TRALEE is officially the MOST Enterprising Town in Ireland after winning the OVERALL National Title at the 2017 Bank of Ireland Enterprising Town Awards which were staged in Tullamore, Co Offaly.
Kerry’s county capital won the top award after earlier taking the titles for being the ‘Most Enterprising Large Town in Ireland’ and the ‘Most Enterprising Large Town Award for Munster’.
Over 50’tiwns and villages from across the country were up for awards while Listowel was runner-up in the Munster Enterprising Small Town category.
The judges said they were impressed with everything they saw when they came adjudicate on Tralee last month.
They said there was “a real sense of collaboration” and found that Tralee was “different from a well-known neighbouring town” in the enterprise sector.
The judges recognized that Tralee is “both an important business and tourism centre and the home of Ireland’s most famous festival – the Rose of Tralee”.
Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kerry County Council, NEWKD, IT Tralee, HQ Tralee and Bank of Ireland Tralee worked together to convince the judges that Tralee should be seriously considered for the title.
The Mayor Tralee of Tralee, Cllr Norma Foley, President of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Aidan Kelly and the Manager of Bank of Ireland Tralee, Gerry Enright, accepted the awards on behalf of the Town.