Networking event hosted by Lough Derg groups

Networking event hosted by Lough Derg groups

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Paul Dillion, Lough Derg Marketing Group, Cllr Phyll Buglar, Cillian Murphy, Loop Head Tourism, Joe MacGrath and Margaret O’Sullivan, Lough Derg Marketing Group

The Lough Derg Marketing Group held a very successful networking breakfast recently which was well attended with tourism providers from the Lough Derg region.

Cathaoirleach, Cllr Phyll Buglar who herself has been involved in the tourist trade for many years spoke on the importance of tourism to the Lough Derg Region while Guest Speaker at the event, Cillian Murphy, Loop Head Tourism spoke passionately on the need to provide a sustainable tourism product in the Lough Derg Region and also within the Island of Ireland and provided the attendees with some challenging ideas in relation to tourism.

Margaret O’Sullivan, on behalf of the Lough Derg Marketing Group, updated the attendees on the fifteen different tourism projects, which were completed in a three year time span from 2014-2017 , and  were funded by the EU stimulus fund.

The projects were identified under the Lough Derg Roadmap for Experience Development and Destination Marketing 2014-2017.

Margaret also confirmed that the Lough Derg Blueway will be launched in Spring 2018.

It was announced that the hugely successful ‘A Taste of Lough Derg’ which ran from June to October at various venues around the lake will return in 2018 with many expressions of interest already been received from those that are interested in participating

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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