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Kerry bitte! Number of Germans visiting the Kingdom expected to rise

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Tourism Ireland’s extensive programme of promotions in Germany continued last week with a strong presence at CMT (Caravan, Motor & Tourism fair) in Stuttgart. Tourism Ireland was joined at CMT by 18 Irish and German tourism businesses, including Kerry Airport, Destination Kerry, Go Kerry and Woodlands Caravan & Camping Park, Tralee.

In 2017, around 235,000 visitors attended this nine-day travel fair – including more than 1,500 journalists from 21 countries. CMT also attracts leading tour operators and travel agents, as well as many thousands of German holidaymakers looking for ideas and suggestions for their next holiday.

“CMT in Stuttgart is our first travel fair of the year, providing an excellent opportunity to spread the word about the many great things to see and do in Kerry and Ireland and to encourage German travellers to put Ireland on their holiday ‘wish-list’ for 2018,” said Zoë Redmond, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for Central Europe.

“2017 was the seventh consecutive year of growth for German visitor numbers to the island of Ireland, when we welcomed around 660,000 German visitors. Tourism Ireland will roll out an extensive and targeted programme of activity throughout 2018 to keep the momentum going and build on that growth.”

Earlier this month, Tourism Ireland launched its TV campaign in Germany. Ads for Ireland will run until mid-February on a whole host of national and satellite television channels – reaching an estimated 17.2 million viewers. As well as the TV ads, a separate online video campaign will reach almost 4 million people, via popular travel and news websites.

Promoting the Wild Atlantic Way and the Star Wars connection with Kerry will continue to be a major focus of Tourism Ireland’s activity in Germany, and elsewhere around the world, in 2018. The organisation will also continue to highlight ease of access from Germany to Ireland.

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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