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The Advertiser Giveaway!

The Advertiser is offering a Full Page Advert each week to one local business in an effort to continue the support for North Kerry businesses as they reopen. To be in with a chance to win, please email with details of your business. The winner will be drawn each week on Monday. Winner for week one is “The Whistondale Gift Collection” of Lixnaw.

Listowel Community Centre

BASE Fit Kids & Teens Club

Listowel Community Centre is now taking bookings for the Week July 20th:

6-8yrs Monday & Thursday 11.00-12.00
9-11yrs Monday & Wednesday 1.00-2.00
12-14yrs Tuesday & Thursday 5.00-6.00
€10 per week
Bookings   068-22244

Have you got a young kid/teen who has bundles of energy?

There are lots of reasons to join a fit club

  • body awareness
  • cardiovascular fitness
  • motor skill development
  • balance and coordination
  • 100% Fun

For boys and girls

Activities carried out in the sports hall and in line with social distancing.

ASIAM Back to School Resource Toolkit available

at Garvey’s Super Valu Listowel

The toolkit developed with Mary Immaculate College in collaboration with autism charity AsIAm aims to help those with high support needs who have suffered from a loss of structure and routine during the lockdown.

As well as parents and carers, the booklet is aimed at teachers and special needs assistants who will be delivering a summer programme of support for children with special needs over the summer.

The resource offers guidance on sensory integration; preparing for the new year; dealing with worry and anxiety; explaining the “new normal”; social skills; self-regulation; use of visuals; and clear communication

Pick up your copy at the Customer Service desk at Garvey’s Super Valu Listowel. 

Road Impact for Kerry

The M20 Project Team have asked Tralee Chamber to seek input from businesses in Kerry into the development of the M20 Motorway from Cork to Limerick and its impacts on Business in Kerry. The link to the online survey is:

We ask that you also direct feedback with your input by emailing  – It is our intention to write to the relevant Ministers on behalf of the business community on the impact of the M20 on businesses in Kerry, and further necessary national infrastructure works required by businesses in Kerry. – It is only with your feedback to us can we form our policy submissions on the required infrastructure and investment needed to support businesses.

The purpose of the survey is to obtain a more detailed understanding of what benefits/impacts are likely to occur to businesses along the proposed transport corridor and in neighbouring counties like Kerry. This will be used to help inform decisions regarding route choices to obtain suitable government funding. It is being circulated to members of the Chambers of Commerce in the South and West regions for response from all types and sizes of business.

A similar business survey on the project was commissioned in 2017 by Cork and Limerick Chambers. The feedback from this survey enabled the publication of the economic report Gearing up for M20: A Route to Success, which supported the recommencement of the project with its subsequent inclusion in the National Development Plan 2018-2027.

The overarching project objective of the N/M20 Cork to Limerick is:

To enable national and regional planning policies, particularly those supporting the National Strategic Outcomes of the National Planning Framework to promote balanced regional development, through enhanced population and economic growth.

This is to be achieved by improving connectivity between the cities of Cork and Limerick, and ultimately Galway, by:

  • facilitating the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services on the transport network both now and in the future
  • reduced land transport journey times
  • improved journey time reliability

Further details of the N/M20 Cork to Limerick are available on the project website

Consultation: Criminal Justice Strategy – Launch of online survey and written submissions

The Department of Justice and Equality is in the process of hosting online public consultation events to inform the development of the first ever Strategy for the Criminal Justice System and is now introducing an online survey on the Strategy for the Criminal Justice System, which is now live on the Department’s website. Please see the link as follows:

A written submission can also be sent to before 12 August 2020.

Update from the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation

 There is still plenty of holiday accommodation available in Kerry, so say the results of a new survey carried out by the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation (KTIF).

In a bid to understand the impact Covid-19 is having on the hospitality industry in Kerry, KTIF members were asked to divulge their occupancy levels from July to October of this year. A total of 51 members in the tourism accommodation sector contributed to the survey over the past week. While 6% of those surveyed have decided to remain closed for this season, the majority of Kerry’s accommodation providers including hotels, guesthouses B&Bs, self-catering, caravan, camping and glamping sites are already open and welcoming guests.

However, despite government recommendations to holiday in Ireland this year, 75.5% of members surveyed report that their occupancy levels are under 30% for the month of July. August figures show a slight improvement with 60% of members reporting occupancy levels at below 30%. “This survey indicates that the staycation market is not yet materialising in Kerry. The majority of our members are less than a third full across July and August. There are of course exceptions, predominately among self-catering providers who are reporting relatively strong levels of business for July and August.

Overall, however, unless there is a sharp rise in bookings this survey indicates that most of our members are facing into a tough few months,” says KTIF Chairman Pat O’Leary. “While it’s bad news for the sector, it’s good news for the consumer” says Kerry Tourism Industry Federation Chairman Pat O’Leary. “Low occupancy levels means there is still the opportunity to book your staycation in Kerry and avail of the tried and trusted tourism offering here. It also means that consumers can avail of competitive pricing and special offers by booking directly with the accommodation providers.”



30th July 2020

Explore the Kingdom and its Greatness

Kerry County Council in association with the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation are coordinating Kerry Tourism Day on Thursday 30th July 2020.

The aim of Kerry Tourism Day is to encourage locals to enjoy the county’s tourist attractions and tourist experiences free of charge for one day.  The initiative aims to strengthen the referral economy amongst residents and communities by offering a countywide ‘open house’ of selected visitor attractions and tourist experiences.

We are inviting tourism attractions and activity/experience providers to participate in Kerry Tourism Day 2020 by completing an expression of interest via this link: no later than Tuesday 14th July 2020.

(Please copy and paste this link into your URL bar)

Listowel Voucher    

The Listowel Voucher is available to purchase Monday to Friday at Pierse Fitzgibbon and is a fantastic way of giving while shopping local and supporting local jobs.