Minister of Transport, Tourism, and Sport Leo Varadkar arrived in Lismore on Monday 6th May to launch the new Brand Lismore Logo. The new logo was the brain child of the Lismore Marketing Group, a competition was held earlier this year where third level students were asked to design a logo and develop a brand to represent the town. The winner Laura Keane, a student at WIT received her prize from the Minister at an event in Lismore Heritage Centre during the 400th anniversary celebrations on Monday.
The Minister was welcomed to the town by town Mayor Julie Landers and County Mayor Billy Kyne, the County Manager Denis McCarthy introduced the Minister and stated how "Waterford has so much to offer tourist and visitors, from Dunmore East to Ballyduff, mountains to the sea. Lismore has been very important to tourism in County Waterford in the past and with the new brand uniting all the visitor attractions and amenities under one banner this will continue into the future."
Minister Varadkar launched the brand and presented the winning college WIT with a cheque for €3000.00. Laura Keane the winner designer accepted the prize and was thrilled to see her work on mugs, bags and t-shirts. It was a very proud moment for Laura and her family.
The Lismore Brand will be administered from Lismore Heritage Company and anyone wanting to use the logo or get involved in the brand can contact Mealla Fahey at Lismore Heritage Centre, on 058 54975 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org