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Students in Action: Destination Fingal challenge

Posted: 13 October, 2016

A dedicated ?swat team? of 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students from the DIT School of Hospitality Management and Tourism has Fingal County firmly in its sights and Fingal County Council has accepted the ?Students in Action? Destination challenge.

On Monday 17 October at 6pm, the Mayor of Fingal Cllr Darragh Butler, the Chief Executive of Fingal County Council Mr. Paul Reid, and the President of DIT, Professor Brian Norton will formally launch Students in Action: Destination Fingal in DIT Grangegorman. 

Fingal County already draws large numbers of tourists to its many attractions, from its castles and towers, to its beautiful countryside and coastline.  It even boasts this year’s ‘Tidiest Town’ winner Skerries. The aim of the Students in Action Initiative is to engage with businesses throughout the county, both tourism-focused and more broadly; with communities; and with the  County Council itself to identify ways to encourage even more local and international visitors to see the whole of Fingal as a choice destination and to keep them coming back. 

This is the fifth Students in Action destination initiative and the concept has been a great learning experience for the students who got involved, but also for the communities and stakeholders with whom they worked.  Previous destinations were Slane in Co. Meath; Drogheda, Co. Louth, Wexford Town, and Tullamore, Co. Offaly. 

The launch event will take place in St. Laurence, DIT Grangegorman and will be attended by students, lecturers, members of Fingal County Council and tourism businesses.  The project gets underway immediately and results, feedback and recommendations will be revealed in April 2017.

Students in Action Initiative launch event

When:                  Monday 17 October 2016 at 6 pm

Where:                St. Laurence, DIT Grangegorman Campus, Dublin 7