Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce is appealing to Bird's Euroshow to set aside its plans for the town this summer.
Killarney Chamber members say they're seriously concerned that Bird's Euroshow funfair intends to set up in the town in the coming weeks.
They are not in favour of the amusements setting up in Killarney, given the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, adding they want to ensure the safest possible summer for locals and visitors.
President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce Cllr Niall Kelleher, says any gathering of young people in such an environment would give real cause for concern and says precedent alone would indicate it would be a major congregation point for teenagers.
He says we know the Delta variant attacks young people and given the current unavailability of a COVID-19 vaccinations for that generation the risks would be too great.
Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce says it's of the view that proper adherence to social distancing guidelines would be impossible to implement in such a confined space with possible queuing systems in place.
The Chamber has also raised concerned about parking availability, saying the members believe the loss of the Fair Field carpark for all of July and into August, would lead to major urban congestion and impact very seriously on other businesses in the town.
Killarney Chamber acknowledges Bird's Euroshow has been part of the summertime landscape in the town since 1937 with several generations of local people and visitors having enjoyed evenings there.
It adds it's hopeful everyone can look forward to the return of the traditional funfair in better and safer circumstances in 2022.