Brand new tourism office opens in Offaly

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Brand new tourism office opens in Offaly

Brand new tourism office opens in Offaly

Offaly County Council's brand new tourism office has opened just in time for the busy summer period.

Chief Executive Anna Marie Delaney told a recent meeting of OCC that the intention was to have the office open 12 months of the year with varying hours.

The new office is located on the corner of High Street and O'Connor Square in Tullamore, and has been kitted out with the latest in technology, including interactive screens and display board, to push the Offaly tourism product from the heart of the county.

The move to open the office in a location described as the "best in the county" by Arts Officer Olive Farrelly, is part of an increased effort at council level to promote Offaly as a tourist destination.

She said Offaly was now second to Westmeath in terms of tourism numbers in the Midlands region after a noted improvement in recent years.

A grant to the value of €20,000 has been secured under the Digital Innovation Programme 2018 for the technology used at the facility.

Offaly Tourism is currently looking for volunteers to assist in manning the new facility. A range of options will be explored to open the office 12 months of the year, including link-ups with hospitality students at local institutions.

More details can be found at the Visit Offaly Facebook page.