KMEG reports

Tidy Towns triumph again!
Congratulations to the hardworking Tidy Town’s team of people that keep Kenmare looking so well all year round. The hard work was rewarded recently with another Gold medal to add to their already impressive collection of awards.
It is not just the town that looks pristine but the surrounding areas that also benefit from the Tidy Town’s team of volunteers’ care and attention. Every week come hail or shine the team gather in the Square to work their way around town to pick up litter, paint fences, railings and walls, trim back foliage and shrubs, sweep, clean, weed and where necessary mow and dig.
A BIG thank you from all of us and comhghairdeas gach duine.

Tourism Towns Competition 2015
Top 10 Highly Commended Tourism Towns
We are delighted that Kenmare has made the top ten in the Tourism Towns Competition 2015. What an achievement to get this far. Thank you to all the; businesses, restaurants, cafes, accommodation providers, bars and to the people who provide entertainment and volunteer to make Kenmare an appealing and attractive destination, without you Kenmare would not even be considered for this award.
We are up against stiff competition in our category Best Small Town. The winner will be announced at The Tourism Towns awards ceremony on 25th November 2015.
Shoulder to shoulder Kenmare – we can do this.
Thank you everyone who works so hard to make our town the place where tourists want to be.

Halloween Howl Festival 2015
Once again the spookiest time of the year is upon us.
The Halloween Howl festival is now a firm date in many visitors and local peoples’ calendar. The popularity of this family festival just keeps growing and this year’s programme is bigger than ever, with a great variety of events for people of all ages to enjoy. Don’t miss the launch on Saturday 24th or the Traditional Parade and Games in the Park on the 31st… have you got your costume ready yet? There will be a Face Painting Hut in town to avail of to ensure you look as ghoulish or as scary as possible.
The Ghouls Gathering will make you squeal, scream and laugh a lot as you see the pranks and antics of ghoulish friends meeting once again. This year Winnie’s cousin Wilbur has brought his animals down to Kenmare for a trip and the sisters and cousins will be up to all sorts of tricks so be sure to join in the fun.
Be prepared to be scared when you visit The Haunted House and Cemetery and don’t forget your torch for the Night of the Living Dead at The Haunted Forest….Ooooo watch out watch out who knows who will be about?
The programme is full of exciting things to do and all the kids who attend the Halloween Kids Camp with George McMahon will perform live in the Square; the performance will be followed by an open air disco with DJ George in charge. There are art and craft workshops running all week, Scarecrow Building, Cranky Cooking and Pumpkin Carving, Chocolate making and Cupcake decorating workshops…..PLUS Eerie Pirate Cruises, an Animal Roadshow, a Zombie Trad Session for Kids and Teens, Spooky Night Time Orienteering, Halloween Movies for Children and Adults, Storytelling and a Supernatural Heritage Walk.
Please book your places where it is necessary for workshops and events NOW to avoid disappointment.

Thank You.
To KMEG members; thank you for supporting the Halloween Howl Festival without your membership and sponsorship Kenmare would find it difficult to hold this event. Our sincere thanks also to Kerry County Council and Failte Ireland for awarding us funding for this event.
To become a member of KMEG please contact Lynne Brennan or Irene Carey on 064 6642615 or email