It is exciting to see top level endorsement of the new Storytelling Interpretation Toolkit that we produced for Ireland’s Ancient East. It is not every day that a government minister talks about heritage interpretation – let alone about a TellTale project!
The Irish Minister of State for Tourism, Patrick O’Donovan said:
“Bringing history alive is at the core of Ireland’s Ancient East. I am particularly pleased to see that Fáilte Ireland has captured best practice in the region to share with everybody and assist them to create greater impact in their offering.
“We are a nation of storytellers so there’s no reason why we can’t do this better within tourism than our competitors in other destinations. I would encourage all those serious about tourism in Ireland’s Ancient East to absorb the lessons in this toolkit and incorporate them into their plans.”
Read more about the launch of the Toolkit here.
The Storytelling Toolkit itself is downloadable. In Ireland, it is also available in printed form.
We have been working with Ireland’s Ancient East for over 18 months. It has been inspiring and stimulating to see this heritage-based tourism proposition, come into being, and establish its identity. It is ambitious, bold and exciting – and has heritage interpretation at its heart.
Writing the toolkit was a great opportunity for us to demonstrate how visitor-focused heritage interpretation can deliver amazing experiences for visitors from around the world. The toolkit contains our distilled experience from decades of creating storytelling experiences mixed with lessons from years of mentoring Ireland’s diverse heritage attractions.