Tomás Garvey, founder of the Garvey Group, businessman, hotelier, staunch supporter of charities and community initiatives and proud supporter and sponsor of Kerry GAA and basketball in Kerry has been named as the Kerry Person of the Year for 2019 by the Kerry Association in Dublin.

The announcement was made on Radio Kerry on 25 January 2019.

The awards will be presented at the Association’s annual Oiche Chiarraí which will be held in the iconic Croke Park on Saturday, 30 March 2019.
Kerry Person of the Year Award

The Kerry Person of the Year award, now in its fortieth year, recognises an individual who has shown leadership, brought honour to the county, and performed services for the county to such an extent that could be described as being beyond the norm of everyday life.

During her tribute to Tomás Garvey, a native of Dingle, the Cathaoirleach of the Kerry Association in Dublin, Keelin Kissane, said this award is presented in recognition of the valuable contribution he has made to Kerry through the business he has grown and the positive effect of the Garvey Group business in the communities in which it operates and in particular for his support of charities and community initiatives and his support and sponsorship of Kerry GAA and basketball in Kerry.

We are delighted to honour Tomás for all that he has done for the people of Kerry.