Friday February 21, 2020

Rose of Tralee inspires Kerry event planner

Former Kerry Rose Olivia Buckley runs Killarney events firm with a client portfolio stretching from the US to the Far East

11th February, 2018
Olivia Buckley spent five years working for Weddings By Franc before going into business for herself planning events for corporate clients Pic: Paul Canning

As the Kerry representative at the Rose of Tralee in 2002, Olivia Buckley found herself at the heart of a high-profile international event and a key revenue generator on Ireland’s annual tourism calendar.

The annual summer festival left a lasting impression, prompting Buckley to establish her own eponymous event company in Killarney five years ago.

A UCC graduate, Buckley had studied economics and geography before completing courses with the Marketing Institute and the Irish...

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