The Irish Tourist Assistance Service, ITAS, provides immediate support and assistance to visitors to the country who become victims of crime. The service is free and confidential.
Many can be left stranded without the means to support themselves and this adds enormously to their difficulties. ITAS provides a very comprehensive service – information to cancel credit/bank cards, arranging money transfers, liaising with embassies to issue emergency travel documents, contacting carriers to have travel plans re-scheduled. In emergency situations complimentary accommodation, meals and transport are provided to assist those in need of this support.
Last year 92% of tourists who received assistance from ITAS continued with their holiday plans. The office is open 7days a week and can be contacted on 1890 365 700 or at
The Kilkenny Chamber Golf Challenge got off to a flying start in Mount Juliet on Thursday 9th July when it featured a spectacular parachute drop by two members of the Irish Sky Diving Club based in Kilkenny Airport.
This most unusual and exciting start to the golf outing was organised by Chamber member and owner of Kilkenny Airport, Mr David Byrnes. Commenting on the drop, David said “Kilkenny Airport is in business 50 years and was delighted to be part of the Kilkenny Chamber Golf Challenge in Mount Juliet. The two jumpers, Conor Heelan and Vince O’Donnell are experienced sky divers and took off that morning from Kilkenny Airport which is located just 3km from Kilkenny City”.
The Golf outing was a tremendous success with 26 teams entered. The weather smiled favourably on the event and some great scores were produced. The main sponsor on the day was Bolands BMW and the prize winners were as follows:
1st Prize: Bank of Ireland. John Grace, Richard Guilfoyle, Joe Fitzpatrick, Larry Carroll.
2nd Prize: Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan. Owen Sweeney, Shay Quinn, Niall O’Gorman, James Farrell.
3rd Prize: Ecclesiastical Insurance. John Devitt, Philip Rowe, Brendan Roberts, Declan Lacey.
Longest Drive: John Quinn.
Nearest The Pin: Paul Madigan.
John Hurley, CEO of Kilkenny Chamber said “It was great to receive such tremendous support again this year from the business community and I would like to thank the many businesses that sponsored the event so generously. The course and facilities at Mount Juliet are second to none and it is no wonder that this event is growing in popularity year on year.”
Kilkenny Chamber would like to sincerely thank the following Sponsors & Teams: