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Young Dylan helps Mags O'Sullivan officially launch the 'Tralee By The Sea' brochure at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New ‘Tralee By The Sea’ Attractions Brochure Launched

May 29, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

TOURISM and business interests were present for the launch of the new ‘Tralee By The Sea’ brochure yesterday at Tralee Bay Wetlands. ‘Tralee by the Sea’ showcases the variety and diversity of activities and attractions on offer in Tralee and has been distributed to hotels and businesses around the town. […]

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Aisling Foley and Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel, Mags O'Sullivan of The Aqua Dome, Sandra Leahy of Kerry County Museum, Declan Dowling and Heather Hartley of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and Michaela Edwards of Wild Water Adventures at the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ event at the Workbench space in Bank of Ireland Tralee on Monday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Large Attendance At Tourism Event In Bank Of Ireland Tralee

May 22, 2019 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout at Bank of Ireland Tralee branch on Monday as tourism business interests from around the county heard from experts in the industry. Around 100 representatives from local hospitality businesses registered their interest in attending the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ in the Workbench event […]

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The new Workbench facility at Bank of Ireland in Tralee.

Hospitality Businesses Urged To Register For Go Kerry Event This Monday

May 17, 2019 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland is calling on local hospitality businesses in Kerry to register their interest in attending the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ event taking place this Monday, May 20, in the Workbench event space in Bank of Ireland, Tralee from 6pm to 7.30pm. As part of its 2019 […]

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Front Row, L-R: Moira Murrell, Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley,Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, Niamh O’Shea, Chairperson, Kerry Irish Hotels Federation. Standing (Representing the following Hotels and Guest Houses in County Kerry) L-R: Mark Sullivan – The Rose Hotel, Anne Marie Collins - International Killarney, Donal Liston - Ballybunion Community Forum, Siobhan Ní Mathúna – The Meadowlands, Maurice O’Donoghue – The Brehon, Emer Corridon – Cahernane House, Thys Vogels – Ballygarry House Hotel, Heather Mac Iver - The Meadowlands, Helen Woods Heaton and Brian Heaton – Castlewood House, Sheila O’Callaghan – The Lake Hotel, Ruth O’Sullivan – Manor West Hotel, Padraig McGillicuddy – Ballygarry House Hotel, Joan McCarthy - Head of Tourism, Kerry County Council

Celebrating A Great Month For Tourism Interests In Kerry

February 4, 2019 at 5:53 pm Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of representatives from the hospitality industry in Kerry joined Kerry County Council in celebrating a number of recent accolades won for the countty. The Irish Independent readers recently voted Kerry as their No. 1 Home Holiday Destination in its 2019 Reader Travel Awards. Kerry has been picking up […]

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Four Tralee Hotels Make Tripadvisor’s Top 25 In Ireland Travellers Choice Awards

January 23, 2019 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR Tralee hotels have made the Irish Top 25 in the latest Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards. In all, nine hotels from Kerry made the list which was topped by Harvey’s Point in Donegal. Ballygarry House Hotel made the Top 1o coming in ninth position. The Manor West Hotel was in […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin with Principal of Kerry College of Further Education Mary Lucey on his visit to the college on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Minister Gives Talk On Tourism At KCFE

January 19, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education students had a great opportunity to gain an insight into the booming tourism sector in Ireland when they received a visit from Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin on Friday. The event was attended by, among others, the Tourism with Business students at the college and in […]

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On the Shores of Lough Lein, Killarney National Park, County Kerry, where Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin announced  Over €700,000 in Government funding is being allocated  for two Kerry tourism projects, €500,000 of which being  allocated for Tomies Wood carpark and walk in Beaufort.
The Junior Minister also says €208,000 will be used for a major upgrade of the Dingle Way including path maintenance and restoration. The Minister met with various voluntary organisations involved with the Tomies Wood Project, on Tuesday morning, from left, Michael Spillane, Fossa Way, Padruig O’Sullivan, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Niamh O’Shea, President Kerry Branch Irish Hotels Federation, and  Paul O’Neill, President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***/20/11/2018

