Successful Kerry-born people in London’s construction industry are planning a tourism steal during Olympic year to help promote their native county.
Hundreds of construction vehicles operating in the English capital will feature stunning images of some of Kerry’s beauty spots.
Danny Tim O’Sullivan from Glenbeigh and Denis Nolan from Knocknagoshel, who own construction firms in London, have offered space on their vans, free of charge, to flag the Kerry as a tourist destination during the Olympic year.
Promoted by Kerry County Council and GoKerry, the initiative will focus on the fact London is just an hour’s flight from the Kingdom.
Mayor of Kerry Tim Buckley, who unveiled the posters in London, said the staging of the Olympic Games in the city this summer should help Kerry.
“The huge increase in visitors and congestion will mean there will be plenty of Londoners who will be looking to get away from the city at this time. Why can’t they travel to Kerry from either Stansted or Gatwick Airports?” he said.
Kerry county manager Tom Curran paid tribute to the Kerry-born businessmen and praised the work of the Kerry Association London in the venture.
“A lot of people spent much time getting this project off the ground, particularly Noel O’Sullivan, and when you consider the numbers of potential visitors to Kerry, it is a huge opportunity,” he said.
“They and many others around London, the UK and the rest of the world are the people we are looking to work with, to promote Kerry.
“And organisations like the Kerry Association in London play a key role, because they have the contacts and are as determined as we are to succeed.”
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