Local – North Clare Where My Heart Is

This is where I will post what I’m up to in North Clare as well as what I learn along the way. It’s a fabulous place with very dedicated people working for a sustainable society. Everybody wants to make it a nice place to work, rest and play.

There’s my work with Lisdoonvarna Tidy Towns. The national TidyTowns initiative was launched by Bord Fáilte, the Irish Tourist Board (now Fáilte Ireland), in 1958 as part of the ‘Tostal’, a nationwide festival celebrating all things Irish. A step-up from the original National Spring Clean Campaign which ran between 1953 and 1957, TidyTowns rapidly developed its own identity and has gone on to become Ireland’s most well known and popular local environmental initiative. More on TT website.

I recently met some of the folks at Lisdoonvarna Failte who manage the assets and associated amenities, for which it has vested interest in on behalf of the Community of of Lisdoonvarna and North Clare, sustaining and evolving the social, cultural, recreational and economic benefits derived from such assets and amenities for the betterment of the local community and economy. They are on Facebook

Burren Eco Tourism Network aims to be a recognisable network of enterprises in the Burren, who have achieved independent accreditation, demonstrate ecotourism ‘best practice’, positively discriminate in each other’s favour, provide ‘one voice’ representation on issues impacting the Burren (where appropriate), and inspire conservation activism.

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