Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, part of The Flynn Hotel Collection, has won the Hibernian Healthcare Jerusalema Challenge competition.

With 25 entries to the competition, Hibernian Healthcare invited Sinead O’Carroll of Irish pop group BWitched and Leighann Goodwin of LG Dance Company Dunshaughlin to judge the entries to the competition.

Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny pulled out all the stops to create an entertaining, innovative and fun video to impress the judges, with 15 hotel staff invited from across all areas to join in and share their talents. Directed and designed by Operations Manager Niall Dunne, choreographed by General Manager Paul Beehan and edited by Duty Manager Peter Cullen, stand out stars included members of the Health Club team and Irish dancers Lisa Doyle & Sinead Brennan performances and a cameo role from Fluffy the rabbit.

Hibernian Healthcare awarded the hotel with a total of €10,000 – €5,000 to a national charity and €5,000 to a local charity of their choice. Newpark Hotel chose Children’s Health Foundation – Temple Street and Amber Women’s Refuge, Kilkenny.

Allen Flynn, CEO of The Flynn Collection, said: “We are very proud of what the hotels have achieved with their Jerusalema Challenge videos and to have won the Hibernian Healthcare competition for Newpark in Kilkenny is wonderful.”

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