B’Spoke – Developing Cycle Tourism in Kerry

B’Spoke – Developing Cycle Tourism in Kerry

This upcoming seminar might be of interest:

B’SPOKE KERRY – Developing Cycle Tourism in Kerry

The seminar which is organised by the Institute of Technology, Tralee in association withNEKD will we taking place at the IT Tralee on APRIL 21st 2012 – Registration commences at 9 AM. The seminar runs from 9.30 to 1pm.

A Q & A session will follow each presentation. During this half day seminar we will hear from those directly involved in the development and promotion of other locations as cycling hubs within the island of Ireland.

Rick Cookeof “Sustrans” Northern Ireland will address the seminar with regard to the “Safe Routes” concept currently in operation in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Padraig Philbin from Mayo County Council who spearheaded a project on the old Great Western Railway line will give an account of how the development of a cycle route has generated €7.2 million in extra revenue for the area.

Liam O’ Mahony who co-ordinated a voluntary project to develop the old Great Southern Railway line between Abbeyfeale and Rathkeale as a cycle track will highlight the process they underwent.

Micheál Colcannon, Former President of Cycling Ireland, will present an update on the proposed downhill cycle trail at Shroneaboy, Glenflesk

Declan Murphy from Fáilte Ireland will present Fáilte Ireland’s tourism policy in relation to its support for new product development.

For further information and bookings please contact:

Mary Rose Stafford, Centre Manager, Hospitality & Tourism Unit, Institute of Technology Tralee Co. Kerry. Tel 066-7191664.

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