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New initiative to enhance Kerry’s food and drink reputation

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TASTE THE ISLAND: Over 50 businesses and individuals attended Fáilte Ireland’s 'Taste the Island' workshop in the Great Southern Hotel on Thursday. Pictured were: Mike O’Sullivan (Randles Hotel), Ciara O’Callaghan (Dromhall Hotel), Cyrille Durand (Dromhall Hotel), Katie Graham (Sol Y Sombra) and Tracey Coughlan (Fáilte Ireland). Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

 

Over 50 businesses and individuals from Kerry attended Fáilte Ireland’s ‘Taste the Island’ workshop in the Great Southern Hotel on Thursday.

This was part of a series of workshops taking place across Ireland over the next number of weeks to develop a programme of food and drink experiences that can be included in the ‘Taste the Island’ initiative.
The new initiative will showcase Ireland’s world-class food and drink culture across the island of Ireland from September to November by providing visitors with access to authentic food and drink experiences, high quality local ingredients and world class Irish food and drink produce.

“The range and quality of food and drink businesses and experiences that we met at the workshop here in the Great Southern Hotel in Kerry are really world class and have the potential to drive a lot more tourists to this area,” Tracey Coughlan, Fáilte Ireland’s Food Tourism - Strategy and Programmes Manager, said. “We know that there is scope for growth around food and drink for tourists and aligned with our world-famous seascapes and landscapes, we have an incredibly strong offering to motivate tourists to visit here. What’s really important now is that people submit their proposals outlining what they are going to do for ‘Taste the Island’ for what’s shaping up to be chock full season of food festivals and events all showcasing our world class produce."

To kickstart the new and exciting initiative, Fáilte Ireland have invited businesses and individuals interested in providing tourists with a food or drink experience to attend workshops in their local area.

 

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No 2021 return for Killarney on Ice

By Michelle Crean Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year. Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year. […]

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By Michelle Crean

Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year.

Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year.

Rising case numbers, uncertain COVID-19 restrictions, and insurance challenges have been the main drivers behind the decision not to open, according to the company.

As Kerry’s only festive ice rink, the facility has brought much fun and life to the town over the years, attracting thousands of people from all over the county, and indeed the whole country, with many families coming to stay overnight in Killarney and enjoying all that this great town has to offer.

As well as friends and families coming to skate, schools, youth clubs, sports teams and employees of local companies use the group booking discount rate to plan sessions on the ice, and Killarney on Ice would like to thank them all for their continuing loyalty.

“We sincerely hope to be back better and stronger in 2022, and we look forward to welcoming all of our valued customers,” Tim O’Donoghue, the promoter of the rink, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“In the meantime, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”

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10 new jobs announced for Kerry County Council

The Government has approved 10 new posts for Kerry County Council to assist with the delivery of their social housing targets. The news was announced today (Friday) as part of the Government’s new housing plan ‘Housing for All’ which commits to strengthening the capacity of Local Authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects. The plan […]

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The Government has approved 10 new posts for Kerry County Council to assist with the delivery of their social housing targets.

The news was announced today (Friday) as part of the Government’s new housing plan ‘Housing for All’ which commits to strengthening the capacity of Local Authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects.

The plan acknowledges that this requires the resourcing of housing delivery teams and the posts being announced include a wide range of positions from engineers to quantity surveyors and architects with provision also made for the necessary administrative resources.

“I welcome this announcement by my Cabinet colleague Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien,” Minister Foley said.

“Housing is a key priority for Government and these new posts are an endorsement of the excellent work carried out by Kerry County Council and a deserved recognition of their continued commitment to providing social housing to all local communities across Kerry.”

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