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Clare marine project

Published 25/08/2014 | 02:30

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CLARE is to develop a new marine-related industry on a 345 hectare land bank along the Shannon estuary.

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Clare Co Council confirmed it is proposing zoning changes for the land bank with two strategic locations earmarked for development at Cahercon and Moneypoint.

Both locations will be included as strategic development sites in the new county development plan.

It is hoped both will be the focus of marine and tourism-related developments by 2017.

The development also includes input from councils in Kerry and Limerick as well as Shannon Development and Shannon Foynes Port Company.

Women in IT

IRISH IT executive and Twitter public policy director, Sinead McSweeney, will be the keynote speaker at the September conference of 'Women in Tech'.

She will discuss trends within the industry and the challenges facing female executives at the event, which will take place in Cork on September 10.

The conference, organised by European Tech Cluster and Cork City Council, aims to support female role models and leaders within the IT and technology industries.

Cranberries Limerick

THE Cranberries lead singer and proud Limerick native, Dolores O'Riordan, is the latest celebrity to agree to pen a 'Limerick' for a novel new tourist attraction in the Treaty City.

The 'Limerick Prose Trail' will feature poems written by celebrities including Ms O'Riordan and BBC chat show star, Terry Wogan, in a legacy development linked to Limerick's National City of Culture 2014 programme.

The poems will be part of a virtual walking trail throughout Limerick city which will use a website and scanned bar codes to link poems to historic areas. The tour was devised by Limerick innovation company, BundlBee, and is the first 'Virtual QR Code' walking heritage tour in Ireland.

Irish travel show

A NEW Irish TV travel show aims to give the domestic tourist industry a boost.

The eight-part TV series will be hosted by author Dave Kenny and broadcast on IrishTV, Sky191 and two other satellite channels.

Filming for the series has begun in Cork, with the 'Wild Atlantic Way' set to feature prominently in the opening episodes.

The series will be broadcast in October and also features tourist attractions and local novelties in Cobh, Spike Island and Kinsale.

Irish Independent

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