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Donegal Marine Tourism Conference 2021

Donegal County Council in association with Donegal Tourism CLG and the CAPITEN project funded by the EU Atlantic Area Programme hosted this year’s virtual Donegal Marine Tourism Conference, which took place on 23 March 2021.

Donegal County Council in association with Donegal Tourism CLG and the CAPITEN project funded by the EU Atlantic Area Programme hosted this year’s virtual Donegal Marine Tourism Conference, which took place on 23 March 2021.

We were delighted to welcome marine scientist, blogger and cookbook author, Finn Ní Fhaoláin. Finn who lives, surfs and works in Bundoran is passionate about the environment, low impact travel and how to help people live more sustainably. She currently works freelance with the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group as an MMO (Marine Mammal oObserver) and is also a Clean Coast Ambassador and a Climate Change Ambassador with An Taisce.

Watch the conference recording here:

Local business owner Eddie Doherty from Amazing Grace Yacht Charters in Inishowen shared his experience of setting up a marine tourism business on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Dr. John Deely from the National University of Ireland, Galway explored how demand differs between day trips and overnight trips as well as a presentation of the additional value associated with time spent along the Irish coast above what has been spent.

Sabina Badea from the Région de Bretagne, France and the lead partner in the CAPITEN project presented on the successes of this European collaboration as it draws to a close.

From NUIG, Desiree Farrell presented her work in Rathmullan. She has examined how community unified by a common purpose can chart its own path forward and harness the promise of their shared vision. By exploring stakeholder views, this work has examined how the community and cultural identity of Ireland’s west coast is shaped through the lens of tourism. Nested within the Interreg Atlantic Area Project MOSES, this research also contributes to the examination of the Wild Atlantic Way as a ‘Living Lab’ for Blue Growth Pathways for coastal tourism trails in Ireland.

> View Full Agenda Here



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