Táin Trail Route in County Westmeath to be reimagined by Fáilte Ireland

Fáilte Ireland has initiated a review of the Táin Trail Route (walking/hiking, cycling and driving ) for Westmeath and the wider Midlands region to establish it as an important tourism trail within Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and Ireland’s Ancient East.

The purpose of the review is to transform the Táin Trail, which stretches from the Cooley Peninsula in Louth to Rathcroghan in Roscommon, into an internationally iconic walking, hiking, cycling and driving route that possesses a variety of experiences and links existing attractions on the trail.

The project will focus on creating defined thematic experience routes that enhance the existing offering to provide comprehensive experiences telling the ancient Táin Trail story. This will be achieved by blending a range of experiences from food and activities to attractions and events, pinpointing brilliant visitor experiences that will disrupt typical visitor flow encouraging increased dwell time along the route, and identifying new and supporting experiences along the route.

All work will be aligned with the Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and Ireland’s Ancient East experience brands and carried out in consultation with industry stakeholders.

An invitation to tender was previously issued by Fáilte Ireland to identify a supplier that will undertake a review and audit of the current Táin Trail offering, and develop a plan to re-optimise and reimagine the route. This will include access, orientation, signage, interpretation, sustainability and transportation elements, and will tie in with both the Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands brand propositions.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 12pm. For more information, please visit http://www.etenders.gov.ie/.


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