Tourism News from the Home of the Book of Kells
Following successful rounds of visits between Kells,& in 2013, the Kells & District Tourism Forum are pleased to announce the “Kells (Meath) & Lisburn Connection”. This will be a series of measures that will help strengthen co-operation between the two towns.
Under this understanding, the two towns will strengthen the exchanges of visits, mutual studies and research of tourism, and engage inin statistics, destination marketing and travel products promotion.
The two sides also discussed an initial travel itinerary “Linen, Lace and Legends”, a 12 day itinerary aimed at the US markets which will take tourists between the Boyne Valley Region and across the border to , utilising the heritage and interpretative centres in both areas. The marketing of this and other itineraries will begin in January 2014.
“We are excited about this natural linkage with”, said Lucy O’Reilly of the Kells & District Tourism Forum. “The road structures make it so easy to travel between the two countries, and we are only a 45 minute drive from , with so many heritage sites and excellent accommodation facilities in the two areas, ideal for cultural tourists.”
The Kells & District Tourism Forum will be sharing stands at Trade Shows in Northern Ireland in 2014 alongside the Lisburn Tourist Information Centre.
Pictured at the Carrickdale Hotel are Lucy O’Reilly (Kells Tourism Forum), Veronica Morris (Lisburn), Renee Clarke (Kells Tourism Forum) and Elaine Lappin (Lisburn City Council)