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Laois Partnership are running a series of Networking Events for the Tourism, Food and Creative Sectors in County Laois.

You are Invited 

 

As a follow on to recent Laois Tourism and Food events, Laois Partnership are running a series of Networking Events for the Tourism, Food and Creative Sectors in County Laois.

 

The first event takes place as follows:

 

Date:  Wednesday, April 25th

Time: 19:00 to 21:30

Venue: The Killeshin Hotel

Speakers: 

  • Olivia Duff, Boyne Valley Series, Headfort Arms & Fáilte Ireland Food Ambassador
  • Ian Finnan, Chair Laois Tourism & GM The Killeshin Hotel.

 

Keynote – Olivia Duff : Olivia works with many groups and regions wishing to collaborate in the area of food tourism.  Her experience emanates from running The Headfort Arms Hotel & Vanilla Pod Restaurant in Kells, being a food producer  at Maperath Farm, Kells with her husband,  Olivia is also one of Failte Ireland’s Food Champions and Founder of the Boyne Valley Food Series and Food Network, a group of almost 50 local food centered businesses developing and promoting food tourism in the Boyne Valley region.  Olivia will give insight to the journey traveled so far by the Boyne Valley Region, branding, financing and the do’s and don’t and the lessons learned along the way in becoming one of Ireland’s best Food Destinations.

Showcasing Laois Products: 

Representing the 3 sectors of Tourism, Food and Creative, the following businesses will exhibit at the end.

  • Pookysnail
  • Experiencing Laois
  • Gordon Bennett Classic Car Committee Festival
  • Ballykilcavan Brewing
  • Cocoa Couture
  • The Merry Mill

 

A total of 5 networking events will be run and there will be an opportunity for other businesses to showcase their products/services at future events.

 

The event is being funded by Laois Partnership and sponsorship has been kindly provided by Laois LEO and The Killeshin Hotel.

 

Booking essential – Places are limited so please RSVP by Wed 18th April to this email: lizkenn@gmail.com or to Liz Kennedy on (087) 6381675.

 

Regards

 

Liz Kennedy

Project Co-ordinator

Rural Network Training Programme

Laois Partnership

Phone 087 6381675