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As nearly 140 exhibitors prepare for this year’s Kerry EXPO, it promises to be bigger than ever! Many exhibitors are designing their marketing activities, creating advertising campaigns and listing their offerings for this mega event of the year. While larger companies aim to develop their employee brand, they also take the opportunity to engage in a one-day event that brings together the broader business and local community.

SME’s and start-up companies will no doubt concentrate on selling their products or promoting their services, in a bid to develop further awareness around their own business brand. Educational institutions will market their educational a upskilling courses, while financial institutions, state and semi-state bodies will also be available to deliver information on the services they provide. In addition, a number of recruitment companies and employers will be actively recruiting.

According to Liz Maher: “The EXPO creates a space where companies can turn an influx of visitors and into evangelists for their brand and indeed for Kerry.  The idea is simple ‘Kerry residents promoting and supporting Kerry based companies’.  We hope that everyone will come out and support the event on May 13 and as part of celebrating business with the people who live, work and study here. We have scheduled a whole host of family entertainment, so there’s something for everyone and for all ages to enjoy. It’s important to remember that as well as using local services or purchasing local products, it’s equally important for Kerry residents to have a positive understanding of the wealth of amazing companies, organisations and institutions that operate throughout the county. This event also sets out to attract and lure additional industry and potential career changers across the county bounds, by positioning Kerry as one of the best places to live and work. We truly believe that this is a fundamental ingredient to drive growth and develop a healthy local economy for our future.”

“This year we are encouraging exhibitors to roll out the red carpet, ramp up targeted social media campaigns and launch special promotions that give EXPO visitors a reason to sample their products or take an interest in the services they offer. It is important that exhibitors should build word-of-mouth and social media buzz among first-time customers and expo visitors and in-turn create memorable experiences,” says Elin Sorensen of GHQ Design.

Organisers say that a number of firms are focusing their attention on creating a corporate culture where employees become more engaged with the corporate brand and in turn develop a greater pride of workplace. Fred McDonogh, Director of Redchair Recruitment says that: “Business/community events such as the Kerry EXPO can in fact bring employees together in a different light, where they get to know one another better when interacting outside of the workplace.”

We ask residents across Kerry to visit the EXPO and support the growth of our county. Entrance to the event is FREE of CHARGE. In addition there will be lots of free fun and entertainment. Special bus services are available from various parts of the county to the INEC in Killarney on May 13. There will be park and ride facilities around the INEC and bus routes and schedules are available on kerryexpo.ie.

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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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