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Chairman of the Kingdom County Fair Committee, John Groarke, with committee members and well wishers at the launch of the event on Monday evening in The Meadowlands Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Countdown Is On To The Kingdom County Fair

April 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S less than two weeks to go to the Kingdom County Fair which offers up a whole host of competitions and entertainment on the day. Thousands of people are set to make their way to Ballybeggan on Sunday, May 7 for the event which is in its 68th year. There’s a lot to […]

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Sean Scally (top centre) of Enable Ireland Kerry, with Minnie and Mickey from Kingdom Party Pals and the Active Kingdom team, JT Deenihan, Sean Flynn and Paul Carmody looking forward to the family fun day in aid of Enable Ireland on Sunday, May 14.

A Fun Family Event For A Great Cause From Active Kingdom

April 22, 2017 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE Active Kingdom team are hosting their second Family Fun Day in support of and in association with the ‘Enable Ireland Kerry Services’ next month. To be held on Sunday, May 14 in John Mitchels GAA Centre, Ballyseedy, the event will aim to raise funds for ‘Enable Ireland’ which will in turn […]

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McCann At The Movies: Get Into ‘Get Out’

McCann At The Movies: Get Into ‘Get Out’

April 22, 2017 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

Our new movie reviewer, John McCann, was impressed with Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, ‘Get Out’… Written and directed by Jordan Peele (one half of the famous comedy duo Key & Peele), ‘Get Out’ was a film that had intrigued me long before viewing. The was due largely to its sensitive […]

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Nathan McDonnell on BBQ duties at the Family Fun at Ballyseedy Garden Centre in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballyseedy Comes Alive For Fun-Filled Family Weekend

April 21, 2017 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THIS weekend sees the annual family fun weekend to mark the Tour de Munster Partnership Spin at Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre. The event will see cyclists depart Ballyseedy at 10am and return later that afternoon when the entertainment will be in full swing with bouncy castles, giant games, a face […]

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Looking forward to the 24 Miles in 24 Hours swimming event in Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre on April 29/30 were Finbarr Griffin, Kristian O'Donovan, Kyle O'Donovan and Kieran O'Flaherty. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kristian And Friends Take On Marathon Swimming Fundraiser At Tralee Pool

April 21, 2017 at 10:13 am 1 comment

A TRALEE native is raising funds for three great causes by taking on marathon swimming events in the US this year. And having completed the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (24 miles) in March, Kristian O’Donovan from Derrylea – but now living in Glenbeigh – is turning his attention to raising funds with a marathon […]

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Tralee Rowing Club members and friends preparing for the Duathlon on Sunday.

Four Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend

April 21, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

It might be sandwiched between two lively, event-packed bank holiday weekends, but the next couple of days throws up a few things to do… Saturday 1. The World Cup visits… TRALEE RFC is hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy from 10am–1pm and the club is having a fun day to celebrate ladies […]

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Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning This Friday In Paco

Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning This Friday In Paco

April 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re in town tomorrow morning, it’ll be worth a trip into Paco on The Mall from 11am to 1pm. Eileen Whelan of the fashion store is organising a coffee and fashion morning in aid of the Nano Nagle Special School in Listowel, which caters for students from the ages […]

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Tralee Rowing Club members and friends preparing for the Duathlon on Sunday.

‘Pull Like A Dog’ And Then Run At Tralee Rowing Club Duathlon

April 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

EVERYONE is invited to Tralee Rowing Club at the Basin this Sunday for a special fundraising event. People are encouraged to ‘come pull like a dog’ in the Row & Run Duathlon from 10am. First, people can take to a rowing machine before heading off on a run. There are two categories: […]

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Mike O'Donnell and Ingrid Boyle of Kerry Camino with group at rest bench and stamping station, overlooking Minard.

