Tralee is celebrating being crowned Ireland’s Best Large Tourism Town.
The county town claimed the title at a ceremony held by Failte Ireland in Dublin this afternoon. The tourism town awards are now in its fourth year.
Deputy Brendan Griffin has welcomed the announcement.
Aisling O’Brien has the details:
Kerry County Council’s Tourism Officer John Griffin was among the delegation from the county in Dublin’s Morrison Hotel to see Tralee named Ireland’s Best National Large Tourism Town. Tralee received a winning certificate along with a €5,000 grant towards further developing itself as a tourism destination. Judges highlighted the town’s many beautiful buildings and shops, town park and having a whole world of things to do for visitors. Killarney, Kenmare and Sneem were highly commended in the competition. Killarney’s great sense of culture, history and friendly locals was singled out, Kenmare was described as picture perfect and very homely and judges noted that in Sneem the whole village has tourism as its main focus. Lismore in Co Waterford came out on top in the National Small Tourism Town category.