Two Kerry Tourism Projects Receive €708,000 In Funding

November 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO tourism projects in Kerry have been allocated €708,000 in funding from the State. Local tourism industry chiefs have been working on the development of a looped walk, along the shores of the iconic Lakes of Killarney, which will encompass some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Confirmation […]

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Pictured today, Mon 16th July at the launch of the new, user friendly Kerry Tourism Brochure by the Tourism Unit of Kerry County Council are from left Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism, Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley, Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, John Edwards, Wild Water Adventures, Fiona Monaghan, Head of Product Development, Fáilte Ireland and Moira Murrell, Chief Execeutive, Kerry County Council. Pic: Pauline Dennigan. No fee for repro.

New Brochure Of Kerry’s Wide Range Of Tourism Attractions Launched

July 16, 2018 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW, comprehensive and user-friendly brochure highlighting the wide and diverse range of activities and attractions on offer to locals and visitors in the county has been published by the Tourism Unit of Kerry County Council. The 170-page brochure was launched at County Buildings today by the Cathaoirleach of Kerry […]

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New Tralee Brand To Be Launched Next Week

New Tralee Brand To Be Launched Next Week

July 13, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance will officially launch the new Tralee brand next week, part of a plan to attract business and tourism to the town. It will be launched by former Tanaiste, Dick Spring in Siamsa Tire Theatre Tralee on Tuesday. The event will outline plans for job creation and attracting […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin, Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism Kerry County Council, Mary Rose Stafford and Feargus Dunne of I.T. Tralee with some of Mid-Kerry’s new Tourism Ambassadors.

Mid-Kerry Has New Tourism Ambassadors

March 27, 2018 at 11:48 am 1 comment

THE Killorglin and mid-Kerry area has eleven new Tourism Ambassadors following the completion of a ‘Tourism Ambassador Programme’ for the area. The participants were welcomed on the first night of the course recently by Brendan Griffin, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with special responsibility […]

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Joe Scally, company director & Ettienne Van Vrede, CEO of the Hayfield Family Collection, pictured at The Malton Hotel in Killarney, soon to known as its original name, The Great Southern Hotel Killarney.
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One Of Kerry’s Greatest Hotels Brings Back Its Old Name

September 11, 2017 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

One of Ireland’s oldest and most well known hotels will soon be known once again as the Great Southern Killarney. In a move that will no doubt please the residents of Killarney, The Malton Hotel will have its name retired as the Great Southern Killarney is reinstated on January 26, 2018. Owned […]

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Siobhan King, Fáilte Ireland, Kieran Ruttledge, Tralee Chamber Alliance, Lisa Geaney, Crag Caves, delegates at the national tourism conference in Listowel today, Wednesday, hosted by Kerry County Council. The conference, with the theme of ‘Working as One on the Wild Atlantic Way – Building Sustainable Communities’.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***

PHOTOS: Tourism Experts Address Major Conference In Listowel

September 6, 2017 at 3:24 pm 1 comment

KERRY County Council hosted a major national tourism conference in Listowel today, Wednesday with a focus on growing and enhancing the Wild Atlantic Way. The event at the Listowel Arms Hotel heard from a wide range of tourism experts and aims to strengthen the links and networks which have been […]

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Kerry County Council To Host Major Tourism Conference Next Week

Kerry County Council To Host Major Tourism Conference Next Week

August 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council will host a major national tourism conference in Listowel next week with a focus on growing and enhancing the Wild Atlantic Way. The event at the Listowel Arms Hotel on September 5/6 will hear from a wide range of tourism experts and aims to strengthen the links […]

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Irish Independent columnist, Billy Keane, receiving a CIE Tours International Merit Visit Award for John B. Keane’s Pub, Kerry from Elizabeth Crabill, Chief Executive Officer, CIE Tours International, at CIE Tours International’s 27th Annual Awards of Excellence, Dublin City Hall, 20th February, 2017

