FREE ENTRY: Kerry Bog Village Museum, Glenbeigh, is one of the various visitor attractions where there will be free entry to visitor attractions throughout Kerry on Thursday, July 30 as part of a new initiative launched this week by Kerry County Council and the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation (KTIF). From left: John Mulvihill (Proprietor), Michael Larkin (KTIF), Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Scarteen O’Connor, Cllr Michael Cahill, Darragh O’Sullivan (Rosspoint Bar and Restaurant, Glenbeigh) and Timmy Mulivhill (Kerry Bog Village Museum). Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan
There will be free entry to visitor attractions throughout Kerry on Thursday, July 30 as part of a new initiative launched today by Kerry County Council and the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation (KTIF).
‘Kerry Tourism Day’ aims to showcase the incredible selection of visitor attractions throughout the kingdom. Locals and visitors alike are invited to experience many of the county’s tourist attractions and experiences free of charge for one day.
The initiative aims to strengthen the referral economy amongst locals and communities by offering a countywide ‘open house’ of visitor attractions and tourist experiences.
The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen, encouraged the people of Kerry to show their support for Kerry Tourism Day.
“We have a fantastic and diverse range of attractions for all ages here in Kerry,” he said.
“I would encourage everyone in Kerry to consider being a tourist in their own county for the day by visiting one of our participating visitor attractions – while maintaining social distancing and adhering to public health guidelines. This is a really practical way to show your support for our local tourism industry at this challenging time.”
Participating visitor attractions include: KPR Pony Rides, The Carol Cronin Gallery, Skelligs Chocolate Factory, The Dingle Distillery, Kerry Bog Village Museum, Spirit in the Kingdom Guided Tours, Tig Bhric & West Kerry Brewery, Blennerville Windmill Visitor Centre, Dingle Darkroom, Kerry Writers’ Museum, Sidetracked Kenmare, Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail, Scanlon’s Pet Farm, Celtic Nature Walking Tours, The Ross Golf Course, Skellig Gift Store and Outdoor Heritage Gallery, Killarney Lake Tours, Muckross Traditional Farms, The Reeks Guiding Co, Wild Derrynane Seashore Nature Trail, Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco and Activity Park, Vincent Hyland Artist Gallery, Killarney House and Gardens, Muckross Traditional Farms, Jane Hilliard Gallery, Muckross House and Gardens and Kenmare Heritage Tours.
To view to full list of participants and avail of either free tickets, complimentary tours or bespoke events simply log onto www.DiscoverKerry.com.