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Calling Leitrim diaspora: Your county needs YOU

Tourism board in Leitrim wants natives now living in the UK to be ‘ambassadors’ to drive tourists back to the county.

Leitrim Tourism's Sinead McDermott with mascot Boxty in London this week.
Leitrim Tourism's Sinead McDermott with mascot Boxty in London this week.

A LOCAL TOURIST board is calling on Irish emigrants to give them a hand in pushing their home county as a tourist destination.

Leitrim Tourism has launched a recruitment drive to attract ‘ambassadors’ who would become “advocates” for the attractions of the county. Joe Dolan, chairman of Leitrim Tourism, said that the awareness drive was also to remind Leitrim natives that they were “very welcome” home:

There are many Irish people from County Leitrim living in the United Kingdom, some of whom haven’t visited the county in many years and for various reasons were unable to make it home for the Gathering. This initiative lets them know they are very welcome at any time and that there is plenty to do in County Leitrim.

Carrick-on-Shannon, the main town in Leitrim, is this year celebrating 400 years as a town – it was granted a charter by King James I in 1613.

Leitrim natives are being encouraged to visit enjoyleitrim.com for more information on what’s on in the county and on Twitter and Facebook.

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