PHOTOS: Kerry Hotels And Pubs Honoured At CIE Awards Of Excellence

February 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY hotels and pubs took home awards yesterday at a reception in Dublin City Hall on for the 27th CIE Tours International Awards for Excellence. Thirteen overall category winners from around the country were chosen according to customer feedback with a total of 99 winners including hotels, entertainment venues and tourist […]

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Kerry County Council published a new seven-year action plan for tourism in Kerry which was launched  at St John’s Theatre in Listowel, on Friday, by the Leas-Cathaoirleach of the Council, Cllr Liam Purtill. The County Kerry Tourism Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2022 comes following the most widespread consultation and in-depth analysis of tourism ever undertaken in the county. From left, Tourism Officer, Kerry County Council, John Griffin, County Executive Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell, Tourism Development Officer, Kerry County Council, Joan McCarthy and Destination Kerry, Brendan Tuohy.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

Council Publishes Action Plan To Increase Tourism In Kerry

October 21, 2016 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has today published a new seven-year action plan for tourism in Kerry which was launched this morning at St John’s Theatre in Listowel by the Leas-Cathaoirleach of the Council, Cllr Liam Purtill. The County Kerry Tourism Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2022 comes following the most widespread consultation and in-depth analysis […]

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Kerry Ranks High In List Of Counties With The Most Overseas Tourists

October 11, 2016 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY has come fourth in a list of counties with the most overseas tourists published by Fáilte Ireland. Just over one million foreign visitors came to Kerry last year, spending €234 million while they holidayed in the Kingdom. Dublin, Cork and Galway all finished above Kerry, but when you take into account those […]

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Star Troopers who hosted a dance off at the Kerry Convention Bureau stand at Connect16 in the RDS, Dublin. 

The Kerry stand won Best Stand award at the event and included hotels, venues, activities and transport suppliers, enhanced by immersive fun activities including butter making by Macross Traditional Farms, Dingle Gin tasting and a bodhran workshop. 

CONNECT16 is a LIVE Irish Showcase of the events industry featuring over 220 hotels, venues and event suppliers, tastings per region, the best of entertainment and 30 educational seminars. 

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Star Wars Helps Promote Kerry At Convention In Dublin

October 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY won the Best Regional stand award at the Connect16 closing ceremony in Dublin last week. Kerry Convention Bureau (KCB) and 16 Kerry business event specialists took Dublin by storm, exhibiting at Connect16, Ireland’s largest ever event for the meetings and events sector which took place in the RDS on Wednesday […]

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Tourism Interests Invited To One-Day Showcase In Killarney

Tourism Interests Invited To One-Day Showcase In Killarney

April 10, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council’s Tourism Unit in association with the Destination Kerry Tourism Forum is hosting a one-day showcase of the Kerry tourism product on Wednesday, April 20 at the Malton Hotel, Killarney. The showcase – which is open to anyone in the local tourism industry – aims to create a greater […]

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VIDEO: Director Of Star Wars And Crew Talk About Skellig Michael Filming

January 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  TOURISM in Kerry received a boost today with the release of a Youtube video that features Star Wars The Force Awakens director, JJ Abrams and crew gushing over the beauty of Skellig Micheal. The video was produced by Discover Ireland and features behind the scenes footage of filming on […]

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Fionnbar Walsh, The Gleneagle Group, Maura Sullivan, John Griffin and Angela McAllen from Kerry County Council pictured at the Kerry Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation annual ball in the INEC at The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Thursday night.
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PHOTOS: Kerry Hoteliers Have A Ball In Killarney

December 4, 2015 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the Irish Hotels Federation’s Kerry Branch gathered in Killarney last night for their annual ball. The Gleneagle Hotel hosted the black-tie event and the many guests were treated to a sumptuous banquet and no doubt reflected on a great year for tourism in Kerry, with hopefully an even […]

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Survey Shows Tralee One Of Only Two Towns In Ireland With Annual Fall In Hotel Prices

November 27, 2015 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

A SURVEY by travel website Trivago reports that Tralee and Athlone are the only towns in Ireland who recorded an annual fall in hotel prices in 2015. In Tralee prices fell by 2%, making the average price of a room in town €91. In contrast Dingle saw their hotel price rise by 38% […]

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From Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre, Dr David McCormick, with the Green Hospitality Award.

