Train to be a Ring of Gullion Ambassador
The Ring of Gullion needs more Ambassadors and now you can get free training and lots of support to share your interest in our natural, built and cultural heritage and perhaps set up a part-time business.
The Ambassador classes and site visits will run from 11th April until 9th May over a combination of Saturdays and weekday evenings. This course is open to everyone from young people hoping to improve their CV’s and tourism businesses to retirees and people just wanting to try something different. No previous qualifications or experience is required. On completion you will receive a First Aid Certificate, a Ring of Gullion Ambassador Certificate and have insurance to lead walks for your community. These can be a first step to further qualifications.
Places will be limited so please register your interest as soon as possible, a £50 deposit is required, nonrefundable if three or more classes are missed. Please book by calling into Crossmaglen Community Centre Mon-Fri 9-5 and ask for anyone in the Ring of Gullion team.
The Draft Tourism Strategy for Northern Ireland to 2020 sets out growth targets to increase our visitor numbers to 4.5 million, the employment supported by tourism to 50,000 jobs, and the revenue generated by tourism to £1 billion for the Northern Ireland economy. This is a growth industry and there are many opportunities for guiding visitors, especially for anyone with a second language skill.
Knowing more about our heritage and passing on that knowledge is also of vital importance to communities and our sense of place. This course will help you to explore your heritage, build up a collection of stories and share them with your own community as well as visitors.