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Older People’s Conference, County Kerry

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Pictured at the recently held Older People's Convention in the Rose Hotel in Tralee were hotelier Francis Brennan, broadcaster Philip King, Stephanie O Keeffe from the HSE and former Kerry footballer Donnchadh Walsh. Photo by Don MacMonagle.

The Rose Hotel in Tralee earlier this year played host to what was described as a “fantastic” event in the form of the Older People’s Convention, an event which saw a large number of participants from 31 different Older People’s Councils from all around the country gather together.

The event is an annual event that is hosted in different Local Authority’s each year this and this time around, it was the turn of Kerry County Council and their Kerry Age Friendly Programme – an initiative aimed at making Kerry a place where people can enjoy a good quality of life at all stages of life – to do so.

Starting on Thursday May 11, there was a welcome from Cllr Norma Moriarty, Moira Murrell, the Chief Executive of Kerry County Council and Maura Fitzgerald, the Chairperson of Kerry Older People’s Council. There was also a full house for a Gala dinner held that Thursday night and the event concluded at lunchtime on Friday, May 12.

This year’s theme was ‘Reconnecting | Fáilte ar ais – Welcome back’ and this was a topic that was covered extensively at the two day event. For a full overview of events and programmes, please download the special Convention Age Friendly Ireland Newsletter below.

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