Kerry Camino A Must For Lovers Of The Great Outdoors

April 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Camino festival taking place at the end of the month from April 28-30 and is a must for lovers of the great outdoors. The annual festival offers walking enthusiasts three days of stunning trails taking in some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. Over the three days, […]

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Blue bell Wonderland…Siùn Morrissey, left, with  Jennifer Rea and Mathona Morrissey, enjoying their own ‘Mad Hatters tea party’ in Killarney National Park, for the launch of the Killarney Races Summer Racing Season 2017, begining on Sunday 14th May and finishing Tuesday 17th, with 3 days of the very best of Festival Racing. Sunday and Monday are both National Hunt cards whilst Tuesday is an all flat card.Sunday is also the very popular ‘Mad Hatters Day’, head to wonderland  and get creative with your best fun design, there will be categories of competition for Children and Adults.  The theme for the day will incorporate ‘imagination, colour and fun.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

Mad Hatters Day To Kick Off Racing Season

April 19, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN and adults will be well catered for at the opening day of Killarney Races next month with a ‘Mad Hatters Day’. Killarney Races kicks off its summer racing season on Sunday, May 14 to Tuesday, May 16 offering  three days racing and almost €400,000 prize money. Sunday and Monday are both National Hunt […]

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Workshops At Tralee Library For Bealtaine Festival

Workshops At Tralee Library For Bealtaine Festival

April 19, 2017 at 11:33 am 1 comment

A SERIES of workshops in creative writing, painting, drawing and fieldwork is coming to libraries around Kerry as part of the Bealtaine Festival. Kerry County Council in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council is organising the events. Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, says; “These workshops are run by […]

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Daft Punk Tribute Act For Fabrik This Month

Daft Punk Tribute Act For Fabrik This Month

April 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

FANS of Daft Punk may be hoping the French duo tour for the first time in ten years in 2017, but they can whet their appetites with a tribute act coming to Tralee during the May Bank Holiday weekend, Da Funk bill themselves as the ultimate Daft Punk tribute act with famous helmets, a two-hour […]

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Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

April 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP Irish DJ Welshy is playing Fabrik Nightclub in Tralee on Easter Sunday night. Welshy is one of Ireland’s fastest growing DJ’s with some groundbreaking remixes. The young producer from Kilkenny has garnered over 20 million hits on his remixes. From humble beginnings playing to 10 people in his local bar to […]

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Participants at the Tir Na nOg Fun Run in the Town Park on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do This Weekend

April 14, 2017 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the Easter weekend and there’s shedloads to do over the next couple of days. Here’s just a few suggestions… Saturday 1. Tír na nÓg fun… The Tír na nÓg children’s Easter festival is on this weekend and there’s some great events for the kids. From 1pm to 3pm there’s […]

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Mairead Fernane, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Kieran Donaghy, Ted Moynihan, Chairman of Kerry Hospice Foundation and Kerry Person of the Year, Mary Shanahan, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Michael Ó'Súilleabháin, Andrea O'Donoghue, PRO of the Kerry Hospice Foundation at the Launch of the Good Friday Walk. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

The Good Friday Walk For Kerry Hospice Is Almost Here

April 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget the Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walk will set off from The Grand Hotel tomorrow morning at 10am. It is the 20th Good Friday Walk organised by Kerry Hospice which started in 1998 and was the brainchild of Chairman of the Kerry Hospice, Ted Moynihan. The route will take participants out by Lohercannon to Blennerville, across by […]

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IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

April 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A FARMERS market, cooking demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions and much more will take place at the IT Tralee later this month at a special culinary event. The ‘Food For Thought’ showcase is a must for anyone interested in food and the culinary arts and takes place on Wednesday, April 26. […]

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Top Line up for Women in Media event.

Top Line-up For Women In Media Event This Month

April 13, 2017 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WOMEN in Media, the annual celebration of the most influential women working in the public eye, is set to take place again at Kilcooly’s Country House Hotel, Ballybunion, from April 21 to 23. Women in Media is in its fifth year and aims to provide a forum for women to […]

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Two Easter Rising Commemorations In Tralee This Sunday

Two Easter Rising Commemorations In Tralee This Sunday

April 13, 2017 at 11:31 am 1 comment

THE Council and Sinn Féin will, as always, hold separate Easter Rising Commemoration events in Tralee on Easter Sunday. The Kerry County Council event will begin at 11am with the  formal raising of the National Flag at Páirc An Phiarsaigh, Denny Street, by Mayor Terry O’Brien and a reading of the […]

