Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Family Fun

  Press Release

Family Fun at the Roscommon Tourism Showcase on Sunday 5th July at 3pm in the Abbey Hotel

Visitors to the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on Sunday the 5th July are in with a chance to win an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast from Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa, dinner for two at the award-winning Cedar Restaurant at Athlone Springs, free flights from Ireland West Airport Knock, family passes to Arigna Mining Experience, Glendeer Pet Farm and Strokestown Park, a Combination Pass to Lough Key Forest and Activity Park and much more.

Fun for all the family is promised at the event with a chance to meet Martin & Patrick from the award winning Moone Boy TV series. Glendeer Pet Farm with have a selection of adorable animals on display. Other attractions will include a Climbing Wall, Exhibitions and Demonstrations from locally produced food, craft, attractions and accommodation providers. A chance to sample local Roscommon Food will also be on offer, along with tasters of our locally brewed beers; the ‘Sheep Stealer’ and ‘Buck It’, with demonstrations from Black Donkey Brewery on the day.

According to Valerie Stenson, Manager of Arigna Mining Experience and committee member of Roscommon Community Tourism Network (RCTN), “we have so much to offer our visitors; you can soak in the scenery on a boat trip in Lough Ree or a walk on the Miner’s Way and Historical Trail, fill your day with fun and adventure at Lough Key Forest Park or tour our historic houses and museums. There really is something for everyone and ‘Showcase Roscommon’ is a great chance to highlight this.”

Roscommon Community Tourism Network is a not-for-profit community organisation with an impressive list of achievements over the past three years, including branded brochures, discount booklets, www.roscommon.ie, social media pages, promotional events and 11 tourism videos which are available online. The group has received support from Roscommon LEADER Partnership and Roscommon County Council and over 250 tourism businesses are benefitting from their activities. Plans for the future include a new suite of brochures, packaged offerings for tourists and increased online marketing activities.

“We have found that working together to promote our county is much more economical and efficient than each business trying to do it on their own”, said Patricia Golden, manager of Una Bhan Tourism and member of Roscommon Community Tourism Network. Anyone who wishes to take part in the Showcase event or learn more can contact Una on 090 66 30252 or email RoscommonCTN@gmail.com.


Note for Editors:

Roscommon Community Tourism Network Ltd is a not-for-profit community organisation with the objective of promoting tourism and tourism related businesses in the Roscommon area. The group was formed in 2010 in response to the Roscommon Tourism Strategy. Network members include the tourism industry and community representatives.