Local input sought at a series of North Mayo 'Destination and Experience Development Plan' workshops scheduled by Fáilte Ireland - Visit North Mayo

North Mayo Destination and Experience Development Plan (DEDP) – Fáilte Ireland is looking for local input as it works to develop a destination and experience development plan for North Mayo from Blacksod to Foxford.

Local tourism businesses, tourism and community group members, as well as all other interested parties and individuals are invited to take part in a series of workshops running from October 2nd to October 12th in the North Mayo region from Blacksod to Foxford, comprising the Mullet Peninsula, Belmullet, Kilcommon, Ballycastle, Killala, Ballina, Foxford, Crossmolina, Bangor Erris, and Geesala.

The workshops will concentrate on pulling together stories, ideas, and opportunities that could be used to boost tourism in the area. They will take place during a fortnight in which external consultants appointed by Fáilte Ireland will explore the region, meeting people, sampling experiences, and assessing ways to make it stand out as a particularly appealing destination on the Wild Atlantic Way.

The Destination and Experience Development plan for North Mayo will involve not just these external consultants, but also local authorities and the widest possible range of local tourism stakeholders. It forms part of a bigger process which is seeking to increase visitor revenue and length of stay on the Wild Atlantic Way. The project is also seeking out ideas that will improve the range and quality of experiences available to our visitors.

All are welcome to attend workshops at the following times and locations:

Monday, October 2nd
Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet
18:00 – 20:00

Wednesday, October 4th
Teach Greannaí, Cornboy
09:00 – 11:00

Wednesday, October 4th
Ceide Coast EcoCampus, Ballycastle
18:00 – 20:00

Thursday, October 5th
Killala Community Centre, Killala
18:00 – 20:00

Monday, October 9th
Foxford Leisure Centre, Foxford
18:00 – 20:00

Tuesday, October 10th
The Newman Institute, Ballina
10:00 – 12:00

Wednesday, October 11th
Great National Hotel, Ballina
18:00 – 20:00

Thursday, October 12th
The Dolphin, Crossmolina
18:00 – 20:00

If you wish to attend any of the workshops, please confirm your attendance by replying to this email or contacting [email protected]. If you can’t attend a meeting but would like to contribute to the discussion, you can submit your ideas to Eva Costello and Edel Healy by email.

Mayo North Tourism encourage locals to attend upcoming workshops

Manager of Mayo North Tourism, Mairéad Melody Carr said, ” We very much look forward to assisting Fáilte Ireland in the development of this plan and in helping to drive it forward.” “We look forward to attending and hearing the voices of the people on the ground who know their local area better than anyone”. Mayo North Tourism strongly encourage everyone in the region to make an effort to attend at least one of these workshops if possible.

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