National Golf Tourism Conference & Awards

Killarney will play host to the 16th National Golf Tourism Conference & Awards, this prestigious event will take place on Monday 21st October 2013.


Speaking about the launch of the conference, The Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association (IGTOA) Chairman Denis Kane said:

“The IGTOA is delighted to host this event in Killarney, the birthplace of Irish tourism. We have received tremendous support from Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, Kerry Co. Council and the Kerry Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation. We are also delighted to announce the confirmed venue for the 2013 IGTOA Golf Classic to be Waterville Golf Links, who are looking forward to hosting our respective colleagues in the golf industry from across the island of Ireland and overseas, for this prestigious National Tournament.”

The National Golf Tourism Conference & Awards, is the largest gathering of golf industry professionals in Ireland and also attracts delegates from Scotland, Wales, the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. The event, now in its sixteenth year has developed to be a national showcase for the Irish golf tourism industry and for the region that hosts it each year. The event is a golf tourism business event offering networking platforms for the Irish golf industry to meet and generate new business with IGTOA Golf Tour Operators. Also featured on the Sunday of the event is a Golf Seminar covering a variety of current topical issues in the Irish and international golf industry. It is hoped to be a star studded glittering occasion which each year recognises the very best in the Irish golf industry, with CNN Presenter Shane O’Donoghue as MC for the night, will attract over 300 guests to Killarney. A host of national and international companies are supporting this event this year including Fáilte Ireland, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Tourism Ireland, European Tour, The Europe Hotel & Resort, Waterville Golf Links, Golf Digest Ireland & Golfing Magazine, PING Collection, Waterford Crystal, Aer Lingus, Diageo Ireland, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, SWING –South West Ireland Golf, Hertz Ireland, Executive Helicopters, Eno Wines, J.O’Callaghan & Sons and Elite Event Management.

Killarney is located 20 minutes from Kenmare , making Kenmare the perfect location to stay and travel to the event. If you are looking for luxury accommodation or top quality dining then look no further

Brook Lane Hotel is Kenmare’s only 4* Hotel and is located just off the Killarney road , making  It ideal for those looking to travel. For reservations contact reception on 064 6642077 or visit the website

Alternatively if you are looking for good food then No 35 is ideal. For dinner Reservations please call 064 6641559 or visit our website