Searching for Ireland’s Best Tourism Towns

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The village of Dromod and Carrick-on-Shannon town are both eligible to enter Fáilte Ireland’s 2015 Tourism Towns Award.

The village of Dromod and Carrick-on-Shannon town are both eligible to enter Fáilte Ireland’s 2015 Tourism Towns Award.

The award, now in its fourth year, is all about recognising Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists.

Last year Westport was crowned the 2014 National Large Tourism Town with Kinsale taking home the title of Small Tourism Town, each receiving a €5,000 grant towards further developing itself as a tourism destination.

The award will continue to focus on how participating towns have developed in the following key tourism areas: Sense of Place – how the town tells its own unique story to visitors and what distinguishes it from other towns; Local Involvement - how the local community works together to provide an authentic visitor experience; Tourism Experiences – what the town has to offer visitors and promotion of the town – how the town approaches marketing and promotion.