first_imgTo mark the completion of the River Links Project, Donegal County Council is hosting this one day cross border conference with the theme of “Opportunities in Rural Areas”.The conference will be held on 17th September 2014 in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.About the Project Donegal County Council and its project partners are currently in the process of completing the River Links Project.The Project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Programme.The project aims to encourage rural development between East Donegal and West Tyrone.The project partners are Strabane District Council and BASICC (Ballybofey & Stranorlar Integrated Community Company Ltd). Specific outputs of the Project include the following:Construction of the Community Enterprise Centre, StranorlarClady-Doneyloop WalkwayClady Village and Bridge ImprovementsThe Foyle Wetlands Project Foyle & Finn Rural NetworkAbout the ConferenceThe conference will showcase the outputs of the River Links Project.It will also provide an opportunity to hear about a range of successful initiatives developed in rural areas on the Island of Ireland and how a rural location can be a major advantage. The conference will focus on four main themes:• ICT as an Economic Driver• Tourism Product Development• Economic Development• Village RenewalThis conference will be of relevance to anyone active or interested in rural development, tourism and business.There will be wide range of speakers from the business and community as well as public sector organisations.Guest speakers will include:John McNamara – Sendmode, Co. DonegalDarren Nugent – Pokertree Brewing Company, Co. TyroneSuzanne O’Brien – Mulranny Park Hotel, Co. MayoValerie Blake – Broughshane & District Community Association Limited, Co. AntrimThis conference will be a free event however places are limited so please register now Event Brite, to secure your place.Closing date for registration is Friday 5th September 2014.For more details on the conference please contact the River Links Project Team:Charlene Curran – Clerical Officer – [email protected]+353 (0)74 97 25305Martin McAndrew – Project Manager – [email protected]+353 (0)74 97 40388Twitter – LINKS PROJECT CONFERENCE TO EXPLORE “OPPORTUNITIES IN RURAL AREAS” was last modified: August 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img

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