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Killarney to be rebranded as a “world class tourism destination”

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By Michelle Crean

 

Fáilte Ireland has big plans to give Killarney a fresh new look when it comes to branding itself for the tourism markets.

This week the National Tourism Development Authority issued a tender "seeking proposals from suitably qualified suppliers" to "develop a brand proposition for Killarney" to "create an impactful world class tourism destination brand recognised domestically and internationally".

As far back as 2019 plans were put in place to establish Killarney as a gateway town for visitors exploring the Wild Atlantic Way. However, with the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the tourism markets this past year this new road map will help in its future recovery, Josephine O'Driscoll, Wild Atlantic Manager at Fáilte Ireland, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

"We're now looking at recovery. It's still only in draft format. With COVID, it's more important now that there's a roadmap ready."

Josephine added that it's not just Killarney town that is being rebranded but most towns in Kerry, however getting the tourism brand right in Killarney "will benefit the rest of the county".

"Killarney is an internationally recognised brand and we want to refresh it in light of the changing need of the visitor both domestic and international. How do we now need to sell Killarney to the visitor? We're looking for an agency to work with and see what needs to be done to refresh it."

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Artists invited to showcase work at Wine and Art night

It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November. The pandemic enforced its absence and now […]

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It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November.

The pandemic enforced its absence and now every effort is being made to make up for lost time.

Widely regarded as one of the social highlights of the year in Killarney, this year’s gathering will take place in the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday, November 30, commencing at 7.15pm.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at €20 and all proceeds raised on the night will go to deserving local charities and community organisations.

Over the years the evening of wine and art has raised tens of thousands of Euro for great causes and the 2022 proceeds will be of enormous benefit to the chosen groups.

This year, once again, the event is being held in association with Daly’s SuperValu and supported by Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company.

Rotary Club President, Rayla Tadjimatova, has appealed to all artists who might like to showcase their work on the night to get in touch with club members, as soon as possible, to guarantee inclusion.

“We are reaching out not only to artists who have supported the event in the past but to any new artists who wish to take the opportunity to place their work in front of a very appreciative local audience of up to one thousand people on the night,” she said.

Those interested should email killarneyrotaryclub@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Gardai seek whereabouts of missing Kerry teen

Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager. Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3). He is described as being […]

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Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager.

Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3).

He is described as being approximately 6ft in height, of a slim build with brown hair and green eyes. When last seen Nicolas was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black hoody top. He was also carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information on Nicolas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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