November 17, 2011

Border Region Economy ‘Emerging Findings’ Conference

Download a copy of the programme17 – 18 November 2011
Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan

The findings of the research project ‘Reviving the Border Region Economy in a new era of peace and devolved government’ was discussed at this conference, which took place in the Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel in Cavan on Thursday 17-Friday 18 November 2011. The researchers – Dr John Bradley, formerly of the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin,  and Professor Michael Best of the University of Massachusetts – presented their findings under four headings:

  1. the challenges the region faces because of its peripherality;
  2. developing the region’s SMEs;
  3. regional consumer behaviour as a possible driver of growth;
  4. and the role of the region’s tourism product.

See the programme [2.56MB].

For further information contact Eimear Donnelly, Project Administrator at or 028 [048 from Republic of Ireland] 3751 1550.


Dr. John Bradley
Professor Michael Best, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Professor Gerhard Untiedt, GEFRA, Muenster, Germany
Mr John A. Watt, Director, Strengthening Communities, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Inverness, Scotland
Mr. Walter Watson: Walter Watson Ltd, Castlewellan, Co Down
Mr. Pat McAdam: Bose Ireland, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan
Mr. Paul Shortt: Castlecool, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan
Dr. Paddy Tobin: Director, GMIT, Furniture College, Letterfrack, Co Galway
Mr. Vincent Reynolds: CEO, Cavan County Enterprise Board
Ms. Catriona Regan: Director of Community and Enterprise, Banbridge District Council
Mr. Padraic White, former Managing Director, IDA Ireland, and Chair, Louth Economic Forum
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