Royal Visit To Kerry Cost Council Just Under €11,000

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ACCORDING to a report by Radio Kerry today, Kerry County Council spent €10,850.16 on the visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall last June.

The royals spent a day in Kerry visiting Derrynane, Siamsa Tíre in Tralee and Killarney House.

Staff overtime accounted for €4,461.58 of that total.  The printing of invitations and envelopes for the council’s reception for the royals in Siamsa Tíre came to €1,627.36. The hiring of barriers and fencing in Tralee and near Killarney House came to €1,416.70.

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Travel and subsistence for the day was around €804, photography €776, gifts came to €665.20 (jewellery €370 and Valentia slate €295. Other costs were for postage, flags and bus hire.

This final figure does not include the resurfacing of the Brandon Car Park in the weeks prior to the visit, but the Council says that work was scheduled to be completed in 2018 anyway.

In contrast, Cork City Council spent around €200,000 on the royals day-long visit to Cork city.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    That’s nothing compared to how much County Kerry spend on direct provision centres.
    This time the British royals are only visiting not invading!