General Manager of Castlecomer Discovery Park.Estd in 2007, this stunning 80 acre woodland park comprises Ireland’s longest over water zipline, a full activity programme, design craft workshops and great café. This ‘young’ emerging park is a real gem! www.discoverypark.ie
RIVER: (WHAT RIVER AM I MOST ASSOCIATED WITH; NORE, BARROW, SUIR?)
The lovely Nore! I live nearby and enjoy jogging across the stunning new bridge and seeing the quirky and fun giant mural by local artist Mick Minogue. Always makes me smile.
“It’s later than you think!”
FAVOURITE PLACE TO VISIT:
Thomastown or Woodstock, always lovely and really interesting. Tranquil setting of gardens versus the great buzz of bohemian arty Thomastown: great cafes, galleries and unusual shops – and on the Food/Craft/Walking Trails of Kilkenny
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WHERE I COME FROM:
Range of fantastic cafes and restaurants
Calibre of brilliant festivals (Kilkenomics – informative and fun listening to European and international speakers; Kilkenny Arts Festival – amazing line-up, like a cultural holiday in our own home place; Savour Kilkenny – discovering great street food, and having great banter.
AND ANOTHER THING:
Kilkenny is simply a great place to live and work. There’s great energy and a creative buzz to the city and county. Culturally it’s simply very rich.
Winning this regional bid would put Kilkenny on a European stage benefitting tourism, jobs and the local economy. It would also promote the Ireland’s Ancient East proposition – benefiting the entire region. Lastly: we are creative regional hub with the talent and ability to deliver a brilliant and unique European Region of Culture!