AFTER a relatively quiet and typical cosy winter at the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, the team are now looking forward to the buzz of the busy summer season.
Visitor numbers excelled last year with a 17.5% increase in one year and it is predicted that this season will be no different. If the last week are any to go by this is certainly true
The centre has received a number of large tour groups over the last week with visitors from Germany, France and USA as well as our Irish friends from various active retirement groups, all this and a few celebrity visitors to mix it all up.
The centre welcomed Second secretary to the Japanese Ambassador , Susumu Kiyosawa, on Monday along with chamber chairman and board member of the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, Joe O’Brien and Councillor Tony McCormack.
This was followed by a very busy day on Tuesday which even resulted with a visit from International Rugby star, and French Publican, Trevor Brennan. Trevor was on a return visit to the centre, he was one of the celebrities used in filming “Something for the weekend” series of programmes commissioned by Failte Ireland and televised on TV3 in 2008, where he visited the heritage centre interviewing staff of the centre.
Trevor returned on a personal visit this time with his family on vacation from France.
All this in March can only indicate another great season is ahead for one the midlands’ most popular visitor attractions. See photos of Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre activities and other promotions and events on www.facebook.com/tullamore dewheritagecentre.