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Wednesday 22 October 2014

First Boyne Valley tourism conference

Published 05/02/2014 | 05:28

Kevin Stewart, Meath County Council; Cllr. John V. Farrelly, Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council, and Joan Martin from Louth County Council at the announcement of the inaugural Boyne Valley Tourism conference.

BOYNE Valley Tourism has announced details of their inaugural Tourism Conference and Exhibition 'Showcasing a Unique Destination - The Boyne Valley' on Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28 in the City North Hotel.

Boyne Valley Tourism has announced details of their inaugural Tourism Conference and Exhibition 'Showcasing a Unique Destination - The Boyne Valley' on Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28 in the City North Hotel.

Organised by Meath and Louth Local Authorities with support from Fáilte Ireland, the conference will be attended by tour operators, travel writers, professional conference organisers, decision makers and representatives from the tourism trade within the region.

The Conference dinner 'Boyne Appetit' on the Friday night promises to be a gastronomic experience with the Hotel's Chef, Jean Michele, sourcing the food from the Boyne Valley area.

Lord Henry Mount Charles, 8th Marquess Conyngham, and Dermot Seebery, food writer and former international 5 star chef, will speak at the dinner.

The conference has been broken into four tourism themes; Heritage & Cultural, Sports/Recreational & Family, Business & Conference and Food. Speakers include; Rosemary Stipe from American based 'Irish Treasure Tours'; Denis Savage, CIE Tours International; Clare Tuffy, OPW and manager of Brú Na Bónine; Neil Jackman, the journal.ie; Darach MccQuaid, Giro d'Italia; Mairead McGuinness MEP.

An interactive exhibition, running alongside the conference also promises to entertain and showcase the tourism offerings of the Boyne Valley.

This two-day event will commence with registration in City North Hotel on Thursday, February 27, followed by a guided tour of the famous Battle of the Boyne site, Oldbridge and a civic reception in the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda.

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