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Show Love For Clare Tourism.

This Valentines Day The people of Clare are being asked to show their love for Clare tourism this Valentine’s Day by joining in one of 28 coffee-morning events being held at various locations across the County.

The promotion is aimed at raising the profile of the Clare Tourism Forum and generating additional marketing funds to promote the County in 2011.

The Valentine’s Day promotion, entitled ‘Clare Love the Life’, is built around the overall tourism brand for the county ‘Clare Live the Life’. ‘Clare Love the Life’ is the first of several promotions being hosted by the Clare Tourism Forum in 2011.

Joe Russell, the newly appointed Chairperson of the Forum, explained that the promotion is an opportunity to focus on the marketing of Clare and to strengthen the collective approach that is in operation to promote the County.

 “As part of our ongoing campaign to market County Clare we are running several events throughout the year to help raise funds to promote our county’s strong tourism product.

“The first of these events is a Valentines ‘Clare Love the Life’ Coffee Morning promotion. A chocolate and raspberry muffin, made locally from local County Clare produce, will be given out with a cup of coffee at several selected premises throughout the County on Valentines Day. Each of the participating premises has agreed to sponsor the coffee free of charge for the day and we will provide a muffin which will be offered complimentary as an added extra.

 “We hope that any monies normally used to pay for the coffee will be donated to the Clare Tourism Forums Marketing Fund”, added. Mr Russell. Coffee mornings will be held during Valentine’s weekend, 12-14th February in various towns and villages throughout County Clare including Ennis, Shannon, Ennistymon, Kilrush, Scarriff, Spanish Point, Doonbeg and Ballyvaughan.

‘Clare Love The Life’ is being hosted by the Clare Tourism Forum and organised by forum member Paul Madden of the Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis.

Participating Public Venues and dates include:

Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis- all weekend
Dromoland Golf Club- all weekend
Darby's at Doonbeg Golf Resort- all weekend
The Fall's Hotel, Ennistymon- all weekend
Logues Ballyvaughan- Saturday 12th February
Aillwee Caves, Ballyvaughan- Sunday 13th February
Puffins Nest Cafe, Cliffs of Moher- Sunday 13th February
The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis- Monday 14th February
Crotty's Bar and Restaurant, Kilrush- Monday 14th February
Vandeleur Walled Gardens, Kilrush- Monday 14th February
Armada Hotel, Spanish Point- Monday 14th February

Participating workplaces include:

The Clare Sports Partnership, Ennis
Ennis Town Council
Clare County Council HQ
Tax Offices, Ennis
Fire Station, Ennis
Innovation Works IAPE Building
County Library HQ
Shannon Town Council
Shannon Development, Shannon Town Centre
Ennistymon Council Area Office
Scarriff Council Area Office