Ireland BikeFest Killarney is one of the best events in Ireland and that’s official.
The annual festival, which attracts thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to Killarney, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Irish Tourism Industry Award.
The Irish Tourism Industry Awards are the most highly regarded and coveted awards of their kind in the country. They are organised by the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland and aim to recognise initiatives and organisations that make a significant contribution to Irish tourism and to increasing the number of overseas visitors.
Ireland BikeFest is one of five events shortlisted in the Best Small Festival or Event category (under 50,000 people in attendance) and is up against the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, Battle for the Bay Watersport and Music Festival, Ballymaloe’s Litfest and the Carr Golf World Invitational Father and Son Tournament..
Other categories include Best Adventure Experience, Best Tourism Innovation, Best International Marketing Initiative and Best Cultural Experience.
The organisers have appointed an independent judging panel to select winners. The panel is chaired by Maurice Pratt (Uniphar plc) and includes Philip Browne (IRFU), Noirin Hegarty (Lonely Planet), Marian O’Gorman (Kilkenny Group), and Simon McKeever (Exporters Association of Ireland).
The winners will be announced at a gala event in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin on February 3rd.