Tralee Chamber Says Ryder Cup Is A Major Opportunity For Kerry

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THE Managing Consultant of Tralee Chamber Alliance has said the announcement to host the Ryder Cup in Adare Manor presents a unique opportunity to advance Kerry and the region, with the prospect of in excess of 250,000 visitors to the region.

Ken Tobin said; “JP McManus and his team along with Minister Shane Ross and our own Minister Brendan Griffin; in securing the Ryder Cup, have ignited a major opportunity now for Kerry and Limerick as a region, and it is up to us to ensure we maximise it’s potential”.

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In response to calls to advance the Adare Bypass to accommodate the increase in traffic for the event, Mr. Tobin said; “We should have more ambition than just looking at the Adare bypass, and we should look to fast-track the bypasses around Newcastlewest and Abbeyfeale which recently received funding for the design works to commence.”

“There are few events in the world that are at the level of the Ryder Cup, and we should use this opportunity to have a longer lasting economic benefit to the region. We should try to be as visionary as JP McManus and his team at Adare Manor who worked with the Government in securing the event”.

“Kerry in particular is already a key player when it comes to attracting golfing enthusiasts and visitors on the Wild Atlantic Way and offers unrivalled outdoors, activities and scenery. With the international exposure this will bring, there is no doubt that Kerry will be a major draw for those coming to see the Ryder Cup in action”

“There is a case being made now to just advance the connection between Foynes and Limerick including the bypass of Adare. To achieve the greatest benefit specifically for the Ryder Cup there is equally as strong a case now to improve the connection between the considerable hotel accommodation base in Kerry and advance all elements of the N21 together. These works would also provide an economic benefit long after the Ryder Cup has come and gone.”

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  1. What’s the date? Not mentioned in article