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Launch of exciting kenmare.ie website and new Beara cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way

AT the official launch on recently in the Brook Lane Hotel members of the Kenmare Marketing and Events Group – KMEG, launched the new, responsive www.kenmare.ie website and outlined plans for a new event The Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare. Sarah Durkin, Chairperson of KMEG urged those who were not members to become members. Thousands of cyclists from Ireland and around the globe are excited about the news of the

Kinsale’s Carlton Hotel put up for sale

KINSALE’S landmark four-star Carlton Hotel has been put on the market with agents Savills with a guide price of €4.25 million. The 70 bedroom hotel boats a scenic location overlooking Oysterhaven Bay just outside Kinsale and includes a 200 capacity ballroom, conference and banqueting facilities, a state-of- the- art leisure centre with a 20 metre swimming pool as well as 19 three-bedroom holiday houses fitted to a high standard.

Uillinn forum explores West Cork arts trail proposal

A Forum for the exchange of views took place at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre recently to discuss the possibility of utilizing the success of the Wild Atlantic Way and to extend this success into a Trail of Arts throughout West Cork from Beara Peninsula to Bandon.   The meeting was chaired by Declan Tiernan, Chairman West Cork Arts Centre, and attended by Alan Coleman, Cork County Mayor and Ian

Major new tourism initiative for the Beara Peninsula

PROMOTION Beara is the new title of the original Kenmare Beara Tourism Cluster that was established in 2010, under the Collabor8 Programme. At that time the cluster was made up of the local tourism, community and development groups of Kenmare Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Glengarriff Tourism & Development Association, Castletownbere Tourism, Bonane Community Council, Eyeries Tidy Towns and Allihies.

New head chef at the Celtic Ross Hotel

THE Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery has announced the appointment of new head chef Alex Petit, who has joined the kitchen team headed by executive head chef Graeme Campbell. Alex was born in Brittany and spent his early years training in many fine dining restaurants, such as the Grand Hotel in Dinard and Le Mutin Gourmand before moving to Ireland 10-years-ago.