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Enjoy Heritage Week and support local West Cork events

GO local during Heritage Week and experience the hidden gems West Cork has to offer; running from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st, Heritage Weeks offers plenty of intrigue to keep inquisitive minds busy. Thousands are expected to descend on local attractions such as the Bandon Walled Town Festival, the Family Fun Day at Charles Fort and the many guided historical walks taking place in Bantry, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Skibbereen. The

West Cork offers exceptional value – survey finds

News that West Cork has topped a new Fáilte Ireland value for money poll is further proof of the region’s ability to offer a world-class experience at an affordable price.   Based on research from almost 10,000 visitors, the Holidaymaker Study 2013 reports that West Cork holidaymakers found the area offers ‘exceptional value for money’ when eating out, as well as scoring its accommodation highly.

Call for extension of Wild Atlantic Way to include the coastal route from Clonakilty to Timoleague

CORK County Council has backed a motion calling for the route of the Wild Atlantic Way to be extended to include the coastal route from Clonakilty to Timoleague. Asking for support for the motion from Council colleagues, Sinn Fein councillor Paul Hayes highlighted the fact that the route currently bypasses this headland “of incredible natural beauty” where active communities work hard to promote the area.

Three West Cork towns in the running for Fáilte Ireland Top Tourism Town 2014

THREE West Cork Towns, Glengarriff, Kinsale and Rosscarbery are among 15 across the country in the running for Fáilte Ireland’s 2014 Tourism Towns Awards.   The competition, now in its third year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists.  The selected towns will now be subject over the next few weeks to a series of

McCarthy welcomes draft tourism policy

LABOUR TD Michael McCarthy was welcomed the publication of the Draft Tourism Policy.  The Draft Policy aims to increase revenue from overseas tourism from €3.3 billion to €5 billion per year and create 50,000 new jobs by 2025.   Deputy McCarthy commented, “When this Government took office it pledged to make tourism a key driver of economic activity here and to support the competitiveness of the sector. A number of