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.


Take five about Dingle: A bustling harbour town. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, the stunning Dingle Peninsula is renowned for it’s blue flag beaches. Immersed in the Irish language, known as Gaeltacht areas. Visit the mystical Blasket Islands. Rich in arts & culture. 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 […]


Take five about Kenmare: Known as the Gourmet capital of Ireland An award-winning heritage town Rich in traditional pubs & music Home to artisan food providers, an array of local boutiques, galleries, arts, and crafts. Located at the gateway to the Ring of Kerry, the southern part of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Beara Peninsula, the town is home to two five-star hotels. 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 […]


Take 5 about Killarney: Killarney sits within 26,000 acres of pristine National Park and its origins in tourism date back to 1861 when Queen Victoria famously visited Muckross House. Home to the world-renowned Killarney Lakes, “Lough Leane”, “Muckross Lake” and “Upper Lake.” The compact town is a bustling mix restaurants, pubs, and bars ideal for dine arounds and social programme events. The Killarney Convention Centre has capacity of up to 2,500 delegates and 4,500 sq. foot of event space as well as 500 bedrooms on site. Highest concentration of 4+5* hotel properties in Ireland outside of Dublin. Nestled within 26,000 […]


Take five about Sneem: A bustling village nestled between mountains and Irelands spectacular Wild Atlantic Way coastline. History abounds as seen in the stone circles, standing stones, bullán stones and ringforts which surround the village. An area rich in wooded hillsides, secret coves, sub-tropical gardens, it is known as the Garden of Ireland. Home to two 4-star hotels, both located in idyllic waterside settings. Take to the Bay and water to kayak, swim, fish, dive and explore one of Ireland’s seal colonies. Sneem is a picturesque village situated on the famous "Ring of Kerry" a driving and cycling route that […]


Take five about Tralee: Set against the backdrop of the Slieve Mish Mountains and Tralee Bay. The town was founded in the 13th century by the Anglo-Normans, taking its name from the River Lee. Immersed in music & culture and it is home to dynamic stage productions at Siamsa Tíre, Ireland’s National Folk Theatre. Close to stunning seascapes featuring Fenit Lighthouse, Black Rock, The Maharees, Banna Strand and Blennerville Windmill. Home to the renowned Rose of Tralee International Festival, hosted each August. Tralee is the modern bustling county town of Kerry, set against the backdrop of the Slieve Mish Mountains […]

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

March 29, 2021

Kerry Convention Bureau announces new Chairperson

Kerry Convention Bureau (KCB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Breffní Ingerton, Director of Business Tourism for the Gleneagle Group, as its new Chairperson. The announcement was made by outgoing Chairperson Mike Buckley, Managing Director of Kerry Coaches Ltd, who has served in the role for almost seven years. Speaking at a virtual #MeetInKerry St. Patrick’s Day event, attended by over 40 KCB members, last week Mr. Buckley said: “On behalf of the KCB Board we are delighted to welcome Breffní into the role of Chairperson. Breffní is an experienced industry professional, she is extremely knowledgeable with a wealth of business tourism, festivals and events experience. She is highly regarded in the industry both at home and abroad.”

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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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