EMcG Solutions experience in research, analysis, action planning and strategy development related to the tourism and recreation sector:
Oil Dunluce Castle Audience Development Plan (2014): Consultancy services to support Oli’s work in identifying how Dunluce Castle might benefit from future tourism opportunities and niche tourism offerings, including archaeological developments, wildlife and geography and geology. EMcG Solutions undertook filed work with users and non-users of Dunluce Castle to identify and assess the current audience experiences on the site and scope the full range of future tourism plans for the site.
Centre for Cross Border Studies (2014): Feasibility study for the development of an Action Plan for the Tourism and Recreation Sector for the Border Development Zone which comprises of the Republic of Ireland (ROI) Counties of Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal and the Northern Ireland Council areas of Derry, Strabane, Omagh, Fermanagh, Dungannon, Armagh, Newry & Mourne, Down, Banbridge, and Craigavon.
Leitrim County Council; Sligo County Council and Cavan County Council (2013): Development of the Recreational Business Case for the Northern Counties Greeenway 57.3km along the route of what was the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway. The business case was developed to support the application for the National Cycle Network Local Authority Funding Scheme 2014 – 2016
Leitrim Tourism Forum: Research and Analysis of the Tourism Sector in County Leitrim (2013): ‘Consultancy Services to complete comprehensive research and analysis on Tourism and the Tourism Sector in County Leitrim’ to contribute to the medium / long-term strategic plan for the tourism sector and interests in the County.
Cavan Monaghan Leader (2013): Consultancy Services to Support the Gathering Development Programme for Festival and Events in Counties Cavan and Monaghan. Researched the needs of 18 new and established festivals and events and promoted best practice through training and mentoring to meet those needs. It aimed to increase economic impact and sustainability of festivals and events through a coordinated approach to tourism.
Leitrim Tourism Forum (2012): Consultancy Services to Support the Development of local Festival and Events in County Leitrim. Facilitation of workshops to promote good practice in festival activity, to increase sustainability of festivals and events, increase cultural tourism and raise the profile of festivals in County Leitrim.
Leitrim County Council and Fermanagh District Council (2012): Preparation of a Stage One Application to INTERREG IV development of a tourism based cross border town enhancement project.
Fàilte Ireland North West; Leitrim Tourism and Drumsna Development Company (2012): Research and to establish a feasible and sustainable 5 year Academic, Operational and Marketing Plan for the future development and expansion of the Anthony Trollope International Summer School, Drumsna. The plan focused on integration and the wider heritage product/service offering in County Leitrim.
Glenfarne Community Development Trust (2010): Business Plan and Financial Analysis for the development of a tourism proposition centred on The Ballroom of Romance at Glenfarne. The research formed the basis of a successful funding application under the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.
Leitrim County Council (2011): Research and identify options for feasible and sustainable models for the development of the mountaintop viewing area and lakeside walk at Glencar County Leitrim. Three viewing and walking area projects in Ireland were reviewed as part of this research Sliabh Liag, County Donegal; Guágan Barra Forest Park, County Cork; and Scalp Lookout Trail, Barnaslingan Wood, County Dublin.
Fàilte Ireland North West; Leitrim Tourism and Kiltyclogher Community Council (2011): Research to establish a feasible and sustainable 5 year Academic, Operational and Marketing Plan for the future development and expansion of the Seán Mac Diarmada Summer School in North Leitrim. The plan focused on integration and the wider heritage product/service offering in County Leitrim.
INTERREG IV 4 Economic Appraisals (2009): ‘Cross Border Development of Geopark ’, ‘The Cross Border Ecotourism Label’, ‘Angling Development Project’ ‘The Events and Festival Management Support Project’. EMcG solutions supported FPM LLP in developing these economic appraisals. The proposed projects offered a wide-range of activities for visitors to the ICBAN region and provided for destination development and regional tourism promotion.