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Sunday 19 November 2017

Louth businesses at craft tourism event

Louth's Design and Craft businesses gathered at an 'Ireland's Ancient East' event in Kilkenny last week to attend a Design and Craft in Tourism workshop, organised by Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority.

The workshop saw over thirty craft businesses, come together to consider how their craft experience can meet the needs of the visitor and how by engaging with tourism they can grow their businesses and how it fits within Fáilte Ireland's new destination brand - Ireland's Ancient East.

The workshop was attended by local tourism businesses from across Ireland's Ancient East including Louth to develop their craft story within Ireland's Ancient East and support them in becoming the most enjoyable, accessible and engaging cultural destination in Europe.

Speaking at the workshop, Head of Ireland's Ancient East, Jenny De Saulles, Fáilte Ireland, said: 'We were delighted to have so many businesses attend this workshop, each making such a valuable contribution to the development of the craft experience in Ireland's Ancient East.'

She added that crafts and design as being a key element of the visitor experience in Ireland's Ancient East. 'We were delighted to work together with craft businesses to support the development of a visitor focused craft experience for international visitors. This will steer our communications and promotional activities to ultimately increase international visitor numbers.'

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