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10 Jun, 2019 2 min read

Carlow Tourism Strategy


Future Analytics Consulting in partnership with Ann Cronin are delighted to have been appointed by Carlow County Council and Carlow Tourism to prepare the Carlow Tourism Strategy and Marketing Plan 2020-2025. The objective of this strategy will be to highlight priority actions and areas to unlock the significant benefits that an increase in tourism activity can mean for the county.



There are many reasons to attract overseas and domestic visitors to the relatively undiscovered gem of County Carlow, from outdoor adventure in the scenic Blackstairs Mountains and the beautiful Barrow River – a haven for walkers and kayakers, to the wonderful gardens on the Carlow Garden Trail, such as Altamont House and Gardens. Visitors with an interest in heritage and culture in this part of Ireland’s Ancient East will be interested in the county’s rich built heritage including Duckett’s Grove, Huntington Castle and Brownshill Dolmen.



Carlow Tourism have developed a range of trails to highlight the many layers of the tourism offer in the county, including the Carlow Garden Trail, Carlow Food Trail, Trails of the Saints and South Carlow Adventure Trail, which are important in dispersing visitors throughout the county, increasing dwell time and encouraging overnight stays. For more information see www.carlowtourism.com.



Future Analytics Consulting are very much looking forward to working with Carlow County Council, Carlow Tourism and the many local stakeholders over the coming months. An initial stage will see public workshops giving all a voice on their priorities for the future development of tourism in County Carlow. Venues include The Woodford Dolmen Hotel in Carlow Town on Tuesday, 18th June, the Town Hall in Borris on Wednesday, 19th June and Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort on Thursday, 20th June. All workshops are for a focused two hours from 7 – 9 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. To register your participation please contact Mary Wogan mwogan@carlowtourism.com or 059-9130411.




Future Analytics Consulting, with the completion of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Tourism Strategy and Marketing Plan 2017-2022 (https://bit.ly/2K85pEI) and the Limerick Tourism Development Strategy 2019-2025 (https://bit.ly/31pF3DM), are Ireland’s leading private sector provider of county tourism strategies. The company works on a wide variety of tourism development projects ranging from tourism strategies and reviews, to high level policy documents, funding applications and feasibility studies. For more information www.futureanalytics.ie and james.chilton@futureanalytics.ie




FAC is a leading Chartered Town Planning, Development and Socio-economic Analytics Consultancy based in Dublin with an extensive project portfolio throughout Ireland. FAC has extensive experience in town and village renewal, town and village health checks, and settlement profiling.