Happy New Year to all our providers and their teams.
This Ezine comes at a very difficult time for all. Behind the scenes, there are two consultations for Dun Laoghaire Harbour/Town & a wider county consultation taking place online. We implore you to have an input in both of these important consultations for the benefit of your business in the future.
We also have an update on new Failte Ireland funding available to providers in the tourism/hospitality industry which we hope you will find helpful.
We are also putting together social media plans for the upcoming Valentines & Patrick's Day celebrations so we welcome images, videos and content on your promotions for these events.
DLR County Council have engaged two companies to conduct a study on Dun Laoghaire Harbour and the town on the future of tourism. The public consultation phase went live last week and the deadline for entries is Sun 28th Feb 2021. Find the link below and have your say on the future development of the town and harbour. FIND OUT MORE
The Draft Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Development Plan 2022-2028 has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and is now on public display.
The County Council hereby invites any interested individuals, especially those working in the tourism sector, to make submissions and observations in respect of the Draft Plan.
For more information, please follow the below link and don’t forget the closing dates is Friday 16th April 2021. FIND OUT MORE
Failte Ireland is launching the first phase of the €55million Tourism Business Continuity Scheme on February 11th. This will provide those tourism businesses who have not received support through the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) or previous Failte Ireland business continuity schemes, with direct financial assistance. FIND OUT MORE
We were delighted to see so many locals visit the Christmas bauble in Dun Laoghaire in December and share their pictures with us on social media. In order to support local during this difficult time, 4 vouchers for local businesses were allocated to the winners, who were chosen at random from everyone who entered.
Head over to the DLR Tourism social media channels to take a look at the entries.
We kindly ask all tourism providers to send their Valentines Day and /or St Patricks Day special offers to Carolyn McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to an extra bit of support in spreading the message from the DLR Tourism social media pages.
We will do our best to share all content from local businesses in advance of these significant events but the sooner you contact us, the better.
As we continue to expect the unexpected in 2021, we are delighted to bring you Mountains to Sea dlr Book festival online this year. You are now able to register your attendance online in advance.
For some tips on how to view the events and frequently asked questions, please visit the below link. We hope you will join us in looking forward to what is always a fantastic event every year. READ MORE