Tourism Visitor Care QQI Level 4 Accredited / Free Course

Tourism Visitor Care QQI Level 4 Accredited / Free Course

Carlow Tourism, in association with Kilkenny and Carlow ETB and the Local Enterprise Office, are running a Tourism Visitor Care course and Tourism Information and Administration course, as part of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. These are free courses, but booking is essential.

This course is open to tourism providers and community participants or those who reside or run a business in County Carlow.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Overview of the tourism industry and its role in Ireland’s social and economic life
  2. Culture and heritage as part of the overall tourism offering including an overview of the tourism brand for the region Ireland’s Ancient East
  3. Customer Care and the role of the Irish welcome for visitors to Ireland
  4. Overview of local amenities
  5. Bus tours of the county taking in key visitor attractions (see below for programme) – 26th April and 10th May 2018 (full day tours)


Myshall Community Centre, Myshall, County Carlow



Class number      Date – Tuesday         Time
1 17th April 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
2 24th April 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
3 26th April (Thursday) 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (Bus tour)
4 1st May 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
5 10th May (Thursday) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Bus tour)
6 15th May 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
7 22nd May 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
8 29th May 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
9 5th June 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
10 12th June 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (tour of local amenities – Myshall)
11 19th June 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Adelaide Memorial Church, Myshall

Adelaide Memorial Church, Myshall


Thursday, 26th April 2018

9.30 a.m. Departure Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow town
10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Arrival in Myshall Village for tour of the Adelaide Memorial Church, Myshall Tree Trail and St. Brigid’s Well in the company of Myshall Muintir na Tíre. Tea and coffee.
11.30 a.m. Departure Myshall Village for Huntington Castle, Clonegal
11.45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Tour of Huntington Castle and Gardens in the company of Alex and Clare Durdin-Robertson, owners
12.30 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Travel via Mount Leinster and Kilbrannish Forest Recreation Area to the Borris Viaduct and onwards to the 7th century ecclesiastical site of St. Mullins
1.45 p.m. – 2.45 p.m. Lunch at the Mullicháin Cafe, The Quay, St. Mullins
2.45 p.m. – 4.15 p.m. Tour of St. Mullins Heritage Centre and St. Mullins Village including a short walk to St. Mullins Lock
4.15 p.m. Departure St. Mullins via Borris to Myshall and Carlow (stop at the Clashganny Viewing Point and Clashganny walks)
5.00 p.m. Arrival Myshall
5.30 p.m. Arrival Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow town

Nine Stones Viewing Point, Blackstairs Mountains

Nine Stones Viewing Point, Blackstairs Mountains

Thursday, 10th May 2018

9.30 a.m. Departure Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow town
10.00 a.m. Arrival in Myshall Village followed by onwards trip to Altamont Gardens
10.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. Tour of Altamont Gardens in the company of Head Gardener Paul Cutler followed by tour of the Walled Garden in the company of Robert Miller and tea/coffee in the Walled Garden Cafe
11.45 a.m. Onwards travel to Malone’s Fruit Farm, Ballon, Co. Carlow
12.00 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. Tour of Malone’s Fruit Farm in the company of James Malone proprietor
12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. Lunch at the Forge Restaurant, Kilbride Cross, Ballon, Co. Carlow
1.30 p.m. Departure The Forge for Hacketstown
2.00 p.m. Tour of Clonmore Village and Hacketstown
3.30 p.m. Arrival Tullow
3.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Tour of Tullow Museum and Bishop Daniel Delany Museum
5.00 p.m. Departure Tullow for Carlow town via Duckett’s Grove Historic House and Gardens and the Brownshill Dolmen
5.30 p.m. Arrival Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow
6.00 p.m. Arrival Myshall Community Centre, Myshall Village

Note learners and tutor to attend all sessions and both days of bus tour.
Lunch is provided on the bus tours.

Class 11 is provisional and subject to the needs of the group.

For booking please contact Mary Wogan on 059-9130411