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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

West Cork must embrace “gastro-tourism” before it’s too late warns top food writer

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

O’Neills of Allihies highlighted in promotion targeting millions of Spaniards

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