Food and craft fair at Manor

On Saturday, June 29th, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park will host its popular summer food and craft fair which will see the centre welcome a diverse range of Kerry’s finest food and craft producers from 11am to 5pm.

The summer fair is part of a series of food and craft fairs being held in Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park throughout the year. The day will showcase some of the Kingdom’s finest crafts as well as an array of award-winning local food producers.

One of the talented producers that will be exhibiting on the day is Melanie Harty of Harty’s Foods. Speaking ahead of the food and craft fair, Melanie said: “The food and craft community here in Kerry always look forward to exhibiting at Manor West as it provides us with a fantastic opportunity to showcase our variety of products. To have the ongoing support and backing of Manor West is a great support and a fantastic opportunity to share our products with the people of Tralee and further afield.”

Tourism info clinic held for politicians

The venue of Buswell’s Hotel in Dublin is hardly an unusual one for politicians to be seen at but there was some serious business at the Molesworth Street hostelry this week for it was where Fáilte Ireland held an Information Clinic on its activities.

This was obviously a matter of importance to those representing the tourism capital of Ireland and Deputies Michael and Danny Healy-Rae and John Brassil as well as Senator Mark Daly were there to listen and learn. The national agency for tourism development outlined a range of promotions and proposals to attract more visitors to Ireland and Francis Brennan, a member of the board of Fáilte Ireland, was also there to speak about the initiatives that concern Kerry, particularly involving the Wild Atlantic Way.