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Free Radicals Group To Perform ‘All Things’ At Siamsa Tíre

Free Radicals Group To Perform ‘All Things’ At Siamsa Tíre

April 13, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUTH theatre group will tread the boards with their end of year production next week in Siamsa Tíre. On Easter Monday, April 17 at 8pm, Free Radicals will present ‘All Things’ by Neil Flynn. Free Radicals Youth Theatre is Siamsa Tire’s official youth theatre and is for young people […]

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‘The Voice UK’ Open Mic Nights Are Coming To Tralee…Seriously!

‘The Voice UK’ Open Mic Nights Are Coming To Tralee…Seriously!

April 12, 2017 at 3:36 pm 2 comments

WANT to be the next superstar on The Voice UK? Well the show is looking for contestants from all over Ireland and Britain to take part and they are sending a team to Tralee next month. The show is a big hit in the UK with judges Tom Jones, Will […]

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A Very Good Friday For ‘Seafoodies’ At Ballygarry

A Very Good Friday For ‘Seafoodies’ At Ballygarry

April 12, 2017 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

GOOD Friday is unofficially national fish day and to mark this, the people at Ballygarry House Hotel are planning a special evening. Their famous Seafood Speciality night returns and will be held in the sumptuous surroundings of the newly opened Restaurant 58 and is a must for foodies — or ‘seafoodies’ in […]

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The Tankard.

Get Your Runners At The Ready For Spa/Fenit Good Friday Walk

April 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Spa/Fenit branch of Kerry Hospice will hold their annual Good Friday 10k scenic route walk and run on Friday, April 14, in memory of the late Jerry O’Sullivan. Participants will take off from The Tankard, Kilfenora, at 11am.  Walkers of all ages are invited to come along, take part and […]

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Stephen O'Brien aims to break free from Philly McMahon and Brian Fenton while Paul Murphy looks on. Photo by Dermot Crean

Not Going To Croke Park? Here’s A Few Places To Watch Kerry v Dublin

April 8, 2017 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER the fireworks in Tralee last month, this Sunday’s Allianz League Final clash between Kerry and Dublin in Croke Park is being more eagerly anticipated than usual…if that’s possible! If you’re not travelling to HQ , then atmosphere awaits at these locations… 1. A trip to Narieville… With David Moran […]

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Beauty & the Beast - Front LR Michael Moynihan, Cathal Carr & Aoife O'Mahony, Back LR Barry Sugrue, AnnaMay Wall & Chris Tearle.

Beauty And The Beast Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre Next Week

April 7, 2017 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts will be entertaining shoppers in Manor West on Friday by performing a James Corden-style flash mob. The performance will take place at 5pm, with the Beauty and the Beast characters from their upcoming production that will be staged in Siamsa Tíre next Monday and Tuesday during […]

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As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” . pictured on the day were - mickey and minnie mouse 
Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoto.ieTralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : info@dwalshphoto.ie WEB Site :  www.dwalshphoto.ie PRESS INFO -- Fun For All The Family At Manor West-Animal Roadshow to arrive in centre on Saturday 5th November-As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” on Saturday 5th November from 12 noon.  The day will feature lots of fun things to do for kids of all ages, the highlight of which will be “The Animal Roadshow” and will on site from 1pm.The Animal Roadshow, will host a mini zoo in the centre with a range of different types of animals including Snakes, Lizard, Tortoises, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, an Owl and lots of creepy crawlies that are still hanging around after the Halloween celebrations, such as slimey snails, tickley spiders, scorpions and other teeney insects! There will also be an animal arts and crafts area where kids can draw, make and colour their favourite animals and bring their works of art home with them.Speaking about the event Derek Rusk, Centre Manager said, “At Manor West, family is very important to us. We really enjoy organising these types of events and seeing all the visitors to the centre enjoying a fun filled family day out. I think I might be even more excited about the mini zoo than some of the kids will be!”Kingdom Party Pals will be there on the day with Minnie and Mickey Mouse as well as Anna and Elsa among others, so don’t forget to take a picture and share it on the Manor West Facebook page. There will also be face painters, balloon modeller and ‘Tony Wonder The Magician’ with magic skills and illusions that will amaze visitors.For more information on Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park and upcoming events please visit www.manorwest.ie or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Tea Party And Animal Roadshow Returns To Manor West This Easter

