Ireland's Best Tourism Town Award 2014
Carrick on Shannon is the only town in Connacht shortlisted for the Small Town Award in Ireland's Best Tourism Town Award 2014. The award is all about recognising those Irish towns, villages and communities that are putting their weight behind tourism and are working hard to make their town even more attractive for tourists.
We are in competitition with Ardmore in Waterford, Glengarrif in Cork, Lismore in Waterford, Kinsale in Cork and Portmagee in Kerry.
The Tourism Town award focuses on how participating towns have developed their local area in the following key tourism areas.
- Sense of Place - How the town tell its unique story to visitors
- Tourism Experience - What the town has to offer visitors.
- Local involvement in developing Tourism.
- Development and promotion of the town.
The winner will be announced in November but, in the meantime, an independent panel will be scrutinising all shorlist finalists to see how they are meeting the above criteria and may stay overnight
Vigilance is key to doing well. Each and every one of us can make sure that visitors to our town get a unique, friendly experience. Remember that your restaurant, pub, shop hotel, cafe, B&B or self catering establishment might be the deciding factor in winning this prestigious award for Carrick on Shannon.
Chamber of Commerce Carrick on Shannon
Since its inception in 1966 the Chamber has been to the forefront in lobbying on behalf of its members, whether it is attracting more tourism, upgrading the rail line, rural renewal tax designation, decentralisation issues or making introductions of new businesses.
To promote business in the wider Carrick-on-Shannon area, to attract new businesses into the town, to lobby for business interests, to provide services and information for members, and to encourage camaraderie and goodwill among members and between the Chamber and other organisations. The Chamber is fully committed to supporting the community in whatever way it can.
The Chamber meets are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted and it normally does not hold a meeting in August.
New members are always welcome.
For further details of the monthly meeting, please contact the Chamber Office at 071 9622245 or email email@example.com
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