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Killarney chosen to host Global Incentive Summit 2024

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Killarney has been announced as the host destination for the 2024 Global Incentive Summit, an event that will bring together 170 of the world’s leading incentive travel professionals, to participate in one-on-one appointments and networking activities.

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The summit will showcase Kerry as an iconic, diverse and green destination for global incentive programmes and has the potential to generate €6.3m in revenue for the region. The news was announced at this year’s Global Incentive Summit in Portugal on 8th November.

Incentive travel is a management tool that uses exceptional travel experiences to recognise employee performance. The incentive travel market is extremely lucrative with delegates estimated to be worth more than three times the value of a leisure visitor. Fáilte Ireland, in partnership with Tourism Ireland, The Europe Hotel & Resort and Kerry Convention Bureau led the bid to bring the summit to Ireland. The Europe Hotel & Resort was chosen as the venue to host the summit’s attendees, including 65 North American incentive travel buyers and 90 international incentive travel suppliers. 

“We are honoured to be the chosen venue to host Global Incentive Summit in 2024. Kerry is Ireland’s premier regional tourist destination and offers spectacular scenery and unique experiences for programme participants during their visit to the Emerald Isle. The Europe Hotel & Resort is committed to working with Fáilte Ireland and The Kerry Convention Bureau in positioning Ireland and Kerry as a leading incentive destination, and we look forward to welcoming the attendees to Killarney in 2024,” said Michael Brennan, Managing Director of the Europe Hotel and Resort.

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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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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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