Fáilte Ireland’s Chairman, Michael Cawley, together with the senior management team and the entire board members of Fáilte Ireland gathered in Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, on Tuesday 24th September, for the board’s quarterly meeting.
A number of representatives from local Galway tourism businesses were invited to brief the board members on their season to date and their future business plans. This included representatives from the Connemara Sands Hotel, the Renvyle House Hotel, Blath na Mara Seaweed, Udaras na Gaeltachta, Galway County Council and CAITN (Connemara Aran Islands Tourism Network).
Galway is one of the three most popular counties in the country for overseas tourists. 18% of overseas tourists that came to Ireland last year visited Galway.
Fáilte Ireland has invested €1.7m in Kylemore Abbey and Gardens to help develop a new exhibition at the attraction. At the quarterly meeting, Fáilte Ireland’s Chair and members had the opportunity to see first hand the investment brought to life.
The Kylemore Abbey investment included a a large new wing of refurbished rooms, a new multimedia presentation, and a reconditioning of the landscape surrounding the Abbey including improved accessibility.