By Sean Moriarty

It seems that drive-in movies are allowed but the Gleneagle Hotel’s plan to host an outdoor drive-in concert and a comedy sketch have fallen foul of COVID-19 restrictions.

Gavin James, who packed the INEC’s indoor arena on New Year’s Eve, was due to headline two drive-in concerts on the hotel’s grounds this August.

Local comedian Bernard ‘Local Gossip’ Casey was scheduled to appear at the same drive-in venue the following day.

“Due to the recent movement of Government phases, we are very sorry to announce that our series of Inside Out Drive In Concerts with Gavin James and Bernard Casey Comedy due to take place on August 8 and 9 will no longer be going ahead. We look forward to welcoming both acts back when it is safe to do so,” an event organiser told the Killarney Advertiser.

The Gleneagle Hotel confirmed that full refunds will be automatically refunded to ticket holders.

Meanwhile, Ireland’s first drive-in circus is scheduled to take place in Tralee next week. Circus Vegas, which has been stranded in the town since the beginning of lockdown, will host three shows from Thursday through to Saturday at its temporary home on Dan Spring Road.