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Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

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Artisans in the community

Craftsmen attractive for local visitors

In Ireland, two new Économusées were established - Kelly´s Butcher, and Aran Islands´ Goats´ Cheese. Économusées are not meant to be visited only by tourists. The artisans involved in the project have tested several models of how Économusées can be attractive also for local visitors. Kelly´s Butcher reorganized its café into an art gallery where local artists could present their work. After becoming Économusées, Aran Islands Goats´ Cheese farm has been included in the local bus tour operator which increased the number of their visitors.


Sean F Kelly

Kelly's of Newport Artisan Butchers

The structure provided by the Économusée model helps us describe the close relationship between our family, our community and our traditional methods. We believe this will help our business grow. The launch of the Économusée generated a lot of positive publicity among the community and development agencies. Using our cafe as an art exhibition space for "Salt of the Earth" was a great way to involve another section of the community and tourists.