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New video to promote Arklow business and tourism attractions

Arklow’s attractions as a centre for business and tourism is highlighted in a new video launched this week by Wicklow County Council. The four-and-a-half-minute long video covers the Arklow Municipal District and features contributions from local representatives, Arklow business figures and others as well as aerial shots of the locality. The purpose of the Arklow Municipal District – Making a Difference project is to highlight the District as a business location and a tourist destination.

The video will be on all Wicklow County Council websites and will also be sent to the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and Connect Ireland and will be promoted across social media.

Launching the video, Mr Bryan Doyle, Chief Executive, Wicklow County Council, said, “As part of the overall strategy for economic development in the county, which is embedded in the Local Economic and Community Plan, we are committed to promoting County Wicklow as an ideal location for investment, enterprise and knowledge creation, we will do this online, via our videos, our website and social media and via a range of promotional material.”┬áHe added, “I am delighted that Wicklow County Council has been able to support this initiative by the Cathaoirleach and members of Arklow Municipal District.”

Arklow is open for business

Speaking at the launch of the video, Cllr Pat Fitzgerald, Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, said, “I very much welcome this initiative which showcases all that is good about the Arklow Municipal District. We need to strive to portray a positive image of our District and to assist in whatever we can in an effort to attract industry to the area with the support of the relevant job creating agencies.”

The Cathaoirleach of the Arklow Municipal District, Cllr Pat Kennedy, said the video “showcases the very best that the Arklow Municipal District has to offer: our infrastructure, our amenities and our people. It show that we are open for business. We have all the necessary infrastructures needed to nurture economic development and incentivise job creation. Our location is a commodity that many other districts and counties would love to possess.”

The launch event was also addressed by Mr Donal Murray, Manager, Arklow Business Enterprise Centre; Conor Simpson, Regional Business Development Manager at the IDA for the Eastern Region and Mr Daithi de Forge, Recreation Manager, Coillte.

The video was produced by Paul Carney (PC Productions) with the funding from the Arklow Municipal District Economic Development Funding and the County Wicklow Economic Think Tank. Arklow Municipal District covers 26% of the roads in County Wicklow (598km), the second highest District in the county. The principal town is Arklow and the main villages within the District are Avoca, Aughrim and Rathdrum.

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