In our series of blog posts, we have been looking at innovating tourism in the North West of Ireland. In this post we will tell you more about the W8 Centre.

The W8 Centre is a new state of the art Irish training organisation a tourist and cultural hub rooted in stunning Manorhamilton, North Leitrim. W8 provides support to Film Tourism in the area, with one film completed in 2019, worth €500K to the local economy while and another film booked for late 2020 will realise expenditure of €1.5 million in the area.

The centre is perfectly located in the North West of Ireland, close to Sligo, Roscommon, Fermanagh, Cavan, and the famous Wild Atlantic Way. It’s also the perfect base for filming in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and just a short drive from Ireland West Airport.

W8 boasts superior self-catering accommodation at W8 Village that can accommodate up to 70 visitors, so it is perfect for cast and crew. There are also office spaces and a conference room, as well as an on-site restaurant so film companies have everything they need to make on location filming easy. There is also safe, underground parking.

You can find out more about the centre on their website:

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