Kildare Fáilte held their AGM last night, Monday 4th March, where plans were unveiled for an exciting future in County Kildare.
Held at Mondello Park, attendees at the AGM had the opportunity to channel their inner Eddie Irvine with a race around the famous track!
A number of initiatives were announced at the AGM, while Chairman of Kildare Fáilte Mr. David Mongey also thanked those who gave their time and efforts in promoting Kildare as a world-class tourism destination.
2018 was a huge year for Kildare Tourism and saw the launch of the first ever Taste of Kildare. The Rose of Tralee Tour was another huge success around the Thoroughbred County as was the promotion of St. Brigid’s Trail.
CEO of Kildare Fáilte, Áine Mangan, emphasised the array of opportunities for tourism development in the county in 2019, highlighting several key initiatives.
These include the launch of the Sport of Kings Trail, the Kildare Derby Festival 2019, Kildare Heritage Centre’s Virtual Reality Experience and the development and promotion of the Shackleton Museum in Athy among others.
Following the outstanding success of last year’s event, it was confirmed that Taste of Kildare will be held again this year on 25th August and the Rose of Tralee Tour will once again play a significant role in showcasing what the county has to offer tourists.
Áine also emphasised how Kildare Fáilte will continue to work with Fáilte Ireland and Ireland’s Ancient East to promote Kildare to national and international visitors.
The will collaborate on a number of projects including updating historic signage within the county and various tradeshows and promotional events.
Eoghan Corry, editor of Travel Extra was guest speaker at the event and he discussed the current trends in tourism as well as speaking about the huge potential for businesses operating within the tourism sector in Kildare.