Doug Allan to speak at Redcastle
marine biologist, wildlife cameraman and documentary
producer Doug Allan will be visiting Inishowen next
week to speak at the two-day marine tourism conference which will be held in the The Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa Hotel.
The 'Connecting our Coastline' conference, which will take place on the 5th and
6th September, will look at opportunities to
continue to develop sustainable marine and coastal
tourism and according to Donegal County Council’s
Head of Tourism Barney McLaughlin is an excellent
opportunity for any business, group or individual
with an interest in this developing sector.
“This conference is not only an excellent
opportunity for networking with other likeminded
business or individuals, it is also an opportunity
to gain some great tips and advice to put into
practical use in your own business or region.
Attendees can also engage with the expert panel of
guest speakers including Doug Allan through the Q&A
sessions. The Conference is open to everyone with an
interest in tourism and in particular in marine
tourism and in developing Donegal as a marine
tourism destination of excellence” said Barney.
Doug Allan - marine biologist, wildlife cameraman
and documentary producer.
Other speakers include
Mark Rowlette, Fáilte Ireland who will provide and
update on the Wild Atlantic Way and other trade
opportunities and local business owner William
McElhinney from Wild Strands Caife in Malin Head who
will be speaking about his experiences in setting up
a new business on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Dr. Peter Bolan, Senior Tourism Lecturer at the
University of Ulster will be discussing cross-border
marketing opportunities, creating unique tourism
products and diversifying into new markets.
Trish Hegarty from Inis Communications will
highlight opportunities from the Donegal
Connect initiative and Marine and Rural Resources
expert and Managing Director of Islander Kelp
Ltd, Kate Burns will be speaking on 'making marine
tourism work in peripheral regions'.
Attendance is free but booking is essential and you
can book your place place at