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02.11.2017

Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland, receives CTTC “Coach Friendly Destination” Certificate

Photo: From left to right – William Cahir, President Ennis Chamber of Commerce; Brian McCarty, Acting Director of Service, Clare County Council; Cllr. Paul Murphy (Mayor of Ennis) at the wheel and Kevin Traynor, National Director, Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland © CTTC

Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland, has been awarded ‘Coach Friendly Destination’ status by the Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland (CTTC), a representative body for Ireland's coach touring companies and private bus operators and EACT member. Ennis is one of only three towns in Ireland (including Sligo town and Dungarvan, Co. Waterford) to have successfully achieved this accreditation, following a submission by a joint working group comprising Clare County Council and Ennis Chamber of Commerce.

The establishment of Friar’s Walk Coach Park, located close to the Glór Theatre and developed by the former Ennis Town Council, was a critical factor in Ennis achieving this status, but so too was the commitment made by Ennis to understand and meet the requirements not only of coaches, but also of coach drivers and passengers arriving into the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ town.

The free coach park features 14 spaces, on-site facilities and a drop-off / pick-up bus shelter located just 100m from the town centre.  The site is also equipped with a water supply for coach washing, waste water disposal facilities and 24-hour CCTV monitoring.
“Coach Tourism remains very important for the local tourism and hospitality sector and therefore, this accreditation will greatly assist on-going efforts to encourage additional coach operators to the town” says Kevin Traynor, National Director, Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland (CTTC).

Further information: http://www.cttc.ie/ and https://www.visitennis.com/

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