LEADER Tourism

LEADER for Tourism

Tourism Products

LEADER wants to grow tourism in Co. Clare through new innovative tourism products that make Clare a diverse destination.
LEADER capital grants are available for:
• Rural recreation and activity tourism
• Culture and heritage tourism
• Artisan food, arts, craft and design tourism
• Innovative accommodation products
• Wheelchair accessible tourism amenities

12 O’Clock Hills community group for two looped walks in the 12 O’Clock Hills near Kilkishen

Scattery Island Tours for a ferry service from Kilrush to Scattery Island near Kilrush

Glamping facilities on the Shannon Estuary Way near Labasheeda

Lisdoonvarna Historical Society for a photographic display of the history of Lisdoonvarna

Burren Forts for an archaeological training facility at Caherconnell Stone Fort near Carron

Aqua Park

Renewable Energy

Tourism Destinations

LEADER wants to build strong tourism destinations in Clare that are branded and actively marketed.
LEADER training, capital grants and mentoring are available for branding and marketing priority Co. Clare destinations:
• Lough Derg/Lough Graney/Sliabh Aughty
• Loop Head/Shannon Estuary
• The Burren
• Other niche destinations

Doolin Tourism Co-operative for promoting #Love Doolin 2018#.

Loop Head Tourism for a development plan for the Loop Head tourism network.

Burren Ecotourism Network for promoting ecotourism businesses in the Burren.

Tourism East Clare for a development and marketing plan for East Clare.


Contact LEADER

If you would like more information or to discuss our LEADER programme please contact us on +353 65 686 6800 or email leader@cldc.ie


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Aisling de Klerk, Agnes O'Shaughnessy,
Gerry McDonagh, Lorraine Power,  
Michelle Barrett