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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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Tralee Man Writes Guide To ‘The Kerry Way’

Tralee Man Writes Guide To ‘The Kerry Way’

May 27, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE man has traversed the hills and walks of the county to bring a great guide to ‘The Kerry Way’. Donal Nolan has travelled on Ireland’s longest way marked trail, looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, following narrow country roads, forest paths, abandoned coach roads and mass paths, national park land and […]

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€15m Jeanie Johnston Is Now Worth Just €700,000

€15m Jeanie Johnston Is Now Worth Just €700,000

May 22, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Jeanie Johnston replica famine ship is now worth just €700,000 according to Dublin City Council. A report in today’s Irish Times says the ship, which was built in Blennerville at a cost of €15m, has sunk in value and costs €240,000 a year to run as a tourist […]

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Chamber To ‘Learn From The Best’ At Seminar In Tralee Next Month

Chamber To ‘Learn From The Best’ At Seminar In Tralee Next Month

May 19, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

TV3 Travel Show presenters, Jon Slattery and Ciara Whelan will be the special guests at a major Tourism Information Conference being organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee next month. The ‘Learn from the Best in Tourism’ Conference, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, will feature tourism experts from three […]

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A Heartwarming Story To Give You That Friday Feeling

A Heartwarming Story To Give You That Friday Feeling

May 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW here’s a little story to cheer you up even more on a Friday. Siobhan Saracbasi (nee McCarthy) sent us in a letter written by a German friend of her brother, Paudie McCarthy from Ballymac. Paudie moved to Germany many years ago when the building trade took off there.  He […]

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Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

March 30, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE next time the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, spends his holidays in Kerry his visit will be enhanced from information contained within the new Kingdom of Kerry Tourist Information Booklet. Minister Donohoe officially launched the new publication on Friday in Tralee and revealed that two of his […]

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Tralee Man Features In Worldwide Tourism Promotion Ad Voiced By Liam Neeson

March 13, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has made his acting debut in the Tourism Ireland #GoGreen4PatricksDay promotion. Barry O’Connor, originally from Cahermoneen, features in a new advert with Hollywood actor Liam Neeson providing the voiceover to help promote St Patrick’s Day. “I’m thrilled to bits to see that my part made it in,” said Barry, […]

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Fáilte Ireland, met members of the Kerry tourism industry in The Ballygarry House Hotel, as part of a series of Fáilte Ireland briefings, with a focus on the Wild Atlantic Way. From left, Brian O'Keeffe, West End Fenit, Martina Canty, Fáilte Ireland, Catherine Burke, Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee and Heather MacIver, Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. Photo by Valerie O'Sullivan

PHOTOS: Fáilte Ireland Meets Kerry Tourism Interests About ‘Wild Atlantic Way’

February 17, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

FÁILTE Ireland met members of the Kerry tourism industry in The Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee on Friday about the Wild Atlantic Way. It was all part of a series of briefings by the tourism body which were being held, with a special focus focus on the route. The national tourism authority is seeking […]

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Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

February 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

  KERRY has once again come to global attention after featuring in an 11-page spread in the  February/March 2015 issue of the of ‘National Geographic Traveler’. As one of the most recognizable magazines worldwide, it is another big win for Kerry tourism to have ‘Ross Castle’ in Killarney featured as the cover […]

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Visit Kerry Heritage Sites For Free On First Wednesday Of The Month

Visit Kerry Heritage Sites For Free On First Wednesday Of The Month

February 4, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re at a loss for something to do on a Wednesday during the tourist season, then The Office of Public Works (OPW) could come to the rescue. It’s been announced that all OPW managed Heritage Sites will continue the policy of offering  free admission to individuals wishing to visit these sites […]

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The crew from French TV show 'Faut Pas Rever' Christian Auxemery, Bertrand Edel and Michel Magnien with Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Dermot Crean

French TV Show Featuring Tralee Will Air To Over Three Million People Tonight

January 30, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER the French TV crew who were here during the summer filming at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium (click here to refresh your memory)? Well the fruits of their travels will be revealed tonight on French national television to an estimated audience of over three million viewers, giving a huge tourism boost […]

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