Tralee Bay Wetlands Heads To Dublin And Wins Another Award

October 20, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Bay Wetlands Centre has won further recognition for their efforts to promote green tourism and environmental responsibility at the Green Hospitality Awards in Dublin last Thursday, collecting the 2015 award for Responsible Activity Provider. The Green Hospitality Programme recognises the efforts of hoteliers, tourism destinations and activity providers in reducing their […]

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Kerry Hotels Have A Positive Outlook For Coming Year

Kerry Hotels Have A Positive Outlook For Coming Year

October 8, 2015 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

HOTELS and guesthouses in Kerry have reported an upturn in business during the first nine months of 2015 according to the latest quarterly barometer from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF). With overseas visitors to Ireland up 12% year to date, local hoteliers are reporting an increase in business from key […]

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RAI Says 713 Kerry Jobs Created In Hospitality Sector Since VAT Reduction

RAI Says 713 Kerry Jobs Created In Hospitality Sector Since VAT Reduction

September 29, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A REPORT from the Restaurants Association of Ireland has said that 713 jobs in the Food, Tourism and Hospitality sectors have been created in Kerry since the reduced VAT rate of 9% was introduced in July 2011. The Kerry figure is part of 22,300 new jobs in total that have been created […]

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Tralee Hotels Shortlisted For Prestigious Hospitality Awards

Tralee Hotels Shortlisted For Prestigious Hospitality Awards

August 7, 2015 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee hotels are in the running for  prestigious 2015 Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal awards. Ballyseede Castle Hotel and Ballygarry House Hotel are nominated in the Ireland’s Country House and Guest House and the Ireland’s Four Star Hotel categories respectively. Running for more than two decades, the Hotel & Catering Review Gold […]

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Tralee Makes Top 15 For Best Tourism Town Awards

July 26, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is in the mix for a prestigious national award so we have to be on our toes for the next few weeks! Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD announced today that Fáilte Ireland is publishing its shortlist of 15 towns and villages from across the country being considered for […]

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Enjoying the Aquadome were, Nick and Katie Carney with their son Liam, from Tullamore. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Bad Weather Means Good Business For The Aquadome

July 24, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY cloud has a silver lining and this is certainly true in the case of the Aqua Dome. The current July weather, which has been mostly cloudy, has resulted in an increase in 2,848 visitors to the Aqua Dome compared with the same time in July last year. This increase […]

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New Brochure Aims To Attract Businesses To Tralee

June 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Tralee Chamber Alliance has published a new brochure to showcase Kerry’s Capital Town as the perfect destination for business, retail, education and for life. The Business Destination Brochure has been designed to give a flavour of what Tralee has to offer and why the town should be considered […]

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Kerry Named Amongst The Best In Europe For Family Holidays

Kerry Named Amongst The Best In Europe For Family Holidays

June 17, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY has been ranked amongst the elite of Europe for family holiday destinations in a new feature by the travel heavyweights ‘Lonely Planet’. The kingdom is joined in a top ten list of ‘Best Places For Family Holidays In Europe 2015’, by some of the most spectacular and iconic tourist destinations […]

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Kiosk Volunteers Familiarise Themselves With Local Attractions On Trip

Kiosk Volunteers Familiarise Themselves With Local Attractions On Trip

May 28, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

  AROUND 30 volunteers went on a trip yesterday to familiarise themselves with some of the town’s top tourist attractions. Tralee Chamber Alliance organised this ‘Familiarisation Trip’ for  hotel receptionists, business managers and volunteers who will work in the tourist kiosk in Tralee throughout the busy summer period. They met at […]

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