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Episode 47 - Brian Fennell - Leitrim Trails


Episode 47 - Brian Fennell - Leitrim Trails

Bryan Fennell is the Rural Recreation Officer for Leitrim Development Company, having previously held the post in Wicklow for a number of years. Bryan brings to the role extensive experience and qualifications in the recreational, mountaineering, watersports and trails sectors. Bryan holds qualifications in a range of adventure sports and is a qualified outdoor education facilitator, having graduated from GMIT in Castlebar with a degree in Outdoor Education and Leisure. He is an avid adventurer, an advocate for exciting activities in the countryside, having sat on the Board of Management of Canoeing Ireland, and speaker at the World Trails Conference.   The Rural Recreation Officer (RRO) works closely with community groups, small business enterprises and tourism bodies to access advice, support and funding for the development and enhancement of recreational projects, activity tourism and related infrastructure. There are 21 RROs positions nationwide that are funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development with the support of Fáilte Ireland., The positions stem from the recognition of the important task of developing sustainable tourism in local communities. Managed by Leitrim Development Company, the position is considered to be an essential link to the continued growth of Leitrim’s tourism sector. The Rural Recreation Officer also acts as a local connection with stakeholders that include Sport Ireland Outdoors, Coillte, Wicklow Co. Council, Fáilte Ireland, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Wicklow Uplands Council and private landowners who provide recreational users access to their lands. Naturally, the fostering of warm relationships between all interested parties is a key focus to the role. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

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