Locals gunning for success at Boyne Valley showcase

Alison Comyn

Published 26/02/2014 | 05:28

Kevin Stewart, Meath County Council; Cllr. John V. Farrelly, Cathaoirleach, Meath County Council and Joan Martin, Louth County Council, at the mercy of Battle of the Boyne re-enactors Boyd Rankin and Ricardo Gatica, Irish Arms Historical Reproductions, at the launch of the Boyne Valley Tourism Conference and Exhibition.
Kevin Stewart, Meath County Council; Cllr. John V. Farrelly, Cathaoirleach, Meath County Council and Joan Martin, Louth County Council, at the mercy of Battle of the Boyne re-enactors Boyd Rankin and Ricardo Gatica, Irish Arms Historical Reproductions, at the launch of the Boyne Valley Tourism Conference and Exhibition.

THIS WEEK sees the cream of Louth and Meath tourism businesses showcasing what they have to offer visitors to the region in the first ever event of its kind.

THIS WEEK sees the cream of Louth and Meath tourism businesses showcasing what they have to offer visitors to the region in the first ever event of its kind.

The inaugural Boyne Valley Tourism Conference and Exhibition is being held in the City North Hotel on Thursday and Friday.

'We have had unprecedented interest in the event, both from tour operators and local tourism providers,' said the organisers. 'The exhibition that runs alongside the conference will add an exciting element to the event with over 40 local tourism businesses showcasing what they have to offer tourists.'

The conference and exhibition focuses on four different categories; Heritage and Culture, Leisure and Holidays, Business and Food.

With a theme to 'Showcase a Unique Destination – The Boyne Valley', the conference and exhibition will be held over two days, with a tour of the Battle of the Boyne site and a Civic Reception in the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, on Thursday, and the Conference and Exhibition on Friday in the City North Hotel, Co. Meath.

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 Appétit' on the Friday night promises to be a gastronomic experience showcasing food produced in the Boyne Valley.

Henry, The Marquess Conyngham and Dermot Seberry, food writer and former International Five Star Chef will speak at the dinner.

A guided tour of The Battle of the Boyne site will take place on Thursday as part of the first ever Boyne Valley Tourism Conference and Exhibition.

Drogheda Independent

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