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January News

Keep up to date with the local news in Kenmare

By: Helen McDwyer | Posted on: 23 Jan 2018

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of January 2018 already! This year is jam-packed with events.

Feb 3rd & 4th        The Kenmare Wedding Trail. Anyone who would like to take part should let us know as soon as possible.

March 10th           Kenmare is hosting Quest Kenmare, this event has sold out already, but if you still want to be part of the fun we are looking for volunteers for that weekend.

March 31st           The Bridge run, there are 3 courses, a 10km, 5km and a one mile course for children.

April                       Feile Neidin, Kenmare’s fantastic traditional Irish music weekend.

May 12th               Wild Atlantic Challenge Multi Craft Rowing Event, offering 3 Multi craft courses, 10, 20 & 30 Km and 2 kayak courses, a 10 & 20 Km

May 26th               The Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare, a sold out event, but we are looking for volunteers

June 23rd              Vikingdom Raft Race

September         Small Roads Theatre and Dining Festival

September         The Lost Sheep Half Ironman – Cork Triathlon Club

Oct 27th                         Kenmare Halloween Howl

If you would like to help out with any of these events we would be delighted to have you on board, we are always looking for Volunteers and it is a great way to meet people and have some fun!

Be sure to come along and check out the Wedding Trail, while it states ‘Weddings’ remember a lot of these suppliers can also be used for other celebrations such as christenings, communion and confirmations, wedding anniversaries etc. So don’t be shy, call in and say hello!

Fáilte Ireland are developing ‘Visitor Experience Plans’ for the Wild Atlantic Way. They have completed plans for the Skelligs and for Connemara and are now turning their attention to the three peninsulas of Mizen, Sheeps Head and Beara. Kenmare is also included in this geographic area. The main aim of these plans is to increase ‘dwell time’. As part of this initiative there will be a number of Irish and International consultants visiting the area over the next few months to ‘get a feel’ for what we offer and how we can best sell our destination. It is a great opportunity for us to see ourselves from a strangers perspective and get guidance on how to better voice our message of who we are and what we offer. We will keep you informed of the process as it progresses.

As always, please feel free to contact us here in the office if you have any ideas you want to put forward, or if you are interested in becoming a member. 

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