Abbeyshrule in running for top award

Abbeyshrule is one of 45 towns and villages from across the country that are currently being considered by Fáilte Ireland for the 2013 Tourism Towns Award.

Abbeyshrule is one of 45 towns and villages from across the country that are currently being considered by Fáilte Ireland for the 2013 Tourism Towns Award.

Now in its second year, the award is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes “the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists”. The top ten towns each receive €1,000 with the eventual winner receiving a further €10,000, accompanied by marketing and development supports from Fáilte Ireland.

The top ten Highly Commended Tourism Towns will be announced at the National Tidy Towns Awards later in the year, and the overall winner to be announced in November.