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Fáilte Ireland to launch new Killarney plan in coming weeks

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By Sean Moriarty

Fáilte Ireland’s new Killarney Destination Experience Development Plan (DEDP) has been presented to local industry representatives ahead of its formal launch which will take place in the coming weeks.

Last week the Fáilte Ireland board held its March meeting in Killarney and afterwards took the opportunity to meet directly with representatives from the local tourism industry.

Fáilte Ireland’s board meeting in Killarney coincided with the staging of Meitheal, Fáilte Ireland’s longest running flagship trade event which took place over two days on March 31 and April 1 at the INEC.

Ahead of the tradeshow, senior Killarney tourism figures were given the opportunity to see the Killarney Destination Experience Development Plan ahead of its public launch.

This plan is one of four such strategic development plans being rolled out in Kerry by Fáilte Ireland along with local industry representatives, Kerry County Council and other key stakeholders.

Other DEDPs include Dingle Peninsula DEDP, launched 2020; Skellig Coast DEDP, launched 2017; The Cliff Coast DEDP, which is expected to launch in December 2022, and the West Cork Three Peninsulas and Kenmare, which is expected to be launched in May.

“I am very pleased to have this opportunity to meet with so many members of the Kerry tourism industry and hear first-hand how collaboration is the key to building sustainable recovery for the industry in Kerry. Tourism in Kerry, and all across the country, has endured an incredibly difficult two years. As Fáilte Ireland supports the industry towards recovery it is important that we discuss key priorities and challenges together on a local level, to enable us to continue to provide practical supports and guidance to businesses on the ground,” said Fáilte Ireland Chairperson, Paul Carty.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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