Outdoor Tourism Project - Activity Taster Sessions
A ‘Taste’ of the Outdoors
Are you ready to try something new? Are you interested in taking part in a new outdoor activity? The Outdoor Tourism project is offering people the opportunity to try out some exciting outdoor activities. If you would like to take part in ‘taster’ or ‘introductory’ sessions let us know!
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is one of six project partners participating in the Outdoor Tourism Project which is a 3 year (January 2012 to December 2014) project to boost outdoor tourism in the county. The project aims to inspire our local communities to take part in recreational and voluntary activities and to encourage people to work in the outdoor tourism sector.
The first taster session will take place on 22nd September and will be activities based at Dun Laoghaire Pier. There will be a day of sailing and kayaking taking in the picturesque views of Dublin bay. It promises to be an exciting day full of new experiences. Participants must be over 18, who live in the county and of sufficient health to take part.
To register your interest in taking part just complete this short form and return to dlr Sports Partnership, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin by the 6th September. Participants will be selected on a first come first served basis, according to their suitability.
Outdoor Tourism Project Information
The Outdoor Tourism Project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Programme 2001-2013, INTERREG 4A. It is a three year project (January 2012 to December 2014) with six project partners:
Conwy County Borough Council (Wales) (Lead Partner)
Kildare County Council (Ireland)
Gwynedd Council (Wales)
Kilkenny Leader Partnership (Ireland)
The Outdoor Partnership (Wales)
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (Ireland)
The project has been initiated so as to boost outdoor tourism in all partner areas. Partners recognise that OT has the potential for further growth; they also recognise the importance of exchanging good practise and learning across borders both as strategic partners but also for professionals working in the outdoor sector. The OT project aims to understand the issues that currently prevent growth for businesses in the outdoor sector and address these challenges through cross border support. The project provides partners with the opportunity to explore new and innovative approaches to marketing the OT sector. The project also intends to develop a link between local communities in Wales and Ireland and their natural environment, inspiring our communities to take part in recreational and voluntary activities and to aspire to work in the outdoor tourism sector.
OT has 4 pillars of interlinking activity with partnership working between the 6 partners at its core. The uniqueness of the project is its approach to joint working, partners each leading on areas of activity, and shared costs between partners a key feature, enforcing joint working and a cross border approach to developing solutions to grow Outdoor Tourism.
- To foster business development in outdoor tourism by up-skilling local businesses and developing relationships between outdoor tourism professionals.
- To support employment opportunities in outdoor tourism by increasing the number of qualified professionals trained to lead in outdoor activities.
- To develop innovative marketing initiatives in outdoor tourism
- To engage with communities in outdoor activities by encouraging the creation of a generation of local outdoor activity enthusiasts and promoting social and health wellbeing
Any queries in relation to the project please contact;
Elaine Carroll – Outdoor Tourism Project Officer
Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council
Ph: +353 (0)1 205 4317
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