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Killarney man’s company primed for international growth

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ITS mission is to make it easy to book every campsite globally and now Campsited.com is about to scale new heights internationally. Campsited.com was founded by Killarney native Finán O’Donoghue, who said: “2017 has been great year for us. Google and the Business Post voted us one of the top early stage companies in the country. We’re on track to grow bookings by 700%. And a partnership providing access to 4,000 new campsites, enables massive growth into the future.”

The size of the opportunity for Campsited is huge. People will spend one billion nights on campsites annually by 2020. Three hundred million of these nights will be booked through websites like Campsited. With no household name today in campsite bookings, like Airbnb and booking.com for their respective markets, Campsited can become just that.

“Working with the right investment partners is key to this,” said Finán.
“We also want anyone who is keen on the idea to be part of our success. This is possible through the Revenue’s Employment Investment and Incentive (EII) scheme.”

EII is a tax relief incentive scheme. It allows people obtain income tax relief on an investment in qualifying companies, like Campsited, up to a maximum of €150,000 per annum. So, depending on what tax bracket you are in, you could get up to 40% of your investment back from the Revenue. While also getting shares in Campsited to the value of 100% of your investment. Not a bad deal.

“We’re getting close to our funding target and expect the last few investment slots to fill up fast,” said O’Donoghue.

If you would like to know more, check out the company’s fundraising page at www.investment.campsited.com, where you can register your interest.

Alternatively, you can contact Finán directly on 064-664 6029.

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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