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Survey reveals best performing tourism websites in West Cork

SÉAMUS Ó Drisceoil of Cailin Óir Ferry Service carried out a web survey of West Cork Tourism related websites recently, the purpose of which was to obtain some baseline data on general interest websites promoting tourism in the area. While the work was carried out to support the efforts of the newly formed West Cork Tourism Group, the author accepts complete responsibility.

Kinsale scoops national tourism award

KINSALE has been named the 2014 Fáilte Ireland National Small Tourism Town; Westport in Co. Mayo was the winner in the large town category while Glengarriff was also a finalist. The award, now in its third year, recognises Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists.

Kenmare will unveil a new website in December

by Stephen Johnson   KENMARE will unveil a new business and tourism web site in December.   The project has been developed by the 46-member Kenmare Marketing & Events Group (KMEG). A KMEG spokesperson told West Cork Times that web design experts at Tourism Ireland in Killarney and Dublin have vetted the new web site and given it their strong approval.

Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine spotlights Kinsale, Kenmare and the Beara Peninsula

by Stephen Johnson THE December issue of Lonely Plant Traveller magazine is touting Ireland as “one of the world’s hottest destinations for 2015″ and spotlights the Wild Atlantic Way. Lonely Planet Traveller was launched in 2008 and is the UK’s largest travel magazine, with a circulation of more than 60,000, and has been named Travel Publication of the Year. It’s feature article on the Wild Atlantic Way is certain to

Recipe for success as Kinsale set to star on “Small Screen” in Canada

IMAGES of Kinsale and Cork will be beamed into the homes of some 1.5 million Canadians in 2015. A TV crew is filming in Ireland right now for a popular cooking show called Gourmet Escapes, which airs on the Travel + Escape network in Canada. Hosted by celebrity Canadian chef Gerardo D’amore, the premise of Gourmet Escapes is simple – the chef travels to an interesting destination, where he is

Big Fella’s Clon home to become museum

by Colm Power THE former home of West Cork’s “Big Fella” in Clonakilty is set to be converted into a museum dedicated to the life of Michael Collins. The building, located in Emmet’s Square, will tell the life story and struggle for Independence of this national icon. The project is part of the €1m being pumped into urban renewal projects in Clonakilty, with an estimated €500,000 going towards the museum.