Partners

Valentia Island Development Committee
The VIDC Ltd. was formed in 2012 to promote the economic, social and cultural development of Valentia Island; to create and support the right environmental factors for increasing sustainable, long-term employment opportunities; and to stall the downward population trend. It is run as a not for profit organisation and managed by a board of local business owners and others with an interest in the positive develop of the island and island life.

Valentia Triathlon Club
Formed in 2009, the aim of the club is to train for and support the annual triathlon and develop and support a calendar of athletic events on and around the island, for local residents and visitors alike. Events include an annual Triathlon, Half Marathon and various cycles, 10k runs and swims.

Valentia Island Heritage Society
The Valentia Island Heritage Society manages and maintains the Valentia Island Heritage Centre, a village museum nestled with in a charming 150-year-old schoolhouse. The museum, encapsulates in a unique and authentic way, the evolution through time of the many aspects of Valentia Island’s rich and fascinating history stretching over Millennia. The largest exhibition in the museum is the Transatlantic Cable exhibition and is a must see for anybody visiting the island.

Fáilte Ireland
Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority. Its role is to support the tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination. It works with other state agencies and representative bodies, at local and national levels, to implement and champion positive and practical strategies that will benefit Irish tourism and the Irish economy.

Institute of Technology, Tralee
The Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) was established in 1977 as the Regional Technical College, Tralee and in 1992 became the Institute of Technology, Tralee. The Institute currently has 3,500 full & part-time students, employing 350 staff and provides a financial contribution of circa €60m to the local economy annually. In addition to the provision of third level education the Institute also has a number of research centres in the following areas:

  • Irish Academy of Hospitality & Tourism
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
  • Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre
  • Intelligent Mechatronics and RFID
  • UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Physical Education, Sport, Fitness and Recreation

Kerry County Council
Kerry County Council works closely with community groups around the county and have always recognised how important local communities are in the overall visitor experience.