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
ONE of Ireland’s top food writers has warned the hospitality industry in West Cork that it must embrace the “gastro-tourism” revolution or face an ever-declining share of the food tourism market. Joe McNamee delivered the stark warning to restaurateurs at a recent meeting hosted by A Taste of West Cork in Skibbereen. Mr McNamee is the lead food writer for the Irish Examiner and contributes to a wide
MILLIONS of commuters in Madrid are seeing ads for Ireland right now in metro stations across the city. These ads – 140 of them – feature the famous O’Neills pub in Allihies, renowned for its bright red façade. Tourism Ireland is working again this year with one of the biggest brands in Spain – the tour operating arm of Spanish retailing giant El Corte Inglés – targeting potential holidaymakers
West Cork is ‘in vogue’ in Holland – Fashion shoot for Dutch Vogue magazine will showcase the spectacular scenery of West Cork
MORE than 60,000 people in the Netherlands will see stunning images of West Cork in the Dutch edition of Vogue magazine, this summer. Tourism Ireland in Amsterdam invited the influential magazine to do a photoshoot in West Cork last week, using the dramatic beauty of the West Cork landscape as their backdrop. The ten-page fashion spread will feature stunning imagery of some of Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way; the magazine
by Sarah Canty AS the Wild Atlantic Way begins its maiden summer tourist season, Kilcrohane resident, Tony Cumberpatch, has established a personalised walking tour service around the Sheep’s’ Head Way. Christened the Sheep’s Head Walks the guided tours have been carefully designed to satisfy all walkers.