Fáilte Ireland’s Local Experts programme returns to Kilkenny

The KNOW KILKENNY Local Experts Programme returns on October 2

Sian Moloughney


Sian Moloughney



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Fáilte Ireland’s KNOW KILKENNY Local Experts Programme returns to Kilkenny city next week.

The programme has been developed to support those involved in the tourism sector and the local community.  This programme consists of a 2 and a half-hour interactive and dynamic workshop on what to see and do in Kilkenny.

Become a Local Expert by attending one of the workshops listed below:   

Wednesday, October2: Hoban Hotel, from 09.30am – 12.30pm (registration from 9am) or 3.30pm – 6.30pm (registration from 3pm)

Nearly 100 local business people, tourism professionals and local community representatives joined the Kilkenny Local Experts network at the first workshops in June. The programme will feature annual events; social media initiatives; a Visitor Attractions Pass and opportunities to network with other tourism professionals. 

Explaining the programme, Kevin Dowling, Senior Travel Advisor with Fáilte Ireland said:  “The KNOW KILKENNY Local Experts programme has been a great success so far, with people from across the tourism industry and local community participating in the workshops, joining the network and sharing ideas and business. We know how important local knowledge is in making the visitor experience memorable and positive and this programme helps to maximise that, working together with our growing network of Local Experts.”

Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority is calling on all visitor-facing employees, local volunteers and people in the Kilkenny community that regularly interact with visitors. So, if you own a B&B, work in a Hotel, restaurant, pub, retail store, taxi company, or if you are active in your local community, this programme is for you. 

This is a free event and places are on a first come first serve basis. To register for the Workshop please email local.experts@failteireland.ie