We are helping to establish and sustain networks of service providers in the geopark region. They include people involved in accommodation, food and drinks, heritage and arts, textiles and crafts, education, hiking walking cycling and nature, guiding, fishing, adventure sports, retail shops.
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As part of our June 2021 conference, our ‘Tourism Business Networks in Action’ workshop explores how local businesses work together in their respective networks. For the last 15 to 20 years community tourism networks have been springing up all over the island of Ireland. These community tourism networks are always a group of dynamic people whose common aim is to improve the economic, social and cultural development of their region for its residents and visitors alike. The advent of digital and social media platforms has led to incredible branding and awareness campaigns by such groups all over the Island of Ireland. Our tourism development officer, Dominic Ó Móráin, and geopark manager, Michael Hegarty, will be discussing with two energetic and powerful examples of these networks represented by Brigitte Curtin of the Burren EcoTourism Network and Carmel Walsh from the Connemara Loop. Watch the workshop by clicking here.