Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Recreation Study

Co. Sligo is one of 12 areas nationally operating a pilot scheme with a Rural Recreation Officer. The brief of the RRO has changed recently to place a greater emphasis on product development, co-ordination and promotion of the broader recreation product. Sligo LEADER Partnership Co Ltd feels that there is huge potential for the positive exploitation of the range of geographic amenities that the county possesses: mountains, inland waterways, coast etc.

Motivated by the need to assist SMEs and communities in Sligo to improve the sustainability of their recreation operations, to develop viable recreation businesses, and to develop limited local infrastructure for recreation; Sligo LEADER Partnership through Meehan Tully & Associates are undertaking a consultation process and subsequent study consisting of the analysis and suggested development for the Rural Recreation product in County Sligo. The strategy will enable clear, strategic development of the recreation product and should signpost areas which will benefit from further investment.

The analysis will focus on:

  • Existing Public and Private Infrastructure
  • Planned or potential Public and Private Infrastructure
  • Existing Private Sector Businesses in Recreation
  • Potential Product Development
  • Existing Marketing Activity
  • Potential Marketing Activity

Consultants Michael Kirby and Mark Tully from Meehan Tully & Associates Ltd are undertaking the study on our behalf this will involve a series of consultations with key stakeholders. If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Rural Recreation Officer Deirdre Kennedy on 071 9141138 or email dkennedy@sligoleader.com.

Please click on the link below to participate in a survey as part of the study.