Munster Vales November Newsletter

11th nov. 2020

Munster Vales Strategic Development Plan 2020-2025

Date: November 19th | Time: 11am | Location: Zoom

Panel Discussion Topics: Tourism Supports, Recovery & Advice

Moderated by Michelle Jackson, The Novel Traveller, with Keynote Speakers Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, IHF President, Tourism Recovery Taskforce, Hotelier, and Brian O Flynn, Head of Ireland's Ancient East

Munster Vales Strategic Development Plan 2020-2025 Webinar

Munster Vales Board is delighted to invite you to the virtual launch of our Strategic Development Plan 2020-2025 on November 19th at 11am. Munster Vales encourages you to send any topics that you would like to see discussed in the panel discussion or if you want to submit a question for the Q&A session please do to [email protected]. You will also have the opportunity to submit questions live on the day. We hope that you can attend the event. Please register by in advance for the webinar here. We ask that you RSVP before November 17th.

Message from the CEO of Fáilte Ireland

A record level of funding for the tourism industry was secured by Minister Catherine Martin for Budget 2021. The increase of €59 million on the 2020 allocation for tourism will help to meet the urgent needs of thousands of tourism providers, while providing long-term hope for the sector. CEO Paul Kelly is extremely pleased that the overall tourism package secured by the Minister reflects the urgency and level of action required to meet the needs of a sector in deep crisis.

LEO Waterford Brexit Webinars

Local Enterprise Office Waterford are reaching out to local businesses to help with Brexit preparations. In dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, Brexit has somewhat taken a back seat. However, following the first stage of negotiations, Brexit is set to become a reality as the UK’s Brexit transition period comes to an end on January 1st 2021. To ease this transition, LEO Waterford will host a series of free bite-sized webinars which are designed to help local businesses plan and take effective action for Brexit and beyond. Book into the Brexit and Beyond - The Simple Guide to Overcoming Brexit webinar on Friday November 20th here.

LEO Tipperary Training Programme

Local Enterprise Office Tipperary continues to support local businesses, providing online training throughout November and December. The programme will be delivered online through Webinars and Zoom, comprising of social media and business training. Book in online to guarantee your place.

Ballyhoura Development Education & Training Sessions

Ballyhoura Development continues to share great resources online across morning and evening sessions. Powered by Zoom, the training programme is accessible to all. Visit Ballyhoura Development to view their full list of training programmes during November.

OPW Site Updates

Cahir Castle in Co. Tipperary has re-opened from 17 October, with limited access to the courtyards only. The Swiss Cottage has closed for the season and is planned to re-open in Spring 2021. Dungarvan Castle and Ormond Castle have closed due to restrictions, while Doneraile Estate remains open with limited access to the grounds. No guided tours will take place until further notice. There is exterior access to the Rock of Cashel, offering half price admission. Online booking is required. In keeping with the latest Level 5 restrictions, outdoor playgrounds, play areas and parks will remain open with protective measures in place.

Fáilte Ireland Partnership with Inspire

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, businesses are facing many complex legal and financial issues as well as impacts on their mental health. Fáilte Ireland has partnered with Inspire to offer free and confidential access to an Employee Assistance Programme which offers personal advice on many business concerns as well as helping you to create a bespoke wellbeing care-plan via the Inspire Support Hub. To sign up, enter the unique Fáilte Ireland pin COFIHUB! when prompted.

Freephone Helpline on 1800 201346: Please quote Fáilte Ireland when accessing the service to ensure the services are provided to you free of charge.

Lough Gur Virtual Experience

Join the Lough Gur Virtual Experience on November 16th. The online webinar will be delivered through Zoom with a special line up of expert guest speakers, including Dr Billy Mag Fhloinn, John Moran, Dr Matthew Potter and Rose Cleary. For more, visit Book your ticket via Eventbrite.


We want to continue to support tourism related businesses and communities across Munster Vales at this difficult time. If you have any queries please reach out and we will do our best for you. If you would like to share any information or images in this newsletter please email details to [email protected].