this Midweek break at the stunning Great Southern Killarney.
My Mum is a fabulous Mum, Nanny and Mother in Law she is so thoughtful, loving and she is the glue that keeps us together. We love making memories and she has never been to Killarney before. ❤️❤️
Julie Golden-Gallagher, Co. Sligo
For My Mother
I would like to nominate my Mother for the overnight midweek stay in the four-star Great
Southern Killarney.
There’s not a day that goes by where she is not going out of her way to make everyone’s life around her easier. My mother and father set up a family pharmacy in our hometown where they spent every single day (weekends included) going the extra mile to make sure their patients were looked after. My father died tragically in 2012 and with great difficult my mother continued to run the business with a smile on her face. She retired with a heavy heart last year after her final years spent delivery prescriptions to the doors of all her patients during Covid. She has made it her goal this year to finally put herself first. This trip away would mean everything to her.
For more information on how to enter the Le Chéile Arís  (Together Again) Competition,