Happy Christmas Everyone! We had a great turnout on the 2nd of December when we turned on the new lights. On the night we also had a new ‘Night of giving’ organised on behalf of Kenmare St. Vincent de Paul Society and Cork Penny Dinners. People’s generosity on the night was wonderful, Christine, Lorraine, Lynne, Mags and their helpers were in bright and early Sunday morning to organise the donations and send them on to the charities!
2017 has been a very busy year and 2018 looks set to be no different! We have a few new events coming to town, the Kenmare Wedding Fair being held on the weekend of Feb 3rd. We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in taking part, particularly musicians and bars/restaurants. We also have the new Quest adventure series which has relocated from Killarney to Kenmare. There are three different courses available and I am assured that the smallest one needs the equivalent fitness as a 10k walk/run. So for anyone who is looking for a new motivation or challenge in January, look no further! Check in with the Kenmare Athletics Club, Kenmare Cycling Club, Emerald Outdoors and Star Sailing for beginners courses for all aspects of the Event. And if you’re anything like me, having a plan for January means I can ‘relax’ for December!
Kenmare Marketing and Events group, which comprises of many local businesses and Clubs would like to thank all the Volunteers who have helped out at events this year. As the calendar gets busier and busier we are calling on people to donate their time on a regular basis and we are so grateful for their generosity. The Ring of Beara Cycle alone needs over 300 volunteers in order to run, Halloween Howl I cannot even count, and while the craic and atmosphere is great, we do appreciate that people still have to put aside time to help and we offer them our sincerest thanks!
So while we take a moment to look back on some of the photos of 2017, our list of events so far for 2018 is;
- Kenmare Wedding Fair, weekend of Feb 3rd
- Quest Kenmare adventure series, March 10th
- Feile Neidin in April
- Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare, May 26th
- Small Roads Theatre Festival in Sept
- Kenmare’s Halloween Howl, Oct 27th – Nov 03rd
- Christmas in Kenmare Events in Dec
Anyone who would like to become a Kenmare Marketing & Events Group member, you don’t have to be a business, please contact us in the office, through Kenmare.ie or through Facebook!