AN Tóstal 2013 got off to a great start last week as Kerry Ladies star Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh launched Corca Dhuibhne's official calander of Gathering events in Leabharlann an Daingin.
The calendar, which was produced locally with the assistance and support of Dingle Business Chamber, Dingle Peninsula Tourism, GoKerry and Údarás na Gaeltachta, is now on sale throughout the Dingle Peninsula and includes the packed programme of events scheduled in the area for The Gathering in 2013.
"They are €5 to purchase and all proceeds from the sale of these will go towards a re-print which will be used as a marketing tool abroad and at a variety of holiday fairs and tourism and community events in the coming year by Údarás na Gaeltachta, Fáilte Ireland, Dingle Peninsula Tourism, GoKerry and Kerry County Council," explained Susan Ní Chúrnáin, runaí of the Gathering Support Group in Corca Dhuibhne.
The calendar was officially launched on New Year's Eve in Leabharlann an Daingin, accompanied by some readings by Felicity Hayes McCoy from her book ' The House on an Irish Hillside'. The chosen readings reflected on Christmas, the seasons, emigration and coming-home.