THE Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens in Clonakilty has recently been awarded four star status by Failte Ireland. General Manager, Teresa O’Neill said, “We decided to go for our fourth star as we have been winning numerous awards recently including a tripadvisor traveller choice award which less than 1% of hotels in the world win.
THE latest figures from the CSO show a 10.3% rise in overseas tourists in the first six months of 2014, compared to the same period last year, accounting for 324,000 extra people visiting towns and cities across the country.
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
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.
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.
According to the latest CSO figures the total number of trips to Ireland increased by 12.3% to 2,126,600 – an overall increase of 233,600 compared with figures from April to June 2013.
GLANDORE’S landmark Marine Hotel is on the market unde the instructions of receivers David Swinburne and Niall Macklin of KPMG. The property comprises a three storey bar and restaurant premises together with an 11-bedroom detached annex and 18 self contained holiday homes.
by Stephen Johnson THE Kenmare Marketing and Events Group has announced the appointment of Maureen Sullivan to the new position of marketing manager, with responsibility for developing and promoting tourism in Kenmare and its surrounding area.
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
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