Fifty people keenly interested in the future development of the
tourism industry in Cobh have pledged to collaborate further on the
development and implementation of a strategy following a hugely
successful and productive workshop in Cobh recently. The workshop was
independently and expertly facilitated by Martin Brennan of Proactive
The workshop explored the outcomes of the 2010 – 2012 strategy in
areas such as Tidy Towns, the Titanic centenary, the education of
young people on the importance and career prospects of tourism, the
development of Spike Island and Cobh’s presence on the World Wide Web.
An amalgam of the strengths and weaknesses of the approach to the
development of Tourism in Cobh was determined.
The challenges and opportunities that now exist in Cobh were then explored.
The culmination of the discussions generated many ideas to capitalise
on the strengths identified, while guarding against the challenges
Martin has now produced a document that has summarised and
crystallised the deliberations of the day’s proceedings.
A follow up presentation of the outputs of the first workshop will be
held on Friday March 15th at 3.00pm in the Jack Doyle Room in the
Commodore Hotel. This will lead to a strategy being devised for an
action plan for the period 2013 – 2016.
Everyone with a keen interest in the development of the tourism
industry in Cobh – Great Island is invited to attend. Please email
to indicate your intention to attend.