New tourism video with Derek Davis to promote Graignamanagh

RTE presenter Derek Davis was in the Graignamanagh region last weekend making a promotional video for the area. He is pictured here with Eamonn Coogan, Jim Butler, David Bickley, Alchemy Electronic Arts, cameraman, Enda O'Looney, Jason Winn and sound engineer Neil O'Sullivan. Photo: Pat Moore.
Filming of a promotional video to attract visitors to Graignamanagh was held in the town on Saturday. The video focusing on Graignamanagh is part of a major drive to promote the town as a top tourist attraction. It will showcase the town and one of its greatest natural assets, the River Barrow as well as the nearby picturesque area of St. Mullins.

Filming of a promotional video to attract visitors to Graignamanagh was held in the town on Saturday. The video focusing on Graignamanagh is part of a major drive to promote the town as a top tourist attraction. It will showcase the town and one of its greatest natural assets, the River Barrow as well as the nearby picturesque area of St. Mullins.

The video will feature a voiceover from broadcaster Derek Davis of RTE fame and he was in the town last weekend working on the video.

Organised by Jim Butler, a foreman with Waterways Ireland, who is involved in a Graignamanagh development group, the video is being produced with the generous support of the local business community.

When complete the video will run for around eight minutes and will feature the many activities that take place in and around the River Barrow, including the walking trail along the towpath from Graignamanagh to St. Mullins, cycling along this flat stretch, canoeing on the river as well as the cruiser berth in Graig and coarse and game fishing. Duiske Abbey, Brandon Hill and Silaire Wood as well as the Michaelmas Festival, the annual regatta and the Town of Books festival will also feature. The video aims to target both a national and international audience. According to Jim Butler, the Graiguenamanagh Development group plan to develop a website on which this video will feature. They will also upload it onto YouTube to reach a wider audience.