Templeport Development Association (TDA) launched their tourist information brochure last Friday, May 20 at a special celebration in the Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Bawnboy.
The venue was packed to capacity for the launch which was attended by local TDs, representatives of Cavan County Council and local clergy amongst many others.
Isabel Rofé, Chairperson of TDA opened the speeches giving a brief resume of what the association has achieved and explaining the main attractions and activities highlighted by the new tourism brochure.
She also launched guided tours of the area which the TDA has developed in conjunction with Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark.
Two weeks ago TDA organised school tours of the sites on the brochure for senior students of two local schools, St Aidan's NS, Bawnboy and St Mogue's NS, Currin. The tour was led by recognised Geopark Tour Guide Aidan Brady. Isabel said that the feedback from students had been excellent.
Derry Scanlon SEE, Cavan County Council and Gráinne O'Connor, Geopark Geologist, both praised the TDA for their initiative in developing the brochure while Cavan County Councillor, Peter McVitty, spoke of the need to preserve historic sights in the locality and the huge tourism potential of this brochure.
Cavan Tourism Officer, Joanne Hayes, finally launched the brochure, praising the drive of TDA in developing such a wonderful project.
Proceedings were rounded off with the cutting of a cake supplied by Ballinamore baker, Lorna of Lorna Thompson Cakes.
Those attending were also treated to music by talented Irish harp player, Astrid Adler, who played a number of pieces she composed.
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