Magma Geopark, together with several local partners, had an opportunity to visit the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland, as part of the EU project Ruritage. The goal of the trip was to observe the good practices in tourism development, exchange knowledge and learn from our international partners. We had an inspiring first day at Knowledge Exchange Meeting at the Wild Atlantic Way with Eunan Cunningham from WestBIC. Meeting all of these wonderful people with heart and soul invested in their local community have made lasting imprints in our hearts. We got new relevant tips, valuable advice and answers to our questions directly from people with a lot of knowledge about food and tourism.
RURITAGE EU Project- study tour to Ireland
During the trip we also had an opportunity to visit the fantastic Cliffs of Moher in The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Unesco Global Geopark. Here we met guides with a burning heart for their local community. We also visited the Burren Smokehouse and learned more about the Burren Food Trail. Again a meeting with knowledgeable people with true love for what they do. We ended the day with a visit to the impressive Ailwee Caves limestone cave and The Birds Of Prey. Here we got to experience wild birds up close and taste some local products.
We are grateful and extremely happy to have had a chance to learn from our international partners and also involve local stakeholders in this project.