Clare Tourism Advisory Forum

The Clare Tourism Recovery Taskforce has moved to the implementation phase of the Clare Tourism Strategy 2030 – Guiding our Journey to a Vibrant New Future in Tourism.   This is without losing sight of recovery, or reopening Clare as a Tourism destination.

The Taskforce has become the Clare Tourism Advisory Forum to implement the tourism strategy, its objectives and to move to the tourism industry for Chair and Vice-Chair to this Forum. Sean Lally was proposed as Industry Chair and Maurice Walsh as Industry Vice-Chair.

There are two purposes to this Forum:

  1. Immediate Term: To lead and co-ordinate all relevant stakeholders, community representatives and industry in the re-opening of Clare to visitors in line with the Government’s response to the Covid 19 pandemic on its published roadmap and Fáilte Ireland’s Destination Recovery Checklist.
  2. Medium to Long Term: To lead on the implementation of the Clare Tourism Strategy 2030. This medium to long term plan will implement the strategic priorities as identified in the Clare Tourism Strategy.

Members of the Tourism Advisory Forum are listed hereunder:-

Leonard ClearyDirector of Service, Clare County Council
Miriam KennedyHead of Wild Atlantic Way
Deirdre O’SheaHead of Tourism (Acting)
Nicola KilleenSecretariat, Tourism Advisory Forum
Paddy MatthewsHead of Irelands Hidden Heartlands
Siobhan KingProjects Officer, Wild Atlantic Way
Tony DawsonRegional Development Officer, Irelands Hidden Heartlands
Daithí GallagherManager, Fáilte Ireland
Sean LallyChair, Tourism Advisory Forum and Proprietor of Woodstock Hotel
Maurice WalshVice Chair, Tourism Advisory Forum and General Manager Durty Nelly’s
Eoin HoganRural Recreation Officer, Clare Local Development Company
Margaret O’BrienCEO, Ennis Chamber
Allen FlynnPresident Ennis Chamber / Hotel Sector
Cillian O’MaraProprietor, My Next Adventure, Killaloe.
Arlene WhiteCE Supervisor, Clare Walks
Tim RyanShannon Group Head of Brand and Marketing
Luke AstonProprietor, Fish and Stay
Irene HamiltonProprietor, Scattery Island Tours
Michael VaughanProprietor, Vaughan Lodge, Lahinch
Nuala MulqueenyProprietor, Ailwee Cave
Geraldine EnrightDirector Cliffs of Moher
John BurkeProprietor, Armada Hotel
Cllr Paul MurphyMayor of Ennis
Cllr Pat HayesCathaoirleach Killaloe Municipal District
Cllr Pat Mc MahonCathaoirleach Shannon Municipal District
Cllr Joe KilleenWest Clare Municipal District Nominee
Cllr Gabriel KeatingWest Clare Municipal District Nominee

Guiding our Journey to a Vibrant New Future in Tourism. County Clare Tourism Strategy 2030. Our 2030 Vision: CLARE is a globally renowned sustainable and vibrant destination, recognised for its compelling array of adventure activities and its remarkable experiences portraying our
rich culture scape of age old spirituality, power and influence; our contemporary vitality arising
from our deep rooted traditions in music, sport and innovation; our dynamic rural towns and villages where our hospitality excels all set within our stunning backdrop of unique and varied living landscapes.

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