CIE Excellence Award For Cliffs Of Moher

CIE Excellence Award For Cliffs Of Moher


Elizabeth Crabill, CEO of CIE Tours International (right), Councillor Tom McNamara, Mayor of Clare, and Geraldine Enright, Director of the Cliffs of Moher Experience.

The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience in County Clare has been awarded the CIE Award of Excellence for the ninth year running.

The award, which is decided by clients of CIE Tours International, was presented last night at a ceremony held in Dublin.

Accepting the award, Mayor of Clare, Councillor Tom McNamara, explained that the honour recognises how the visitor centre and associated facilities have greatly enhanced the overall visitor experience at the Cliffs of Moher.

Mayor McNamara said ongoing investment in the Clare County Council owned attraction has helped to establish the Cliffs of Moher as one of Ireland’s most popular tourist sites in Ireland.

The annual award scheme acknowledges tourist attractions which achieve a customer satisfaction rating in excess of 90%. The winners of the Awards of Excellence are chosen from an independent valuation of feedback surveys completed by over 30,000 CIE Tours International customers.

Cliffs of Moher mascot Grainne the Goat – © Pat Flynn 2016

“To receive such a high approval rating from our customers is an immense source of pride for everybody involved with the development and management of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience,” said Ms. Geraldine Enright, Director of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience.

She continued: “This award is a tribute to the staff of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience and the agencies that have made considerable investments in developing the attraction during recent years.”

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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.