On the first official day of summer, Fáilte Ireland and Bord Iascaigh Mhara )have teamed up to advise seafood producers along the West coast on how best to prepare their tourism offering in advance of the busy holiday
period. The 3-day ‘Experience Development Programme’ is being hosted at Spanish Point in Co. Clare and brings together top seafood producers to hear from industry leaders on how best to enhance visitor offerings that align to the Wild Atlantic Way.
Pictured are Jim O’Toole, BIM; Birgitta Curtin, Burren Smokehouse and Sinead Hennessy, Fáilte Ireland.
The 21 renowned seafood producers have been selected as members of the Taste the Atlantic – A Seafood Journey trail, developed by BIM in partnership with Failte Ireland. Stretching south from the Inishowen Peninsula at the top of Donegal, right down to Oysterhaven Bay in Cork, the trail passes some of Ireland’s most breath-taking seascapes and landmarks and offers visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand the craftsmanship and dedication of Ireland’s seafood producers.
Sinead Hennessy, Food Tourism Officer, Failte Ireland commented: