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Tourism

Kerry Council supporting new community tourism initiative for the diaspora

by Stephen Johnson   KERRY County Council is supporting a new Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora which seeks to build on the legacy of The Gathering 2013.   The initiative, a joint partnership between Fáilte Ireland , IPB Insurance and the 34 Local Authorities, will provide an annual fund of €1m over the next three years to support up to 700 local community-based events and festivals each year around

Big turnout for Kinsale Wild Atlantic Way information evening

THERE was a strong turn out at the Wild Atlantic Way information evening at Actons Hotel, Kinsale, sponsored by Kinsale Chamber of Tourism & Business.   The Wild Atlantic Way is Fáilte Ireland’s new initiative to promote the stunning coastal environment and natural landscape along the 2,500km route from Kinsale, Co. Cork to Inishowen, Co Donegal. It is expected to attract many thousands of visitors to Ireland from all over

New figures show tourism has a spring in its step

LATEST figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have shown an increase 11.3% in visitor numbers to Ireland in the three-month period between December 2013 and February 2014.   Local Labour TD Michael McCarthy said, “It is very important that we build on the legacy of The Gathering. The new Wild Atlantic Way initiative, which stretches all the way from the Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal to Kinsale in West

Potential for local amenity at the Waterfront in Clonakilty

THE recent announcement that the former Clonakilty GAA grounds, now known as The Waterfront, are up for sale, provides “a great opportunity for Cork County Council to purchase this prime location at a knock-down price.”   So says local election candidate and Clonakilty native Paul Hayes. The mixed-use development is now going on the market for an asking price of €1.2 million. Original plans for the area, almost 8 acres

Walking weekend on Bere Island

OVER the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014, explore the length and breadth of this historic island, which was once a former strategic military base during WW1, and is also home to a megalithic wedge tomb, a standing stone, and the remains of a Viking boatyard.

Wild Atlantic Way – It all starts in West Cork

CORK Airport and Kinsale Chamber of Tourism have welcomed the recent launch of the Wild Atlantic Way by Fáilte Ireland. The Wild Atlantic Way, which starts in Kinsale, is set to be Ireland’s first long distance touring route, stretching 2,500 kilometres along the Atlantic Coast from Cork to Donegal.   Cork Airport is the biggest international airport serving the route and the closest airport to the official starting point in