Seminar to look at ways to improve town’s economy

Pictured at Leonie's Fashion Show in Carrick-on-Suir on October 17th are Dawn McGrath and Vanessa Murphy models with Prima Model Agency, Leonie Bourke, model Lisa Kavanagh and MC on the night Teresanne O'Reilly from Today FM.
Tourism and heritage groups are organising a two-day seminar that will focus on generating ideas to boost Carrick-on-Suir’s economy.

Tourism and heritage groups are organising a two-day seminar that will focus on generating ideas to boost Carrick-on-Suir’s economy.

The seminar targeted at members of Carrick’s business community and local community groups takes place in the Carraig Hotel on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8.

It is being planned by the Irish Walled Towns Network in association with Carrick Tourism & Economic Development Committee. 
The conference will be based around five experts or mentors in areas such as heritage, tourism, architecture, planning, retail, roads and parking helping the people of Carrick-on-Suir come up with ideas to tackle the town’s issues.

It will kick off on the Friday evening with each of the experts speaking for 30 to 40 minutes on best practice examples in places similar to Carrick-on-Suir. A section of the talk will also focus on funding.

The following morning a cross-section group of those attending the seminar will do walking tours around the town centre with each of the five mentors. Workshops will take place in the afternoon during which the groups who participated on the morning walk can tease out and share their ideas.

The five mentors will listen to and appraise the ideas and offer support in addressing any issues arising and help with working through possible solutions. After the weekend, a report on the seminar will be issued to all participants.

A limited number of places will be reserved for members of the public, who wish to participate on Friday and Saturday. If you wish to book a place, please email theheritagectr@gmail.com or phone 085-1497536.