Boost For Tralee As Over 650 To Visit For PROBUS Weekend Event In May

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Launching the upcoming PROBUS All-Ireland Rally event to be held in Tralee this May were, from left; Billy Myles, Brendan Dinneen, Liam Sayers (President PROBUS 1997 Club), John Murphy and Peter Kelly.

UP to 650 people from all over the island of Ireland will descend on Tralee early in the summer to attend the annual PROBUS All Ireland Rally at the Brandon Conference Centre from May 15 to 17.

PROBUS 1997 Club Tralee, who are organising the event, have launched a sponsorship drive in the hope that local businesses and Kerry County Council will help fund the planning, promotion and delivery of this large-scale conference in Tralee.

The 2018 PROBUS All Ireland Rally, will have a positive knock-on effect for the local economy as delegates and their guests are expected to occupy up to 1,100 bed nights in the town.

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They will also visit a number of top tourism and literary locations in Tralee, Killarney, Dingle and Listowel over the course of the three-day event.

The All Ireland Rally was last staged in Tralee in 2002 when more than 600 men and women over the age of 55 were in attendance.

The President of PROBUS 1997 Club Tralee, Liam Sayers, said: “We have every intention of staging a memorable event with a view to showcasing Tralee as Ireland’s Best Large Tourism Town and more recently, Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town. More than half of the delegates are expected to travel from Northern Ireland. We have applied to the Kerry County Council Community Fund and we are also inviting local businesses to come on board as sponsors to help us fund the conference. Over the three days of the Rally, we aim to deliver a full programme of entertainment, seminars and delegate-outings to top tourism landmarks in Kerry. We expect to announce details of the guest speakers at the Rally in April.”

A number of sponsorship offerings are available with opportunities to position an information stand at the Brandon Conference Centre for the duration of the conference, advertise in the event programme and place branding at the venue, on the event website and Facebook Page.

PROBUS is an international organisation of retired and semi-retired men and women who join together in autonomous clubs. The word PROBUS is an abbreviation of PROfessional and BUSiness but membership is not restricted to these specific groups.

The 10 PROBUS Clubs in Kerry, eight of which are in Tralee and one each in Dingle and Castleisland, have a total membership of nearly 350 members, with a waiting list of people to join some of the clubs.

Anyone interested in supporting the 2018 PROBUS All Ireland Rally in Tralee from 15th to 17th May can contact PROBUS 1997, c/o Tralee Chamber Alliance, 18 Denny Street, Tralee on 087 1694370 or email

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