Taoiseach launches promotional video for Dunmanway

Posted on: 8th August, 2018

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has officially launched a new Dunmanway Tourism Promotional video, which is designed to showcase the highlights of the West Cork town. During his visit to Dunmanway, the Taoiseach visited the Sam Maguire Visitor Experience, which includes the burial place of Sam Maguire, and rang the newly installed Sam Maguire Community Bells.

Following the highly successful launch of the Discover Dunmanway brochure, website and VIP (Visitor Information Point) earlier this summer, Dunmanway Tourism Initiative teamed up with local film maker Brendan Hayes to create a promotional video featuring the many tourism attractions available to visitors to the town. This video, created with the support of Cork County Council and Pure Cork, is available to view on www.visitdunmanway.ie and https://www.facebook.com/dunmanway.ie/.

Ireland Rugby Union player, Darren Sweetnam, who features in the video said “I was genuinely blown away by this video promoting my home town. It showcases Dunmanway’s many treasures and puts Dunmanway well and truly on the map for tourism in West Cork”.

Sweetnam also commended Rev. Cliff Jeffers, Brendan Hayes and the organisations involved in Dunmanway Tourism Initiative for all their hard work in bringing this project to completion.

Dunmanway offers several visitor attractions, many of which are free, including the Sam Maguire Visitor Experience at St. Mary’s Church, the burial place of Sam Maguire, the Sam Maguire Community bells, guided and self-guided historic walking tours, Sam Maguire’s Homestead and Dunmanway’s own state of the art Swimming Pool. Details of all attractions can be seen on www.visitdunmanway.ie as well as in the Free Discover Dunmanway Tourism Brochure, which is available in outlets throughout West Cork.

The Sam Maguire Visitor Experience at St. Mary’s Church in Dunmanway is open every day during the Summer from 12noon to 4pm. Visitors are welcome to find out more about the man behind the famous trophy through visiting his grave, church, watching short information videos and ringing the Sam Maguire Community Bells.

Reverend Cliff Jeffers of St. Mary’s Church of Ireland said “so many people know the name Sam Maguire, but we want people to experience the fascinating story of the man behind the cup by visiting the many attractions in his hometown of Dunmanway.”

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