West Clare Tourist Information Point opens

West Clare Tourist Information Point opens


Grace Murray (student), Rebecca Brew (volunteer/local business, Aaron Bradley (student), Cllr Gabriel Keating (Vice Chair West Clare MD), John O’Malley (SEE West Clare MD), Imelda Meaney (Shannon Ferries), Bernie Crotty (volunteer/local business), and Ross Wilson (student).

The Kilrush Tourist Information Point for West Clare has been reopened to the public.

Located at the former Lillis Travel Agency office in the town square, the service is a rural development and tourism initiative of Clare County Council in the West Clare Municipal District and is supported by Kilrush Chamber of Commerce.

Councillor Gabriel Keating, Leas Cathaoirleach of the West Clare Municipal District, commented, “The role of the Tourist Information Point is to promote West Clare and the Loop Head Peninsula and to point visitors in the direction of the many attractions, festivals and events, and places to eat and stay throughout the area.”

Joan Tarmey, Tourism Officer, Clare County Council, said the Tourist Information Point presents a “significant opportunity” to showcase the Kilrush and wider West Clare tourism product.

“Tourism providers in the wider West Clare area have contributed tourism material and resources for inclusion at the Tourist Information Point so as to ensure that the full breadth of West Clare’s tourism assets is made known to visitors. I would like to acknowledge the staff of the Kilrush office of Clare County Council for their assistance as well as Kilrush Chamber of Commerce and Chamber President Helen Williams, and local business and community volunteers for facilitating the daily operation of the Visitor Information Point,” she added.

The Kilrush Visitor Information Point will operate daily until 31 August. Visitors, businesses or communities can contact Kilrush Visitor Information Point by phone on 087 7094787 or via email on kilrushvisitorinfopoint@gmail.com.

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.