April 6, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’LL be plenty of Easter Family Fun Day At Manor West as the Animal Roadshow and Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will take place in the centre on Saturday, April 15 from 12-5pm. The day will feature lots of fun things to do for turning a shopping trip into a family day out […]

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Kerry GAA Star To Open World Of Tiles This Saturday

April 6, 2017 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE new World Of Tiles showroom will open this Saturday with the creation of five new jobs. Everyone is invited to celebrate the opening day from 11am – 2pm at unit 2, The Mile Height, Tralee. World of Tiles Tralee is the fourth branch to open in the country with other […]

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DJ Ahmed To Rock Fabrik This Weekend

DJ Ahmed To Rock Fabrik This Weekend

April 6, 2017 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

A TOP DJ will play a Tralee nightclub this Saturday night. DJ Ahmed of SPIN 1038 is regarded as one of Ireland’s biggest and most popular DJs whose name is synonymous with what’s happening in all the top clubs, concerts, festivals in Ireland. DJ Ahmed has also supported big acts such […]

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Tickets Selling Fast For Health And Wellbeing Evening On Thursday

Tickets Selling Fast For Health And Wellbeing Evening On Thursday

April 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S just one more night until Lee Strand and the National Dairy Council welcome hundreds of people for a Health and Wellbeing Evening in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. The event on Thursday will host high profile guest speakers including: Derval O’Rourke, Irish Olympic Athlete and cookbook author; Aidan O’Mahony, Kerry Football […]

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The DIL Tralee Committee members Pat Turner, Mairead McMahon, Martin Brosnan, Marilyn O'Shea, Gillian Goggin Anne O'Shea, and Aidan O'Sullivan releasing lanterns at the Kerry Launch of Darkness Into Light on Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Darkness Into Light Kerry Launch Lights Up Tralee Wetlands

April 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry launch of Darkness Into Light took place at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Tuesday night. The launch was kicked off with a few words from Pieta House Chief Clinical Officer, Cindy O’Connor, where she thanked everyone for supporting Pieta House. The guests were then invited to release lighting ‘lanterns of […]

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Kerry team trainer Eamonn Fitzmaurice and footbaler James O'Donoghue took time out from training this week for one big push for the Kerry Expo which takes place in the INEC, Killarney on Sunday next April 9th.
The Kerry EXPO It is one of the largest business gatherings in the county where SME’s, Entrepreneurs, Large Industry, State & Semi State bodies meet in a social, fun and interactive environment which will attract people to come and work in Kerry.
Photo shows Kerry trainer, Eamonn Fitzmaurice,  Kerry footballer James O'Donoghue with Karie Larkin, Astellas Killorglin and Sinead Delaney, Enercon with an old Ford Car at the Kerry EXPO push at Fitzgerald Stadium this week.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

repro free photo from Kerry EXPO.
furthe information: liz.maher@kerryexpo.ie 

PRESS RELEASE: 
Kerry kicks off a very different type of celebration this year and this festive style business event has something for everyone! The Kerry EXPO takes place on April 9th in the INEC and the entire event promises fun, activity and a stellar line up of family entertainment.  Over 130 businesses will exhibit and the entertainment programme includes, 9ft Robot Ted, Storm Troopers, 6ft Robot Bumble Bee, Magic Shows, The Tall Gent, Drum dancing, Active Kingdom’s drop Zone and red ball wipe out and that’s just the start.

