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Graigue on film in major tourism plan

derek davis does voiceover

Elaine Furlong

Published 16/04/2013 | 05:24

The camera crew filming activities on the river in Graiguenamanagh last Saturday
The camera crew filming activities on the river in Graiguenamanagh last Saturday

EFFORTS TO promote Graiguenamanagh to attract increased visitor numbers are underway.

A film crew arrived in the Barrowside town last weekend to begin filming a promotional video showcasing the town and one of its greatest natural assets – the River Barrow.

The video, which will highlight the town of Graiguenamanagh and the nearby picturesque area of St. Mullins, will feature a voiceover from Broadcaster Derek Davis of RTE fame, who was in the town last weekend working on the video.

Organised by Jim Butler, a foreman with Waterways Ireland who is involved in a Graiguenamanagh development group, the video is being produced with the very generous support of the local business community.

When complete the video will run for around eight minutes and will feature the many activities that take place in and around the River Barrow, including the walking trail along the towpath from Graiguemanagh to St. Mullins, cycling along this flat stretch, canoeing on the river as well as the cruiser berth in Graig and coarse and game fishing.

Duiske Abbey, Brandon Hill and Silaire Woods as well as the Michaelmas Festival, the annual regatta and the Town of Books festival will also feature.

The video aims to target both a national and international audience. According to Jim Butler, the Graiguenamanagh Development group plan to develop a website on which this video will feature. They will also upload it onto YouTube to reach a wider audience.

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