KMEG reports

Bill Topham.
The loss of Bill Topham has knocked our community badly. He was a great man and did so much for the town. In dreadful weather during last November he and Jarek put up the Christmas lights. We were very grateful then and now look upon the lights as a lasting memory to Bill, a man who was much loved by all who knew him and who taught us all the true meaning of community spirit. R.I.P. Bill.
Our heartfelt sympathies go to Geraldine and the family.

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2016.
Following the Traditional Sneem St Patricks Day Parade, there will be the annual St Patrick’s Day Party in the Park in the Square in Kenmare from 4pm until 6pm. Fun for all the family come and enjoy Music, Traditional Dancing, Arts & Crafts, Bouncy Castle. Keep an eye on Facebook and for more details.

Easter Programme for Kids.
There will be a full Easter programme of Camps and Events over the Easter Period for Kids in Kenmare this year. George McMahon returns to Kenmare to run a special Musical Themed Camp for Easter 2016 and we will all be able to enjoy watching the talented kids who attend the Performing Arts Academy Camp in a show at 7.30 Saturday evening and at the 5.30 Easter Sunday show at The Carnegie Arts Centre.
The fabulous Kenmare Easter Egg Hunt will start at 3pm on Easter Sunday. Come and see the Easter Bunny. Chocolate guaranteed at this great Family Event in Reenagross.
Dromquinna Stables and Eclipse are running great outdoor camps. Art & Mor will be ensuring that all Arts and Crafts needs are met during the holiday. Benoit Lorge will be catering for every chocoholic’s needs at his family and kids’ workshops. The Carnegie Arts Centre has exhibitions and events of interest for all. An Inter Kenmare Soccer Camp will be held for three days and Kenmare Athletics Annual Bridge Run will make sure you work up an appetite for all those Easter Eggs on Easter Sunday.
Full details of costs and booking arrangements on and on Facebook. Be sure to book your places early to avoid disappointment.

Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare Accommodation.
Are you an Accommodation provider with rooms free on the weekend of 27and 28 May? If so, please let us know and we will be pleased to pass on your details to people who have registered for this great event and who want to stay in the Kenmare area.

Strictly Come Dancing for The Irish Cancer Society.
Margaret McCarthy and Dan McCarthy did Kenmare proud as they danced the waltz to perfection in the recent Strictly Come Dancing competition in Killarney. A great night was had by all and it was made even more special knowing the event was in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Congratulations to Aoife Twomey and Liam Colleran who were proclaimed the winners after dancing a great Tango

Membership of KMEG.
Your support is vital to Kenmare. Without your support we would not have elongated the season to the benefit of the Kenmare businesses and community. We would not have made visitors aware of the excellent range of accommodation, eateries and wonderful shopping available here in this gem of a place on the Wild Atlantic Way. We would not have been among the ten top tourist towns in Ireland. We would not have been able to grow the festivals or put up more cost effective Christmas lights.
A BIG thank you to those who continue to support the work of KMEG.
Without member’s subscriptions to KMEG there is no money to market the events and festivals and Kenmare.
Are you members of this great community led group?
If you are not a member, please call the KMEG office on 064 664 2615 or Email us on marketing
Irene or Lynne will be pleased to discuss with you the details of membership and the benefits to your business.