Future lies in hands-on history

Storytelling grants will make Cork’s rich history more accessible and competitive, writes Elaine O’Regan

17th June, 2018
Micheál Lyons, Old Cork Waterworks and Cork City Council; Jenny DeSaulles, head of Ireland’s Ancient East; Brendan Griffin, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport; Helen Mulcahy, Cork County Council and St Mary’s Collegiate Church and Dan Breen, acting curator, Cork Public Museum, Fáilte Ireland Awards Pic: Gerard McCarthy

Some 1.6 million tourists flocked to Cork in 2017, generating €628 million for the local economy, and all indications so far this year suggest this figure is set to rise, according to Jenny De Saulles, head of Ireland’s Ancient East at Fáilte Ireland.

“Cork had 1.1 million domestic trips in 2017 million, generating €202 million, while the county’s overseas appeal is clear with a real diversity in the markets coming here,” said De...

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