Senator Mark Daly tries his hand a lace making at the Launch of the Kenmare Lace Festival at the Heritage Centre Kenmare on Valentine’s Night. The Festival runs from Thurs 19th March to Sun 22nd March 2015. L-R; Kathlyn O’Brien, Emir Finnegan, Senator Mark Daly, Nora Finnegan, Councillor Dan McCarthy and Siobhan Thomas. Pic: Mary O’Neill.
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
POPULAR teavel website Tripadvisor has named Inchydoney Beach near Clonakilty the favourite beach in the country according to the sites users for the second year in a row. Inchydoney edged out Derrynane beach in County Kerry to claim the top spot.
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.
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
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.
FÁILTE Ireland recently met members of the West Cork tourism industry in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarberry part of a series of Fáilte Ireland briefings, with a focus on the Wild Atlantic Way. The briefing was followed by a number of workshops that took place along the Wild Atlantic Way route for members of the trade.
MORE than 200 attendees from varied tourism backgrounds with a common interest in the development of tourism in West Cork attended a networking evening hosted by the newly formed Tourism West Cork Steering Group at Bantry’s Maritime Hotel recently.
MORE action is needed from Cork County Council to ensure landowners meet their responsibilities for hedge and verge cutting on public roads. That was the message from the recent meeting of councillors from the West Cork Municipal District in Dunmanway.
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.