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Fáilte Ireland And Laois Tourism Team Up To Develop Visitor Experiences

By Dave Simpson

Fáilte Ireland and Laois Tourism teamed up this week to host a workshop to provide visitor attractions across Laois with training and insights to develop top-class experiences which have the potential to attract more overseas visitors.

The Experience Development Training Workshop, which took place in the Killeshin Hotel of Portlaoise, brought together over 20 businesses from Laois with a focus on developing exceptional and memorable visitor experiences, and the most effective strategies to target key overseas markets.

"A Fundamental Draw"

Jenny De Saulles, head of Ireland’s Ancient East at Fáilte Ireland, commented, “Top-class and compelling visitor experiences are not just an integral part of the Ireland’s Ancient East brand, they are a fundamental draw in attracting overseas visitors to the region. Laois has some really strong attractions including Emo Court and Timahoe Round Tower, and our work with Laois Tourism is focused on developing what is on offer so that it stands out in the international marketplace.”

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Attractions and festivals that took part in the workshop at included:
• Abbeyleix Heritage House
• Ballintubbert House & Gardens
• Ballykilcavan Brewing
• Barrowline Cruisers
• Castlewood Organic Farm
• Cocoa Couture
• Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum
• Fisherman’s Thatched Inn
• Kilvahan Horse Drawn Caravans and Adventure Farm
• Laois Heritage Society
• Stradbally Steam Museum
• Timahoe Round Tower

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