M/s Rachael Willoughby (PRO Thurles Famine Museum) Reports.
The visiting coach tour, which numbered some 42 persons from Maryland, USA, visited Thurles Famine Museum and the Cathedral of The Assumption, before spending an hour checking out some of the shops in the town. The above visiting tour group were endorsed by STITA Tours & Pathfinders, STITA House, 11 Trinity Lane, Cheltenham, GL52 2NT.
For the first time this year coach tours have begun visiting Thurles; their main agenda to visit Thurles Famine Museum and view at first hand the rare primary source exhibits on display, which are strongly promoted by the voluntary efforts of Thurles Famine Museum personnel, through continuous national TV, local and national press reports.
Meanwhile, Tipperary Tourism Company supported by Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Local Enterprise Office has announce that the long awaited Tipperary Tourism Seminar will take place not on Tuesday, October 20th as scheduled, but is now pushed back to Tuesday, November 23rd beginning at 10am – 2pm, at Brú Ború, Cashel, in Co. Tipperary. This Seminar is expected to feature Fionn Davenport, (Award winning Travel Writer); Fáilte Ireland discussing their development of Ireland’s Ancient East together with updates from Tipperary Tourism, latter expected to include the launch of a redeveloped tourism website www.tipperary.com (not as yet on-line).
This Seminar is an opportunity for service providers to find out exactly about what is happening on tourism in Co. Tipperary and to network with other tourism providers.