Everyone at Brouder Marketing is overjoyed that events are back on the calendar. We’ve just finished one of the busiest event weeks in the office in over two years. We attended three fantastic events where we learned about Sazerac’s plans for the Lough Gill Distillery, the official launch of the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park, and the National Women’s Enterprise Day with Sligo Women in Business (SWIBN).

We began the week by visiting the incredible Lough Gill Distillery in Hazelwood Demesne, where we spent a lovely afternoon learning about the distillery’s new plans for Paddy Whiskey and the restoration project by the new owners, Sazerac. The project is very exciting for the county, and we can’t wait to see how it all comes together in the coming years with new experiences for the tourism sector.

Next, we were delighted to attend the official opening of the newly renovated National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park, which was attended by Minister Catherine Martin, Paul Kelly of Failte Ireland, Jim Callery of Westward Holdings, and Clare McGrath of the Irish Heritage Trust. An excellent year-round addition to Roscommon and Ireland’s Hidden Heartland’s visitor offerings.

The museum also serves as the starting point for the National Famine Way. A 165-kilometer trail that follows in the footsteps of Strokestown tenants who travelled along the Royal Canal from Roscommon to Dublin Docklands in 1847 and boarded ships bound for Liverpool before sailing to North America. We have been working on getting the National Famine Way online in 2022.

We finished the week by attending the National Women’s Enterprise Day with Sligo Women in Business in the Glasshouse Hotel. It was wonderful to be back in person for National Women’s Enterprise Day. Neptune Financial’ s Helena Boland led us through financial health and wellness tips and advice. Jenni Timony, the keynote speaker, has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience and told us all about her journey from running Doolittle’s prepack sandwiches and cafe to Fit Pink! We have already ordered some of her leggings.

It’s exciting to see the amazing talent and plans being put forward for Sligo and Roscommon, we cannot wait to see what the future holds. Roll on 2023.