Fáilte Ireland Networking Event In Mayo

By Robert McHugh
Fáilte Ireland Networking Event In Mayo

Over 70 tourism businesses from across Co. Mayo attended a special Fáilte Ireland networking event in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, last week.

The event was organised by Fáilte Ireland, to build collaboration across the tourism industry in the county, encouraging businesses to collaborate and cross-sell, to attract visitors.

Wild Atlantic Way

“There have been so many new additions and updates to the tourism offering in Mayo, it was important to come together today and identify opportunities for cross-selling and collaboration, to encourage visitors to explore further across the region, stay longer and spend more,” said Miriam Kennedy, head of the Wild Atlantic Way with Fáilte Ireland.

“A key focus for Fáilte Ireland will be growing the year-round appeal of the Wild Atlantic Way and making the Wild Atlantic Way one of the top five touring routes in the world.”

Networking Sessions

Face-to-face networking sessions were facilitated among the businesses, to provide them with the opportunity to forge new connections and renew old ones. Fáilte Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way team provided the attendees with an update on future initiatives.


The travel editor with the Irish Independent, Pól Ó Conghaile, was the guest speaker and outlined the strength of Co. Mayo’s tourism product, highlighting the variety of attractions and experiences on offer to visitors.

In 2024, there will be developments across the county, including Westport Estate, the opening of two new visitor centres in North Mayo, SOLAS, in Eachleim, and the Oweninny Wind Farm.

‘Beyond Our Borders’

“I believe that coming together and networking are crucial for our county’s success,” said Mairéad Melody-Carr, manager, Mayo North Tourism.

“Failte Ireland events, such as the Mayo tourism networking event, give us the opportunity to showcase not only our amazing products, but also to connect, collaborate, and create experiences that leave a lasting impact beyond our borders.”