Munster Vales July Newsletter

01st Juli 2020

We here in Munster Vales would like to extend our warmest of wishes to our tourism providers within the region on re opening your doors to visitors from June 29th and the weeks that follow, It has been an extremely challenging time for the tourism industry and Covid19 has brought a set of new operating guidelines that have caused the tourism trade to adjust or diversify their business plan to reopen safely. We know how challenging an operation that is and how hard you have been working behind the scenes to meet Covid compliance and recommended guidelines by Fáilte Ireland and relevant bodies. Munster Vales is a diverse region with many amazing attractions, engaging activities and exceptional accommodation mirrored by immersive food and drink experiences and that due to the diligent, warm, knowledgeable and tourism providers that exist within Munster Vales. We extend our gratitude to the tourism industry within Munster Vales and wish you all the best in the season ahead.

Munster Vales will continue to work in achieving realistic marketing objectives which will encourage visitors to our newly redeveloped website I encourage you to visit our website if you have not already done so, If you would like to be featured on the website please contact [email protected] with your content information and strong images. We would like to showcase your business through our website. We will continue to work on future planning for Munster Vales and seek campaigns which will positively showcase the communities and tourism providers within Munster Vales captivating visitor experiences that will encourage staycations in addition to appealing to future international travellers.

Michelle Jackson of The Novel Traveller hosts a regular travel slot on The Elaine Show on Virgin Media referred to Munster Vales as destination to visit, Michelle highlights the wonderful Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges and the unique Blackwater Eco Pods. Michelle will be touring Munster Vales at the end of July. Please watch out for our social media coverage on Michelle's press trip which will showcase a range of experiences within Munster Vales.
Catch Michelle's piece here:…/1107/173636/0/Tuesday

The COVID-19 Safety Charter is a Government-endorsed initiative to reinforce confidence in domestic and overseas visitors in tourism businesses. The COVID-19 Safety Charter is designed to give comfort and reassurance to employers, employees and customers that your business is ready to re-open safely. To apply for the COVID-19 Safety Charter as an Irish tourism and hospitality business, you must sign into the Fáilte Ireland Trade Portal or register for a new Trade Portal account if you don’t have one.

We are delighted to say that Siul Eile Trail Walking Loop Series is back with a series of walks that brings people around the Munster Vales. Siul Eile offer a selection of the best looped walks that have been tried and tested on their community walks and now Siul Eile are showcasing these walks to a wider audience. Ease your way into the summer on these fantastic trails with outstanding beauty, rich heritage, alongside rivers, through forests and skirting mountain lowlands. Limited availability, book now at

We are excited to announce that we have completed our very first Munster Vales Podcast with Award Winning Travel Writer Fionn Davenport, Fionn discusses the re opening of tourism from June 29th as there will be no travel restrictions within Ireland. The Podcast looks at Outdoor Adventure as we reference some wonderful attractions, activities and accommodations that are ideal for the adventure enthusiast. A big thank you to The Booley House for the wonderful music within the Podcast. Check out the Munster Vales Podcast here or alternatively click on the link below.

Cork County Council has mapped over 600 things to do in Cork with the launch of the ‘Rediscover Cork County’, Discover the fabulous things to do in North Cork and will within Munster Vales. Check it out here:

We want to showcase gems like Glanworth Castle located in North Cork if you have any news that you would like to share in our newsletter about your business, attraction or community please email details to [email protected] #teamtourism #makeabreakforit #munstervales