COVID-19 and business tourism in Ireland: Putting Safety First

While countries around the world start to reopen in the wake of COVID-19, there is still uncertainty for the international business tourism industry. 

With an accelerated roadmap to recovery now in place in Ireland, there is hope on the horizon for business tourism events here. As the industry continues to reopen, Ireland’s approach has been and will remain one of safety first.

We are working closely with our partners in Fáilte Ireland and their business tourism team, Meet in Ireland to collate comprehensive, relevant & up to date information on COVID-19 safety measures & protocols that are in place within our region and the country.

Please click here to visit Meet In Ireland’s dedicated COVID-19 response page.

Choose Kerry

Looking for a truly inspiring destination for your next business event?

Look no further than the Kingdom of Kerry, the jewel in Ireland’s emerald crown. With the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry on its’ doorstep, delegates will experience both modern day cultural treasures and a link to an ancient, mystical world.

With a diverse range of activities designed to delight and excite, Kerry Convention Bureau can assist with creative ideas to build into your program ensuring delegates remember and talk about your event for years to come.


A busy harbour town, Dingle is famed for its colourful buildings and winding streets, filled with craft stores exhibiting the work of local artists, pubs usually filled with musicians playing traditional music and restaurants serving fresh seafood, brought in directly from the boats. The town is located on the breath-taking Dingle Peninsula which spans an astonishing 48km encircling a range of mountains, Ireland’s second highest peak, coastlines, sea cliffs and sandy beaches. Renowned for its natural beauty, it has received many accolades over the years including National Geographic describing it as ‘the most beautiful place on Earth’ and regularly voted […]


Nestled at the head of Irelands longest bay, with dramatic coast to the south and rugged mountains to the north, the elegant 17th century market town of Kenmare is a haven of tranquillity, gourmet food, 5 star accommodation and breath-taking scenery. As the gateway to the Ring of Kerry, the Southern part of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Beara Peninsula and home to two 5* hotels, it is an ideal location for small meetings and incentive groups, wishing to take advantage of the activities and tours available in the immediate surrounds or as a day tour option for pre/post, social […]


Nestled within 26,000 acres of National Park and surrounded by three magical lakes, Killarney is known as ‘The Town in the Park’ and has been welcoming visitors and delegates for centuries. The town is steeped in history and heritage and prides itself in offering world class hospitality. The Killarney welcome is world renowned and reflected in numerous national and international awards. It is a compact town with the business tourism infrastructure usually found in larger towns and cities. Home to the award winning, purpose-built Killarney Convention Centre, Ireland’s second largest conference and event venue, the complex has capacity of up […]


Sneem is a picturesque village situated on the famous "Ring of Kerry" a driving and cycling route that encapsulates some of the best nature has to offer. Nestled between mountains and wild, rugged coastlines, this friendly village is immaculately kept with its traditional buildings, pubs, restaurants and craft shops, all painted in an array of beautiful colours. The Irish name for the town is “an tSnaidhm” which translates as “knot” and is a reference to the winding river which flows through the village and into Kenmare bay. This is a place of richly wooded hillsides, grassy paths, sub-tropical gardens, golden […]


Tralee is the modern bustling county town of Kerry, set against the backdrop of the Slieve Mish Mountains and Tralee Bay. The town was founded in the early 13th century by the Anglo Normans and takes its name from the River Lee. With strong links to its medieval heritage, it offers a wide range of superior accommodation suitable for meetings, conferences and incentives, with cultural and historical venues in close proximity. From an entertainment perspective, the nightlife in Tralee is an experience not to be missed. Once the sun goes down, Tralee comes to life with music, song and dance. Whether […]

Why Kerry

On the edge of the Western world, in an area known as the Kingdom, a truly spectacular business events destination awaits; Immersed in nature, history and culture, it will awaken your delegates senses, engage their minds, reward their efforts and inspire fresh thinking and new perspectives.

Kerry…where ancient history and future worlds collide.

People & Places

Although Kerry is a premier global tourist destination, it is the warmth of the locals and its ability to retain the friendly character and intimate feel that make it so popular. The region excels in combining the traditional with the modern, the historic with the contemporary and the dynamic with that famous Irish laid-back quality.

Activities & Entertainment

Excite your delegates with immersive experiences, from high adventure to rewarding luxury in truly stunning landscapes. Diverse program options full of artisan food, craft making and musical experiences can be found in the vibrant, creative communities dotted across the region.

Food & Drink

Kerry is home to some of the best local and artisan food producers in Ireland and fast becoming a renowned international food destination with our chefs being recognised nationally as leaders in their field.

History & Culture

The region offers a mixture of modern and ancient with 5 star hotels, adventure centres, festivals and events all set against an ancient landscape of prehistoric footprints, ancient monastic sites, country houses and the Wild Atlantic Way dramatic ocean and coastline.

News & Events

June 15, 2020

Kerry Convention Bureau gets incentive-ready by subsidising CIS certification for its members

The sun has been shining unabated in Ireland since Coronavirus came to town in mid March. It’s been the best Spring / early Summer in living memory with endless sunny days and temperatures hitting 20 degrees plus (that’s around 70 for our US friends).

Perfect weather, you might say, for delivering the ultimate incentive travel reward in one of the world’s most magnificent and popular destinations.

Except, of course …

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Success Stories

August 21, 2018

Success Story: TBEX Europe

TBEX Europe, one of three worldwide conferences hosted by TBEX each year, is Europe's largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, new media content creators, and social media- savvy travel industry professionals.

With a combined reach of 380 million travel fans, the delegates got to experience an amazing 3-days of educational content in a world-class conference facility with great food and warm Irish hospitality from attentive and friendly staff.

Become conference ambassador

Engage with international counterparts, enhance your profile,
contribute to the local economy and showcase our wonderful destination

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility is defined as a commitment to contribute to the economic, environmental and social sustainability of a community. The Kerry Convention Bureau believes passionately in the way Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives can enhance Business Events.

The Bureau has seen first-hand the positive mutual benefits that such activities can bring when organisations choose to integrate a CSR component into their conference, incentive or event when held in Kerry. CSR engagement can make a real difference to a community by bringing about positive change and leaving lasting legacies.

Talk to us today about the creative and meaningful CSR options available for your next business event.

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