Tourism Events

‘Working as One on the Wild Atlantic Way’
The Tourism Unit, Kerry County Council in association with the Destination Kerry Tourism Forum welcomes 140 delegates to the National Tourism Conference which was held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on the 5th & 6th September 2017.  The Minister for State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, Mr. Brendan Griffin, officially opened the event.
The Conference focused on the Local Government role in tourism and community development in partnership with other state agencies and local development companies.  It aimed to build on the Wild Atlantic Way development programme and strengthen even further, the links and networks that have been created to maximise the regional benefits of the route.  The challenges, best practice, success stories to date and the following key topics were examined and discussed:
– Tourism Infrastructure
– Culture, Environment & Sustainable Development
– Promoting Destinations & Empowering Communities.
Key speakers included prominent members of the tourism and local authority sectors and state agencies – please click on the below links to view their presentations:
Anna Marie Delaney, CE Offaly County Council
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Barney McLaoughlin, Donegal County Council
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Ciaran Hayes, CE Sligo County Council
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Eoghan O’Mara Walsh ITIC
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Fearghal Reidy LGMA
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Ethna Murphy Consulting
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Louise Finnegan Tourism Ireland
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Matthew Thomas, CEO Shannon Group
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Meadbh Seoighe Udaras na Gaeltachta
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Niall ODonnchu Dept Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht
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Prof Brian Espey, Trinity College Dublin
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Siobhan Burke, Wordhoard Communications
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