LAUNCHING INTO SPACE: Launching the Killarney Staycation campaign ‘Welcome to Space 2020’ are  Paul Sherry (Killarney Chamber President), Michael Gleeson (Killarney Mayor), Emma Phillips (Redbox Brand Consultants), Eileen O’Donoghue (Killarney Municipal Officer), Brigeen O’Sullivan (BBS), Conor Hennigan (Killarney Chamber of Tourism) and Adrian McCarthy (Grandview Media). Photo: Don MacMonagle


Killarney is embarking on an exciting space odyssey to maintain its position as the country’s premier tourist destination.

Through the use of stunning drone footage, creative stills, innovative design and the spoken word, ‘The SPACE to…’ campaign, devised by Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce in association with Kerry County Council, highlights the brilliant range of outdoor activities, scenery, experiences, dining options, places to stay and shops to visit with a traditional Killarney welcome awaiting all.

It’s a loud and clear shout-out to remind everybody that Ireland’s favourite holiday destination is again open for business in the new normal that is post COVID-19.

“One of Killarney’s most precious and valuable assets is space and we can deliver on the great outdoors in a manner that simply cannot be rivalled,” Chamber President, Paul Sherry, said.

“The campaign is focused on staycations for the summer of 2020 and visitors who will be enjoying day trips in the coming weeks.”

The new initiative expresses the true value of Killarney as a place to explore, a place to chill, a place live, a place to roam, a place to pause and a place to breathe but, most of all, as a place to visit and a place to enjoy.

The innovative campaign is very much in keeping with Kerry County Council’s Safe Destination programme which has seen numerous local business owners and staff enrolling for a special training programme that equips them with all the skills and knowledge required to ensure visitors safely observe social distancing regulations and etiquette.

The new campaign coincides with the launch of an interactive new version of the website, where visitors can get full details on everything they need to know about their upcoming trip to Killarney.