Castlecomer the venue for opening meeting on Gathering

In 2013, Ireland will hold its biggest ever tourism initiative – The Gathering Ireland 2013 and Kilkenny is going to play a major part in it.

In 2013, Ireland will hold its biggest ever tourism initiative – The Gathering Ireland 2013 and Kilkenny is going to play a major part in it.

The Gathering Ireland is about the people of Ireland inviting anyone with a connection to Ireland to come and visit. It’s a people’s project. It’s about you, your family, your neighbours, your sports club, your college, your place of work – in fact, whatever community or group you belong to – planning special events in 2013 that will highlight what is great about your town and county.

Cllr. Maurice Shortall, Leas Cathaoirleach Kilkenny County Council a member of the Steering Group is very enthusiastic on what could well be a huge economic left for the entire country.” This initiative is an opportunity for people at home and abroad to get involved in a national movement - providing a platform for Ireland to connect with its Diaspora globally.”

To support people who wish to organise a Gathering in Kilkenny, a number of community meetings will be held in the coming weeks. A special Community Meeting will take place in Castlecomer Discovery Park on Monday 17th September with special guest entrepreneur Bobby Kerr, commencing at 7pm and will give everyone an opportunity to hear what it’s all about and how they can get involved. All are welcome