In a bid to stimulate interest and advancement in STEM projects, Kerry based companies and organisations have actively taken steps to encourage children to participate in fun and interactive STEM based workshops. Kids can avail of 3 different programmes, The Wacky Science Pod hosted by Astellas, Designer minds –Engineering & Sphero Robot Race and Circus Workshops with Malachy Kelly. Astellas are offering a €500 School Prize fund and prize of a “Class Trip” to the company in Killorglin and an individual “Student Prize of €50” The competitions will be held at the EXPO on April 9th and registration for workshops is advisable for more details go to Kerryexpo.ie

Meanwhile in the lead up to the event , the EXPO supporting partners and sponsors together Spin South West are offering Secondary Students, an opportunity to win a €500 prize for the winner of the “Why Kerry” story. Secondary students are asked to take a 30sec video of what they most love about living in Kerry and with parental permission, post their video to public youtube and submit the link with their contact details to info@kerryexpo.ie. The winner will be announced at the EXPO.

The GAA’s  Scoretactix on the mini indoor Astro Turf pitch will no doubt attract budding Kerry players. Kids and teenagers will be challenged to score against top goal keepers in a test of skill. GAA have promised lots of prizes and giveaways so don’t be late!

Meanwhile Moms, Dads and grandparents can check out the vintage cars & tractor, or get some tips from the Supervalu Cooking demos and savour some food tastings from the food academy and tipple or two from Celtic Whiskey bar and ladder. The Bon Secours Hospital is offering an amazing list of Free Health checks and will have qualified staff at hand throughout the day. But let’s not forget about the fashion!. Yep it’s a fashion throwback, taking styles and looks from the Vintage and Hollywood era. This show is more performance than runway and features clothing & accessories from Goose, Formerly Yours, Karyn Moriarty, Rebeka Wall, Cathy Troth and sponsor - House of Weddings, Tralee.

The EXPO showcases business, sport, lifestyle, entertainment and recruitment across the entire county. Major industries in collaboration with sponsoring bodies and the sporting industry are set to drive the message, that Kerry is open for business and this county offers an unbeatable life style coupled with career advancement and low cost of living. Collaborative efforts from diverse sectors means, there’s no doubt that Kerry has the ability to steer its own economic growth engine and we are entering into an era of confidence and upturn.

Organiser’s of the Kerry EXPO say the goal here is to highlight the county’s many social and commercial offerings. It is designed to allow companies of all sizes to integrate, while at the same time connect and engage with the Kerry community in a fun and interactive environment. Corporations, industries and organisations across Kerry have collaborated with the GAA and IFA to raise awareness with regards to the social and commercial aspects of the county, in a bid to repopulate both the playing fields and the vacant job positions. The promotion of Kerry as the place to live, work and study is very much showcased as employers and exhibiting organisations believe that Kerry, above other counties, is blessed with both quality of life,  career opportunities and low cost of living. Pressure is mounting to attract trade, investment, employment and suitable individuals to fill job vacancies, as these are identified as the key drivers of growth, particularly in rural Kerry.

Director of Kerry EXPO, Liz Maher says that “Events like this are extremely costly both from a financial and resource commitment. The support extended by the management team, supporting partners and financial sponsors and sponsors in kind, has been truly amazing. Together major companies, organisations and institutions have contributed greatly, allowing us to bring a day of celebration to Kerry, while at the same time keeping costs at affordable levels for smaller businesses. Contributions & sponsorship has facilitated inclusion and support for small and start-up companies and allowed them to contribute to the greater business community. Even in a time when most large companies are expanding their own horizons they have been generous with both their time and commitment. We are delighted with the collaborative efforts made by all concerned and all have been extremely accommodating and engaging in every aspect of the event. Equally we are extremely lucky to have companies that have a willingness to give back to their community and strong organisations and institutions that are willing to collaborate, sponsor & indeed support an event like the EXPO”. For registration and further details go to: kerryexpo.ie
Further Details: Contact…… Liz Maher 087 950 5998

Kerry EXPO Set To Attract Thousands To INEC This Sunday

April 5, 2017 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

A BUSINESS event with a great family entertainment element featuring something for everyone takes place this Sunday and huge crowds are expected to attend. The Kerry EXPO takes place on April 9 in the INEC and the entire event promises fun, activity and a stellar line up of family entertainment. Over […]

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