“A tourist attraction for the modern age” so said Mayor of the Borough District of Drogheda Cllr. Oliver Tully on Thursday. He was launching the new Boyne Valley interactive exhibition for tourists at The Tholsel.
Co-funded by Louth County Council and Fáilte Ireland, the exhibition provides visitors to Drogheda Tourist Office with a cutting edge introduction to all that the beautiful Boyne Valley has to offer.
State of the art touch screen displays have been built-in to compliment the traditional tourist information services offered by the wonderful friendly tourist office staff.
Mary T. Daly of Louth County Council explains “The exhibition is themed under five key headings: Ancient Secrets, Beating Hearts, Conflict and Power, Holy Ground and Beauty and Romance. Each section introduces the history of the region under that title and the things to explore, see and do. It truly is a wonderful new addition to the tourism offering in the Boyne Valley.”
“Drogheda is the Gateway to the Boyne Valley” explains Michele Whelan, Tourism Development Officer for the region. “This wonderful interactive exhibition positions Drogheda firmly as the starting point for any visitors experience in the Boyne Valley.”
The launch event was attended by representatives of both Louth and Meath County Council who have worked collaboratively on this project. During the speeches, designer Ann Scroope did a live demonstration of the exhibition and showcased the superb technical programming that had been done by local company Mor Solutions.
Fáilte Ireland’s Ruairi Deane has responsibility for the Ireland’s Ancient East marketing campaign. During his address he talked with passion about the importance of the Boyne Valley as part of Ireland’s Ancient East and the potential for tourism development and growth in the region.
Mayor Oliver Tully invited both locals and visitors alike to come and try out the exhibition “While it was primarily designed for overseas visitors, it is a permanent feature in the Tholsel and everyone is welcome to experience it. The Boyne Valley is truly a treasure on our doorstep and I would encourage everyone to get out and enjoy all that it has to offer.”