Carrick workers become town ambassadors

Staff members from four well known businesses in Carrick-on-Suir and its hinterland have been trained as ambassadors for their home town.

Staff members from four well known businesses in Carrick-on-Suir and its hinterland have been trained as ambassadors for their home town.

The workers from SuperValu, Marty’s Pantry, The Carraig Hotel and Blarney Woollen Mills at Dove Hill are the first to complete the five-week course that gives them the skills and knowledge to promote Carrick-on-Suir’s culture and heritage to tourists visiting the town.

They were awarded their certificates for completing the Culture and Heritage Programme at a ceremony in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre on Thursday, June 21.

The course was run by South Tipperary VEC Adult Learning Scheme in partnership with Skills for Work, Carrick on Suir Business Association and Carrick-on-Suir Development Association.

Its aim was to create ambassadors from within the town to promote Carrick on Suir’s culture and heritage and it was timed to coincide with the launch of The Butler Trail tourism initiative.